This week in Android: OnePlus Nord, Pixel 4 giveaway

This week in Android: OnePlus Nord, Pixel 4 giveaway

oneplus nord first look front

One word: Nord.

Carl Pei, and the team at OnePlus, are eager to revisit what made OnePlus a fan favorite in the first place, that being good specs for a great price. Originally self-touted as the flagship killer, we’ll see if OnePlus still has it in them. While their more recent phones are just ‘plain’ flagships, the upcoming OnePlus Nord promises to be a quality mid-range phone with an affordable price tag.

In an interview with Android Authority, Carl Pei explains:

…the OnePlus Nord is our concentrated effort to target more consumers through a more affordable price point…

What is the OnePlus Nord and should you be excited for it?

  • This is the OnePlus Nord: See the first look in new teaser video
  • OnePlus Nord: Everything we know so far
  • OnePlus’ Carl Pei explains why the Nord is more than a OnePlus X successor
  • The OnePlus Nord could be a fan favorite, but it isn’t made for fans
  • Is the Nord really a ‘New Beginning’ for OnePlus? It doesn’t seem that way
  • This is why the OnePlus Nord isn’t coming to the US

Here are the top 10 Android stories of the week

  • Yeah, I read books… — 10 best manga apps for Android!
  • Do you 5G? — Huawei P30 Pro one year later: Is it still worth buying?
  • Can I play Jak and Daxter? — Is the PS5 backwards compatible with PS2, PS3, and PS4 games?
  • Technically speaking — Arm vs x86: Instruction sets, architecture, and all key differences explained
  • Shake things up — Bone conduction headphones: what are they, and how do they work?
  • Forget Nord — OnePlus 8 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know
  • A few compromises— ZTE Axon 11 5G hands-on: More than just affordable 5G?
  • Throwback — Mobile camera tech was amazing even before iPhone and Android
  • Say what now?!?! — New US Bill would require makers of encrypted devices to leave a backdoor
  • 8 out of 10 agree — OnePlus 8 vs Xiaomi Mi 10 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Which one should you buy?
  • Size matters — Why camera sensor size is more important than more megapixels
  • Apps and more apps in our Android Apps Weekly — SINoAlice, RainViewer, and more apps hit the market this week.

From around the network

  • Do I need a drone pilot’s license – from Drone Rush
  • Panasonic RZ-S500W review – from SoundGuys
  • Best headphones of 2020 – from SoundGuys

Deals of the week:

  • Our pick for device deal of the week: Best Boost Mobile deals
  • Our AA TechDeals deal of the week: Master the guitar for $39

Google Pixel 4 international giveaway

google pixel 4 xl revisited camera

Credit: Oliver Cragg / Android Authority

This week, we’re giving away a brand new Google Pixel 4 smartphone. Google’s current flagship device. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!


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