This week in Android: Best of Android and so much Google
From a field of 24 candidates ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/best-of-android/) for our Reader’s Choice Award, you narrowed it down to… well, you’ll have to read to find out. At the same time, we wrapped up our Best of Android Awards ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/best-of-android/) with our Best Innovation award ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/best-of-android-2018-the-best-innovations-928063/), as voted on by the Android Authority staff.
Google ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/buy-google-pixel-slate-price-availability-where-to-buy-929167/) was all over the headlines this past week. Our official review of the Google Pixel Slate ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/google-pixel-slate-review-911479/) is in and it is one of the best Chrome OS ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/chrome-os-69-905561/) tablets you can buy, but it comes with a few caveats. Meanwhile, Google took the “project” out of Fi ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/project-fi-google-fi-920955/) and made it Google Fi ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/project-fi-google-fi-iphone-929144/). It comes with support for quite a few new phones, including the iPhone ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/iphone-google-fi-929635/).
Rounding out the week, we saw AT&T’s visions of the future ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/att-you-will-2018-929957/), published our HTC U12 Life review ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/htc-u12-life-review-899552/), and found out someone keeps putting holes in our screens ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/huawei-circular-camera-cutout-phone-928975/). What’s up with that? Find out below!
Here are your top stories for the week
1:40 – Best of Android 2018: The reader’s choice award winner is… ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/best-of-android-2018-readers-choice-award-929541/)
Our readers voted for what they think is the best Android phone of 2018. The winner shouldn’t come as a surprise.
11:40 – Best of Android: Best innovations ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/best-of-android-2018-the-best-innovations-928063/)
2018 was chock full of emerging technology to make our smartphones smarter. What got us the most excited?
23:20 – Google Pixel Slate review: Overpriced convenience ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/google-pixel-slate-review-911479/)
The Google Pixel Slate is one of the best Chromebook/tablets that you can buy. The question is, do you want it?
35:50 – Project Fi is now Google Fi, adds support for iPhones and many more Android phones ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/project-fi-google-fi-iphone-929144/)
After three years, Project Fi is now Google Fi ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/iphone-google-fi-929635/) with expanded compatibility for more phones.
39:35 – PSA: Phones that aren’t built for Google Fi will have these limitations ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/iphone-google-fi-929635/)
Some phones ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/compatible-google-fi-phones-929498/) don’t work as well as others on Google Fi. If your phone is not built for Fi, here’s what you can expect.
43:50 – AT&T accurately predicted the future in 1993, but can it do it again? ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/att-you-will-2018-929957/)
In 1993, AT&T ran a series of commercials predicting what the future would bring. Holy cow did they get a lot right.
Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast
HTC U12 Life review: If at first you don’t succeed… ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/htc-u12-life-review-899552/)
HTC is in free fall. Is the HTC U12 Life what it needs to turn things around?
The crazy Sirin Finney phone officially launches for $999: Here are the details ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/sirin-finney-smartphone-929969/)
Do you need a cryptocurrency phone? The Sirin Finney smartphone might be your best bet.
Here is the Pixel 3 ‘Lite’ photographed next to other smartphones ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/pixel-3-lite-photos-smartphones-928779/)
More leaks emerge for the Pixel 3 Lite. Nothing official though which is more than a little maddening.
LG brings in ‘turnaround expert’ to revive mobile unit ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/lg-turnaround-expert-mobile-unit-929380/)
LG moved its head of home entertainment over to the mobile division to try and kick start things.
Upcoming Huawei phone’s display gives us a look at our notch-less future ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/huawei-nova-4-929579/?__s=abutgqgfq3qtwvi5gq42)
Just to reinforce the idea, Huawei showed off the new phone on stage at a concert in China, because why not?
Who wants to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 9?
This week, we’re giving away a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/samsung-galaxy-note-9-review-895045/). Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/samsung-galaxy-note-9-international-giveaway-2-930329/) for your chance to win!
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