All About Android

Dec 29th 2020

All About Android 505

2020 in the Rear View

Hosted by Jason Howell
Biggest stories, our favorite hardware, disappointing trends, important apps
Records live every Tuesday at 8:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Pacific / 01:00 (Wed) UTC.
Category: News

Top News of 2020 includes:

  • COVID-19 and event cancellations.
  • The failure of Contact Tracing.
  • Honor spinning out of Huawei.
  • The confusing OnePlus strategy.
  • Google Play Music and YouTube Music.
  • Samsung's commitment to three years of OS upgrades.
  • The growing ubiquity of RCS.

Best Hardware of 2020 includes:

  • Google Pixel 4a
  • OnePlus Nord
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
  • Vivo X51 5G
  • Xiaomi Redmi 9

Disappointing trends of 2020 includes:

  • What you pay for 5G and what you get.
  • "Sticker cameras" and pointless specs.
  • OnePlus Nord N10 5G/N100.
  • Pixel 5 pricing.
  • Lack of wireless charging in so many phones.
  • Too many fast charging standards.
  • Not including power bricks in the box.
  • Ultra flagships at outrageous prices.

Best apps of 2020 includes:

  • Dolby On
  • Reface
  • Zoom

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