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Winners and losers of the week: Honor positive aspects independence, OnePlus loses it

One other week rolls by, and we have seen some attention-grabbing modifications within the smartphone enterprise. Consequently, the NextPit editorial crew has had a simple time figuring out the winner and loser: Honor (yay) and OnePlus (boo). Discover out why in our assessment of this week.

We have virtually made it by means of the primary half of 2021. Time is actually racing, Apple’s WWDC was already one other week in the past. Occasions like this nonetheless have an effect, in fact, and you have seen that on NextPit as properly. We desperately wanted to speak once more about what replace benefits iOS has over Android. Plus we have talked rather a lot about watchOS 8 and the Breathe (slash mindfulness) app for Apple’s Watch. The Apple Watch Series 8 can also be anticipated to get main new well being options.

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Cheers: The Apple Watch is in a league of its personal relating to smartwatches / © NextPit, DenPhotos /

Information from Google, Microsoft and Samsung

However different large names within the tech world additionally made information this week. Microsoft, for one: the Redmond-based firm is about to disclose information about Home windows subsequent week, however already leaked photographs this week that ought to give us a first glimpse of Windows 11.

Google, in the meantime, has unveiled new software features for Android in a little bit of a sweep, that are already slowly being rolled out to customers. As for the {hardware} from Google, there was additionally a information, albeit an unofficial one: In response to this data, Samsung is supposedly producing the 7.6 inch panels for Google’s first Pixel Foldable.

Talking of Samsung: Rumors are additionally piling up concerning the Galaxy S22 – this week, information made the rounds that the Koreans might be reverting again to plastic polycarbonate for subsequent 12 months’s flagships. I am positive that for a few of our readers, this could be the rationale sufficient to appoint Samsung as the loser of the week, as soon as confirmed.

After I personally have the sensation that the video games spectacle E3 went down a bit within the media this 12 months and there have been a number of disappointments to digest, there may be nonetheless one thing constructive for my gaming coronary heart to report: Diablo II: Resurrected will launch on September 23. It is popping out for PC and naturally numerous console platforms, and sure: I’ve to confess I am up for some traditional action-adventure carnage!

Talking of carnage, let’s transfer on to this week’s winners and losers as chosen by the NextPit editorial crew: The crown goes to Honor, leaving OnePlus as the loser.

Winner of the week: Honor with Google comeback

In China, Honor has already launched a smartphone earlier this 12 months since its break up from Huawei: the Honor View 40. Now the Chinese language firm has introduced the Honor 50, which will even make it to varied markets exterior of China (for instance UK, South Africa and the EU amongst many others, however apparently to not the US).

Not solely enticing due to Google providers: The Honor 50 (Professional) / © Zealer/Weibo edit by NextPit

In fact, saying a brand new smartphone doesn’t immediately make a producer the winner of the week. However on this case, issues are completely different. The Google Companies, as soon as denied to the Huawei subsidary, are again to Honor smartphones!

So there are usually not solely two attention-grabbing new smartphones with the Honor 50 and the Honor 50 Pro, but in addition an important comeback when it comes to software program: That is what winners appear to be!

Loser: A dependent OnePlus

This now brings us to the draw back of the article, the loser aspect. OnePlus, please step ahead! No, the lately unveiled OnePlus Nord CE, which is at present being put by means of its paces by the stunning Camila, will not be why we’re calling OnePlus a loser. Nor does the slightly unexciting Nord N200 supply any motive to take action.

No, the rationale for our displeasure is the announcement by OnePlus to tie itself a lot nearer to Oppo sooner or later – nearer than it already is. In any case, CEO Pete Lau let it slip that the model title might be retained and simply sooner or later later, OnePlus additionally acknowledged that nothing would change about OxygenOS in the interim.

However we have already seen Oppo fashions being rebranded and provided to us as OnePlus smartphones. And we do know that each firms will attempt for synergies. So it is protected to assume that in the end, the software program might be affected. Let’s wait and see if and which ColorOS parts might be discovered on OnePlus smartphones within the close to future. In any case, we’re a bit of upset that OnePlus is slowly sacrificing its freedom.

You bought an opinion about OnePlus and Oppo? Then head over to our Poll of the week, vote, and join the discussion!

We’re not upset in any respect along with your assist, although. So thanks from the entire NextPit editorial crew to all of you for studying, commenting, sharing and customarily having fun with the dialogue. I want you all a superb begin into the brand new week and I am positive we’ll see you all right here once more.

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