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Winners and losers of the week: Honor good points 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 workforce has had a straightforward time figuring out the winner and loser: Honor (yay) and OnePlus (boo). Discover out why in our evaluation of this week.

We have virtually made it by way 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, after all, and you have observed that on NextPit as properly. We desperately wanted to speak once more about what replace benefits iOS has over Android. Plus we have talked quite a bit about watchOS 8 and the Breathe (slash mindfulness) app for Apple’s Watch. The Apple Watch Sequence 8 can be anticipated to get main new well being options.

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Cheers: The Apple Watch is in a league of its personal with regards 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 ready to disclose information about Home windows subsequent week, however already leaked pictures this week that ought to give us a first glimpse of Home windows 11.

Google, in the meantime, has unveiled new software program options 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 accordance with 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 in regards to the Galaxy S22 – this week, information made the rounds that the Koreans might be reverting again to plastic polycarbonate for subsequent yr’s flagships. I am positive that for a few of our readers, this is able to 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 yr and there have been a number of disappointments to digest, there’s 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 basic action-adventure carnage!

Talking of carnage, let’s transfer on to this week’s winners and losers as chosen by the NextPit editorial workforce: 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 yr since its break up from Huawei: the Honor View 40. Now the Chinese language firm has offered the Honor 50, which can 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 engaging due to Google companies: The Honor 50 (Professional) / © Zealer/Weibo edit by NextPit

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

So there should not solely two attention-grabbing new smartphones with the Honor 50 and the Honor 50 Professional, but in addition an important comeback by way of 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 facet. OnePlus, please step ahead! No, the not too long ago unveiled OnePlus Nord CE, which is at present being put by way of its paces by the beautiful Camila, shouldn’t be why we’re calling OnePlus a loser. Nor does the moderately unexciting Nord N200 provide any purpose 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 identify can be retained and simply in the future later, OnePlus additionally acknowledged that nothing would change about OxygenOS in the meanwhile.

However we have already seen Oppo fashions being rebranded and supplied to us as OnePlus smartphones. And we do know that each corporations will attempt for synergies. So it is secure to assume that ultimately, the software program can be affected. Let’s wait and see if and which ColorOS components can be discovered on OnePlus smartphones within the close to future. In any case, we’re slightly upset that OnePlus is slowly sacrificing its freedom.

You bought an opinion about OnePlus and Oppo? Then head over to our Ballot of the week, vote, and be a part of the dialogue!

We’re not upset in any respect along with your assist, although. So thanks from the entire NextPit editorial workforce to all of you for studying, commenting, sharing and usually 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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