Galaxy S23 details leaks, Google loses antitrust portfolio, Android 13 ColorOS launched

Galaxy S23 details leaks, Google loses antitrust portfolio, Android 13 ColorOS launched

Taking a look at seven days of news and headlines across the Android world, this week’s Android arena includes Galaxy S23 leaks, Pixel 7 Pro details confirmed, security updates raising battery questions, new Android emojis, ColorOS version with Android 13, and OnePlus favorite The feature returns, Google has lost its antitrust appeal and brought a dynamic Apple island to Android.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of some of the many things that have happened about Android in the past week (and you can find our weekly Apple News summary here).

Galaxy S23 details leak

With the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 away, Samsung’s premium phone focus shifts to the Galaxy S23 range. With a launch expected in early February 2023, what can we expect from the new flagship? Thanks to the phone’s appearance in regulatory filings, we know more about upcoming phones

“The battery that will be used inside the Galaxy S23+ has appeared in a certification database. Safety Korea, a South Korean agency that certifies batteries, has certified the Galaxy S23+ battery. By comparison, the Galaxy S22+ battery was certified in September 2021, and that could mean That the Galaxy S23 series could be launched in February 2023.”

(Sam Mobile).

Pixel 7 Pro panel debut

Announced at Google I/O earlier this year, with a full launch on October 6th, Google’s upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones are set to delineate the Android space (at least in terms of Google’s vision). And thanks to a little marketing in Japan, we got confirmation of the trendy colors that are important for smartphones:

Google Japan on Twitter and their own website posted four different colors, and each linked some of their (probably) invented potato chip flavors..there’s Hazel Onion for the non-green version, Salty Lemon for the green, Obsidian Pepper for the black phone, and our favorite, Snow Cheese for white.”

(Google Twitter Across tech radar).

Security is nothing without strength

Is Android having trouble with five-year security updates becoming the norm? On the face of it, certainly not; It encourages longer use of phones, which helps the environment, and respects consumers’ budgets. The problem is that five years will be a difficult period for modern batteries.

“Most of the major smartphone brands today are touting long-term update pledges in some capacity, although they are usually limited to high-end devices. Samsung is undoubtedly the leader in this regard, offering four OS updates and five years of security patches. for its phones, but the other players aren’t too bad either with three OS updates and four years of patches… But a long update pledge doesn’t mean much if the integrated hardware issue isn’t addressed first… We’re talking about abandoning removable batteries in favor of designs fixed”.

(Android salad).

Let’s make top five new emoji

With the release of Unicode 15, there are new emojis for everyone to enjoy. Google’s developer team talked about the new emojis, rolling them out to Android, and how you can update and include them in your mobile life right now:

The set includes a wing, left and right hand, and a shaker face. Now you can also make pigs fly, fly five, and jiggle in your shoes, all in the form of emojis. [at least on your smartphone – Ewan]. These new characters bring our total emoji to 3,664 and they will all be available on Android soon and will be available across Google products early next year.”

(Google Blog).

Oppo launches ColorOS 13 with Android 13

The latest version of Oppo ColorOS (reviewed here) is now available on a select number of devices. The highlight of this release is Android 13 as the base of the operating system. The rollout takes about six months and starts with the latest phones, including the Find X5.

Starting today, September 15, Oppo is rolling out the “official” version of Android 13 for some devices. Find X5 will start getting the update in France and the United Arab Emirates, while Find X5 Pro is currently getting updated in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, France, and Australia, although Oppo says the update is not yet available for models sold by carriers.”


OnePlus 11 alert slider is back

The latest OnePlus 10T put aside a number of features to pack as much power as possible. One of those was the iconic alert slider, with a note saying that’s not the end of the physical feature. And the latest leaked footage of the OnePlus 11 Pro model for next year confirms its return:

“The images show that some things in the device will remind you of what we all missed in the latest OnePlus 10T, yes, I’m talking about the Alert Slider and Hasselblad sensors. Here we will talk in detail about the features that will be part of the OnePlus 11 Pro which we definitely missed in most OnePlus 10 series devices. “.

(Unlik Across smartbrix)

Google loses appeal against EU antitrust decision

Google’s latest appeal against a 2018 antitrust charge against it by the European Union saw the revenue-sharing scheme given the green light, but other practices around the bundling of Google’s search and browsing apps have been confirmed:

“The original 2018 indictment against Google found that the company abused its market dominance by forcing Android phone makers to restrict how their devices were sold. Manufacturers had to agree not to sell phones using different versions of Android (“forks”) that were not certified by Google. Google, and to pre-install the Google Search and Chrome apps along with the company’s app store, the Play Store.Google has also paid phone makers and mobile operators to install Google Search exclusively on devices as part of a revenue-sharing scheme.

“… Today’s general court ruling upheld the vast majority of the commission’s original charges. However, the court found that Google’s revenue-sharing schemes with manufacturers did not constitute an abuse of Google’s market power, and accordingly reduced the fine by about 5% to €4.1 billion. “.

(the edge).


Apple’s big UI change is Dynamic Island, which is designed to hide pill drops on the new iPhone 14 phones. And with such an amazing user interface and a solid name, Android users will definitely feel left out…right? TechDroider’s Vaibhav Jain Spotted a dynamic island-inspired theme for Android users from Xiaomi. It is available on Xiaomi Theme Store as “Grumpy UI”. Adamya Sharma wonders if we’ll ever see a similar user interface adopted by one of the many Android manufacturers:

“Android phones have been actively shying away from pill-shaped notches or cracks of any kind, so it wouldn’t make sense for Android OEMs to implement a similar feature. But if we learn something over time, everything will be possible in the smartphone space. And, for all we know, some iterations of Dynamic Island may arrive on Android devices in the future.”

(Vibhav Jain And the Android salad).

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