This week in Android: JBL Link View review, OnePlus 6T leaks, and the problem with ‘speed tests’

By | 23rd September 2018

This week was a little slow in the world of Android, but we still have plenty to talk about! We reviewed JBL’s Link View Smart Display (spoiler: it’s pretty great), and brought you details about Google’s own Smart Display, the Home Hub, that will likely be unveiled alongside the Pixel 3.

We also got our first look at the headphone jack-less OnePlus 6T, compared the Pocophone F1 against the Honor Play, and our own Gary Sims rants about the problem with smartphone ‘speed tests.’ It’s definitely worth a watch.

Oh, and we’re giving away a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The link to the giveaway can be found below.

Here are your top stories for the week

6:40 – JBL Link View review: Speaker first, display second

The JBL Link View is the second Google Smart Display on the market. This device is a speaker first, display second. But is it right for you?

1:45 – Google’s Smart Display likely to be called Home Hub, cost $149

This is our first look at the Google Home Hub, which the company will announce alongside the Pixel 3.

28:00 – OnePlus 6T leaks, looks a lot like a chunky OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6T leak render dual camera WinFuture

As expected, the rear mounted fingerprint sensor is nowhere to be seen.

Pocophone F1 vs Honor Play: Inbetweeners

Which is the best bang for your buck: the Honor Play or Pocophone F1?

12:10 – Top 3 excuses companies make for ditching the headphone jack

If I wanted to accessorize, I’d buy earrings… not another dongle.

Pixel 3, OnePlus 6, and more: Every phone launching in October 2018

We’ve got major releases from Google, OnePlus, LG, Samsung, and more in October 2018. Get ready!

Amazon just announced a ton of Alexa-powered gadgets

Amazon is bringing us a new Echo Show, Echo Dot, Echo Subs, and so much more. Even a smart microwave!

This could be our first glimpse of ‘Nocturne,’ Google’s 2-in-1 Pixelbook tablet

The slimline device is seen alongside its detachable keyboard, clueing us in to some of its potential features.

32:05 – Razer Phone 2: All the rumors and leaks in one place

The Razer Phone 2 rumor mill has recently started up, so what should we expect from the next generation gaming phone? We look at the expected Razer Phone 2 specs and features, as well as probable release date.

A beginner’s guide to the Xiaomi camera app: Here’s what those settings and modes do

From the viewfinder to settings and camera modes, here’s everything you need to know about the Xiaomi camera app.

Who wants to win a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus?

This week, we’re giving away a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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