This past week was something of a break from the usual slow summer news cycle. We got a new look at the Pixel 4, Android Q Beta 5 was released, Google and Amazon made up, and much more. We're discussing this week's developments right now on the Android Police Podcast, so why not have a listen?
This week's topic list:
- New Google Pixel 4 XL renders show large forehead and bottom-firing speakers
- Android Q Beta 5 notifications: Silent alerts now grouped, snooze button is optional, and more
- Third-party launchers won't be able to use Android Q's new gesture navigation at launch
- Android Q Beta 5 has a new dark boot screen, but not for all Pixels
- Screen pinning is now fixed and available when using gesture navigation on Android Q Beta 5
- [Update: Toggle arrives in Q Beta 5] Android started heavily throttling Wi-Fi scanning in Pie, Google confirms it's here to stay
- YouTube launches today on Fire TV, while Amazon Prime Video comes to Chromecast and Android TVs
- Google and Dish could be planning to form a mobile carrier, but Google denies report
- Ting is dropping support for GSM-only phones and T-Mobile, switching to Verizon
- The JBL Link Bar is finally available for purchase
- Qualcomm may finally deliver a smartwatch processor that doesn't suck
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