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You wanted to know more about Google's latest smartphones, and we have all the answers here

You wanted to know more about Google's latest smartphones, and we have all the answers here

Every weekend, we assemble the latest headlines, editorials, and exclusive content into the Android Police Newsletter and send it out to thousands of readers. If you're not one of those readers, you could be missing out on the most important stories of the week, as well as content you'll only find in the newsletter, like our Pixel 5 and 4a 5G Q&A. Here's all the important stuff featured in the Android Police Newsletter from October 18, 2020.

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Carl Pei confirms his departure from OnePlus

Carl Pei confirms his departure from OnePlus

Carl Pei was one of the founders of OnePlus, alongside Pete Lau, and helped turn the company from a little-known "startup" (read: division of OPPO) into one of the most popular Android smartphone brands worldwide. However, Pei has seemingly now left his role at the company after nearly seven years.

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Carl Pei says the OnePlus Nord is coming to the US — just maybe not the same Nord

Carl Pei says the OnePlus Nord is coming to the US — just maybe not the same Nord

OnePlus hyped the Nord up for a long time, so it's a good thing that the phone lives up to expectations. For £379, this is one hell of a phone, but those of us that don't live in European or Indian markets have been left out. We have some good news, though; according to OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei, a Nord phone of some sort will be coming stateside soon.

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OnePlus team including Carl Pei hosts 6T AMA - here are the best answers

OnePlus team including Carl Pei hosts 6T AMA - here are the best answers

A major strength of OnePlus since its inception has been its willingness to engage with its community of users and, by this point, fans. That doesn't show any sign of changing, thankfully, and in the wake of the OnePlus 6T launch, co-founder Carl Pei and his team hosted an AMA on the company's forum.

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[Update: More details] OnePlus confirms the OnePlus 6 will have a notch, explains the reasoning behind it

[Update: More details] OnePlus confirms the OnePlus 6 will have a notch, explains the reasoning behind it

As evidenced by the comments on yesterday's post about the OnePlus 6 leak, you guys don't like notches at all. Unfortunately, leaked photos had already revealed that OnePlus was at least seriously considering adding one to the OnePlus 6, and the company itself has now confirmed it. Carl Pei, OnePlus's cofounder, spoke with The Verge to explain why the decision was made to add one.

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OnePlus reverses course on analytics data collection after public outcry

OnePlus reverses course on analytics data collection after public outcry

The latest mis-step from OnePlus occurred a few days ago, when a software engineer discovered that OxygenOS (the default ROM for OnePlus phones) was sending massive amounts of analytics data to the company. While many companies collect some amount of data to help fix bugs, OnePlus' data collection was far more than necessary. Some of the information being sent to the company's servers included the phone's IMEI number, the phone number, MAC addresses, mobile network names and IMSI prefixes, Wi-Fi connection info, the phone's serial number, and every app that was ever opened.

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