The Weekly Authority: 📱 Pixel Prototype

⚡ Welcome to  The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority e-newsletter that breaks down the highest Android and tech information from the week. The 197th version ., with that Pixel 7 prototype, Galaxy foldable specs, Closing Fantasy 16 updates, and a few excellent news for espresso drinkers.

🎉This week marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations . within the UK (the primary British monarch to have a good time 70 years of service!), so I’ve been having fun with the two-day nationwide vacation, and we had a avenue celebration . on the town!

Standard information this week

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  • Vivo X80 Professional evaluate: Vivo’s greatest, (principally) refined — “It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, however it’s nonetheless a welcome improve over its already nice predecessor.”
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s evaluate: Jack of all trades — A high-end construct, glorious show, long-lasting battery life, and long-term software program assist make this simple to suggest.
  • Huawei Watch GT 3 Professional evaluate: Titanium, ceramic, and compromises — “Tons to supply however hampered by too many software program flaws, lacking options at launch, and an especially restricted third-party app ecosystem except you propose to stay with a Huawei cellphone.”
  • Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch evaluate: An oldie however a goodie — The perfect Put on OS 2 watch you should buy.
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely evaluate: The facility person’s greatest pal — “Along with high specs and extensively-supported, feature-packed software program, the Galaxy S22 Extremely boasts the S Pen and a plethora of productiveness instruments unmatched by the competitors.”


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This week PlayStation’s newest State of Play gave us tons to be enthusiastic about, together with Closing Fantasy 16 information:

When you missed it, you possibly can catch up ., however in any other case preserve studying for every little thing you missed:

  • Issues kicked off with a brand new trailer for the Resident Evil 4 remake, which we have been anticipating however nonetheless excited for. It’s coming March 24, 2023, plus being developed for PSVR2, and can come to PC and Xbox Collection X/S.
  • The PSVR2 information continued with a take a look at Resident Evil Village — to be trustworthy, appears a bit scary for me however kudos to anybody courageous sufficient to play it! Following up the horror was one other scary title, The Strolling Useless: Saints and Sinners Ch2, and we additionally obtained a glimpse at a VR model of No Man’s Sky.
  • However the PSVR2 trailer everybody needed to see was a primary peek at Horizon Name of the Mountain, with some amazing-looking gameplay — plus information on a brand new patch for Horizon Forbidden West, which landed Thursday.

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  • On to the information I’m most excited for: We obtained a launch date for Stray! It’s coming July 19! We additionally obtained one other trailer that confirmed off some gameplay. Oh, and it’ll be included as a part of increased PlayStation Plus tiers.
  • What else? Spider-Man’s coming to PC on August 12, with Miles Morales to observe quickly.
  • We noticed a trailer for survival horror The Callisto Protocol, giving us severe Useless House vibes and coming December 2.
  • Plus Rollerdrome‘s out August 16: the sci-fi curler derby recreation appears fairly enjoyable — and anime motion/courting sim Eternights lands early 2023.
  • In case you missed it: Avenue Fighter 6 obtained a glance in, displaying off new character Jamie alongside Luke, Chun-Li, and Ryu, coming in 2023, with Xbox Collection X/S and PC variations on the way in which too.
  • The critically acclaimed Tunic hits PS4 and PS5 on September 27, and Season: A Letter to the Future appears hauntingly intriguing, coming this fall.
  • However the largest replace, the one everybody was ready for, was Closing Fantasy XVI information. We obtained a trailer, alongside a summer time 2023 launch window. I. can’t. wait.

Tech Calendar

  • June 6-10: Apple WWDC 2022
  • June 9-12: Summer season Sport Fest
  • June 10: The Quarry launched on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Collection X, Xbox One
  • June 10: Jurassic World Dominion in theaters
  • June 12: Xbox and Bethesda Video games Showcase . 12 PM CT
  • June 20-23: Collision (Toronto)
  • June 26-July 3: Summer season Video games Performed Fast
  • July 5 . 8 AM ET: Asus ROG Telephone 6 launch
  • July 19: Stray lands on PS5, PS4, PC

Tech Tweet of the Week

Some DALL-E 2 Kermit The Frog-inspired goodness — The Sopranos one is fairly nice:

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.