Galaxy S21 Leaks, OnePlus’ Security Surprise, Massive Malware Warning


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Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Galaxy S21 leaks, massive malware warning, OnePlus Z Buds review, OnePlus Nord’s security surprise, Nokia 3.4 release, and Google Photos removes free storage.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).

Galaxy S Set For S-Pen In 2021

Samsung looks set to dilute the power of the Galaxy Note family compared to it’s flagship consumer smartphone. Next year’s Galaxy S21 family – potentially launching in January – will support the S-Pen digital stylus; a peripheral that was seen as the key differentiator. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly:

“If correct, Samsung has just made one of its biggest changes to the Galaxy S line-up in years, primarily because the impact on the Galaxy Note range is likely to be profound. In recent generations, Samsung has merged the design aesthetics and specifications of the Galaxy S and Note models so closely that the only real difference between them is a six month wait, inferior battery life and an S Pen.”

More here on Forbes.

“Dangerous App” Warning For VivaVideo Users

 A new security research report from Upstream has identified what it believes to be malicious behaviour, and the recommendation is that the app should be removed from your phone. Forbes Zak Doffman reports:

“The app is VivaVideo—described by its Hangzhou-based developer QuVideo Inc as “one of the biggest free video editing apps for Android, with at least 100 million installs on Play Store.” Over recent months, Upstream has followed up those prior warnings to identify the extent of the issue with this particular…