Samsung S20 problems and preview of OnePlus Nord 2 (Android news #28)

Are you having problems with your Samsung Galaxy S20? You’re not the only one! We also recently stopped at the OnePlus Nord 2 and a new Nokia smartphone. This is the most important Android news from last week in one overview.

Owners complain: Samsung Galaxy S20 screen suddenly breaks

Owners of a Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra have recently complained more often that the screen breaks out of nowhere. The display turns completely white or green and makes the smartphone useless, where there seems to be only one solution: have the screen replaced.

The screen problems of the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra are not entirely new. The website AndroidAuthority found a complaint from a user from May. Since then, more complaints have surfaced online, including on the Reddit forum and on Samsung’s European forum.

Read more about the problems with the Samsung Galaxy S20

We already know this about the OnePlus Nord 2

OnePlus North

The OnePlus Nord 2 is coming and more and more details about the affordable smartphone are leaking out. What do we already know? Android Planet summarize the OnePlus Nord 2 expectations.

According to many – including the editors of ., the OnePlus Nord was Android Planet – labeled as one of the best Android smartphones of 2020. The expectations of the Nord 2 are therefore high.

These are our expectations for the OnePlus Nord 2

Android Auto gets support for simple games

Android Auto GameSnacks

Play games in the car. Of course it’s just what you want, but it’s possible now. These are small and simple HTML5 games for Android Auto that can only be played when the car is stationary.

These so-called GameSnacks games have been specially developed by Google for not so powerful hardware and internet connections, ideal for Android Auto. Several Reddit users, among others, have already gotten some games up and running and shared photos and screenshots.

Read more about the HTML5 games for Android Auto

Nokia XR20 expectations: sturdy smartphone debuts on July 27

nokia x20

Nokia reports on Twitter that its latest smartphone will never need a case again and will see the light of day on July 27. The smartphone you see in the image appears to be the existing Nokia X20 with a case.

According to the well-known website Nokiapoweruser the new smartphone bears the name Nokia XR20. The R-addition would stand for rugged, or sturdy. That matches Nokia’s teaser that the new smartphone does not require a case.

Our expectations for the Nokia XR20

Stalkerware on Android: this is how you recognize and remove spying apps

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But first, what exactly is stalkerware? Stalkerware is a form of malware that allows malicious parties to monitor your smartphone (or computer or tablet). Research shows that stalkerware is becoming more common.

Last week we therefore have an explanation article about this. We discuss, among other things, how to recognize and remove stalkerware and what the motives are behind the malicious software. Of course, we also indicate how you can minimize the risk of contamination.

This is what you need to know about stalkerware on Android

Video of the week: All about Lite apps

Lite apps?  What exactly are those and all the advantages in a row!

Source: Android Planet by www.androidplanet.nl.

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