Android Auto gets WhatsApp calling function (Android news #51)

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WhatsApp now allows you to call via WhatsApp and the Samsung Galaxy S22 reveal date has been leaked. This is the most important Android news of the week.

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Samsung cancels these popular smartphones for 2023

There is a small chance that the Samsung Galaxy A74 will appear next year. A source reports that there are no indications that Samsung is currently working on the A74. Usually, all kinds of details of new Samsung phones, such as specifications and firmware, appear a few months before.

However, nothing has been leaked about the Galaxy A74 at all. That is why it seems that the device is (for now) not on the schedule. On the other hand, many other Galaxy A phones due to appear next year – the Galaxy A54 and A34 – have already been leaked. These phones are expected in early 2023.

→ These Samsung smartphones may have been cancelled

Android Auto now also allows you to make secure calls via WhatsApp

Built-in Android Auto feature

WhatsApp is the most used chat app, while there are also many Android Auto users. Both apps get regular updates and now a cool feature has been released. It has been possible to have conversations through WhatsApp for a while and this is now also possible with Android Auto.

Several users are now reporting that they see the option when using the system in the car. If you open a specific contact’s information, you can now also call that person via WhatsApp. Logically, it is not possible to make video calls when you are in the car.

→ This is how WhatsApp works in Android Auto

Official: OnePlus 11 will be presented on February 7

OnePlus 11 - February 7th

The date on which OnePlus will announce the OnePlus 11 worldwide is known: February 7, 2023. That day, at 3 pm Dutch time, an event will take place in New Delhi, India, where we will learn everything about the new beacon. This means that the manufacturer is later than last year. The OnePlus 10 Pro was already presented on January 11.

In a press release, the company announces that two iconic functions are present on the new device anyway. It concerns the Alert Slider, which is missing from the OnePlus 10T. You can quickly switch between sound profiles with the slider. There is also a collaboration again with camera manufacturer Hasselblad.

→ Read more about the OnePlus 11 presentation

Rumor: These are all Google smartphones by 2025

Google Pixel Fold renders

Android Authority has obtained all the plans of Google smartphones for the next three years through a reliable source. As a result, we know exactly what the company has for plans in terms of devices, numbers and how they will deliver the foldingflying market. In addition, the website reports that the plans may vary in practice, if, for example, the phones do not seem to sell very well.

We will have a successor to the Google Pixel 6a. It is an affordable device with lesser specifications than the Pixel 7 phones. Of course, there is also a lower price involved. We will hear more about this ‘Lynx’ around the Google I/O developer conference, which will take place in April or May.

→ The Google Pixel phones that are planned

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S23 smartphones on February 1st

official Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22-family

A door A universe of iceknown Samsung leaker, we know the likely date for Galaxy Unpacked 2023. According to the person behind the account, you can Wednesday, February 1, 2023 circle in your diary.

Another source says that the presentation will take place in the United States at 10 am local time. Since America has different time zones, it is not yet known what the Dutch start time is. Galaxy Unpacked for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series started at 4 pm, so we’re secretly assuming that time.

→ Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 on February 1st

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