Comments of the Week: Huawei, gaming phones, and Android P changes


Welcome to the second installment of Comment Authority, a weekly feature where we highlight the best comments on the site from you, our readers. There were lots of positive comments made on our inaugural Comment Authority post last week, so we’re glad to see that you all enjoy this concept. There were some issues with people not being able to see embedded comments in the post, so to rectify that we are posting screenshots instead that link to the highlighted comment. Hopefully, this works better for you!

If you have any suggestions or constructive criticism for Comment Authority, let us know in the comments (naturally). This is your feature, after all, so it should be catered to what you think works best!

Without further ado, here are the best comments from this past week!

It’s called a gaming device for a reason

The CEO of Asus hinted this week that the company would release its own gaming phone. His comments (whether he intended them to or not) seem to be a response to Xiaomi’s announcement of its own gaming phone, the Black Shark.

One Android Authority reader by the moniker Reon has a very specific qualification for what a gaming phone needs to have in order to be called a gaming phone. When you think about it, their requirement makes a whole lot of sense:

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If it ain’t broke…

We got a sneak peek into some changes that may end up in the stable version of Android P. One of the changes is the switch from a vertical scroll through recent apps to a horizontal scroll. Granted, we don’t know for sure if this change will make it to the final version of Android P, but reliable sources indicate that the change has been implemented in internal previews. One reader by the name of meyerweb is not too happy about that, for good reasons:

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Your loss is my gain

Judging from some info leaked by sources close to the matter, it appears Huawei is giving up on America. The company has tried numerous times to bring its highly reviewed smartphones to the United States, but it’s faced numerous roadblocks. Now it seems that it is moving on to focus on other things, chalking up its American footprint as a lost cause for now.

One European commenter going by Da_James thinks that’s just fine:

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Star Wars reference of the week

A leaked set of patent images point to Samsung developing a phone with a display notch. Our own Scott Adam Gordon’s catchy title for the article on the topic, “Samsung design patent reveals a notch and we can already hear the screams,” generated quite a bit of conversation. However, it was Steven Osorio who had just the right Star Wars reference for the occasion:


Have a terrific weekend, everyone! Try not to spend the whole time playing God of War. Get outside, at least for a few hours!

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