As usual, at the end of the week we offer you a selection of the most interesting news from the world of Android over the past few days. Today about the dispute between Samsung and Apple, the new processor from Huawei and the upcoming Note 10.
Samsung and APple again something is not shared
According to the material of the publication ET News, Samsung is heavily annoyed by the fact that Apple does not order a sufficient number of displays for the iPhone. Now Samsung is going to impose on the fruit penalties for failure to comply with this quota on the order of products that may result for Apple financial losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Apple is now, of course, trying to find an alternative way out.
Smartphone X iPhone, released in 2017, has become the first iPhone from Apple is equipped with an OLED display. Samsung is the world’s largest supplier of OLED panels, so Apple had no choice but to order these panels from Samsung. The iPhone XS and XS Max has also installed displays Samsung.
Allegedly, Apple and Samsung signed an agreement in 2017, according to which Samsung will Apple offer more favorable prices for their displays in the hope that Apple will buy a certain number of panels over the next few years.
However, due to the significant drop in iPhone sales over the past year, Apple has not fulfilled the initial quota order. In this regard, Samsung is quite logically believes that Apple needs to be fined.
In this case, in my opinion, it’s not that “greedy Samsung wants money.” Apparently, Samsung has invested millions of dollars to upgrade its us manufacturing specifically to meet the anticipated needs of Apple. Is not very fair to Samsung, if all this investment goes down the drain.
Apple is currently trying to renegotiate the terms of the deal, offering to buy more panels Samsung for its other products, such as laptops and tablets. If cupertinos succeed, Apple fans in the near future are waiting for the iPad or MacBook Pro with OLED screens. However, Samsung might disagree and claim the money.
Huawei does not give up
Even while under U.S. sanctions and being cut off from American technologies, Huawei will continue to provide their smartphones software support. This is stated in a statement the company posted on Twitter. It Huawei assures existing and future customers that they have no reason for concern regarding the fate of the smartphones of the brand, because they will still receive regular security updates and new versions of the Android OS.
“For Huawei customers have always been and will be in the first place, regardless of the circumstances. All smartphones and tablets, Huawei will continue to receive security updates and new versions of Android. Everyone who has already purchased or are going to buy a smartphone Huawei, can count on access to a huge database of apps. All our devices are still the subject of warranty and service maintenance. In addition, all of our popular devices, including the P30, get Android Q,” — said in a statement, Huawei.
To date, Huawei has officially confirmed the release of Android Q for at least 17 of their smartphones. It is possible that this list will be added because it does not include any Honor smartphone, which the company positioned as the flagship.
- Huawei P30 / P30 Pro / P30 Lite
- Huawei Mate 20 / 20 Pro Mate / Mate 20 RS / 20 Mate Lite
- 20 X Huawei Mate / Mate 20 X 5G
- Huawei Smart P 2019 / P Smart+ 2019
- Huawei Smart P Z
- Huawei P20 / P20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 / 10 Pro Mate / Mate 10 Porsche Design
Huawei promised that its smartphones will receive Android updates regardless of external factors including US sanctions and the failure of American companies from cooperation. Most likely, the willingness Huawei to continue to upgrade their corporate devices to Android Q stems from the fact that the company has received from Google source updates, which can be tailored for all their devices, regardless of model.
Google refused to polosatov
Android tablets have never been particularly attractive to consumers. Those who wanted to “tablet” with a convenient and logical interface, as a rule, chose iPad. This led to the fact that almost all manufacturers have refused to release tablets, focusing on smartphones. But Google, rather than to follow the example of all the others, did not bet on Android, and on Chrome OS, hoping that it will attract users wider range of possibilities. It is a pity that did not help.
As reported by the official representatives of Google, the company decided to abandon further production of the tablets on both Android and on Chrome OS. This decision led to the fact that Google was forced to stop work on at least two “tablets” that were still under development. Instead, the company plans to focus on more popular with consumers devices approaching the issue of development more thoroughly.
Despite the fact that Google refuses to produce its own tablets, the company will continue to provide software support of its partners. They are, as before, will get the new OS and the monthly security patches. “The team working on Android and Chrome OS will continue to work with our partners-manufacturers of tablets in all areas: consumer, business and education,” said Rick Osterloh, Vice President of Google.
The reluctance of Google to develop tablets based on Chrome OS does not mean that the company will cease to develop the line Chromebook. Right now, the search giant is preparing a new laptop based on its own operating system, which will be the successor to the current model Pixelbook. It will be released this fall simultaneously with smartphones Pixel of the fourth generation, the appearance of which we have already seen.
Details about the camera Galaxy Note 10
The first Samsung phone with a camera with a variable iris (aka aperture) was Samsung W2018. Its main rear camera can switch between aperture value ƒ/1.5 and ƒ/2.4. This feature proved so useful and warmly received by the users, which subsequently found its application in future smartphones South Korean company: the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note. Given this trend, it is natural to expect further development and improvement of this technology, and continue implementing it in mobile devices and on. So it actually happened.
First I would like to spend a small educational program and to understand what aperture. In short, the picture is only received and processed in a certain way light. The more light hits the camera’s sensor, the better the photo will be. And aperture (ie its value) just the same, determines the diameter of the inlet chamber, through which the light falls on the sensor (matrix) – the smaller the aperture value, the greater the inlet chamber, and, accordingly, more light can penetrate through it. If you are interested to learn more about what is aperture and how it affects the quality of your photos, read a detailed material about this on our website.
Now back to Samsung and its upcoming flagship. According to the insider known Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), camera Galaxy Note 10, besides the fact that will have a variable aperture, and not with two values, like we used to see in modern smartphones, but three: ƒ/1.5 and ƒ/2.4 ƒ/1.8. The insider noted that the new information was received from the engineers of Samsung in China.
China Samsung engineers said that the Note10 camera will use a three-stage variable aperture: F1.5/F1.8/F2.4
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 20, 2019
While typically the phone can change the aperture value programmatically, the device Samsung are doing it mechanically, like a DSLR.
It is expected that Galaxy Note 10 with the brand new Exynos four main chambers and a hole in the center of the display will show to the world in early August. Appear earlier rumors said that the smartphone will get the Pro version and get rid of the headphone Jack and buttons Bixby.
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