Fake update Google voice assistant Huawei: week

Last week was memorable in the first place, the world premiere of the Huawei P40 Pro and other smartphones of this family. In addition, showed its own voice assistant from Huawei. Also, the war against coronavirus, and someone is trying to give us fake Google Chrome update. Let me remind you, Google itself announced that the updates will be out. So better not install it if I stumbled. Of course, there were other news. All this talk in our traditional weekly news release. Make yourself comfortable. Here we go.

The main novelty of this week.

The contents

Who has prepared the application for the prevention of coronavirus.

At a time when the world declared pandemic, people were divided into two camps. Some believe that this is the beginning of a zombie Apocalypse, we will all die and we will walk the streets in search of his Rick Grimes. Others consider this unnecessary hysteria and otherwise ignore it. But a couple of bags of buckwheat in any case, I still bought it. Governments around the world take their own measures and coordinate actions through the world Health Organization. Ordinary people want it all quickly ended, and not much hooked on them personally. Now, in order to reduce the danger to people, the same who is preparing a special application with great potential that can, without exaggeration, save lives.

The smartphone will help protect against the virus.

Who is an acronym, which stands for world Health Organization. It is an international body which monitors the health of people around the world. Track disease outbreaks, participate in their elimination and make recommendations to ensure that people were healthier as a whole.

In the English language the abbreviation is written the who as WHO. It stands for World Health Organization. The translation corresponds to the name in Russian

There are many theories about what the hell is who. For example, many say that it is not good that one wants to look at the organization, and the real evil. Supposedly the essence of the organization is to make experiments on African children and thus help the ”chosen Nations” to become better. Leave it to the proponents of conspiracy theories.

In reality, most of us unknowingly live by the who recommendations. It can affect eating habits, sleeping for eight hours, avoiding harmful habits, and more.

Now many of you know that it is necessary to wash your hands frequently, avoid crowded, not to go to Italy and other countries. This is useful knowledge, but media and social networks vying to repeat to us that has nothing to do with reality. This blockage of memory can sometimes have a very negative impact on man and his life.

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To combat this, the who has decided to release a special application for Android and iOS, people get information from the source. Besides the version for mobile devices will be also a web version.

In all cases, the information will contain useful tips on how to behave during a pandemic, news, tips, warnings and much more. All for better awareness of people.

It is planned that the app will be called ”WHO MyHealth”. Initially make it offered to the group of volunteer experts. The team consists of former employees of Google and Microsoft, advisers and ambassadors who, as well as experts from several other industries.

It looks like the design of the application. nothing more.

Launch the earlier version of the app is planned on Monday 30 March. However, the application is open source and our colleagues from the publication 9to5goggle.com have been able to test it out and see what it is. Immediately they came to the conclusion that the Appendix contains the recommendations previously made by the who. Overall this is a very logical.

Interesting is the ability to alert the person that he is in a dangerous zone, where the risk of infection is significantly higher. If you suspect to have contracted the coronavirus, the proposal you can check the list of symptoms and a baseline ”self-test”.

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If the person infected with coronavirus, is not afraid that someone will analyze his movements, he can allow the application to collect statistics for compilation and warning other users. Also, the application can analyze his contacts to understand the direction of propagation of the virus and to warn potential victims.

Using data from Google Maps app will be able to compare the data moving with the data movements of infected people. So it will be possible to understand where and at what point was the risk of transmitting the virus. Or, on the contrary you, as a skier on a slalom trowels evaded the carriers of the virus.

The application is created on Google Flutter cross platform SDK. This allows a potential service not only on smartphones but on other devices, including those that only support web services. The team members Google Flutter voluntarily helped and advised those involved in the application design.

Google Flutter - SDK open sourceconceived by Google for creating applications for iOS and Android. In addition, allows you to create applications for Google Fuchsia.

Given the open work on the app, the team is very willing to accept help. Therefore, almost anyone who understands Google Flutter, may offer to share their experiences. Given that it is unknown whether the app support other languages, besides English, the team may need interpreters.

Until about the app nothing more is known, but is likely to download it will be in a couple of days.

In General, we live in interesting times. Hundreds of years ago people didn’t even know what infection or virus. In the end, died out whole villages or cities and thought that they were punished by a higher power.

Ten years ago there wasn’t even warning and had to gather information bit by bit. However, there was so much distractions and each of iron did not sound speculation and assumptions.

A few years ago people could get information but not as fast as now. And nowadays, just open the app and see where you could get infected. Importantly, users shared data, and the developers didn’t abuse them. In any case, probably the virus was not as technologically advanced as it is now. Just have to wait for Monday, when the app will be released officially, and then alive.

Fake updates for Google Chrome

Temporary stop updating Chrome browser, announced Google, was quite unexpected measure. Despite the fact that the company has promised to freeze the release of only the new features, and continued to systematically run the security patches with fixes, this has led to even more negative consequences than you could imagine. The current situation was exploited by hackers who start spreading false updates for the desktop version of Chrome, actually caught a a software for remote computer management TeamViewer and program that records keystrokes.

Google Chrome is not updated, and that’s fine

About distributing fake updates announced experts antivirus company “Doctor Web”. According to them, they found a few websites that the attackers exploited, and counted a total of more than 2000 downloads. So now there are about two thousand people who are under threat. After all, unlike the Trojans, pretending to be other apps that have fake updates much higher conversion rate because users are not waiting for the catch.

No need to download updates from third party sources. At all. Never

According to experts “Doctor Web”, fake updates distributed by Russian hackers and aimed at including the Russian-speaking audience. Therefore, it is expected that the instructions accompanying the installation will be fully translated into Russian language, which could further introduce users to the confusion about his origin and destiny. But does this mean that to defend themselves against false updates not? Of course not.

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First, you need to take it a rule not to download updates from third-party sources, even if this is the official website. Today, developers are quite properly disseminate updates through the application, without forcing users to hunt for them yourself. When a new version becomes available, the program itself installs, or allows you to check manually. In the case of Chrome, it all happens automatically, sometimes the user need only confirm the reboot.

Second, be careful what you are installing. Often Chrome own blocks dangerous download. But if not, note what part of the update that you downloaded, gets on the computer. If it’s an archive with multiple components, do not start the installation process, and if you still have started? watch as decorated by the installer. As a rule, attackers are not too bother about it and not trying to duplicate the original design of the application that is falsified.

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Third, stay tuned. We regularly and promptly inform about situations like this. For example, the news about stopping the updates Chrome we have went out before most news outlets, however, by reading AndroidInsider.ruyou not only know early about the changes that occurred in the world of technology, but also find effective tips to prevent contamination and self-protection from malware.

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What to do if you are not fortunate enough to download the fake update, which turned out to be malware? Most likely, routine removal is unlikely to help, but worth a try, especially that TeamViewer is quite a usual program, not a virus. If you have Windows, go to “Programs and features” and delete it if it exists. But with a Keylogger, which reads the keyboard, everything is much more complicated. So to remove it I would advise you to use the antivirus – it’s something he can definitely handle it.

Celia. Voice assistant from Huawei

If you still think Huawei still hopes for the resumption of relations with Google, you’re wrong. During the confrontation with the United States the Chinese managed to just such a number of its own services that I personally really started to understand the meaning of the phrase “sanctions only benefit us”. Voice assistant Celia, which Huawei introduced yesterday, along with the flagship P40, is the best example. After all, if the AppGallery app store, the Chinese had already long, though not developed, it is obvious that the assistant they really had to create from scratch, because without him I can’t today.

Celia — a new voice assistant from Huawei

Despite the fact that Huawei has released Celia to release, at the presentation of the P40 on it said almost nothing. Apparently, this is due to the fact that while the assistant is at an early stage of its development and Huawei have a lot of work to improve it. However, now he is a completely working tool which can call the team “Hey, Celia” by analogy with Siri and Google Assistant, as well able to perceive phrase-triggers and turn on even if the user touches the smartphone.

In fact, Celia took quite a lot of competitors. Moreover, Huawei has combined the distinctive features of Siri and Google Assistant so that the output will get something with one hand, painfully familiar, and something completely new. For example, Siri is taken, the layout of dialogs, widgets and interface button activated recording, which the Chinese, not to be too obvious, repainted in other colors, while maintaining the usual gradient. As a result, if you close the bottom and top of the screen, featuring Celia from Siri would be virtually impossible.

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Google Assistant here compact mode, which allows you to run Celia directly on the desktop and not overlap the main content of the screen, the animation recording the user’s voice, which appears in place of the activation button of the dialogue and the placement of controls at the bottom of the screen. For example, a call button keypad for text entry query and a button activate the camera to scan the visible objects. This function can be used to translate foreign signs, banners and documents.

However, while the functionality of Celia leaves much to be desired. First, currently the assistant knows only three languages: English, French and Spanish. Second, it only recognizes the primitive commands like the weather, send messages and change songs and incapable of performing more serious tasks, like Google Assistant. Thirdly, Celia is working only on Huawei P40 and use the assistant to owners of other devices Huawei will not be able to release EMUI 10.1, whose release is planned for mid-2020.

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Of course, the desire Huawei to launch its own voice assistant to compete with Siri and Google Assistant, deserves respect. After all this the Chinese had to be done, orienting the project is completely in the Western market. However, I strongly doubt that Huawei will manage, at least over the next couple of years to reach the level of Google Assistant and “Alice” from Yandex. Still, the development of voice assistants requires time, and none of the representatives of the market not shot immediately, he had only to enter the market.

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I’ll use Celia when she will get the Russian language? I highly doubt it. The fact that the level of amenities and ligaments with Russian services “Alice” is out of the competition, and Google Assistant no equal in terms of functionality. Voice assistant search giant can do that, why not make a single other competitor. Therefore, at this stage, for me, Celia does not exist. Maybe in a couple years it will bring to mind, but don’t forget that Google Assistant and “Alice” will be for two years more, and that means their functionality will be much wider.

Huawei introduced a new flagship P40. It is necessary to take?

Just finished up the presentation line of smartphones Huawei P40. At other times we would enjoy it, as this line is a milestone not only for Huawei, but for the entire industry as a whole. This year, the smartphone will remain without the fact that many so expensive in the Android Google services. But the company is not discouraged and tries to overcome this situation. They actively promote its app store, trying to spread it more and more that is really necessary. One gets the feeling that soon they could do it. But for now let’s just talk about the new product. Moreover, technically, the smartphone again was very interesting.

Huawei P40 Pro in all its glory.

At the last presentation showed not only one Huawei P40, but his older brothers. Now, despite the presence of “Lite” version of the basic model can be considered Huawei P40. Next will be to go Huawei P40 Pro and the top-end version will Huawei P40 Pro Plus.

All models will support networks of the fifth generation, but it is difficult to say how this will be implemented in Russia. Will they work if you are in range of such networks? Most likely, the support will be blocked, but rasplachivaetsya after the official launch of the networks in Russia.

It should be noted that externally, the new smartphone from Huawei looks exactly as we promised leak. Some parts played with fantastic precision. This is especially true of the camera module.

I’m not talking about his form. Yes, it is very similar to the shape of the camera module of the Galaxy family from Samsung S20. I don’t think it’s plagiarism, because the difference in time between the output of the models is not that big to be able to rebuild and release a clone of another model. These things are designed in advance. It’s more of a modern trend. Camera last year began to stand out in this elevated block, covered with a dark glass. Now he just expanded to the sides, as camera modules have become more.

Camera module “like everyone else”, but looks impressive.

The external feature of the camera was the coating on the camera module. It clearly distinguishes the main module. Blik diverges from it to the sides. I love such attention to detail.

In General, the color of the body can say that he has changed. Huawei recently did some of the best buildings, in terms of appearance. Now they have become more strict, but the light on the glass back panel is so that it seems as if it is concave. It looks very original.

Even from appearance, it is worth noting the presence of buttons that went missing in Mate 30 Pro with its screen in the style of “waterfall”. Here round the screen is not so big and buttons in place.

If you have any questions as to the appearance, there are a lot of original covers, including the special protective case for underwater shooting.

I’ll try to use this smartphone for a couple of weeks, then to tell in detail about what it is. Yet the first impression made on me the screen of this smartphone is positive.

It is bright, clear, rich and all the fine-tuning that are inherent in the original shell from Huawei, is. The only thing I reproach is the camera, which I still can’t get used to. A hole in the screen is not mine. Especially such large and elongated. But you can hide it in settings. However, then lost all bermocoll that this smartphone is on top.

The lower frame is twice than iPhone 11 Pro, but is wider than the top.

The screen does seem frameless. Although, I can’t shake the feeling that the lower frame, though, and has a minimum size, but some nanometers over the top. For me, it looks like something messy. But it has a fillet on all sides. It really felt very unusual.

More no complaints. The screen refresh rate is not 120Hz, which became a trend, and only 90 Hz, but the smoothness of the main menu, no questions asked. Let’s see how apps work. Talk about it in a great experience.

The screen size will be 6.1 inches for a younger model, and 6.58 inches for the middle and high. The solution accordingly is 2340 x 1080 pixels and 2640 1200 points.

The basic version of Huawei P40 will have three cameras, Huawei P40 Pro, then camera, and Huawei P40 Pro Plus five. Below are their characteristics.

Key features of the camera Huawei P40

Key features of the camera Huawei P40 Pro

Key features of the camera Huawei P40 Pro Plus

First impression of the camera is a little mixed. The quality is generally good, but I have a feeling that something is unfinished. If I’m right, the updates all will be fixed.

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Frontalka all smartphones similar in characteristics, except for a small difference in aperture. The resolution will be 32 MP, but only two senior models paired with her working depth sensor. Additionally implemented control gestures and the unlock projection of the face.

The size of the matrix MUCH more than the iPhone 11 Pro

There are many other functions with complex names, which usually doesn’t mean much, but still little by little make improvements in the pictures. It is worth noting only the Union of the photographs from the series with the possibility of choosing the best combination option.

All specs of the camera on the same slide.

In General, the camera has always been a strong point of the Huawei smartphones series “P”. So I can’t wait for more details to understand it and talk about it in a great experience that I will prepare later. Not to miss his exit, follow us on Google News or join our news Telegram-channel.

All three models will operate under the management of Kirin 990. The company is proud of this processor, stressing that he is not only powerful and superior to some competitors, but also economical. The energy savings can reach 30%.

In addition, this chip is already in the database can work in 5G networks. Given the position of Huawei in the world of telecommunications, I will assume that their 5G will be better than a similar decision from others. No wonder they make the world’s best telecommunications equipment for cellular operators.

Differences between the three models of family Huawei P40 is not much, but they are still there. Besides the above differences, is the absence of the Junior model of protection from water. It is provided only at the level of ip53, that is, just from the spray. Older models are certified ip68. That is, they can be submerged up to five feet for half an hour. Although, I do not recommend this and have already explained why.

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Also, the Junior version will be less capacious battery. 3 800 to 4, 200 mAh mAh. All versions will have quick charging Huawei SuperCharge (40W), and the version “Pro” and “Pro Plus” more rapid and wireless charging.

Huawei P40 will have only one version of memory 8/128 GB. For older models, too, will 8/256 GB Huawei P40 Pro and 8/512 GB Huawei P40 Pro Plus.

Produced models will be available in blue, white, silver, gold and black colors, though not all colors will be available in all markets.

Version Huawei P40 Pro Plus is available in a ceramic package. It will be less prone to scratches and generally will be stronger. At least, that promise.

Of course no single model will support Google services. All of them will work for Android 10 with a proprietary shell EMUI 10.1. Apiki will have to download from the AppGallery. Pleased that Huawei has tried to make their own equivalent of Google services. There is even a music and video service.

If not all known problems with the Huawei, I would have closed my eyes and with the words “shut up and take my money” held out his hand for the phone. For myself I’d choose Huawei P40 Pro.

But the amount of factors you have to understand that the use of a smartphone will not be easy. It is cool, it works well, shoots great and looks gorgeous… But it will not fit a person who is accustomed to use the smartphone out of the box. If suddenly sanctions against the company will remove, most likely, this smartphone will immediately appear, but while much hope there.

If you on the contrary it is an interesting challenge, this smartphone, you will probably will fit. At least, the first impression it produces is the same. More details will discuss in a few weeks.

Now the prices… Here they are!

The Price Of Huawei P40

The Price Of Huawei P40 Pro

The Price Of Huawei P40 Pro Plus

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