It has been another week. It’s time to bring it up and talk about what happened during those seven days. Huawei once again have talked a lot about your OS, and Google abandoned Android Q. the Others also not lagging behind. Let us remember how it was.
Just Android 10: Google has abandoned the Android Q
Google is constantly facing with some troubles that force her to urgently make unpopular decisions. In most cases, the culprit is the company itself becomes, he will drive himself to certain limits. The clearest example of naming new versions of Android that Google for nearly a dozen years called the name of some dessert that began on one of the letters of the Latin alphabet. Everything went on as usual, until Google got to the letter Q, coming up on that sweetness — that has the problem.
This week Google announced that it will abandon the old policy of naming new Android versions on names of sweets. Moreover, from now on, the company generally will not use Latin letters, leaving only numbers. The result is Android Q, which is now in beta testing, will be called Android 10. In such a case, even Google logo new painted.
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Quite interest position of the company regarding the change of policy of naming new versions of Android. According to the Vice-President of Google product Samir Samat, in fact, the marketing company could continue to call update alphabetically and more. For example, Google does not plan to call Android 10, or the Queens cake, or Quindim (popular Brazilian baked dessert made from sugar, egg yolks and shredded coconut).
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The real reason Google made the decision to go on the ordinal utterly banal. The fact is that because of cultural differences that in one country is considered a dessert, the other can be perceived as a snack, a delicacy and even a main dish.
Use just letters of the Latin alphabet without interpretations also proved impossible due to difficulties of pronunciation, is recognized Samat. For example, users of Asian countries difficult to distinguish the sound of “R” from the sound of “L” simply because these letters in their alphabets no. Therefore, to avoid confusion in the future, it was decided to use the universal solution is to get a number of updates in order, as do all the other manufacturers.
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Despite the fact that such a transition have been long overdue, this week we all lost something close and even native. It would seem, well what here such – just the names on the names of sweets. But Google managed to turn this into a full-fledged campaign, which will attract millions of fans of the operating system around the world, forcing them to guess how the search giant will be called the update the next year. Don’t like this phrase, but today the whole epoch is gone.
Let’s remember what was the Android that we know it — with letter designations, names in honor of sweets and pieces:
Android 1.5 Cupcake
Android 1.6 Donut
Android 2.0-2.1 Eclair
Android 2.2 Froyo
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 3.0-3.2 Honeycomb
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Google will add support for Google Lens in Chrome for Android
No matter how much we scolded Google for regular punctures in the field of protection of user data, to deny the company at the convenience of built ecosystem is impossible. She managed to create a number of useful and, most importantly, interrelated applications that simply amazed. Even Google Chrome, which, though far from ideal, yet not for nothing is the most popular browser in the world and continues to evolve, getting more and more new functions. For Example, Google Lens.
Google decided to abandon the traditional search engine of images on the Internet in the mobile version of Google Chrome browser by adding support for Google Lens. This is a technology of image recognition based on neural networks. Through the Google Lens search images can become more efficient because the browser will allow you to search the Internet not only identical pictures, but they are not objects.
Since the Lens are Google’s clever algorithms and not methods of mechanical search similar images, the technology is able to truly analyze images and to understand what they are.
For example, Google Lens easily determine, what you will wear depicted in pictures of people. Moreover, Google Lens be able to give additional information about the identified items like prices and links to Internet stores where they can be purchased most profitable.
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With the same success it is possible to determine the breed of dog depicted in the picture you found. But that’s not all. Also Lens Google is able to decipher the words shown in the image, and translate them to any language available in Google Translate. Agree, convenient? Share your opinion about innovation in the comments or our Telegram chat.
The search function through the Google Lens now available for testing to some users. However, since the feature is experimental, and look for it in the appropriate section. To check whether you are allowed to test a Lens in Google Chrome, navigate to chrome://flags, search the list of available parameters flag #context-menu-search-with-google-lens and activate it. Then restart the browser and try to search for any picture you find on the Internet.
Huawei will release a smartphone on HarmonyOS, while it is possible to use Android
Operating system HarmonyOS that Huawei presented this month, has all chances to become a full replacement for Android. Well, at least for this platform was created, despite the fact that while she does not have the smartphone versionand is only available on smart TVs of the company. This fact in itself is fairly unremarkable — gives Huawei the ability to manipulate the situation, adapting to the circumstances. That’s what the Chinese are doing right now.
Huawei is not planning to release smartphones running HarmonyOS to the point, while companies are allowed to use Android. This at a press conference in new York admitted senior Vice President of Huawei Vincent Yang. According to him, the company is considering a new operating system as a priority direction of its development, but only as an alternate airport. So, said the young, other things being equal Huawei for their smartphones will prefer Android.
Android for Huawei closer and it is a fact, recognized as a top Manager. First of all it is connected with already existing ecosystem to which users are used in the development of which the company was directly involved. And opportunities HarmonyOS approached the capabilities of Android, will have to spend a lot of time and effort. However, said Yang, Huawei will continue developing its own platform, so to be able to immediately translate it on their smartphones.
See also: What HarmonyOS from Huawei is different from Android
But the reluctance to leave Huawei with Android is due to the pragmatism of the company. The Chinese understand that, they stop fighting for our right to work with Google and use its operating system, they will lose the American market. Despite the fact that there are smartphones Huawei does not enjoy the same popularity like in China or Russia, their sales in North America is fairly stable and be of a noticeable source of income.
However, many fans Huawei to some extent even hope that the United States strengthened sanctions against the company, forcing the her to move on HarmonyOS. Affects the need for something new, because Android in its current form, many have become boring, despite the stable performance and high level of performance. Its background HarmonyOS, despite the smaller feature set and unintelligible destiny, seems like a new word in the development of operating systems.
In Russia started official sales of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+
It would not be wrong the assumption that you had already forgotten about the Galaxy Note 10. Despite the fact that the new phablet of the Koreans came out less than a month ago and, logically, the impression of it needs to be fresh, most likely it is not. The fact is that Samsung, in fact, introduced the new S Pen stylus with the addition of a new smartphone, not Vice versa. As a result, a day after the presentation about the new forgotten and not remembered until this week. I wonder what changed?
In the end, nothing. Just 23 Aug Samsung start retail sales of Galaxy Note 10 and its improved version – Galaxy Note 10+ in Russia. Both devices are already available in the official Samsung store and its partners.
- Galaxy Note 10 8/256 GB – 76 990 rubles;
- Galaxy Note 10+ 12/256 GB — 89 990 rubles.
The choice, frankly, are small. Unlike last year’s model, which had two configurations, both models are only available in one, though with different amounts of memory. Apparently, the experience Galaxy Note 9 Samsung proved that smartphones with 512 GB of storage is still too much, and to pay for a large amount of memory people do not want.
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So to attract people it was decided colorful buildings. Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have three color options. With the Galaxy Note 10 is a shimmering shade called “Aura”, “Red” and “Black”. The Galaxy Note 10+ “Aura” and “Black” color is preserved, but instead of “red”, the manufacturer has used “White”, which turned out to be rather pearlescent.
On the hardware everything is standard. At the core of the apparatus is a processor Exynos 9825, which is all better than its predecessor, which is equipped with Galaxy S10. It is made for 7-nm process and, logically, should give the smartphone an even larger increase productivity and autonomy. But, given that this is the Exynos and not Snapdragon, expect the chip to something incredible we would not.
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Camera… what camera? They are. The Galaxy Note 10 has three and the Note 10+ — four. Well I had the Samsung show, for which she asks you for the 13 thousand more for the top version. Nothing outstanding in them, and there is a standard set of the basic module, sirica, of telephoto and ToF sensor, which is responsible for determining the depth of the frame and create a more natural blur effect for portrait shots.
I think it’s great, but if memory serves me correctly, until recently, smartphones were able to do portrait shots without ToF sensors that were quite tolerable. Therefore, we would not recommend dwelling on it, and pay attention to the display.
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From novelties it is really good. Experts of DisplayMate lab in their usual manner commended the matrix and Galaxy Note 10 Note 10+, describing them as indistinguishable from perfect. In this case, meant the color accuracy and color gamut, not their divine origin.
Perhaps because of this, the pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 10 almost 3 times higher than the pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9. But to achieve such targets Samsung managed to out of the blue. Probably, a certain role was played by the gifts. Everyone who pre-ordered, the company gave watch Galaxy Watch Active that separately, there are almost 20 thousand rubles. A good bonus is that the user has the responsibility to buy a vehicle worth a hundred thousand, which for all its innovativeness was pretty passable.