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Earlier this year Google rolled out a significant update to their Gmail platform. Many new features were added that built on work Google had done with other applications and were finally bringing over to the email platform. Some of the features, like the refreshed interface on the web, were available right away with other new features coming later. One new feature just went live as Google has turned on their confidential mode for Gmail.
Huawei has confirmed that the pending launch of their Mate 20 series of smartphones will usher in a new era for processors as the company makes their new Kirin 980 available in a consumer product. The Kirin 980 is notable as it is produced using a 7nm manufacturing process. Huawei says the Mate 20s equipped with the new Kirin 980 will be the first 7nm based devices available to consumers.
Over the past couple days, an update to Android 8.0 Oreo started rolling out to a subset of BlackBerry KEYone devices. That subset of devices is limited to those in the Canadian market. For owners in Canada, one bit of good news is that the update is hitting both unlocked and carrier devices. For everyone else around the globe with a BlackBerry KEYone, the wait will continue although there is hope that the update should not be far off for other markets.
WhatsApp offers a nifty little feature that allows users to back up their chats and image storage to Google Drive, which is very useful when changing devices. Whether you’re upgrading or you’ve accidentally lost your phone, it’s nice to have a backup so you don’t lose everything with an old device.
What makes this feature even better now is that Google has agreed to not count WhatsApp backups against a user’s storage limit, so that’s one less reason to not back stuff up with Google.
I see both sides of that argument, too. It’s hard not to see a little Apple inspiration in some of the designs, but on the other hand, I’m not against the notch being a natural evolution of our smartphone displays, and I think some phones manage to put their own spin on the design without being too blatant.
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Fast on the heels of HTC, Nokia, and Motorola confirming which of their handsets will be updated to Android Pie, Sony has officially announced which of its Xperia smartphones will jump on the bandwagon. As you might expect, most of Sony’s heavy-hitters such as the Xperia XZ2 are present, but the update will also roll out to a bunch of mid-range phones as well.
In a week where we’ve seen both HTC and Nokia confirm which of their handsets would get updated to Android Pie (all of them in Nokia’s case), we now have Motorola revealing which of its phones will follow suit. Android Pie brings features such as an improved Do Not Disturb mode, a revamped split-screen mode, and the redesigned Quick Settings, to name just a few.
After announcing Android Pie earlier this month, Google has formally unveiled Android Pie (Go edition) which the search giant claims offers a more streamlined, more secure version of Android that is suited to smartphones with modest specifications. With more than 200 devices running Android Go in over 120 countries at prices starting from a measly $30, this is part of Google’s strategy to reach the next billion smartphone users.
A few months ago Google started the process of transitioning Google Drive customers to their new Google One product. Google One is primarily a re-branding of Google Drive, though there are a couple new wrinkles involved with the revised platform. That stage of the transition appears to be complete as Google announced they are now opening up Google One to the general public so that anyone who is interested can sign up for a plan.
It’s no secret that the notched display has been the most popular trend of 2018 with just about everyone except Samsung and Sony jumping on the bandwagon, although Sony may well change its stance with the Xperia XZ3 that it is rumored to launch during IFA 2018 on August 30th. Huawei followed the notch trend with its mightily impressive P20 Pro, and now it seems that the Mate series could follow suit if the latest leak is accurate.