This week was a big one for not only Google, but also for the whole mobile industry. Each year, Google releases a freshened version of its Android mobile operating system. When this happens, manufacturers and competitors take notice. This year, it was the seventh major version of the operating system, one that Google is calling Nougat, named after the sweet dessert.
Earlier this week, Italy was hit with a 6.2-magnitude earthquake causing devastation to part of the country. Many lost their lives and others were left requiring immediate care. Thankfully, some U.S. carriers, as they normally do, responded to the tragedy by allowing unmeasured calls and text to the territory for free to check up on family and friends.
It has been said that Samsung will bring back its recently eliminated ‘action memo’ feature by popular demand. Ever since the company removed the feature, with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 7, users have requested it be brought back. And Samsung appears to be doing just that.
Initially seen as a passive platform in which viewers enjoy and subscribe to thematically linked videos and channels, YouTube is nonetheless considered a big name in social media circles. With the internally dubbed ‘Backstage’ in development, the platform continues to take steps to compete with social media juggernauts such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.
OnePlus kept to its promise from earlier in the week and announced something new recently. The Bullets V2 earbuds are a refresh of the original Bullets earbuds.
The Hasselblad Moto Mod, an anticipated camera module that was supposed to launch alongside the Moto Z and Moto Z force, was seen in promotions just a week away from IFA 16. The camera looks to be quite an impressive module for a phone, offering features such as 10x optical zoom, xenon flash and a physical shutter with zoom.
IFA 16 is drawing near, and one company that is well-known for its long time presence at the German trade show is Sony. Not surprisingly, various companies have started giving us sneak peeks of what to expect. Sony too has sent invites to the media along with a teaser that shows different products for its September 1st event.
On Tuesday, Google confirmed news regarding LG’s upcoming V20. The handset equipped with flagship specs is scheduled for a launch to happen on September 6th. We’re expecting Android Nougat and the “the best video and audio experience.”