A Look Back Seven Days Of Headlines Around The Android World

HowToLERN.com – Looking back on seven days of news and headlines across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes Galaxy Z Fold 3 review, Samsung expansion plans, OnePlus Buds Pro review, Fitbit Charge 5 launch, Pixel 5 cancellation, Xiaomi says. Goodbye Mi to the long, torturous history of the Google messaging platform.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of the many things that happened to Android over the past week.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 reviews

After officially launching the Galaxy Z Fold 3 earlier this month, the next iteration of Samsung’s foldable phone, which I would say is a foldable tablet turned phone, reviews are starting to surface. Dieter Bohn highlights the dichotomy inherent in folding designs:

“If you like the core idea of ​​the Z Fold but expect Samsung to fix its biggest problem, it’s worth looking at the steady, relentless improvements presented here. If you think the whole idea is a wasteful and ridiculous technical touch, none of these changes will change your mind.”

Samsung is recruiting to expand

One to mark future plans; Samsung’s two divisions, Electronics and Biologics, are expected to hire more than 40,000 new employees over the next three years. Sohee Kim reports:

Samsung Electronics Co. and subsidiaries such as Samsung Biologics are looking to research and spend in areas from telecommunications and robotics to corporate acquisitions. The country’s largest conglomerate donated 180 trillion won to its own country and is now seeking 10,000 more people. period, in addition to the 30,000 new jobs already planned”,

OnePlus Buds Pro: mute the silence

OnePlus builds on the success of the OnePlus Buds and Buds-Z released last year, and the OnePlus Buds Pro went on sale this week. They feature Active Noise Cancellation, Zen Air Mode that takes you into a soothing audio landscape, and up to 38 hours of battery life for £140. I’m reviewing them this week to find out more:

“The OnePlus Buds Pro looks like a classic OnePlus game. It’s well worth the money, though keep an eye out for discounts on the Buds Pro and its competitors – the AirPods Pro will likely see a price cut in the future as well. They offer a comparable experience, typically used for more expensive equipment, and the compromises reached have the least impact on performance and quality.”

Fitbit Charge 5 . launch

Google, which you may remember now owning the Fitbit, has released the Fitbit Charge 5, the popular brand’s newest fitness tracker. Perhaps one of the Apple Watch’s main competitors, Charge includes GPS tracking, NFC for payments, ECG, stress tracker, heart rate monitor, bright and colorful OLED display, and of course, “much more”:

“You can pre-order the Charge 5 now at Fitbit and third-party stores for $179.95 / £169.99 (about AU$250). The company hasn’t released an exact shipping date, but says it will be available worldwide “in the fall.” Since Fitbit is a US company, we expect it to start shipping between September and November. ”

Pixel canceled before Pixel 6

Sticking with Google, following the release of last week’s Pixel 5a 5G (and the upcoming release of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro), last year’s Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 have been cancelled. If you’re looking for deals, there might be a last-minute stock sale, but for everyone else, you might want to take a look at the 5a 5G (albeit a limited US and Japanese release) or delay the global release of the Pixel 6 later this year. year:

“The reason for the limited launch of the Pixel 5a 5G was due to a chip deficiency that affected the Snapdragon 765, which powers both older Pixels. If Google can’t provide enough chips to roll out the new 5a 5G widely, it definitely won’t be able to provide enough protection to keep two older devices on the shelf.

Xiaomi changes the Mi . brand

The old smartphone brand Xiaomi Mi may disappear. In a conversation with Mishaal Rahman, the Chinese multinational company will use the Xiaomi brand for future phones:

“Now, ten years after the launch of the first smartphone under the Mi brand, Xiaomi is ready to make a big change: in the future, it will remove the word “Mi” from its product name. This brand change started with the MIX 4 smartphone which was just launched by the company. and a company spokesperson told XDA that all of its future products will follow suit.”

Amazing Xiaomi revival

Xiaomi’s quarterly results are also presented. The company had a net profit of $1.28 billion and revenues of $13.56; revenue increased 80 percent and revenue grew 64 percent year over year. This can largely be attributed to the growing share of smartphone sales worldwide:

“In the first quarter of 2021, Xiaomi’s smartphone business continued to grow significantly. Smartphone revenue rose 69.8% to 51.5 billion yuan YoY. Global smartphone shipments during this period reached 49.4 million units, and smartphone gross margin reached 12.9%.”

And finally…

Sixteen years ago, Google released its first messaging client, Google Talk. Since then, there have been many iterations, new products, solar standards, and more. Ron Amadeo sees the convoluted paths and problems behind the Google post:

“Google’s 16 years in messaging have allowed products from more targeted companies to pass. Unfortunately, almost all of these products are much younger than Google’s messaging efforts. Consider competitors like WhatsApp (12 years), Facebook Messenger (9 years), iMessage (9 years) and Slack (8 years) – Google Talk even had video chat four years before Zoom. ”