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Samsung Galaxy Fold Receives Upgrade to Android 10; More Updates by April End

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  • Samsung Galaxy Fold, the first foldable device from Samsung is being upgraded to Android 10.
  • The company has officially conveyed that several features currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones will be sent as updates to the Samsung Galaxy Fold as well.
  • The fresh updates which are left out from the current update will be made available before the end of April 2020.

The Background to the Present Update for the Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was first announced with a lot of fanfare in the first quarter of 2019. The phone had a few display and design issues due to which the company withheld the release of the device in the market. It was only much later after the issues were resolved through changes in the display and the hinge, that the phone was finally released.

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The company went on to release another foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip with a clamshell design. It is understood that there is a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which may be called the Galaxy Fold 2, in the works. Meanwhile, the South Korean company has decided to bring to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, all those features that are available on the last flagship released by them last month, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series.

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Which Are the Features Included in this Update?

The first update which is already on its way gives the foldable device the Android 10 operating system with the inhouse UI, One UI 2.1. There are some features like Quick Crop, Quick Share, the Night Mode with some improvements and Clean View included in this update. These are part of the One UI 2.1 that is built on the Android 10.

How About the Features to be Sent in April?

The features that Samsung hopes to send to the Samsung Galaxy Fold in April will include Night Hyperlapse, Music Share and Pro mode for video. These are advanced features that the camera section of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series smartphones boast. Another important feature, Single Take, will also reach the Samsung Galaxy Fold by around this time next month. The Singe Take feature allows you to focus on an object and the camera captures six photos and four videos leaving you with the choice to select the one you want. It can elevate your photography experience to a higher level..

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Bogdana Zujic is the editor in chief and Managing editor of Technobezz and Firm Luxury Media. She holds a law degree and certifications in mass media communications. Contact me at [email protected]

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The Sims 5 – Will the Coronavirus Affect the Release date?

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  • With a California lockdown, there’s no way Maxis Studios will be working
  • There’s complete uncertainty on when this virus would go away and normal operations resumed
  • Even if the developer and publisher get ready, how comfortable will the market be in receiving a new game and ordering it?
  • It’s going to be a challenge for Maxis and EA to release the Sims 5

The Coronavirus pandemic refuses to go away. With every passing day, most countries including the United States are reporting an increase in the number of people affected by the virus and the number of deaths. Though the President of the United States has expressed his personal desire to have the lockdown lifted before Easter, many experts don’t agree with him. It may fall on the Governor of the respective states to take the call when push comes to shove.

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How Will Maxis Cope with the Situation?

There cannot be any doubt that the development studio where Maxis is working on the Sims 5 game would be currently shut down. Many of the technical staff, including the developers, would have been asked to work from home.

The larger question would be “Can people work in isolation and develop a game like the Sims 5“?

It sounds highly unlikely.

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An image with some of the characters in Sims 5

The main reason for this is the very nature of the activities involved is collaborative. It’s a team activity. Each member of the team would be assigned the task of building the game through graphics and the back-end software. These may be in modules and later pooled together.

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What is the Tearing Hurry?

On occasions like these, any corporate body will do a brainstorming on which part of their daily work schedule is the priority and which can be deferred. As argued several times in the past, the current game, Sims 4 is doing reasonably well and there are new Expansion Packs in the pipeline. Fans are looking forward to the new game but the studio can afford to wait.

Where Can They Sell The Sims 5?

Almost the entire world is in the grip of the pandemic caused by the Coronavirus. Europe has suddenly become the epicenter with the number of deaths being reported each day rising beyond imagination. The economic cost of all these will be enormous. Even the optimistic person will say it will take at least six months after the situation comes to normal for the economies to recover. EA will think thrice before releasing the Sims 5 under these conditions.

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Apple Watch Could be Priced Cheaper if the Company Succeeds in Making the Casing in a Plastic Composite

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  • Apple is planning on broadening the customer base for Apple Watch by reducing prices
  • The Company has filed a patent for a new casing made out of ceramic fiber
  • Some of the inside components too can be made of this plastic composite if the patent gets the approval

Apple has been working on making its products affordable by a larger section of the population that it is able to service currently. The Apple Watch is a unique product and is the largest selling smartwatch worldwide. It is, however, considered a premium product starting around $400 which may be beyond the reach of many. The company is now working on an alternative casing material to the stainless steel, aluminum or titanium which are currently under use. A patent has been applied for, which reveals the details of this proposal.

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Is the New Casing Material Technically Equivalent?

The challenge before Apple is to find the cheaper alternative casing material that offers the same or better properties for the application. A smartwatch is a device that goes far beyond just telling the time. It is a full-fledged electronic device that reads pulses and in the case of Apple Watch, carries out an ECG.

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The casing has to be made of such material that can transmit the electromagnetic signals both ways. Once this purpose is served, it should be easy to fabricate and be less expensive. Apple’s patent application appears to explain all these aspects in detail going into the micro-level of the technology. What is proposed in the patent is a weave made of ceramic fibers. The exact description as it appears is

“Ceramic Weave for Low-Cost, Structural, Antenna-Permeable Watch Case,” US Patent No. 20200096948.

This weave will have an epoxy or other matrix material which gives it the strength needed and the ability to withstand shocks. The resultant material would be referred to as a composite.

Apple is known for filing thousands of patents in a year. A majority of them may not be followed through to their logical end. Once an idea is floated within its organization, the company would want to patent it and hold the rights. Some of these patented technologies find their way into their products making them unique and the company extracts the premium for it as well.

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GPU Driver Update Likely for Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 Phones

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  • The new GPU driver is being introduced by Google
  • It is said to improve performance by 40%
  • Battery consumption is expected to reduce significantly
  • GPU driver update is likely to be rolled out by end of this year

GPU drivers are required for efficient gaming. The entire gaming community is waiting for the GPU updates on all the latest smartphones. In 2019, at the famous Snapdragon summit, it was announced that updatable GPU drivers would be made. In continuation of this, a new GPU inspector has been introduced. Google has introduced this to allow for an efficient gaming environment for the people.

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So What Exactly does this GPU Inspector do?

This tool will monitor the gaming environment and allow the game developers to make the necessary changes to it. These small updates also called tweaks can be done to the code quite easily. These updates will be available for gamers through the play store. The GPU inspector has support for the top processors namely, ARM and Snapdragon. In the initial stages, few of the Samsung Galaxy phones are expected to get the updates. It will be expanded to include many more models of phones later.

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What are the Benefits of the New Tool?

 One of the main issues faced by gamers is the battery draining fast. This new tool will optimize battery usage and allow gamers to play for longer periods without draining the battery capacity. Some of the graphic-intensive games heat up the phones or do not play out well in many phones. The new tool will optimize these games. It is expected that around 40% of optimization can be expected from this tool.

Qualcomm is collaborating with famous gaming studios to make sure that the launch of the tool is a success. Google is also partnering with these companies. To name a few of the companies which are in this collaboration – Gameloft and Blizzard entertainment. Gamers are excited as it seems like the release may be done by the end of this year. Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z flip are in line waiting for the next update. These will get the updates after the initial launch for the Galaxy S10 series as well as Galaxy Note 10. The entire gaming community is waiting for these updates to be released.

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