This week’s top news include the Google Home app getting a new Feed, an early look at the Pixel 6a, a preview of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 display crease, and more.
The Feed tab in the Google Home app has undergone a significant change from Google, which was first mentioned months ago. In an effort to eliminate duplicate entries, what was originally a stream of instructive cards has more in common with a simplified list of occurrences.
The alert can be opened with a tap, and the overflow menu provides options to dismiss, hide specific events, or generally customize updates (feed personalization settings). Image previews are displayed along with camera warnings, and History is located in the top-left corner. You will see a Quiet day at home / No updates for you at this time background when there is nothing new.
The Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro preorders won’t begin for another month, but leaks continue to surface. The most recent is a hands-on video of a Pixel 6a retail model that reveals, among other things, that the phone will ship with the April 2022 update already installed.
Although the earbuds are likely to be what existing Pixel owners choose to purchase, Google is very much bundling the “Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro” together as a single purchase. Google is emphasizing active noise cancellation (ANC), Volume EQ, device switching, and the hotword in relation to marketing copy .
Even though it’s usually not too noticeable in daily use, Samsung has strived to make the crease in its foldable phones less noticeable with each subsequent model. This week, a new photograph of the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s internal display surfaced online, revealing that the foldable should feature a much smaller crease than the Z Fold 3.
Naturally, Samsung still has a ways to go before it can equal what its rivals have accomplished in this area. For instance, the Oppo Find N features a crease that is difficult to see or feel while using the device. Oppo did well with that foldable, though.
This week’s news that the Nothing Phone (1) will initially not be sold in the United States saddened a lot of people. However, writer Max Weinbach has outlined a number of reasons why the business made the right choice in this case.
Nothing lacks the financial or component support of a multibillion dollar global company like Xiaomi or OPPO. This implies that it need funding from banks and investors. This entails debt, loans, and big credit lines.
Nothing, in contrast to other businesses, cannot afford for a phone to be a commercial failure. Spending far into the millions of dollars to not make that back is just not sustainable if it wants to be able to pay back these obligations.
The bottom gesture navigation bar has gone a little bit broader and bolder, which is one of the more minor changes to Android 13—at least on Pixel phones. When we polled you, our readers, on your opinions of the change, the range of responses was shockingly wide.
The most unexpected thing is that we anticipated our readers would not like the adjustment. It actually mostly divides into two groups: those who adore it and those who don’t give a damn. 32% of our readers adore the modification, citing the larger bar , as it is more noticeable and makes features like one-handed mode more obvious. However, the activation area is unchanged by the bigger size.
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