Google Pixel 4 running Android R tested in GeekBench

Google Pixel 4 под управлением Android R протестирован в GeekBench

In the database benchmark GeekBench v5 discovered the benchmark results of the smartphone Google Pixel 4 running unreleased Android operating system R.

For Android R probably hiding Android 11. In 2019 Google refused naming OS revisions «sweet» names, but media reports suggest that the tradition to give a preliminary version of the letter in the alphabet left.

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It is already known that Android 11 disappear problem when activating «airplane Mode» does disable the Bluetooth headphone. Google also will remove the limit on the size of the recorded videos and will add the function activate dark theme on schedule.

It is assumed that the first preview build Android 11 will be released in the end of the first quarter of this year.

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Xbox Ultimate Game Pass for six months with 50% discount

Подписка Xbox Game Pass Ultimate на полгода со скидкой 50%

Microsoft offers to buy a 6-month game subscription Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with 50% discount — for 2694 ruble (price without discount 5388 rubles). The promotion is valid only until February 2nd.

The subscription fee includes Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and Xbox Pass Game for the PC. For example, on Xbox One subscription available in more than 100 titles, including: Fallout 4, Halo 5, «the Witcher 3: wild hunt», Tekken 7, the Gears 5 and Grand Theft Auto V. But on the PC you can still play in Phoenix Point and Halo: Reach.

It is worth noting that in Russia it is impossible to directly purchase a game subscription from Microsoft. However Xbox Ultimate Game Pass is available to partners of the company «1C-Interest» and «Buka». Gets whether the action to large retail chains, like «Eldorado» and «M. Video» is unknown.

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In the network lit up the world’s first smartphone with selfie camera 44 megapixels

В сети засветился первый в мире смартфон с селфи-камерой на 44 мегапикселя

Technologer Arun property shared by the unknown smartphone with dual selfie camera. According to Aruna, the world’s first phone with a front camera 44 megapixels.

What kind of device, the source did not specify. According to users, is a gadget manufacturing company Oppo. This is indicated by the status bar, the design of which is typical for smartphones of this manufacturer. However, this is not Oppo Find X2, which is expected to be one selfie camera and rounded edges of the screen.

If the information source is true, then a 44-megapixel selfie-module will be a new record in the mobile market. Apparently, it was developed specifically for this smartphone.

Previously, the leadership in this area was held by company Samsung announced in last year’s sensor ISOCELL Slim GH1 by 43.7 MP. And Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, which will present 11 February, will get a front camera 40 megapixels.

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Huawei revealed the list of smartphones that will receive global EMUI 10

Huawei раскрыла перечень смартфонов, которые получат глобальную EMUI 10

Huawei has unveiled the full list of devices that will receive updates to the global version of proprietary shell EMUI 10.

Updates «over the air» (OTA) will start to come «in the coming months», the flagship series Mate 20 and P30 is already updated, including in Russia.

  • Huawei P30 / P30 Pro / P30 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 20 / 20 Pro / 20 X / 20 RS Mate Porsche Design / Mate of 20 X 5G / Mate Lite 20
  • Huawei nova 5T
  • Huawei nova 4 / nova 4e
  • Huawei P20 / P20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 / 10 Pro Mate / Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Smart P 2019
  • Huawei P Smart+ 2019
  • Huawei Smart Pro P
  • Huawei Smart P Z

It is known that the update to EMUI 10 for P30 Lite, Z P Smart, P Smart 2019, P20 and P20 Pro for Russian users will be available in April-June this year.

To check for available updates under «Settings» > Update smartphone.

EMUI based on the Android 10 10. Huawei have worked on system icons and fonts, and a grid of apps, giving them a «magazine» look. The camera interface now gives priority to user actions, and color of text and icons optimized for readability. EMUI 10 also got the dark mode and the function Always On Display.

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Release Dying Light 2 is postponed for an unknown period of time

Релиз Dying Light 2 перенесён на неизвестный срок

Polish Studio Techland wrote an appeal to the fans, which States that the release of militants in the open world Dying Light 2 has been postponed.

The reason for the transfer is simple — the Studio didn’t have enough time to implement all the planned ideas. «Developers are not satisfied with the current quality of the product», — said in the letter. New release date is not yet determined.

Dying Light 2 is not the first major project, the release of which was delayed. Previously, developers from CD Projekt RED announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will be released September 17, 2020, rather than April, as originally intended.

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Vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows you to gain full control over the system

Уязвимость в Internet Explorer позволяет получит полный контроль над системой

Microsoft announced found in critical Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability. As stated in the article, «the vulnerability could cause memory corruption, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user».

Takumi could gain the same rights as the current user of the system will be able to install any programs, modify, or delete data; or create new accounts with elevated privileges. For the attack, the user must go to a specially configured by the attacker site.

Vulnerability affects all current operating systems, including Windows 7, which terminated on January 14.

As TechCrunch reports that Microsoft «is working on a fix», but is unlikely to release a bugfix before the next round of monthly security patches, scheduled for February 11.

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WSJ: Amazon is working on a payment system using the palm of your hand

WSJ: Amazon разрабатывает систему оплаты при помощи ладони

Amazon is working on payment terminals that receive data about the owner of the Bank card by scanning the palm of your hand. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing familiar with the matter people.

It is assumed that such terminals will speed up the payment process and will be established institutions with a large flow of customers: coffee shops or fast food establishments. The project is at an early stage, but Amazon has already held talks with Visa, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Synchrony Financial about testing new technologies.

Not resolved several questions: how will the process of linking to the unique palm print, as well as how the buyer will be able to choose the right card for withdrawals, if he has several of them.

At the end of December it became known that Amazon has patented the technology of payment by scanning the palm of your hand.

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Updates apps of the week. 13-19 January

Апдейты приложений недели. 13-19 января

Talk about the release experimental Firefox Preview on a new engine and a new interface in the main branch, with helpful filters to YouTube and update it from Microsoft.

Microsoft Preview Launcher 6.0 for Android

In the new pre-assembled custom launcher for Android there are many important innovations.

Microsoft transferred the app to a new code base that has allowed us to implement a number of new features. One of the key — support landscape mode. Configuration interface theme also rewritten: now available only to light and dark option that switch automatically depending on system settings.

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Microsoft has streamlined personalized ribbon, located in the far left screen, appearance of the list of all applications, and conducted many optimizations, improving loading speed, memory usage and battery.

In the company remind that the Preview version may contain bugs, so please report any issues via the built-in tool.

Download: Google Play / APKMirror

15.02 YouTube for iOS

In the official video-sharing app for iOS now filters for feed subscriptions. The user can choose what content should be displayed: unwatched or partially watched videos, released today, text posts, live broadcasts or all the videos available from the monitored channels.

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Android users will get the feature in the future.

Download: App Store

Firefox Nightly for Android

Mozilla has started the transfer of the experimental version of the Firefox browser Preview in the main branch. First channel is updated Nightly, intended for developers.

From March 2019 the company is developing a new generation of mobile browser in the GeckoView engine (regular Firefox runs on Gecko). It has improved user interface, advanced protection against tracking and accelerated the work, and many other improvements.

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While the new version of Firefox is unstable and not recommended for everyday use, finally the transition to new generation will be completed by the end of the first half of 2020.

Download: Google Play

Google 10.92.10 for Android

Users pay attention to a new section in the app «Google Search». Menu Labs («Lab») contains experimental features that can be activated for testing.

Now in Labs there are three settings:

  • The possibility of increasing the search results pinch to zoom («pinch»).
  • The function of editing and sharing apps screenshots.
  • The option to disable themed doodles in the search bar on the home screen.

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See the Labs section by clicking on the «Advanced» button in the bottom menu of the app «Google Search». Update activated on the server side, installing the latest version of the app does not guarantee its occurrence.

Download: Google Play / APKMirror

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The picture of the «1917» was awarded the main prize of Guild of producers of the USA

Картина «1917» удостоилась главного приза Гильдии продюсеров США

A war film by Sam Mendes «1917» was awarded «Best film» from the producers Guild USA — the official Twitter of the organization.

The plot is set during the «First world war» and tells the story of two young soldiers, the success of which depend the lives of hundreds of colleagues.

The main roles in the film played by Dean-Charles Chapman, George Mackay, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott and others.

Previously, «1917» was nominated for «Oscar» in ten categories. By the way, the picture has already received the «Golden globe» in the nomination «the Best film and Director». The Russian premiere tape scheduled for January 30.

In addition to the film «1917», prizes were awarded «toy Story 4» («Best animated film»), «Chernobyl» («Best mini-series») and «Apollo: Mission to the moon» («the Best series for streaming platforms»). «Best children’s program» was recognized as «sesame Street».

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More than half sold in Russia smartphones have screen sizes from 5.7 inch

Более половины продаваемых в России смартфонов имеют диагональ экрана от 5,7 дюймов

More than 50% sold on the Russian market of smartphones have a very large display (from 5.7 inches and more). This writes the newspaper «Izvestia» with reference to the research company GfK and the data retailers.

According to retailers «M. Video» and «Eldorado», the share of the larger devices on the Russian market for the last year has tripled. At the same time, over the last five years the size of screens has increased by 20%.

According to the GfK expert Anna Shebek, in the period from January to November 2019 57.7% of sold in Russia of the phones had a display size of 5.7 inch. In 2018, the share of such phones has not exceeded 17%. Similar data lead and the representatives of the cellular operator MTS, as well as retail stores «the Messenger».

According to representatives of the market, the growing popularity of larger phones is associated primarily with the emergence of a huge number of entertainment services, such as online cinema. Owners of large devices consume 40% more traffic than the owners of devices with screens less than 5.5 inches.

With gadgets with large screens easier to watch videos, communicate in social networks or messengers. So phablets are gradually replacing the tablet, users want one device for all tasks.

The popularization of the phablet is facilitated by the trend for frameless displays and reduce the cost of the devices. For example, in 2018 the average cost of a smartphone with a large screen was 42 140 rubles. In 2019-om the price tag is decreased to 22 630 rubles.

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