Google today announced that it is making video calling easier for certain Android devices by integrating it into the Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages app. And later this year, it will also allow one to upgrade their voice call to video with just a tap.
Google Makes Video Calling Easier on Android by Integrating It into Phone, Contacts, and Messages App
Earlier today, Google officially announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL, the successors to last year’s flagship smartphones.
Google today announced that it has enhanced the search and discovery algorithms in the Google Play Store to rank quality apps higher than poorly made apps. The new algorithm will take into account an app’s performance, stability, crashes, battery drain etc. and rank them accordingly.
Benchmarks are a bane to the world of smartphones. While they numerically suggest the maximum performance a device can deliver, the numbers typically do not correlate to how it performs in the real world. For example, a device with a 40,000 score in a benchmark suite is not twice as fast as a device with a 20,000 score in the real world. There is no doubt that the recently launched OnePlus 5 is a fast smartphone, thanks to the combination of the Snapdragon 835 chip, 6 or 8GB RAM, fast UFS 2.1 storage, a modest 1080p display, and bloatware-free Android. But alas, the company seems to have faltered yet again in artificially inflating benchmark scores in a bid to showcase a numerical superiority.
A lot is known about the OnePlus 5, successor to last year’s popular OnePlus 3 and 3T made by the popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Today, a leaked image on Chinese social media network Weibo suggests that the 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage SKU of the new handset will be sold for Rs. 32,999. There’s also a unit with 128GB storage and a whopping 8GB of RAM, which the image suggests will be priced at Rs. 37,999. It is further suggested that the phone will be an Amazon exclusive and the sale of the handset will commence on 22nd June at 4.30pm.
The Google Now Launcher sits alongside the Pixel Launcher in the Play Store as being two options available from Google itself.
LeEco is a company that wants to make popular Android phones, but it also wants to make popular cars, TVs, and other things, too.
Google has plans to announce new smartphones on October 4, but also reveal more about its in-home assistant, Google Home.
BLU is a manufacturer that has made a name for itself for building compelling handsets without forcing potential owners to break the bank.