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Report: US to bring lawsuit against Google for ad, search dominance - Android Authority
The US Department of Justice could reportedly file action as soon as next week.
- The US Department of Justice is expected to sue Google as soon as next week.
- Its believed that the lawsuit accuses Google of putting search rivals at a disadvantage.
- The department is also said to be investigating search advertising under Googles search box.
Samsung's Galaxy Book Flex gets 5G and Intel's 11th Gen Core - Android Authority
There's even a rear-facing camera to take photos of notes and the outside world.
- Samsung has unveiled a 5G version of its Galaxy Book Flex 2-in-1 laptop.
- The convertible also gets Intels 11th Gen Core and a 13MP rear-facing camera.
- Pricing and availability havent been announced yet.
LG Wing may cost more than Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip and Note 20 Ultra - Android Authority
It seems that twisty secondary screens aren't exactly cheap to design.
- The LG Wing could cost as much as $1,600 in South Korea, according to a new report.
- At this price, the novel device would cost more than Samsungs Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Flip.
- The phone could launch as early as September.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro hands-on: Refining the flip - Android Authority
The Asus Zenfone 7 series is here! Read about our hands-on time with the Zenfone 7 Pro.
Last year, Asus released the Zenfone 6 with a fresh take on an all-screen design. It had a flip camera that allowed the user to flip the main cameras around into selfie mode. It was a unique and bold approach, but we liked it. Its now 2020 and the team at Asus has released a successor, or rather successors, in the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro. Has Asus done enough to keep the flip-camera relevant? Well find out in our upcoming Asus Zenfone 7 Pro review. For now, heres our hands-on experience with the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro. Read more:All the details about the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro There are now two models Like many others in the space, Asus has opted to extend and complicate its lineup with multiple variants of the phone. The Zenfone 7 differs from the Pro in that it drops optical image stabilization on the cameras, has half the storage and less RAM, and sports the Snapdragon 865, vs the Snapdragon 865 Plus chip found in the Pro. Related:What is image stabilization? OIS, EIS, and HIS explained The regular model will come in cheaper than the Pro model to make up for this drop in specifications. Its strange that Asus split the Zenfone into two models, because both versions are close across the board. That said, this strategy seems to be the norm in 2020. Refining the flip camera design The flip camera is back, but now with an added third lens. This makes the module substantially bigger than the first version. Asus has refined the mechanism and claims that the new motor has 2.2x the torque of the original motor. The system has been rated for up to 200,000 flips, which is double the Zenfone 6s 100,000 flip rating. The Zenfone 7 series comes with a triple flip camera. Yes, you can shoot 8K selfie videos. The new flip camera houses three different focal lengths wide, ultrawide, and telephoto. The main camera is a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with an optically-stabilized f/1.8 lens. The ultrawide is a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with a 113-degree field of view. The last is an 8MP 3x telephoto camera. Asus says that it wanted to keep the flip camera mechanism slim and so it couldnt put a larger zoom lens into its design. Of course, because these cameras are in the flip mechanism, you can use the main rear cameras to take selfies. Rear cameras usually have larger sensors and so they tend to take better photos. Since you can take selfies with these cameras, the Zenfone 7 series will likely take some of the best selfies in the game. And yes, you can shoot 8K selfie videos. Continue reading:Maybe dont buy into the 8K video recording hype yet Whats it like? Ive spent the past couple of days with the Zenfone 7 Pro and straight out of the gate the phone feels hefty. It comes in at 230g, which is heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and even the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. Stick one of the included cases on it and youre going to need big pockets for this device. The Zenfone 7 Pro is hefty. It's not the prettiest smartphone about, either. The series-6,000 aluminum rails feel heavy duty and tough, matching the devices weight. The surrounding chamfers break up the design and give off a feeling of quality. The rear is covered in Gorilla Glass 3 and the front in Gorilla Glass 6. The buttons do feel a little loose, which takes away from the otherwise well-built Zenfone 7 Pro. Up front, the 6.67-inch Full HD+ 90Hz AMOLED panel is surrounded by some fairly thick bezels. However, the display is uninterrupted thanks to that flip camera mechanism. The panel seems to get fairly bright and is responsive thanks to the 200Hz touch sampling rate. The viewing angles look solid, but well put the device through our full display-testing suite for our upcoming Zenfone 7 review. Continue reading:90Hz smartphone display test: Can users really feel the difference? The back has the cameras up at the top and some Asus branding further down. On the bottom is the speaker, the USB-C port, and a microphone. On the top is the flip camera mechanism. On the left side is the dual-SIM and microSD card slot. On the right is the volume rocker and power button/fingerprint scanner combo. Overall, the Zenfone 7 Pro looks and feels a little dated. The bezels are a little thick and the heft is off putting. Sure, it feels well made, but at almost 10mm thick, its not stylish by any means. Software bliss? The Zenfone 7 series is running ZenUI 7 atop of Android 10. The software skin looks and feels very much like stock Android, but with a sprinkling of useful features to enhance the user experience. Out of the box, ZenUI feels light and fluid. There are five extra pre-installed apps: Instagram, Netflix, Facebook, Asus Data Transfer, and Gallery. ZenUI 7 is 'stock plus' Asus has included some charging optimization features to prolong battery life. Asus camera app integrates the flip camera mechanism. This stock plus theme debuted with the Zenfone 6 and has been refined for the Zenfone 7. Asus Zenfone 7 specs
|Asus Zenfone 7||Asus Zenfone 7 Pro|
|Display||6.67-inch AMOLEDFHD+HDR10+90Hz refresh rateCorning Gorilla Glass 6||6.67-inch AMOLEDFHD+HDR10+90Hz refresh rateCorning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 650||Qualcomm Adreno 650|
|RAM||6GB / 8GBLPDDR5||8GBLPDDR5|
|Storage||128GBUFS 3.1Expandable with microSD card (up to 2TB)||256GBUFS 3.1Expandable with microSD card (up to 2TB)|
|Battery||5,000mAh battery30W wired charging||5,000mAh battery30W wired charging|
|Cameras||Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with EISf/1.8 aperture0.8m pixelsDual LED flash8K/30fps videoSecondary: 12MP ultra-wide sensor (IMX363) Tertiary: 8MP 3x telephoto with EIS||Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with OISf/1.8 aperture0.8m pixelsDual LED flash8K/30fps videoSecondary: 12MP ultra-wide sensor (IMX363) Tertiary: 8MP 3x telephoto with OIS|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.1NFC||Wi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.1NFC|
|SIM||Dual nano-SIMMicroSD card (up to 2TB)||Dual nano-SIMMicroSD card (up to 2TB)|
|Operating System||Android 10||Android 10|
|Audio||Stereo speakersNo 3.5mm port||Stereo speakersNo 3.5mm port|
|Dimensions||165.08 x 77.28 x 9.6mm230g||165.08 x 77.28 x 9.6mm230g|
|Colors||Aurora BlackPastel White||Aurora BlackPastel White|
- Asus Zenfone 7: 6GB/128GB 21,999 TWD (~$750)
- Asus Zenfone 7 Pro: 8GB/256GB 27,990 TWD (~$950)
Google Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord, and more news from Gary Explains - Android Authority
Windows on Arm improvements, Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord, and more — here is the top news you need to know from Gary Explains.
Your bi-monthly dose of tech industry and developer news, brought to you by the Gary Explains Newsletter Windows on Arm only needs one thing to become great: Linux, macOS, and Windows all run on Arm-based processors. However, Windows on Arm is currently the weakest solution of the three. There is one thing that could make Windows on Arm great. (YouTube) Deal:Pay as little as $1 and learn cloud computing with AWS The Basics: What is the Cloud? As part of my The Basics series, here is a look at the nebulous term called the cloud. What is it and how does it affect you? (YouTube) Does Microsoft have a compiler problem that makes Linux faster? While developing my new benchmark, Speed Test G PC, I noticed the results were much slower on Windows compared to Linux. Heres why! (YouTube) Speed Test G battles Google Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord: Two of the most important mid-range phones of 2020 are the Pixel 4a and the OnePlus Nord. They both use Snapdragon 700-series processor, but the chip in the Nord is probably faster. But probably isnt how we work around here. Lets test them and find out! Google Pixel 4a vs Google Pixel 4: Google has released its latest mid-range device, the Google 4a. As a mid-range device, it has less processing power than the premium Google Pixel 4. But how much less? Lets find out by testing the Pixel 4 with the Pixel 4a. OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus 8: The OnePlus Nord uses the Snapdragon 765G, whereas its bigger sibling, the OnePlus 8, uses the Snapdragon 865. Snapdragon 700-series versus the 800-series. Of course, there are other differences between these two devices, but the question is: how much faster is the OnePlus 8? Lets find out. OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Can the Snapdragon 765G in the OnePlus Nord compete fairly with the Snapdragon 845 in the Galaxy Note 9? Subscribe to Speed Test G on YouTube Nerds only need apply Deals! Need a power bank for your smartphone? Try the Anker PowerCore 20100mAh. Its an ultra high-capacity power bank with 4.8A output and PowerIQ technology. Its highly rated on Amazon, too. Code Windows apps, software, and more with this top in-demand, versatile language bundle, which includes 11 courses and more than 89 hours of training. The bundle includes:
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Google Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE camera shootout: You pick the winner! - Android Authority
In this Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE camera shootout you decide which is the best camera phone of the two. Let the battle begin!
Budget phones are everywhere in 2020 and one of the most awaited contenders has just launched. The Google Pixel 4a is known for its simplicity, a drop-dead $349 price point, and the same amazing camera performance Pixel phones are known for. It could very well be the best camera phone at its price range, but there is another main competitor with an incredible camera already in the mid-range market: Apples iPhone SE. We decided to pit the two phones against each other in a Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE camera shootout to find out which comes out on top. Be sure to cast your vote for the winner in the poll at the end of the article. Lets take a look at some images. Learn more:Google Pixel 4a review | Apple iPhone SE review Google Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE: Camera specs Things look very similar in the Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE camera spec sheet. Both have single cameras on the rear and front, and megapixel counts are also very much alike. The main differences between the Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE camera specs become more apparent when you start looking at video shooting options. The iPhone SE has much more video quality options, giving Apples smartphone a slight upper hand in the video department.
|Pixel 4a||iPhone SE|
|Rear cameras||12.2MP sensor with f1.7 aperture||12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture|
|Rear video||[email protected]@[email protected]@120fps||[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]|
|Front cameras||8MP sensor with f2.0 aperture||7MP sensor with f2.2 aperture|
|Front video||1080[email protected]||[email protected]|
The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will not land in India - Android Authority
Google confirmed the news in a press release today. Singapore will also not see either device.
- There will be no Google Pixel 4a 5G or Google Pixel 5 India launches.
- Google confirmed the news today within a Pixel 4a press release.
- It is possible this news relates to the Pixel 5 having Motion Sense.
Another mid-range OnePlus phone could be on the way, packing Snapdragon 690 - Android Authority
You wait ages for a budget OnePlus phone and now it looks like the Nord will be followed by another device.
- New references in Oxygen OS point to a OnePlus phone powered by the Snapdragon 690.
- The device apparently packs the internal code-name Billie.
- OnePlus previously confirmed that future products in the Nord line are coming to the US.
5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly - Android Authority
The 238th Android Apps Weekly is out! This week we talk about Adobe's exciting new hire, Plex's live TV service, and more!
Welcome to the 238th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:
- Ustwo, developers of the Monument Valley games, announced a new game this week. Alba is a nature adventure game where players work to clean up a polluted island. The game clearly involves a camera. Ustwo announced the game for Apple, PC, and consoles. However, there was no Android release date. We hope they bring the game to the platform.
- Plex launched its new live TV service this last week. The service contains 80 channels and its all supported by advertising. The new service is available on Apple and Android products along with set top boxes like Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Some of the live channels include IGN, Fubo Sports, The Bob Ross Channel, Comedy Dynamics, and a few others. You wont see any big channel names here, but its a lot better than nothing and some of those channels have some cool stuff.
- Alexa voice commands are coming to Android and iOS apps in the near future. Basically, Amazon is letting developers add Amazon Alexa support to their apps. Some early adopters include Uber, TikTok, and Twitter. Hit the link to learn more details.
- TikTok continues its path to being banned in the US. The House passed a ban for the app this week. The Senate should follow next week. The bill can obviously change a lot between now and when it passes, but for now it seems only government employees need to get rid of it. Again, hit the link to learn more.
- Former Googler Marc Levoy joined Adobe this week. Its actually a pretty big deal. Levoy is the mastermind behind the Google Pixel camera software and we all know how amazing that software is. Hell obviously work with Adobe on computational photography, likely via Adobes camera app. This could be huge depending on what Levoy does with Adobe. Keep your eyes peeled.
Netflix is finally available on Google Nest smart displays - Android Authority
You can stream movies and TV shows while your hands are busy.
- Netflix is arriving on Googles Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays.
- You can control the streaming service with your voice, touch, or gestures.