Google in talks to take over more search tasks on Samsung phones
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 () Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Samsung Electronics Co. are negotiating a major deal that would give Google products more prominence on the South Korean company’s smartphones, according to correspondence viewed by Bloomberg News. The talks involve giving Google more control over search on Samsung handsets globally. Samsung is the largest smartphone maker in the world, selling close to 300 million phones last year. Google’s Android is already the underlying operating system on Galaxy devices, but a potential deal would promote Google’s digital assistant and Play Store for apps on those devices,...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Google plans to build a new underwater cable to connect the U.S., Britain and Spain. Writing in a news release, Alphabet Inc. states that the data cable will link New York City to the city of Bude in Cornwall and the city of Bilbao in Spain.
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Tech giant Google is all set to roll out a new update to Android Auto which will allow the car software to regain its smart features including the Calendar application. According to The Verge, the Calendar application will allow users to view the information related to their next appointments. The feature will also give driving directions to the users in case they had added a location to the calendar entry. The application was previously removed by Goole in its 2019's redesign. The company had replaced it with a button that simply reads the appointments loud via the Google Assistant. As per The Verge, the new feature also adds relevant shortcuts to the Calendar application
Samsung will introduce "five new power devices" at its upcoming online Unpacked event, revealed TM Roh, who is the President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. The event is scheduled to take place on August 5. In a blog post, Roh said that so much has changed since the last few months and in this "new era", they have a "special responsibility" to help society continue to move forward. "Since I took over the reins at Samsung Mobile six months ago, so much has changed... I consider this new era as the 'Next Normal' and technology - especially mobile technology - has a critical role in it. In just a few months, we've seen our lives change in unimaginable ways. Distance learning, athome fitness, online concerts, and so much more have all been enabled by mobile technology," Roh said. "As leaders of the tech industry, we have a special responsibility - and now a true sense of urgency - to help society continue to move forward. So many people are counting on us to give them new ways to communicate, new ways to work, and new ways to connect," he added. Roh further stated that the new devices will deliver the company's vision to be the innovator of new mobile experiences that flow "seamlessly and continuously". "At this summer's Galaxy Unpacked, we'll be introducing five new power devices. These devices deliver on our vision to be the innovator of new mobile experiences that flow seamlessly and continuously wherever we go. They combine power with seamless functionality, whether you're at work or play, at home or away. In the Next Normal, you will be empowered to live life to the fullest with these devices in your hand (and in your ears, and on your wrist.)," the post read.
Samsung Electronics has announced that Apple Music on Samsung Smart TVs will now feature and display millions of real-time synced lyrics that animate along with the music. Users can easily scroll through a song by flipping through the lyrics, jump to a certain section, skip straight to the chorus or see where they are at in the song whenever they want. "Available on 2018 to 2020 Samsung Smart TV models, Apple Music time-synced lyrics make it easier and more fun than ever for users to sing or rap their hearts out to their favorite songs - or to discover the words of the latest hits," the company said in an official statement. The users can also search for a particular lyric, find the song, and learn the rest of the words simply by hitting play.
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that second-quarter operating profit likely rose 23% as solid chip sales to data centres bulking up in a work-from-home economy offset weak demand for smartphones. Ciara Lee reports
Legendary analyst Byron Wien said the bear market and recession are over. Wien told Bloomberg news the S&P 500 may climb slightly higher but it will not be making any "major strides upward" this year. Byron is the vice chairman of Blackstone Private Wealth Solutions said the S&P 500 is "fully priced." He also applauded US technology companies for their creativity. According to Business Insider Wien said the US should be a manufacturer as well as an innovator to compete globally.
Ascena owns specialty retail brands Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant. The company plans to shut at least 1,200 stores as part of bankruptcy proceedings this week, according to a Bloomberg report. Under its Chapter 11 arrangement, Ascena would do away with around $700 million from its $1.1 billon debt load. Business Insider reports that Ascena's lenders will assume ownership of the company. The New Jersey-based company has been battling the consumer shift to online shopping for years.
A bear was found trapped in a noose at a tree in Chhattisgarh's Korea district area on August 12. However it was later rescued by forest department. A local said, "I saw the Bear on yesterday in forest, I thought it was normally sitting on a tree, but later when I rechecked, the bear seemed stuck in a noose and then I called the forest department." "We are trying best to rescue it, however it is very scared right now"said forest official. According to the report the bear was later rescued.
With the launch of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 20 handset, the company has unveiled a unique Xbox Game Pass partnership. The tech company Microsoft has joined hands with Samsung to include a special version of the Xbox Game Pass app in Samsung's Galaxy Store. According to The Verge, this version will allow Xbox players to redeem tokens and make in-app purchases like buying skins or DLC items in the Xbox Store.The Xbox Game Pass app available on the Google Play Store will not support these types of in-app purchases. The special deal between Samsung and Microsoft likely undercuts the 30 per cent Google asks for, to enable them exclusively for the Galaxy Store version. The deal comes just as rumours suggest Google is trying to convince Samsung to promote its own Play Store over Samsung's alternative.The verge reported that alongside this Xbox Game Pass app, Samsung also offered agaming bundle for the Galaxy Note 20 that includes three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PowerA's MOGA XP5-X Plus. The controller is made with the game streaming (xCloud) part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in mind, and it can keep the user's phone charged while playing the game.Microsoft and Samsung's latest Xbox Game Pass partnership builds on the growing deal the two companies first revealed last year. Microsoft and Samsung partnered to bridge Android and Windows closer together with the Galaxy Note 10 last year, and they announced an xCloud partnership earlier this year. The Note 20 is the first device to take advantage of this closer Xbox Game Pass integration, and it is also assumed that Microsoft's ambitions to bring xCloud to TVs will likely involve Samsung at some point in the future.
Google has said that Android 10 is seeing the fastest adoption rates of any version of Android, with 100 million devices running Android 10 in just five months after its launch. Android 10 seeing the fastest adoption rates of any version of Android. In a blog post, Google said that over the past few years they have introduced new capabilities that enabled them to deliver updates more "uniformly, quickly, and efficiently" to Android devices. Some of the company's efforts were "Project Treble and Project Mainline". "In Android 10, we started updating components of the OS directly via Google Play system updates (Project Mainline). Mainline provides security and privacy updates for the OS in a way that's similar to apps - through Google Play. For example, in our most recent deployment, we directly updated 285 million devices with fixes for security vulnerabilities," the post read. "Google Play is also responsible for updating critical applications and services, such as authentication, push notifications, and Google Play Protect. A good example is the launch of the Exposure Notification API. Exposure Notifications are a tool to help public-health agencies in the fight against COVID-19. The API was deployed in May via Google Play to over 2 billion devices in the space of just 4 weeks," it added. Google said that Android 10's adoption is 28 percent faster than Android Pie."Thanks to these efforts, the adoption of Android 10 has been faster than any previous versions of Android. Android 10 was running on 100 million devices 5 months post-launch - 28 per cent faster than Android Pie," the post read.
Google's Android application Lookout which is crafted for helping the visually impaired is being updated with several new features making it easier for visually challenged people to read texts, signs..
Google has updated its navigation application Google Maps to work with Apple's CarPlay dashboard mode. According to The Verge, the new update allows users to display their realtime mapping directions..
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