Android news #188: flexible Samsung and Google One in Russia

We present to your attention the 175th edition of our weekly project “Android news”! Today we will talk about flexible Samsung Google One in Russia, and more. Below, with the same news you can find in a traditional text format.

Samsung introduced a revolutionary flexible display

Samsung introduced a revolutionary flexible display. Yeah, maybe the Chinese even before Samsung did it first, but Samsung will soon begin mass production of such displays. We are talking about technologies that are ready to use. On stage, the company said that it uses a number of technologies that will make such a display. After thousands and even hundreds of thousands of folding the pixels on the curve will remain active.

Of course, while the final design no one says it’s only a demonstration of the technology itself display the Infinity Flex. The final device will be much more attractive. Samsung has already partnered with Google to adapt Android for this form factor. Now we can talk about the fruits of cooperation. Owners of the Samsung flexible smartphone will be able to simultaneously use up to three apps on one screen.

The company also showed SmartThings Device Kit for the interaction of connected devices with SmartThings cloud Cloud. Also now with the help of speakers, Galaxy Home you can control, for example, a telephone.

Huawei will start the distribution of stable build EMUI 9.0

Huawei will start the distribution of stable build 9.0 EMUI with the underlying Android 9 Pie for several of its smartphones this Saturday, November 10. This is the official representatives of the Chinese manufacturer announced on the pages of corporate blog on the social network Weibo. In total, the first wave of updates will include 9 vehicles belonging to the flagship Huawei Honor previous generations.

Unlike the majority of competing vendors, Huawei intends to simultaneously release an update for smartphones that came out not only in this, but in the last year. Given how quickly the Chinese have coped with the adaptation of updates, it’s a matter of respect, especially against Samsung and LG, is not characterized by quickness in the release of new versions of Android.

According to representatives of the Huawei EMUI 9.0 is one of the most significant updates of the original shell for the last time. The developers did a great job on optimizing the user interface of compatible devices, increasing their performance in the vast majority of usage scenarios and provide greater smoothness when changing frames.

Google One in Russia

Cloud service Google One presented at the conference Google I/O this spring, will begin work in Russia before the end of 2018. The new product will combine the files from services such as Google Drive, mail service Gmail and vodohranilishe “Google Photos”, providing users with the ability to more effectively engage with their data uploaded to the cloud.
According to the confirmed information, Google will keep the base rate with 15 GB of free space. The same policy applies to users of “Google Drive”. But for increased amounts of storage will have to pay.

100 GB will cost you 139 per month or 1390 roubles per year; 200 GB — 219 rubles per month; 2 TB — 699 rubles per month. Under the terms of the tariffs Google One will allow subscribers to share space in the cloud with your loved ones. Despite the fact that they actually will use the same store, their data will not be commingled, Granas apart from each other. Thus members of the same “family” (of course, blood relationship will not check) will be able to save on the storage of their data, paying on a single account.

The transition to Google One is scheduled to begin in the near future. First, according to representatives of Google, access to the new repository that the user will have “Google Drive”, which have a paid subscription. They are transferred to One of Google until mid-November. Users free of tariffs can start to use the new service before the end of the year. Any manipulation to produce not have to.

Android 9 Pie “eats battery”?

According to VentureBeat, referring to the technical support forum, Google, and dozens if not hundreds of users are faced with the problem of premature discharge of its machines, which began to manifest itself after installing the update Android 9 Pie.

According to the owners of affected devices, the problem manifests itself on smartphones running Android 9 Pie, but it does not depend on their model, they are losing 10-20% of its charge per hour, regardless of the tasks. It is assumed that the leakage of the battery may be associated with incorrect operation of the function Adaptive Battery, which was designed to provide a more efficient power consumption by adapting the system to user preferences.

However, some users note a certain correlation between premature discharge and using apps Spotify and YouTube. According to them, the clients to access the video hosting and streaming audioservice expend as much energy as heavy games on maximum settings.

There is a version that Adaptive Battery for some reason does not stop these applications when they are in the background, allowing them to consume energy even after the collapse.

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