Connect with us

Phones

OnePlus insider explains Samsung, Google’s 7-Year Android Updates might be a scam

Published

on

Samsung 7 Android updates

In an interview, OnePlus President, Kinder Liu, took a jibe at Samsung and Google’s 7-Year Android Updates commitment for their latest flagships. Liu shared facts saying “Simply offering longer software update policies completely misses the point.”

Last October, Google introduced its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, which will get 7 years of Android and security updates. The recently launched Galaxy S24 series follows the same approach, with Samsung promising 7-Year Android Updates and regular security patches.

Follow our socials → Google NewsTelegramX/TwitterFacebook | WhatsApp

OnePlus has recently launched the OnePlus 12 in the global market. The device comes with four years of Android and five years of security update support. In the interview with Tom’sGuide, the President disclosed reasons why OnePlus doesn’t bring Samsung/Google-like software support.

Apart from this, the official explained that OnePlus conducted tests with TÜV SUD for the OnePlus 12 and OnePlus 12R to simulate years of use. The results ensure that the new flagship will deliver a “fast and smooth” performance for four years.

Last but not least, Liu noted that the smartphone’s battery will start to degrade a few years after activation. In this case, how the device will be able to perform adequately after a period of four/five years? Meanwhile, advanced SoCs will lead you to upgrade to a new variant even earlier than usual.

“It’s not just software update policies that are important to the user, it’s the fluency of your phone’s user experience, too,” Liu explained, suggesting that longer software support doesn’t necessarily mean much if your smartphone’s hardware can’t perform at the same level.

He equated a smartphone to a sandwich and said, “Some manufacturers are now saying that the filling in their sandwich — their phone’s software — will still be good to eat in seven years’ time. But what they’re not telling you is that the bread in the sandwich, the user experience, might be moldy after four years. Suddenly, a seven-year software update policy doesn’t matter because the rest of your experience with the phone is terrible.”

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

Phones

Samsung’s new 5G modem fuels satellite connectivity in Google Pixel 9 series

Published

on

Pixel 9 samsung modem

Google‘s Pixel 9 series is ready to introduce a significant upgrade with emergency satellite connectivity and new Samsung modem. This series aims to solve the persistent connectivity problems seen in previous Pixel models.

According to the information via AndroidAuthority, Samsung Modem 5400 will be integrated with Tensor G4 chips for the Pixel 9 series to bring significant improvements in terms of speed, power efficiency, and stability

The Pixel 9’s modem will support 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN), which means it will enable satellite-based communication. This is particularly important for emergencies where standard network coverage is unavailable.

Moreover, this innovative feature is not exclusive to the Pixel 9. The next-generation Pixel Fold and a 5G tablet, currently under development, will also be equipped with the same modem.

One of the most notable features of this upgrade is the ability to connect with emergency services via satellite, which is crucial for users in areas without cellular coverage. To facilitate this, Google has implemented a system that guides users through a set of questions, allowing for quick communication with emergency responders. For example,

  • What happened?
  • [Are you/Are they/Is everyone] breathing?
  • In total, how many people are [missing/trapped]?
  • What best describes your situation?
  • What is on fire?
  • Are there weapons involved?

Although the release details for the 5G tablet are still unclear, the Pixel 9 series is expected to lead the way in mobile communication technology, ensuring users can remain connected in any location.

Google Pixel 9 renders reveal design overhaul, telephoto camera

Stay up-to-date on Samsung Galaxy, One UI & Tech Stuffs by following Sammy Fans on X/Twitter. You can also discover the latest news, polls, reviews, and new features for Samsung & Google Apps, Galaxy Phones, and the One UI/Android operating system.

Do you like this post? Kindly, let us know on X/Twitter: we love hearing your feedback! If you prefer using other social platforms besides X, follow/join us on Google News, Facebook, and Telegram.

Continue Reading

Phones

Samsung’s Variable Aperture Camera makes surprise return with Leica Leitz Phone 3

Published

on

Leica Leitz Phone 3 Variable Aperture Camera

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S10 were equipped with variable aperture Camera tech, which could be revived with the next Leica phone. World-know camera manufacturer Leica also has a dedicated smartphone segment, which focuses on stunning camera specifications.

Latest inputs indicate that the upcoming Leitz Phone 3 by Leica will feature a variable aperture camera tech – the same as Samsung’s legendary Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S10. The company is reportedly working on the Leitz Phone 3 which will be launched in Japan only.

Camera Specs

Leica Leitz Phone 3 is said to have a 47.2MP primary 1-inch sensor with an aperture of f/1.9, a depth sensor with 1.9MP, plus a 12.6MP sensor for the front camera. The specs are the same as Phone 2, but the variable aperture feature sets the Leitz Phone 3 apart.

The company itself confirmed that the Leitz Phone 3 is equipped with variable aperture camera tech. This high-profile camera feature will allow users to adjust the opening to the sensor to improve photography in different lighting conditions.

Leica is also said to have optimized software with Noctilux-M 1:1.2/50 mm, Summilux-M 1:1.4/28 mm, and Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 mm sensors. As a result, the smartphone will allow users to choose between f/1.2, f/1.4, and f/8 aperture levels to better shoot in sunlight and low-light conditions.

Leica Leitz Phone 3

Image: AndroidPolice

Stay up-to-date on Samsung Galaxy, One UI & Tech Stuffs by following Sammy Fans on X/Twitter. You can also discover the latest news, polls, reviews, and new features for Samsung & Google Apps, Galaxy Phones, and the One UI/Android operating system.

Do you like this post? Kindly, let us know on X/Twitter: we love hearing your feedback! If you prefer using other social platforms besides X, follow/join us on Google News, Facebook, and Telegram.

Continue Reading

Phones

Xiaomi Mix Fold 4 targets Samsung Fold’s Achilles heel w/ dual zoom camera

Published

on

Xiaomi MIX FOLD 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 might not get any camera upgrades. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi MIX FOLD 4 is expected to be equipped with dual zoom camera sensors, which will leave the next Samsung Fold in the dust.

AndroidHeadlines spotted in HyperOS code that the upcoming Xiaomi MIX FOLD 4 features two telephoto cameras: a 60MP 2x camera (OV60A40) and a 10MP 5x periscope lens (S5K3K1).

Dual telephoto isn’t happening for the first time in foldable phones as vivo X Fold and X Fold Plus already offer the feature. However, dual zoom cameras are still difficult to see in regular phones and rare in foldables.

While Xiaomi is uplifting the foldable zoom camera game with MIX FOLD 4, Samsung might continue to bring a 10-megapixel 3x telephoto camera to its next-generation Galaxy Z Fold smartphones.

Apart from this, Xiaomi’s next Fold boasts a 50MP main camera (OVX8000), a 13MP ultrawide rear lens (OV13B10), and a 16MP selfie camera on each panel. The rated battery capacity and charging speed of 100W is also rumored.

Xiaomi MIX FOLD 4

Image: Xiaomi

Stay up-to-date on Samsung Galaxy, One UI & Tech Stuffs by following Sammy Fans on X/Twitter. You can also discover the latest news, polls, reviews, and new features for Samsung & Google Apps, Galaxy Phones, and the One UI/Android operating system.

Do you like this post? Kindly, let us know on X/Twitter: we love hearing your feedback! If you prefer using other social platforms besides X, follow/join us on Google News, Facebook, and Telegram.

Continue Reading