Add call recording feature to Google Phone app

Google developers will soon add a very useful feature to their proprietary call application.

Experts from XDA-Developers found in the new version of Google Phone 43.0.28919110, which recently received owners of Pixel 4 smartphones. In the application code, the craftsmen found a mention and even a logo of the function for recording conversations. Such an opportunity was previously available only through third-party applications on older versions of the OS, but starting with Android 9 Pie Google closed access to it. Therefore, now it is necessary to establish the root of the law for this.

Unfortunately, it is not yet known when the call recording function will appear in the application. Most likely, it will soon be added to the beta version of Google Phone.

Xiaomi users filed a petition, demanding to upgrade Mi A3 to Android 10

In July 2019, Xiaomi introduced a new smartphone as part of the Android One program – Mi A3. It has a good “filling” and low cost, and it cannot boast of a new version of Android.

Xiaomi Mi A3 runs on the “original” Android, so the upgrade to Android 10 should have been among the first. Other companies have long updated smartphones with both “original” Android and branded shells, but there is still no update for Mi A3.

Пользователи Xiaomi составили петицию, требуя обновить Mi A3 до Android 10

They promised to release the update back in October. After several months of waiting, users made a petition demanding that the Xiaomi Mi A3 be updated to Android 10. At the time of writing this news, it has collected more than 3 thousand signatures.

At the same time, the Indian representative of Xiaomi said on Twitter that the update will be released soon.

In addition, the other day on gitHub appeared source codes for Android 10 firmware for Mi A3 and Mi A2, which means that the update will be released soon.

CES 2020: Sony talked about the PlayStation 5

At a presentation at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Sony talked about its new PlayStation 5 game console.

True, the full announcement is still far away. So far, Sony representatives have confirmed some features and showed the official PlayStation 5 logo. There were no surprises: the logo is in the same style as previous generations.

Features PlayStation 5 called:

hardware ray tracing support
Ultra-fast SSD
3D surround sound support
-New Haptics / Adaptive Triggers Joystick Feedback System
drive Ultra HD Blu-ray.

They promise to tell more details in the coming months, and console sales will start at the end of the year.

The new vice president of Xiaomi was the head of Lenovo Mobile

Lenovo lost its talent, and Xiaomi acquired a new vice president of the mobile division.

Lenovo vice president and head of Lenovo Mobile China, Chang Cheng, left the company where he worked for 19 years. Cheng resigned on December 18, when Lenovo founder Liu Chuangzhi resigned.

Cheng moved to Xiaomi, where he also took the chair of the vice president. Xiaomi Chairman and CEO Lei Zun confirmed replenishment, welcoming the new vice president of Xiaomi Group. Cheng will now be responsible for creating new products related to the company’s smartphones.

Chang Cheng joined Lenovo in 2000 as director of research and development for the computer division. In 2011, he was appointed vice president of Lenovo Group and general manager of the mobile division, where he was responsible for the software part. In 2015, Cheng traveled to the chair of the executive director of ZUK, a subsidiary of Lenovo.

According to Gizmochina, under Cheng, Lenovo fought for the smartphone market, but was never able to capture a significant share. At the same time, the reason for leaving the company was health problems, as well as the desire to spend more time with family.

Apple underestimates AirPods: headphones are already in short supply and manufacturer is building a second factory

Apple has underestimated its strengths and popularity of AirPods, and now does not keep pace with the wishes of customers.

According to MyDrivers, wireless headphones diverge so quickly that the manufacturer does not keep up with demand and a shortage has already formed. As a result, Apple turned to Luxshare Precision, which produce AirPods, asking for double production. Thanks to this, the shares of the company, as well as its partners jumped in price.

At the same time, the manufacturer AirPods decided to play it safe and is already building a new factory to collect Apple wireless headphones.

It is noteworthy that the deficit of AirPods in November was predicted by Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. The expert predicted that various versions of AirPods will have a circulation of 65 million units by the end of 2019, and in 2020 sales will reach 85–90 million. Apparently, the expert’s predictions are coming true. In addition, according to Bloomberg, after Christmas, Apple shares rose 1.6%, reaching record levels.

OnePlus strongly against advertising in their gadgets

Many smartphone manufacturers (primarily Xiaomi) add ads to their smartphones in order to increase profits or lower the price tag of the device itself. However, this is not OnePlus: the company is categorically against advertising.

“There is no advertising in our gadgets, but we can sell them a little more expensive, and make money on it. We do not strive to create budget devices. Our priority is the balance between quality and price. ”

“The differences between high-end smartphones and ordinary smartphones are in the details. If you try at least once a gadget with a display refresh rate of 90 Hz, you cannot return to the 60 Hz. A car for a million dollars is valuable not because it has an incredibly powerful engine, but because the developers paid maximum attention to details and the quality of their execution, ”the head of the company concluded.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite Certified

We have repeatedly heard that Samsung is preparing simplified versions of its flagships – Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. And smartphones have passed certification, which means that their official announcement is coming soon.

Galaxy S10 Lite Smartphone with SM-G770F Certified by NBTC in Thailand. The documents once again confirm the name of the model and the fact that the device uses the Global Dual SIM version.

Recall, the smartphone is also credited with a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 2400 × 1800 pixels and a round neck for the front camera, a Snapdragon 855 processor with an Adreno 640 video accelerator, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a triple main camera of 48 MP + 12 MP + 5 megapixels.

His fellow Galaxy Note 10 Lite received Blue Special Interest Group (SIG) certification. It runs under SM-N770F number and comes with Bluetooth 5.1.

According to rumors, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will receive an Exynos 9810 processor, an AMOLED display with a round neck for the front camera, a 4,500 mAh battery, a triple camera and S Pen stylus support.

Most likely, smartphones will be presented in January. They will come to some markets with the names Galaxy A91 and A81.

Presumably, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will cost € 609, and the Galaxy S10 Lite – € 669.

Samsung has already sold 1 million foldable Galaxy Fold smartphones

Samsung Electronics Young Sohn president shares Galaxy Fold folding smartphone sales statistics.

Since the start of sales of new items in September, the Korean manufacturer has already sold 1 million devices. For example, in October, this figure was equal to 500.000. Naturally, when compared with other smartphones, the figure is small, but keep in mind that the Galaxy Fold costs $ 2,000.

“There are one million people who want to use the product for $ 2000,” said Sohn.

Samsung уже продал 1 миллион складных смартфонов Galaxy Fold

By the way, Samsung is already preparing to release another folding smartphone, which will receive a clamshell form factor, like the Motorola RAZR. According to reports, in 2020, the Korean manufacturer plans to sell up to 6 million such devices. For this, the company will have to reduce the price tag of new items to $ 850.

RedmiBook 13: compact laptop with Intel Core i5 / i7 10 Gen chip

Xiaomi began today a presentation in China with the announcement of a new laptop called the RedmiBook 13.

The device received a metal case with thin frames around a 13.3-inch Full HD + (1920 × 1080p) screen. According to the company, it occupies 89% of the front panel area.

The 10th generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor with a new cooling system is responsible for the performance of the new product. It includes a double heat pipe with a diameter of 6 mm and a fan. Thanks to this bundle, heat transfer is increased by 70%. Users can also choose to purchase a laptop version with an Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card.

RedmiBook 13 also equipped with 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, operating system Windows 10 Home, two ports USB-A, HDMI and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The manufacturer did not report the battery capacity of the new product, but promised that the laptop will work on a single charge for up to 11 hours. A nice bonus is support for fast charging.

RedmiBook 13 sales start in China on December 12 with the following prices:

Core i5 + 8 GB RAM + 512 ROM (SSD) + integrated graphics – $ 597
Core i5 + 8 GB RAM + 512 ROM (SSD) + GeForce MX250 – $ 640
Core i7 + 8 GB RAM + 512 ROM (SSD) + GeForce MX250 – $ 740

New Apple MacBook Pro Problems

In mid-November, Apple released an updated 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops with a “new” keyboard. But there were some complaints from users. True, this time the claim is not for the keyboard.

The forums have already gathered several hundred complaints about the sound. From the speakers of the laptops strange bangs, clicks and crackles sound when playing music, videos or when receiving notifications.

One of the users even recorded a video to visually show the problem.

Another user writes that he tested several laptops in the Apple Store, and such sounds were heard on three out of four.

Apple employees told several MacBook Pro owners that the company is aware of this issue and is already working to fix it. Most likely, you can solve it using the update.

By the way, recently Apple also confirmed the problem with the 13-inch MacBook Pro. At a charge level of 25% to 50%, the devices suddenly turn off.

If you encounter this, Apple advises you to close all applications and in sleep mode, leave the laptop on charge for at least 8 hours. But for this, the battery charge must be at least 90%. After that, upgrade to the latest macOS. If the problem persists, contact a service center.