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Honor Smartphones Will Soon Return Google Services
Separating from parent Huawei, which has come under US sanctions, will benefit Honor.

According to recent reports, new Honor smartphones will receive Google services. But on Honor smartphones released earlier, the Huawei AppGallery app store will still remain.

There is speculation that the return of Google services to the Honor line will take place this spring.

Experts say that due to the fact that some of the owners of Honor smartphones will not have access to Huawei AppGallery app store, following the replacement of the AppGallery with Google services, Huawei will suffer losses.

It's important to note that Honor and Huawei split off in fall 2020.
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OPPO Launches The Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition
OPPO Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition was launched today, and the pre-sale started right after it was launched, and it is expected to go on sale from 22nd January.

The price of the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ (12GB+256GB) is 4499 yuan (about $690). This model was jointly created by OPPO and Los Angeles visual artist Joshua Vides, using electrochromic technology.

The OPPO Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition adopts a surreal two-dimensional style. The back of the fuselage adopts brushstroke lines, and the back shell is hand-painted by the artist with wave points, and uses electrochromic technology to move under light and when changing colors.

The thickness of the flexible electrochromic membrane is only about 0.15mm and the weight is only about 1.5g, which will not affect the thickness of the fuselage.

In addition, the flexible diaphragm technology can achieve a cycle life of more than 30,000 times, and can be used for more than three years under normal use.

In terms of hardware configuration, the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition uses a 6.55-inch 90Hz high refresh screen, is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, has a rear-mounted 50mp + 16mp + 13mp + 2mp four-camera combination, a built-in 4500mAh battery, and supports 65W fast charge.
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Recently, the Huawei MateBook 2021 series three products were officially launched on Huawei Mall and opened for pre-orders. The price starts at 5499 yuan (about $848) for the MateBook 13, 5899 yuan (about $910) for MateBook 14, and 8999 yuan (about $1388) for the MateBook X Pro.

Huawei MateBook 13/14 2021 models all come standard with 2K touch full screen, 3:2 screen ratio. They support three-finger sliding screen capture, and low blue light, no flicker dual eye protection capabilities; cross-screen operation of smartphone files, no Seam switching.

The two models can also answer the phone, and can open up to 3 smartphone applications simultaneously. Their performance are made more efficient with dual fans and dual heat pipes, which helps them to cool quickly, and the balanced heat dissipation capacity is 50% higher than the previous generation.

They are also equipped with the new 11-generation Core i5-1135G7 /i7-1165G7 processor, and there is an optional MX450 version, which brings strong performance improvement.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 is equipped with a 3K gorgeous full-screen, with 91% screen-to-body ratio, and supports ten-point touch control. It has a light metal body, only 14.6mm thin, and about 1.33kg lighter, and also comes with CNC drilling and cutting technology.

It support Huawei sharing, multi-screen collaboration, computer and smartphone cross-screen interaction, document drag and drop, mutual transmission, and editing. It features a new pressure touchpad, which has the Huawei sharing connection area built beneath it.

It is also equipped with the new 11th generation Core i5-1135G7/i7-1165G7 processor, and high and low frequency crossover 4 speakers, and also supports 5 meters long distance pickup.

Source: Gizchina
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MIUI 12.5 is Xiaomi's latest operating system on Xiaomi devices that was announced last month as an improvement to the MIUI 12 software program with lots type of updates. MIUI 12.5 brought enhanced privacy controls and new animations amongst other functionalities.

Now, the corporate has officially announced that it's starting to release the update of the developer version of MIUI 12.5 for 28 smartphones.

The listing includes the recently-launched Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Extreme, Mi 11, Mi 10 Youth Edition, Mi 9, Mi 9 Pro, Mi 9 Clear Unique Version, Mi 9SE, Mi CC9 Professional, Mi CC9, Mi CC9e, and Mi CC9 Meitu Customized Version.

Xiaomi introduced the rollout of MIUI 12.5 Developer Edition for China as of now, in keeping with an official Weibo post. Several Redmi smartphones are also listed among the many 28 smartphones that will get the update.

Xiaomi had previously confirmed that the stable update for MIUI 12.5 will start for the first batch of phones in April 2021. Smartphones in China will receive the update first, after which Xiaomi will announce the expansion to international markets at a later stage.

The list of Xiaomi devices that will receive the MIUI 12.5 update includes Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi 10X, Redmi 10X Pro, Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition, Redmi K30 Extreme Commemorative Edition, Redmi K30, Redmi K30 5G, and Redmi K30i 5G.

MIUI 12.5 comes with a number of new features in Xiaomi smartphones together with lower power and memory consumption, higher optimization of system applications, and better graphics rendering over MIUI 12.

Further, it will give animated Super Wallpapers and comes with the flexibility to prompt users with a pop-up when an app makes an attempt to enter their clipboard data. MIUI 12.5 also brings a choice to share approximate location as a substitute for the exact location with certain mobile apps.
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Apple is planning the first redesign version of its iMac all-in-one PC since 2012, part of a shift away from Intel Corp. processors to its own silicon, based on individuals familiar with the plans.

The brand new models will slim down the thick black borders across the display screen and get rid of the sizable metal chin area in favor of a design just like Apple’s Pro Display XDR monitor.

These iMacs will have a flat back, shifting away from the curved rear of the present iMac. The corporate is planning to launch two variations: codenamed J456 and J457; to change the existing 21.5-inch and 27-inch models later in this year, the folks said, asking to not be identified because the products are usually not yet announced.

The upcoming items are a part of Apple’s radical overhaul of its PC lineup. The Cupertino, California-based firm is switching from Intel processors that have powered generations of iMacs and MacBooks to its own, Arm-based processors, which it has branded Apple Silicon. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
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The new variants will use next-gen versions of Apple-owned Mac processors like the upcoming 2021 MacBook Pros. The iMac redesign might be one of the largest visual updates to any Apple item this year, based on folks familiar with the corporate’s roadmap.

Apple is also continuously working on a pair of the latest Mac Pro PCs, its priciest Mac machines that don’t include a display screen, the people stated.

One version is a direct update to the present Mac Pro and can continue to use the identical design as the version launched in 2019. Apple has mentioned persevering with to use Intel processors for that model rather than shifting to its own chips.

The second version, however, will use Apple-owned processors and be lower than half the size of the present Mac Pro. The design will contain a mostly aluminum exterior and will invoke nostalgia for the Power Mac G4 Cube, a short-lived smaller model of the Power Mac, an earlier iteration of the Mac Pro.
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Recently, it was reported that Apple started developing a foldable screen smartphone.

According to Bloomberg, the workflow remains at the stage of creating displays, and Apple does not yet have a prototype of a folding iPhone.

The company has not decided on the size of the folding screen. "We are considering, in particular, a variant of the display with a diagonal of 6.7 inches (about 17 cm), like the iPhone 12 Pro Max," reveals the company.

Most of the screens Apple tests have an invisible folding hinge, which means the screen becomes solid when you open the phone.

Samsung's foldable smartphones, for example, are designed in the same way - unlike Microsoft's counterparts, in which visible hinges connect two separate panels.

As noted by Bloomberg, the folding iPhone is likely to appear not soon, or may not appear at all. Apple is now focused on the upcoming release of its new flagship iPhone and iPad later this year.

The coronavirus pandemic has made product development challenging as the company's engineers work in Silicon Valley offices only a few days a week and in limited numbers.
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On Thursday 14 January, Google announced that its acquisition of Fitbit is finally complete in a statement on its blog.

The announcement was made by Osterloh emphasizes, that the acquisition of the wearables firm “has always been in regards to the devices, not data” in an effort to make clear Google’s intentions with the acquisition of Fitbit.

Google seems to be forward to using the talents of the Fitbit team to ultimately develop Google's own wearable gadgets, much like how Google’s acquisition of Nest enabled the corporate to refine its ecosystem of smart home products.

Google has officially made commitments promising that Fitbit customers’ health and fitness data won't be used for the aim of concentrating on advertisements, and people commitments have been brought up within the release.

As well, Google reminds that Fitbit users will continue to have the choice of protecting fitness data on a Fitbit account whether or not they wish to share it with 3rd parties (like Google Fit) or not.

Google intends to keep its Android APIs open for all tech developers that want to keep making health and fitness trackers working with Android OS to keep the competition in the wearable space alive.

Regardless of Google’s announcement on Friday, the US Department of Justice has provided the following assertion to some outlets relating to the very same acquisition, which is apparently still present process some Antitrust Division investigations.

"The Antitrust Division’s investigation of Google’s acquisition of Fitbit remains ongoing. Though the Division has not reached a closing decision about whether to pursue an enforcement action, the Division continues to investigate whether Google’s acquisition of Fitbit may hurt competition and consumers in the US. The Division remains committed to conducting this review as thoroughly, efficiently, and expeditiously as possible."

Google, however, states that it was comfy moving forward with the announcement regardless of the DOJ’s lack of a formed decision.

It cited period of investigation is much previous a provisional period without an objection. This is Google’s assertion according to the Android Authority:

"We complied with the DOJ’s extensive review for the past 14 months, and the agreed-upon waiting period expired without their objection. We continue to be in touch with them and we’re committed to answering any additional questions. We're assured this deal will enhance competition in the highly crowded wearables market and we’ve made commitments that we plan to implement globally."

[Source - Google Blog and Android Authority]