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- Magic Leap Releases its first product: the Magic Leap One Creator Edition
- Say hello to Android P
- Samsung Unveil Galaxy Note 9, all-new Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Home
Featured Tech News and Mobile Stories for August 2018
Magic Leap Releases its first product: the Magic Leap One Creator Edition
After years of suspense and speculation, Magic Leap finally released its Augmented Reality (AR) headset: the Magic Leap One Creator Edition. By overlaying digital information onto the real world, similar to Microsoft’s HoloLens, the headset hopes to replace phones, tablets, computers and any other screen from our day-to-day lives.
The device promises realistic, layered holographic objects and persistent environments. So, you can jump in and out of a virtual world that remembers where you placed virtual objects. Looking forward, Magic Leap will look to allow users to move between virtual and physical worlds seamlessly.
Say hello to Android P
After months of beta testing, the latest version of Android P (Android Pie) has been released to the public. Initially shipping to Google’s own Pixel phones only, the new OS version is focused on a smarter and more reliable user experience.
All-new gesture controls let users move through their apps faster than before. Android P also leverages Machine Learning (ML) to learn users’ behaviour and tailor their in-app experiences, delivering more relevant content and unique shortcuts. All of which means that as phones get smarter, users will actually spend less time in-apps. So, looking forward, we’ll need to rethink how we measure the success of an app.
Samsung Unveil Galaxy Note 9, all-new Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Home
At its Unpacked 2018 event, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 9. The stylus for which now has built-in Bluetooth, letting it double up as a remote for presentations and photographs. The device will also be the first to ship with Bixby 2.0 with new skills like searching for nearby events or making restaurant reservations.
Samsung also revealed its much-rumoured smart speaker, called the Galaxy Home. Featuring Bixby, the device features eight far-field microphones, six built-in speakers, and a subwoofer. Finally, Samsung has ditched the Gear branding for its smartwatch selection and is calling its latest device the Galaxy Watch. With several days of battery life, the new watch will be water resistant and will feature smart health notifications for exercising, heart-rates and sleeping.
Source: The Verge
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