Sony’s next-gen PlayStation console is probably a couple of years away from happening. So the question is, what will it bring to the table that the PS4 Pro did not already offer? According to analyst Michael Pachter who spoke to Gaming Bolt, he predicts that the console will support 4K and 240 FPS and the Sony PlayStation VR.
According to Pachter, “Whether Sony does it, I think they will probably have that 4K and 240 FPS device that’ll support PSVR.” His comments are based on the question of whether or not Sony’s approach to the PS5 could be similar to Microsoft’s, where it has been rumored that the next-gen Xbox console could be more than one device.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has revealed that the government plans to open about 100 support centers for foreign workers across Japan.
This will be part of comprehensive measures the country intends to draw up by the yearend, ahead of the implementation in April of the newly passed law to bring in more foreign workers.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released back in 2011, making it 7 years old. Given that it is now Android 9.0 Pie, it is safe to assume that many Android users have since updated to newer versions of Android and have gotten newer devices, so much so that it doesn’t come as a surprise that Google is now discontinuing support for the update.
Announced on its Android Developers Blog, Google has revealed that they will no longer be supporting devices that run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. “The Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) platform is seven years old and the active device count has been below 1% for some time. Consequently, we are deprecating support for ICS in future releases of Google Play services. For devices running ICS, the Google Play Store will no longer update Play Services APK beyond version 14.7.99.”
Google added the adoptable storage feature to Android a few years back. It’s the feature that enables the handset to treat the external and internal storage as one unified drive. Samsung has never supported adoptable storage on its devices but that might change with its Android Pie.
According to a new report, Samsung might bring adoptable storage support to its handsets with the Android 9 Pie update. The company will be opening up the beta program later this month and has already confirmed at SDC 2018 last week that it will release Android Pie for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 in January 2019.
Since most flagship Android smartphones tend to sport similar hardware, what Android manufacturers have done to differentiate themselves is by introducing proprietary software features to tempt customers to buy their device instead of a competitor’s. In Sony’s case, one of the features that they introduced was Xperia Themes.
One of the features of Android, for better or worse, is the Nearby Notifications feature. Basically the idea is that it will notify Android users of events, apps, and other happenings that might be near them, such as free WiFi, guides in museums, and so on. This might be handy for some users, but it seems that for the most part most Android users don’t seem to use it all that much, leading to Google to end support for it.
Phone cases are pretty straightforward and for the most part they’re meant to protect our phones from getting scratched, and in many cases they’re also used to show off a bit of our own personality based on the style of the case and design that we’ve chosen. However in Japan, Google is trying to make a case more than just a case.
Say what you will about Apple’s iOS system and its services, but if there is one area that Apple excels in, it would be its iCloud system which does a fantastic and seamless job of backing up user data to the cloud, syncing it, and restoring it when the user buys a new device. Thankfully for Android users, it seems like Google is testing something similar for Android 9.0 Pie.