In 2017, new smartphones Nokia 8, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 appeared on the market, which ran on a pure Android operating system and quickly became popular. The company was quicker than most of its competitors to update its devices to Android 10, but the situation changed with the release of Android 11. HMD Global was ranked 10th in terms of Android update rate in early 2021, while in early 2020 it was in 4th place.
In an interview with Android Authority, HMD Marketing Director Stephan Taylor admitted that the company screwed up with Android 11 and also explained why it happened. The main reason was that Nokia did not participate in the Android 11 beta testing program. Participation in the process helps OEMs to release updates to the Android version before the stable version is released. In addition, the growing lineup of smartphones has become another obstacle to the prompt release of updates.
When asked if the company got too carried away with expanding its product line, which eventually had to be updated, Stephen Taylor commented: “Honestly, I think your observation is true. We haven’t had much success with the release of Android 11, but I think we’ve learned from that. “
He added that HMD Global drew conclusions and initially participated in the Android 12 beta testing program. Proof of this is the swift release of Android 12 for the Nokia X20 and Nokia G50.
So yeah, I’m disappointed with how we did it with Android 11, but I think we’ll be back on the front lines again.
The battery life of the iPhone 15 Pro Max is better than that of its main Android competitors, but not by much
Among the new iPhone 15, the most autonomous, as we already know, was not the iPhone 15 Pro Max, but it took second place. Now, as Apple’s best solution at the moment, it has been compared with other flagships on the market.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Pixel 7 Pro, OnePlus 11, Xiaomi 13 Ultra took part in the battle against the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max was also taken for greater effect.
The first to drop out of the race was the Pixel 7 Pro, as having the most power-hungry platform. The device worked for 8 hours 13 minutes. OnePlus 11 was the second to give in, but the gap from the outsider turned out to be very large: the Chinese device worked for 9 hours and 48 minutes. The iPhone 14 Pro Max lasted literally a little longer: 9 hours 59 minutes.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra worked for exactly 10 hours, the Samsung flagship worked 27 minutes longer, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max took first place with a result of 10 hours and 31 minutes.
Of course, all autonomy tests are carried out differently, so the results may differ, although not radically. But we can state that, firstly, Apple’s flagship is better again this year, and secondly, its advantage over some competitors is not particularly significant.
The fourth beta version of One UI 6 based on Android 14 has already been released for Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung is working like a bee on new versions of the One UI 6 interface for its current flagships of the Galaxy S23 series: the third beta version was released a week ago, a few days later a fix for a number of problems appeared, and now the fourth beta version has been released. Interestingly, in addition to fixing a number of problems, it contains the October Android security updates – a very quick job.
The update size is 1 GB. The new firmware was initially released in the USA, but is already available in other countries. However, in some countries that later joined the beta test, only Beta 3 is currently available.
The fourth beta version of One UI 6 is not the last, as Samsung has not yet eliminated all the shortcomings and shortcomings.
Apple’s greed or the real problem? Apple stores warn against using 15 USB-C cables for Android smartphones with iPhones
The iPhone 15 finally gets a USB-C port, something many have been waiting for. But after the start of sales, it became clear that everything with this function is very ambiguous. So, as it turned out, not all cables from famous brands are compatible with the iPhone 15, and now official Apple stores in China have even begun to dissuade users from using cables for Android smartphones with the iPhone 15.
The first such store was the Apple Store in Foshan (Guangdong Province), but now users report that they have begun to receive similar recommendations from other stores. Points of sale believe that using third-party cables may cause overheating. This is due to the peculiarities of the location of the contacts.
Such recommendations caused a flurry of criticism against official Apple stores. Firstly, many have already been able to verify the compatibility of their brand new iPhone 15 with third-party cables. Secondly, there is an opinion that in this way Apple persuades users to purchase original cables, which are much more expensive than third-party ones.
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