The European Union has developed a new draft law, which should tighten the requirements for smartphone manufacturers. This time the list includes several items at once. For example, in the EU they want to oblige manufacturers to supply at least 5 different parts for service centers within five years after the device enters the market.
Consumers should also be able to replace batteries, displays, buy new chargers, back covers and even SIM and memory card trays. This will improve the maintainability of smartphones and tablets and reduce their carbon footprint in Europe. According to media reports, extending the life cycle of smartphones by five years would be equivalent to removing 5 million cars from the roads.
The EU claims that in this way it will be possible to reduce the amount of electronic waste, increase the level of recycling and reduce costs. In addition, a new energy efficiency label will be introduced, which will be similar in meaning to the labeling of televisions and household appliances. It will include information about the protection of the device from water and dust, and even resistance to drops.
That said, if manufacturers can’t secure a five-year supply of batteries, they will need to test batteries to ensure they retain 80% of rated capacity after 1,000 full recharge cycles. Finally, manufacturers will have to ensure that software updates do not adversely affect battery life.
It is important that these rules do not affect smartphones and tablets with a flexible display, as well as for rugged smartphones. However, even this set of requirements should improve battery life and maintainability of smartphones, especially in the budget segment.
It is noted that the European environmental commission ECOS insists that manufacturers simultaneously produce long-lasting batteries and provide long-term support for devices through the release of spare parts. It is not yet clear when the new initiative will become law.
Earlier, a historic decision was made to switch all mobile devices to USB-C.
The Redmi smartphone costs just over $100. Redmi A1+ render and specs
The source published details about the Redmi A1 + smartphone. As the name suggests, this model will be an improved version of the previously released Redmi A1. And there will only be one improvement.
This is a fingerprint scanner. Redmi A1 does not have it, while Redmi A1+ has the corresponding sensor on the back panel. There will be no more differences between Redmi A1 and Redmi A1 +.
Redmi A1 + will receive a screen with a diagonal of 6.52 inches and HD + resolution, SoC MediaTek Helio A22, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash memory (in the basic version), a 5-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel main camera (there will be a second image sensor , but its resolution is not reported), a 5000 mAh battery with support for 10 W charging. The device will run pure Android version 12. Other features include a standard headphone jack and a microUSB port.
The exact cost of Redmi A1 + is not called, but the source logically explains that the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner in the design will have a minimal impact on the price. If Redmi A1 is priced at 100 euros, then Redmi A1 + will be slightly more expensive than 100 euros (or $ 100).
11 Samsung phone models will receive the final version of Android 13 before the end of the year. Including one unexpected model
Samsung has already released the third beta version of One UI 5.0 based on Android 13 for its phones, and the final version of the firmware is expected before the end of the year. When exactly this will happen is not yet clear, but there is a list of devices that will receive stable Android 13 with One UI 5.0 before the New Year.
Of course, we are talking about flagships. The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Flip 4 will receive the final version of One UI 5.0 this year. level – Galaxy A53. He will receive the latest version of the software at the same time as the flagships.
Why is there so much attention on the Galaxy A53? Firstly, it is one of the most popular mid-range Samsung models released this year, and secondly, the Galaxy A53 participates in the four-year Android update program along with the flagships.
Don’t need Dynamic Island? Popular apps are in no hurry to adapt to the iPhone 14 Pro
The iPhone 14 Pro, which received the Dynamic Island interactive area in the front camera area, was introduced more than two weeks ago and released at the end of last week, but so far third-party developers are in no hurry to use Dynamic Island.
It was expected that Dynamic Island would initially only work with Apple applications, and developers would start releasing updates to their applications to adapt them to Dynamic Island.
Even before the launch, there was a lot of discussion about the fact that hugely popular apps in China, including WeChat and Tencent Video, are not optimized for use with Dynamic Island. WeChat notification pop-ups do not appear in the Dynamic Island interactive area, but simply under this notch, which does not respond to the application in any way.
WeChat update 8.0.29 for iOS was released yesterday, which fixed some compatibility issues on iPhone 14 series smartphones. However, there was no adaptation to Dynamic Island. Messages continue to appear under the notch. Other apps in China have also been updated but not supported.
Mydrivers writes that Apple has not yet opened the Dynamic Island Application Programming Interface (API) to third-party developers. For the first time this became known a few days ago.
It is worth adding that after the release of almost every new generation of iPhone, we are seeing a similar situation. At first, many shout “everything is gone”, “no innovations”, “a lot of bugs”, but in the end the problems are quickly resolved, and there are more than 100 million owners of new Apple smartphones in the world.
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