In the coming week, Samsung will introduce the latest generation of Galaxy smartphones with the Galaxy S21. Some information about the new device has already been leaked in advance. In this episode of the GIGA Headlines you can find out what will change and what else has happened this week.
Before we get the new Samsung Galaxy smartphones presented in the coming week, more details will have been made public: As Roland Quandt claims to have found out, the Galaxy S21 series will not only do without the power supplies in the pack like Apple, but also delete the microSD slot. Samsung last tried this in the S series with the S6, only to row back a generation later. And the Note 20 also managed – with the exception of the Ultra model – without memory expansion.
Of course, the question arises as to whether, in times of storage sizes beyond 128 GB and affordable cloud storage, you still need the expansion option via microSD.
We are looking forward to the presentation next week. Find out what the new Galaxy smartphones can do next week at GIGA.DE.
And maybe the new Galaxy smartphones will be as popular as the current consoles.
Xbox Series and PS5 sold out: Phil Spencer reports
Hardly any were available when they were sold out again. And the new generation of consoles will not be available throughout the new year either.
In the Major Nelson Podcast, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now commented on low availability. His statement:
We don't hold them back. We're building as fast as we can. Hardware is in short supply right now, but we're working on it.
This is where the crux of the matter should lie: AMD is currently responsible for the production of the chips in the PS5, the Xbox Series, and of course its own graphics cards and processors, which is currently creating a bottleneck. So it will be a while before the new consoles are available in stores in reasonable quantities.
And while we're on the things you can't get at:
Huawei is making an offer to China smartphone manufacturers
Huawei is still not allowed to receive the latest Android from Google. The in-house Android alternative "HarmonyOS" was presented to the first developers last year.
Now the next step follows, because it is possible that the new operating system will not only be used in Huawei smartphones.
This week, "Huawei Consumer Business" boss Richard Yu announced that other Chinese smartphone manufacturers may also use the new Harmony OS and thus Huawei Mobile Services if they can no longer use Google Mobile Services.
Of course, this doesn't happen without ulterior motives: the more the operating system spreads, the more likely there will be developers who develop their apps for it.
Most smartphone manufacturers currently have no reason to worry: Neither Xiaomi, Oppo, nor OnePlus are currently under discussion about being sanctioned by the USA.
Flash: So the Adobe project went downhill
Finally, let's take a look at the Internet.
Because with the new year the support of Adobe's Flash Player has come to an end. A lot has probably not broken down in the process, as the proportion of Flash on websites has been massively reduced in recent years.
Most recently, only 2.2 percent of the websites used the old technology, while ten years ago there were noticeably more pages.
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