Samsung, Qualcomm, and Google Form the No-Apple Android XR Alliance

by Omid Rahmat

Roh would not elaborate on the specifics of Samsung’s first new XR product, which will not appear at Wednesday’s launch event. “We’re getting there, but we’re not too far away,” he said. “For the …

Tags:Apple| Google| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Qualcomm| Samsung| XR

Apple Taking on Samsung, Google, and Amazon in The Home

by Omid Rahmat

The central product appears to be a dockable iPad screen that feature a touchscreen and function similar Samsungs SmartThings and Googles Home along with Amazon Alexa with new Apple iOS software coded to pull …

Tags:Apple| Google| Samsung| Smart Home & Home Networks

DXOMark Rates the Google Pixel 7

by Bob Raikes

What They Say DXOMark had a good look at the Google Pixel 7. The site rated the display performance as ‘excellent… for its segment’ and an improvement from the Pixel 6. It was close …

Tags:Google| Smartphones| Testing

Google Maps to Support AR-based Live View

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Android Police reported that Google is rolling out an app called Live View that will overlay information onto the real world for users in some cities (London, Los Angeles, New York, …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Google| GPS

Apple TV with Samsung Sets Gets HDR10+ Support

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Up to now, the Apple TV box and the Apple TV+ service have not supported the HDR10+ dynamic metadata protocol developed by Samsung. Apple has tended to support Dolby Vision, which …

Tags:Apple| Google| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Samsung

Amazon on Announced a New Hardware Partnership with TCL

by Bob Raikes

What They Say TCL has launched a new series of TVs based on Amazon’s Fire TV OS. The 55″ and 65″ sets will be sold in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. What We Think …

Tags:Amazon| Android| Google| Operating Systems| Smart TV

Google makes AV1 codec support mandatory for Android 14

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Google has said that it plans to require hardware makers to support the AV1 codec in tablets and smartphones to allow support for Android 14, which is due to be in …

Tags:Android| AV1 Codec| Google| Smartphones| tablets| TVs (TV Sets)

Links Week Ending 7th October 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the end of this week.  The WSJ tests Apple Crash detection, by crashing …

Tags:Absen| Augmented Reality| Daktronics| Desktop Monitors| Drone Displays| Flexible Displays| Foldable Devices| Forecasts| Game Playing| Google| MicroLED| Samsung| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Smart TV| Sports and Stadiums| TVs (TV Sets)| Xiaomi

Google Shutting Stadia – Logitech Goes for Cloud Gaming

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Google is shutting down its Stadia cloud gaming platform from January 2023 it said in a blog post. Specialists in gaming suggest that the service suffered from a weak selection of …

Tags:Cloud Gaming| Consoles| Google

Links Week Starting 26th September 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week – only a few as I have …

Tags:Apple| Augmented Reality| Broadcast| Colour Grading| Desktop Monitors| Epson| Game Playing| Google| iPhone| LCD Projectors (3LCD)| MMD (AOC Philips)| Nvidia| Retail| Streaming Dongles| Testing

Google’s Project Caviar Aims at Dolby

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Protocol Entertainment has revealed that Google has developed alternatives for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision in a project it is calling ‘Project Caviar’. The formats are intended to be open and …

Tags:Dolby Atmos| Dolby Vision| Google| HDR - High Dynamic Range