Android Circuit: Galaxy Note 8 Secrets, Pixel 2 Launch Date Leaks, Why Microsoft Needs Android

Taking a demeanour behind during 7 days of news and headlines opposite a universe of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes a launch of a Galaxy Note 8, a demeanour during Samsung’s new features, a Oreo inside your new Android smartphone, leaks on a Galaxy S9, a Pixel 2 launch date, Microsoft’s skeleton for Android, and a peep sale of a Nokia 6.


Android Circuit is here to remind we of a few of a many things that have happened around Android in a final week (and we can find a weekly Apple news digest here).

Meet The Note 8

The large news this week positively is Samsung’s launch of a Galaxy Note 8. Thanks to a trickle and gossip attention there were really few surprises in terms of hardware and gadgety on a latest phablet from South Korea. Samsung’s press recover sums adult a details, highlighting a camera, a S-Pen and a expanded screen:

The Galaxy Note8 has a biggest shade ever on a Note device, nonetheless a slight physique creates it gentle to reason in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display lets we see some-more and corkscrew less. The Galaxy Note8 gives we some-more room to watch, review and draw—making it a ultimate multitasking smartphone.

More on a device from Samsung.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Samsung unveils a Galaxy Note8 during Unpacked during Park Avenue Armory on Aug 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Samsung)

The Advanced Features Of The Note 8 Camera

Although a foe (notably Apple) is already charity twin lens cameras, a Note 8 is Samsung’s initial incursion with a consumer device. With one wide-angle lens and one telephoto lens, a Note 8 can constraint abyss information, offer 2x visual zoom, softened detail, and a improved bargain of viewpoint with a camera. Plus visual design stabilising in both lenses. Cherlynn Low reports:

…the Note 8’s twin cameras also competition optical-image stabilization (OIS) and 10x digital zoom. During a demo, Samsung showed off how solid a design on a Note 8 was compared with an iPhone by adhering both to a moving box. Indeed, even when we jabbed during a aspect on that a phones were resting, a design in a Note 8’s viewfinder didn’t budge. It roughly felt like Samsung had placed a screenshot on a Note 8 (it didn’t — drumming a shiver symbol did trigger a camera). Meanwhile, a iPhone’s photos in a same quivering exam all came out fuzzy. This is, of course, a exam in a tranquil scenario, so we’ll have to wait compartment we can do real-world contrast to be certain of a Note 8’s advantages.

Still, these rough formula are promising.

Samsung’s S8 and S8 Plus took some of a best smartphone cinema in early 2017. The early indications are a Note 8 will kick a former handsets and it could good be a best smartphone camera of a year. More during Engadget.

The S-Pen Is Mightier Than Other S-Features

The biggest differentiator in a Note 8 package, a one that creates it mount out opposite even a tighten cousins of a Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, is a S-Pen. Samsung has been enlightening a facilities it offers over many years, and now a S-Pen can roughly sell a new Note device quite by a presence. Darrell Etherington looks during a energy behind a stylus:

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S Pen, as have prior iterations, yet it does a bit some-more than versions past. The new S Pen’s prominence underline competence be a Live Messages ability, that creates shareable animations from scratch and doodles so we can summary and tell them wherever.

The Note 8 S Pen also facilities a interpretation feature, that means we can prominence content with a coop around hovering, that will afterwards yield a retard of translated content in your primary language. This is a cold underline that goes over identical offerings on other inclination in terms of convenience, and works good for business users who are frequently Note 8 fans given of a note-taking abilities.

More during TechCrunch.

Members of a media get a demeanour during a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 after it was denounced during a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 eventuality on Aug 23, 2017 in New York (Photo: Don Emmert//AFP/Getty Images)

Here Comes An Oreo For Your Smartphone

This week also saw Google recover a initial open build of a subsequent vital chronicle of Android. Codenamed ‘Oreo’, it focuses on improving a presentation experience, handling credentials applications, offers built-in support for Bluetooth 5, and has a ‘picture in picture’ process of examination dual apps during once. Should we be looking to upgrade? Gordon Kelly answers a question:

Firstly bugs were reported in a initial hurl out of Oreo to Pixel and Pixel XL devices, yet this has given been fixed. Secondly there are some removed issues of Bluetooth problems (notably Android Auto) yet we haven’t perceived any myself. we have, however, had issues with Picture-in-Picture not starting – that Google support reliable to me is a famous bug for some users.

Lastly it is value checking that any essential bequest apps we need are concordant with Oreo, yet a immeasurable infancy should work regardless of either they have been privately updated for a ascent or not.

The initial device to run Android Oreo out a box will approaching be Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and a Nokia 8 approaching to follow shortly after. More on a recover here on Forbes.


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