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A new Pixel Launcher is coming?

AndroidPolice is reporting that the Pixel Launcher got redesigned overnight to include many new design elements. As you know, Google has its own launcher, that a few OEMs use, while other build their own. But the Google Now Launcher had become quite a popular alternative.

This launcher showed what a pure android experience means, and over the years, Google has added and removed a couple design feats. This time, the source reports that the search bar is back after being gone for a while.


The source also points out that the weather and clock widget are gone with this redesign, but that it might come back later with a new update. You can see the differences in the following picture:


If you are wondering how to get the new design with the search bar, which to me looks nicer, the source says all you need to do is clearing App data from the settings. Tell us what you think about this new design in the comments section.

Samsung Announces Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, Available April 21

You are probably watching along to the Galaxy S8 live stream, but the phones are now official with enhanced features such as a bezel-less, dual-edge Infinity Display and Bixby, an intelligent interface, that offer a new level of functionality and convenience.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at. So, we have a "new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world".



With the regular Galaxy S8, you get a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, Exynos Octa-core or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor depending on the market, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage plus microSD support up to 256GB, Dual Pixel 12MP camera (f/1.7) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 8MP (f/1.7) front camera, 3000mAh battery, fast wired and wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Galaxy S8 Plus isn’t much different, but it does have the bigger 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display and a bigger 3500mAh battery. The rest is the same.


Samsung Announces the Galaxy S8 With Iris Scanner, Bixby


The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available starting on April 21, and will be offered in a rich color palette including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.




What else new, though? Well, you get a new Gear VR with Controller (powered by Oculus), The Samsung DeX which transforms your smartphone into a desktop by providing a secure desktop-like experience, Samsung Connect for smart device management, enhanced Samsung Health and a New high-performance earphones tuned by AKG by Harman. 

Full Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specs


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat || Samsung Experience 8.1
ProcessorOcta-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
Body
Dimensions152.4 x 78.5 x 7.9 mm
Weight151 g
ColorsBlack Sky, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue
Display
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size6.2 inches
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels (~531 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
SensorsIris, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Heart Rate
Memory
Card slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal64 GB
RAM4 GB
Camera
Primary12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm
FeaturesPhase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Video2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps
Secondary8 MP, f/1.7
Battery and Power
TypeNon-Removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Stand-by-
Talk time-
Releasing Date
Announced-
Status-
Expected Price
US Dollor-
Euro€909

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs


Samsung Galaxy S8 Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat || Samsung Experience 8.1
ProcessorOcta-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
Body
Dimensions159.9 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight173 g
ColorsBlack Sky, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue
Display
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size5.8 inches
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels (~571 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
SensorsIris, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Heart Rate
Memory
Card slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal64 GB
RAM4 GB
Camera
Primary12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm
FeaturesPhase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Video2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps
Secondary8 MP, f/1.7
Battery and Power
TypeNon-Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by-
Talk time-
Releasing Date
Announced-
Status-
Expected Price
US Dollor-
Euro€809

Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out for Lenovo P2

Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out for Lenovo P2
The Lenovo P2, which was originally launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow back in January, 2017 in India is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat update. So those who have this device will want to keep an eye out for the software update as it could be landing on their device as soon as today.

The Android 7.0 Nougat Software update for the Lenovo P2 weighs around 1957MB, and carries build number P2a42_S232_170320_ROW. The update to Android 7.0 Nougat should be pretty similar to what the company has launched on their flagship devices "ZUK". 


The Android 7.0 Nougat based ZUI stable version brings in a mostly redesigned interface for the Lenovo P2, and also brings split screen, U-Touch fingerprint gestures and few other features. 

The battery-centric Lenovo P2 comes with 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2 GHz, which is coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB, which can be further expanded to another 128 GB via a micro SD card.

Source: Techupdate3

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