The best aspect of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 so far, and more technology news you need to know

His summary of technological news, through the daily technical bulletin DGiT, for Thursday, June 25.

1. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: with the batch

With the new Galaxy Watch 3 courtesy of Evan Blass doing the rounds, Samsung’s next wearable device and probably the best smartwatch for cross-platform use is coming up.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 45mm Evan Blass

That looks good? Ignoring the leather band and assuming Samsung goes with a variety of fun band designs for everyone, we can see some useful details now confirmed: 5ATM water resistance, Gorilla Glass DX protection, MIL-STD-810G certification, and built-in GPS.

Because it is important:

  • Samsung’s original Galaxy Watch in late 2018 was the great hope for a combo smartwatch and fitness trackers. Also, the rotating bezel for interaction was very helpful.
  • The Galaxy Watch Active 2 showed further improvement to some extent and showed that Samsung was listening to feedback.
  • The Watch 3 is now expected to bring even more comprehensive features and design to an Android-centric smartwatch.
  • What is available for Android is not a high bar to delete. Devices like the Fitbit Versa 2 are great for tracking physical activity and, you know, telling you the time on your wrist, but not so much for smartwatch functions.
  • The Apple Watch, on the other hand, is a tall bar to erase, and it’s just that it doesn’t work on Android which prevents it from being the universal king. You need some kind of iPhone or iPad to use it well. (There are messy tricks that aren’t really worth mentioning.)
  • What the Galaxy Watch 3 needs to get it right is where the Apple Watch rules, in terms of full haptics, touch interaction, voice controls, working third-party apps and battery life, and fitness tracking mix with watch capabilities. intelligent.

What Samsung brings:

  • According to the certification documents, reports and leaks, the Galaxy Watch 3 is going to check boxes. The rotating bezel appears to be backwards, as it should be, and there are must-have features like a built-in GPS, a heart rate sensor, a blood pressure monitor, an ECG, and a 5ATM water resistance rating that makes it waterproof. at a depth of 50 meters, and Gorilla Glass protection.
  • It should also pack 1GB of RAM and reportedly run Tizen OS 5.5, unlike Google’s troublesome Wear OS.
  • If Samsung wants to challenge Apple, it basically needed all of these elements, plus battery life to boot.
  • A recent FCC listing gave away sizes, including the 41 and 45mm variants, which is a slight decrease in size compared to the 42 and 46mm models of the Galaxy Watch.
  • The battery sizes will be 247 mAh and 340 mAh, the same as the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which should mean a two-day battery life.
  • If there is something negative, it will be Tizen OS. This is Samsung’s own operating system it has been making for years, and it gives the Korean giant closer control over its hardware and software, but third-party app support is nothing like Android or watchOS. I will see reviews to see how Tizen has evolved. And, will Samsung dare to include Bixby this time?

Price? Availability?

  • The original Bluetooth-only Galaxy Watch (42mm) launched for $ 375, while the 46mm model went for $ 400. With LTE, the price went up.
  • A starting price of $ 375 could be the target again.
  • In comparison, the latest Apple Watch 5 to 40mm starts at $ 399, 42mm to $ 429, with cell phone adding $ 100 on top.
  • In terms of when you could get it, rumors have suggested a launch in July and availability in August, but many device launches have slipped. (Has anyone seen or heard the Pixel 4a?)

2. Here’s something: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G specs are leaking, they pack the Snapdragon 865 Plus … which means it will be faster than the Galaxy S20? (Android Authority)

3. OnePlus Nord appears on Amazon India, imminent launch (Android Authority)

4. League of Legends but Pokémon: The new 5v5 Pokémon Unite is a MOBA for Switch and mobile devices (Android Authority) Also: This Taiwanese grandfather is playing Pokémon Go in the year 2173. From 11 phones in 2018 to 64, he apparently helped with Asus sponsorship. LegendKotaku)

5. “With YouTube Music, Google is holding my speakers for ransom” (Ars Technica)

6. Google will delete your data by default, in 18 months. Small objections: For new users just for now, everyone else still has a choice. And maybe that’s as long as your data is useful, anyway? (Cabling)

7. Reportedly, issues with the Intel Skylake chip in 2015 were the tipping point in Apple’s efforts to switch to its own processors. Humorously, the information comes from a former Intel chief engineer on YouTube, who describes key information … while flying on a sim plane (Apple Insider). Also, Apple’s new ARM-based Macs will not support Windows through Boot Camp, but the next steps are up to Microsoft (The edge)

8. In January, a faulty facial recognition game led to the arrest of a Michigan man for a crime he did not commit, in what may be the first known case of its kind (The New York City Times)

9. This is very long, interesting and very strange: within a cult on social networks (OneZero).

10. 😊 This is good: “What is a little act of kindness that was once shown to you and that you will never forget?” (r / askreddit)

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