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Fresh update on "samsung" discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Tomorrow. Fund tech fact for you Samsung means three stars in Korean. Did you know that what you do now this was chosen by the founder because he wanted the company to be powerful and everlasting like. In. The Sky. So, he named it Samsung. Which means three stars pretty cool. Yeah. You'd think he would name it something that would have thousands of stars only three. Well, that's how they got galaxy. That's true because it is the galaxy of stars. Now. They note then I don't know see it. Well, it is the galaxy note. So. Maybe that's it. Maybe and they get s twenty..
Microsoft releases Surface Duo
"Wasn't a surprise to anybody who was seeing the writing on the wall but I somebody who wasn't aware that Microsoft was preparing to release a phone or a surface duo that isn't quite a phone. The announcement happened. It happened on Tuesday. It was a pretty big deal for people who? have been looking forward to this product. It was announced alongside the surface neo, which was a is a windows ten x product that has been since delayed before we get into the actual product was this launch sped up at all like we were under the impression that it would come out later in twenty twenty perhaps in the fall or or or even the holiday season but now it's launching in September. What what happened to push up that launch if if anything? Yes. So chat out to Zach Boden, our senior editor who's been. Covering a lot of this and he's the one that's been a lot of the sourcing on this information. So important to talk with this device has been in development literally for five years at least conceptually up until now in a lot has changed since then you know the chemo. was interested in this idea of round two, thousand, fifteen apparently, and he started putting together how how they do stuff at that. One reason you don't get leaks for Microsoft, is they build stuff internally in this one building on campus they three d print everything. So it always stays internal, but he started printing up like basically two smaller screens and tach dumb start carrying them in his pocket. Investigating what was the ideal size here. and. Then we start hearing about around two thousand seventeen. She's started hearing around two thousand seventeen and back then it was GONNA be like windows mobile or maybe kind of windows ten device we weren't really sure and then windows quarrel West started coming out with information air, which is basically abstractions of way from the with the fundamental understanding of windows ten is. And then. Stuff basically change right? They made a decision some time I believe in two thousand, nineteen early on that they weren't going put windows ten on this or windows ten acts or windows quarter wes. For the simple fact that they needed mobile APPS. So they made this like pretty last minute change to go to android and because of that. You know. It was announced with the android a last year as you mentioned, and then it was gonna be holiday season for this year but the specs of the device haven't changed much mostly because they've been so focused on core aspects of the design and function -ality which we'll talk about later that you know it's running a snapdragon e fifty five we all know does have she does doesn't have certain features that people expect in their phones and the F. Samsung coming out with the full to, and we only have the flip and LG. So the market is already starting to move towards this. So they did speed up the release and it's not so much a sped it up cutting corners it just it's done. The hardware was already done for a while it was more about getting android onto this device and as you know and you can speak to a little bit. It's didn't just slap android on this they worked with Google what really makes us device interesting is just how good android To work on dual screens but because of that. They sped it up. And they want to get it out as soon as possible because we already know internally do oh to is in developments like you know calm people expect companies now to do yearly updates on phones yearly yearly releases I should say and that's pretty much can be the case here we're expecting and you can't. You don't want to release a phone in December or November and then released next ball you know knowing how like six or seven months eight months ago I mean some people would only buy with four months upgrade right you. You try to avoid that as much as possible. So yeah, they're trying to get if you're one plus which you do twice a year up. Yes. Right, they're crazy. Yeah. So but yeah so that that's concept long. It's been pushed up ahead of time, but it's basically finished. So it's good. Okay. So before we get into the android side of things, I, still want I wanNA linger on hardware a little bit because it is so important to talk about what you're getting. Panos Panay. So you mentioned Panos, this is the chief product officer of. Microsoft he's the person who stands on stage introducing all the surface products and over the last few years that's run the gamut from surface laptop to the surface book. To the surface pro, we have that massive surface screening. What's that thing called the studio studio which is beautiful. So. There's clearly a cohere cohesion in the hardware division right now that I it finds. Microsoft. Sort of at the peak of its game and I've been really impressed with it as somebody who does not really. Spend a lot of time in that world not nearly as much somebody like you. Tell me about the surface. Design as it relates to other surface products and what the intent is given that it is an android phone, ultimately how it plans to fit into that surface narrative if you will share I I just wanted to talk about a little bit about who this is four because this is such A. You know we're we're so used to win a phone comes out funding like some something from Samsung, for instance. It's a mass release consumer device Arabize by everybody wants it. Surfaces typically aren't like that you need to think of surface devices one as harass perations devices. So they're always a little bit more expensive. They're also things that other companies are supposed to look at like that's a good idea we should do that. Encourages companies to. Not necessarily copied design one for one but a to rip off of it basically to get inspired by do their own take And that sort of the role of surface duo it's not meant to compete with Samsung and apple at this level of like grandma's GonNa go by Jimmy down the streets going to go by my neighbor Bob. Want want it's it's not that you may look at it. It'd be like that's a cool idea. Someday I may want something like that. That is exactly It's built for Panos Panay. Send us like publicly it's built for fans of surface people who live in Microsoft ecosystem. That's a very small group of people admittedly, and that's their expectations here for a sales. You know it's and so when people complaining what type of price later on all this kind of stuff, I get it but at the same time. They see this as sort of just a foot in the door for this new category of devices they're hoping in a couple of years as they go through rations, other companies get evolved that prices come down that. Then it becomes that mass consumer device no different than how surface pro did the same thing whichever's pro came out years ago two, thousand twelve. People laughed at it. It got bad battery life had problems. It didn't. You'll people complain about lap ability like there's all this kind of stuff going on with that and he stuck with it now served pros a well established sort of concept in terms of two and once. So. Of. Markets for and terms of design. You know some people will point to courier, which goes back to two thousand nine. This is a Microsoft project that was internal. It's a hassle dating story about development they were supposed to. They basically came to Bill Gates and was like we can do like windows phone and mobile, or we can do this courier thing and they decided against her. Because it was too proprietary. It didn't actually run any version of windows everything in it was custom built firmware. So you couldn't run like out what God was all this custom. Stuff but you couldn't stall things. And there's some DNA there. Right. But you know four Panos is idea comes down to a digital mole skin. He's been obsessed with this idea I don't even know what it most until years ago, which is a fancy journal, right? It's a bound fancy journal that people in artists and creative people like to carry around and he loves his idea of like a small digital version of that March has always done this idea. That's why other displays are three two aspect ratio. They liked to base things off of what we already know magazines, books, things that work right you. You can criticise whether books you know analog books today are relevant, but the fact is there's something about. Books Right. Like we all have kindles we all love kindles but we also all love the idea sometimes if growing up with a nice book, just opening it up and dog eared the the pages that's where to concept of duo comes from his his idea of a dual screen. Digital Journal kind of device could also work on with two displays.
Fresh update on "samsung" discussed on Lew Later
"As mentioned with the note, they had the better integration with windows with the note and the game partnership with the xbox xbox cloud stuff they had with Samsung. And here they're partnering with Google is incredible. Imagine what you can achieve through partnership well, together as better together is is that that's their that's their tagline. That's their tagline very interesting. It's probably overpriced because it's like a first gen thing and is in unusual form factor. It probably could have been a thousand bucks, but they're going to sell it for fourteen hundred. The early adopters will get it and experiment, and hopefully everything is good. I'll be checking it out for you. It comes out pretty soon doesn't it or we can at least you can order it pretty soon. Hopefully soon hopefully will lead us working on it. We're going to get one shipping in less than a month. So Willy do okay. Get cracking. HIT UP MR PINEDA. And see what you can do. Chinese firms have been hit by new import hurdles in India. We've talked a lot about sentiment in India, about a potential shift. We've talked about in fact, something very similar to this with apple when apple was trying to get parcel. Quick little recap. Apple does a certain portion of. IPHONE assembly in India. But those parts they'll have to from China. There's been increasing scrutiny on incoming shipments that hit the border where they wanted they wanna be inspected. Right there's been increasing delays at the border. Now, the story we talked about recently with Apple. They made there was a compromise they said, okay. Apple stuff's going to Foxconn in India. We're GONNA we're. GonNa put on the Express Lane. And get dead through because we're shaking hands and elbows no inspection everybody's friendly. However that hasn't that doesn't appear to be the case for firms like Shami shall is now facing delays getting approvals from India's quality control agency for their goods. Five industry sources told Reuters. Five will not one source five sources..
Dual-screen Surface Duo marks Microsoft's return to smartphones
"The other exciting future is foldable Microsoft's screen android device. The surface duo is available for preorder now for one. Hundred Ninety nine dollars, ask. Arriving September tenth. Being being excited about this product, the surface duo has to eighteen hundred, thirteen, fifty, five, point, six, inch, sixty, hertz led screens. Now when you unfolded those screens connect to form an eight point, one inch workspace, but it's not a single screen like with the Samsung Galaxy full because there's still the hinge in the middle and Microsoft's like we're not trying to be that. We're not trying to to have a foldable screen. We're just trying to make a bigger workspace displays are both gorilla glass as a result because they don't have to bend and they work as side-by-side Ma monitors essentially, it's four point eight millimeters thick another big. That's when it's open. Of course, it folds up it's nine point nine millimeters even then it's not too bad. Also the whitest ever android phone. As. Ours Technica pointed out ninety three millimeters wide that is bigger than even the biggest galaxy note that ever existed. It uses one eleven megapixel camera that can record four K. video at up to sixty frames per second runs on a snapdragon eight, fifty, five last generation processor, not eight, sixty five. Six Gigs of Ram. One hundred twenty eight or two, hundred, fifty, six gigs of storage has lt e not five g. but maybe don't. And two batteries one under each screen that combined for three thousand, five, hundred, seventy, seven Nila amp hours. So the specs aren't. Notch they're they're okay but they're not top notch also fingerprint reader sport for surface pen. All ANDROID APPS can run on it. And there are surface. Made. APPS AN API out. For developers to make more of them, that take advantage of the dual display and could like put the keyboard and one side or no taking on one side. And Get. Use Out of that form factor. But as I mentioned, it's a thousand, three, hundred, ninety, nine dollars, and while that's not as expensive as the Samsung Galaxy fold it ain't cheap. Yeah. It feels like a test. To me because at that price and at these specs, you're gonNA find out real quick who your buyers are and. And will extend past the people who just have to have the coolest gadget where a total android heads and have to have every model ever made or love Microsoft stuff or whatever does it extend much past that the two most exciting products I've ever seen out of Microsoft is honestly this I think is really cool. But the specter too low, and there's not a great argument for use case for me
Fresh update on "samsung" discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"We talk about modern also has a CD player built in that. You can then still play your old stuff. Maybe you got your own kind of mix CDs that you've put together stuff like that I get that. But yeah, you should digitize everything and play it that way because you know especially most of the keys, they don't know the struggle of trying to beat the red light or you know before the. Before, the turns green to go through your whole book of CDs to find out when you want and stick it in hard to believe used to do that and see, and now you just do it all on Amazon prime audio or something or you don't even have music stored on my device devices. All streaming. Wow must be nice. What if you call in and participate? You win stuff. Do you? Yes. Because perhaps we should share with our audience the kind of stuff that you can win these days. For example, from Audio Technica, we've got some Bluetooth wireless ear buds with charging case really nice one. By the way from Oh axis we've got the my first instant camera for kids who three dude ler has some more of their create Plus Three D. Printing pens share with you from various companies who've got a whole bunch of cases for iphones, ipads, various Samsung Galaxy phones. If you've yet to do your taxes, don't worry because even though it's past the normal deadline remember they extended it to July fifteenth well, we've got some turbo tax codes for you. Worth up to two hundred dollars. So any of their programs will work with these codes. Let us know no promises. No guarantees. If any of the things we just mentioned would be good for you. Right Handy for you helpful to you and say so when you call in and we'll do our best to get one or more of those items to you because it's what we do. We WanNa make you happy and Danny and her team were sending out more stuff before we were on the air today more prizes going out lots of goodies. So participate call in win stuff. I. Know You've you've heard Cameron saying it before because it's what he says to remind you this mantra. Win Stuff thank you I. Love it when some callers call in and say I'm calling because Cameron said to do it And then ask a question make a comment. Say congrats on twenty five years. Here's what I loved about tech all that time whatever the case. The. Into tomorrow hot summer getaway is well underway and you've got to participate on the program because you want to win some of the cool stuff like for example, from Sanjin, get several radios.
Samsung's Confusing Note 20 Series - Earthquake detection, Pixel 4a First Look, Android TV update
"I'm Jason Al.. And I'm Ron Richards. And I'm Florence Ion. Yeah. Hello to the two of you and actually opening it up here because we do have the Brady Bunch on the screen to the three of you because welcoming to the show for the first time Damian wild video producer at night if five, Google also host of the night if I've daily Podcast, amy, I'm a big Fan. It's great to have you on the show. Thank you. Yeah. So. It's been a long time coming to come. See me previously vote. Funny. Even though this time zone differences but yeah, could be here. Yeah. I know for that. I had to apologize we often have guests on this show who are not you know over here in the you know the three time zones that we exist in here in the US or the four times rather So as a result, you are up at one am in the morning joining us him for that Oh i deeply thank you anyone who has to get up and sacrifice their sleep for this show. Thank you so much. No problem that is dedication. That's amazing. Thank you. Donnie award for staying up. On not to make it a race or competition or anything wind Matteo. Comes on it's usually like three or four PM. So his appearances happened to be like the absolute worst time but apparently, it doesn't seem to faze him that much. But anyone that has the sacrifice their sleep for a podcast like I don't know if I would do that. Well, actually I do know that I wouldn't because my podcast studios in our master bedroom. So, that would mean my wife would have to sleep in a different room and I'm not gonna put her through that just for. A race but I did do for am when I was in Romania that one time or four. jetlagged and that was my first night in Romania. So that was. Hard also works in the other direction because Jason didn't cover the Samsung of it last week. Yes. Yeah. What was that that seven am which is A sacrificing. And I was watching and solidarity because I was there with the kid watching you and listening to you Leo kind of. The show because you have a young one. So let's be real. You're probably up at least two hours prior to that anyways. So It's true. anyways. David it's really great to get you on I've I've follow nine to five Google. So closely, as you'll see in today's rundown, we have so many nine to five Google stories in here also partially because you're on and we'd like to. Work and everybody at your sites work when we bring you as on. So thanks for hopping on. We have a lot of interesting stuff to talk about. So let's jump in with some news. I can show you five new things that I can do. While now and curious not. All. Work. So cool. Thanks for that. I miss her so much I Miss Studio so much I'm not GonNa like it was definitely. It was a constant in my week that I really S. Well. anyways. While I'm missing the twit HQ, we can talk about five new things coming your android phone as was the big reveal this morning from Google. WE'RE GONNA quickly run through the five little things and then you know kind of talk a little bit about it afterwards. So the first thing is emergency location services are now available. For Eight hundred million people in twenty nine different countries, and this is actually a pretty big deal. So emergency location services, or E. L.. As they're known some places, it doesn't require hardware and he downloads or updates, and this particular ability is built into Google play services and will work for any phone running android four point one and up, which is great Some of the benefits of this include faster response times for emergency calls and better accuracy for location data. So if happened to need assistance, it'll be a little more precise than just relying on you know standard old location data. Second big new feature or earthquake alerts. Now you might be thinking, why do I care I don't live where you guys live in California, but might I remind you last week North Carolina had a random earthquake. So this probably is very well timed Now, android phones that can detect earthquakes with the android earthquakes alerts system. So it has its own name it will run an Android Pfeiffer, no devices, and above, and if you're in California receive earthquake alerts powered by shake alert, which is kind of the West Coast is program for announcing earthquakes I. Guess split-second before they happen basically duck and cover. TAP weight. Onto a little more at lighter updates to the ANDROID Speier android auto is getting a couple of new refreshed features so. Little more contextual information especially for calendar entries. So like smart displays, android auto will give us insight into the daily schedule calendar events and directions where you need to go based on those calendar events. You can also manage the preferences in the settings APP, which he didn't have much control over before. So now if you don't WanNa be bothered while you're driving, you don't have to or you can have all the alerts come out you because you're just a busy bee with places to be.
Fresh update on "samsung" discussed on Lew Later
"Somewhere and installing it that way. There are plenty of ways in which this happens including stores like Samsung's very own store. which ships on their devices wildly popular huge footprint. So. As it stands right now the K- it's tougher to make the villain case against Google even though Google takes the same cut thirty percent. At least other APP repositories exist in the form of say Samsung's APP store as much as Google might not like it. It exists an epic right now is encouraging people even. incentivizing people through discounts to go get the game off the Samsung store right and how easy would it be for? EPA. Games just. UPLOAD THE AP Onto the web they they, they have their own installer that you can. You can install their installer and go about it that direction as well, and they can find ways to incentivize you to do that. So the reason this is big is that even if it doesn't fit on the play store, it doesn't mean he can't fit on android whereas on the Iowa side if it doesn't fit in the APP store that means is not going to be on devices at all outside of you doing a jailbreak, which as I mentioned is more complicated the vast majority of users aren't going to be interested in doing that particularly when it comes to updates and all the rest of it it. Can be a bit of a headache for the average customer for the average fortnight player. Yes. Now, on the Google Front what's interesting in the documents there? Are there some details inside of the lawsuit talking about the one plus fortnight collaboration and what's interesting there is I actually made a video on this when. I believe it was ninety F-. Exclusive, one plus feature launched on the fortnight APP and I actually showcased the installer in India which was live at the time but apparently according to the lawsuit. Pressure was applied via Google looking to remove that installer from those devices. And as soon as I google started. He started with the the assistant was triggered by that. So now they're listening to Google saying, Hey, Lou Sh- easy there. But anyway, this is in the lawsuit. This is public. Now you can read it for yourself. It's public now. And they said hey don't do that..
Unpacking Everything Samsung! (With TK Bay)
"Little bit of time that you did have with the no twenty five when we were at Arboretum. Thoughts. Did you have like how do you feel about this phone in general and then I want to ask you about the no twenty ultra then go regular. Tell me what? Would the alter the first thing? So why it my first thing when when I when I held it in in my hand, I have to say that I was surprised that it's actually physically bigger than actually bigger Dan the s twenty altered because my understanding is that the same that boasts six point nine inches they're not different in size, but the dimensions of physical dimensions on the device. They're a little bit bigger the the touch response. The the handling is pretty good once you put a case on at the hunt little thing on the back that was a little bit not. Not as much of an issue. It's a nice inker though I say. We have the same problem on the s twenty alter the ultra has as its. Literally leaning on my finger right now like this. You can hang it's like an angle there. You I seem pretty good the the SPN functionally I found that was really cool that the fact that they decided to take out the gestures although not not everything worked in the way that we think about it You know cameras seems pretty good and I, and I listened to some of the footage that was able to get back from the from the phone. The microphones are actually pretty good like for yours and me talking to the you know the talking head on the on the camera Oh has actually had and listened to those clips yet. Okay Yay no I. Was surprised on the microphone site because I I typically like I think they made a point of mentioning the microphones. Samson's always had this feature where they have microphones zoom function built into their camera where if you zoom in with the camera zooms the microphone Alongside that. So it's basically focusing the audio So initial aggressive, it actually is pretty good I I have to say. The one thing that sold me though. which was something you did. was that focus pull. The when when you did that focusing level and how fast that that camera was focusing with a one hundred and eight megapixel sensor that's I. Mean we don't have the time time flight space spacesuit that's just separate. I'm just talking just focusing issues that I think the twenty ultra had ever since the beginning they've been trying to fix it. That sold me. That's what saved me on on the idea love that and it's It's it's crazy and I think I made the I think I made the point while we were like messing around with the focus like this is like cannon level dual pixel stuff like it's really nice. It's crazy. It's crazy and is sharp and it does it's so quick and but that's the that's the level of professionalism. That you want. This is what we expect it out of the s twenty and I think it's like I use this as a daily. This is my main device that I have my own personal stuff on and I switched around my secondary line to all of my devices that I when I'm reviewing them because you know it just goes to the headache of reconfiguring banking, APPs and all of that stuff those. So at the end of the day when I saw that. Yes I can see that device becoming my main phone. This is this is something that works for me the Espen functionalities I love because of the documents signing like. I not obviously not everybody does but if you ever have to have signed contracts ever have to sign documents statements or anything like that on a phone. the ESPN just does it right? It has at Bilton its native into it. You can open it sign and send signed PDF's right away
Fresh update on "samsung" discussed on Talking Tech
"Time to buy more. Buy a new computer will you need apple care warranty protection you know while listen music or read an article on that iphone or IPAD? Well, guess what bear subscribe to Apple Music or Apple News Now apple which reported twenty six point four, billion dollars worth of iphone sold in the recent porter versus thirteen billion for services is in a unique situation among rivals. It has over one billion people using the iphone a welcome audience to sell more things to. So even just a small percentage of iphone owners say, yes to services apple can still grow look at how apple music has grown to a solid number two behind spotify with eighty million subscribers. That's an eight percent by in from the base. Now, the Google on android operating system actually has more users worldwide than apple's IOS but most android phones are sold by different manufacturers like Samsung L. G. and high sense which prevents Google from working space like apple does. For the last few years, apple has been on a tear to increase its services response rates data. Why iphone owners get so many Nag messages in the fall it looks to go even further per bloomberg by bundling many things into an even bigger subscription play called apple one, the plan is said to offer apple users tab monthly deductions from their accounts for Apple Music, news? TV, arcade an I cloud. Now companies love this stuff because it's consistent steady income and if you're dealing with subscription overload now, how many services are on the hook for a monthly? Well, I know investor and analyst Gene Munster from loop adventures. Who thinks that apple's actually going to go beyond subscriptions to hardware subscriptions as well.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"See some of the the wild and insane advertisements that that we do all the time, and that's one of the things that really sets it apart from other stores I mean, have you ever heard of an antique store that? You know for Halloween has monsters, invading us and appearing everywhere and like all sorts of things now. But I encourage everybody to check it out and if you're in Savannah you, you've got to experience it. You really do. Definitely. In I can see in your designs, you definitely have a lot of fun. Humor happening I'm looking at the watch face for Joe Joe's your character of the dog that seems like his hung is actually bigger bigger. Than his head in wagging his tail Yup Yup and I actually have a dog named Joe. and. That's actually what picker Joe's is named after you go. figure. So He's a Jack Russell and he actually looks very similar to Joe and he likes all the time. He's always happy and always mischievous as well too. So. Again, he'll react to your step goal. He'll. He'll do some fun stuff at fifty percent as well. So definitely check that out. So are you doing all this design work yourself for? Do you have teamed designers work with you in Producing Watch faces and themes? Most of the stuff is just me, but I do have a another a friend and fellow colleague that graduated with me on Jonathan Millard. He's over in Denver right now So I I do pull him in on tons of different projects were working on some right now, some interesting APPS and. Hopefully. In the very near future, some game designs as well. Oh that's great. That's great. The game is a big push for Samsung. So super excited to hear that you bring your brand over to that side and help us produce some amazing games we find. Do you work out of your house? You actually have an office space? Okay. I have multiple locations that I can work out of I definitely have the the house setup and with the the cool gaming computer and all that kind of stuff. and. Then we have the office which is actually right above florist. It's really cool. You can walk up the stairs and you smell roses while it always always get to stop and smell the roses every day. And then also working out a picker Joe's as well and the site office there. So we talk a lot about Savannah is that where you were born or were you Born and raised somewhere else born and raised in the mountains of Virginia in Pulaski Virginia Oh. Wow. So. Little town called. Polaski in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. And it's it's your cool I guess main street hometown. Recently it's been been hit kind of a little hard from the economy My master's thesis in school for Architecture, was actually called Polaski. Institute of art and design which was taking the million square feet of the Polaski furniture plant and changing into design school. which would in turn hopefully help the economy and encourage businesses to open up to cater to students and Yeah. Those pretty much what my my master's thesis was for school. Out My hometown. But then of course, I moved to Savannah in two thousand and I've been there ever since. So. Let's talk a little bit about. Marketing I? mean. You are definitely one of the most successful designers for Samsung tell me some of the the your tips and tricks when it comes to actually marketing your watch faces in your themes. Are you using Social Media Are You doing any additional advertising? What's your? What's your approach to marketing? Okay. So first off, I started out with the website and just really making sure that a crowd on Google on. So I'm always getting some sort of traffic and so the website at any given moment and can get like two hundred to five hundred hits today which you know that really helps just get the the brand out there and sure the the euro. Is. Infinity Watch faces DOT COM and also social media instagram and facebook. We used to use Google plus a lot ills a a big designer community but of course, that's gone but that has shifted over to facebook groups now. And like the facebook group? That ash with IOT gadgets. It's one of the largest facebook groups out there and they have great moderation Some good people are definitely running it and it's a great place to really show off your designs and and spread the word to to everybody and it has just a great following. So I always recommend get on social media and you just scream out your brand everybody I actually interviewed Ash IOT gadgets on the podcasts Nice if you haven't listened to that yet go back if you episodes, it was a great. Great Time He's an excellent interview. Great person doing amazing things and yeah, that facebook group is huge. It's crazy crazy has got to take a lot of time to moderate insured does let all n also on Youtube we got our our favorite watch face reviewer. Andrew Gibberish Javer year. Yes and again that came out of your presentation when you spoke at the Conference You'd mentioned Jibril Jab and first thing I did when I became a watch based designer was track gibbered Jab reviews down on Youtube and get him to view some of my watch faces I have just Done a live chat with Andrew. that we published last week great interview talks a lot about strategies not only using you to, but even beyond Youtube for marketing your APP. So I know you've got a great relationship with with Andrew Can I say this share this year helping him with a new website that he's launching is that correct? Yes. The website is in the very beginning stages it's going to grow over time. Doing some interesting work on pulling his youtube channel and all over the place and yeah, it's it's GonNa. Be something you're you're gonNA WANNA visit very often 'cause he's going to have some cool giveaways and a bunch of other stuff. So. Yeah Andrew's great to work with and. Because the very beginning, he's tracking down watch face designers to to do a reviews, and now everybody's tracking him down of course, which is wonderful but. The. Yeah. Yeah. He's he's done a phenomenal job and he's just he's very vital to the community i. totally agree i. mean inches a great guy in a lot of watch face designers. To to Andrew. So your watch faces in themes have a lot of animations I WANNA ask about instagram a lot of times people just post pictures on instagram. Are you utilizing videos on instagram all probably more video than anything else and a lot of that video is just taking my galaxy phone and just recording the watch on my wrist. This is the first thing I want to do actually seen as I have a design like even almost done a work in progress in his sometimes for your customers to see works in progress he that early stage and and all the work that goes into it as well and and you'll find you'll get a lot of a lot of following on there..
What has Tim Cook done for Apple?
"Piece in the Wall Street Journal this week about Tim Cook and really celebrating Tim Cook, and how like me? A lot of people win jobs passed away in twenty eleven were concerned about Apple's future without its visionary leader. And they talk about how Tim Cook didn't try to duplicate. Steve. Jobs. Instead found his own way made apple his own in in a way that actually worked quite quite well. Instead of innovating by creating products that redefined categories like the iphone and the IPAD and the ipod. he took the existing products and made them sing and refine them and found ways to make more money with him in fact. Apples close to being a remember when we made a big deal that apple was a trillion dollar company. is now a one point, nine, trillion dollar company very close. I would say this week probably will hit two. Trillion dollars So you'd have to say Mr Cooke has done fine. It's. He is a good product guy to. The Cook, doctrine. He took what he took. A lot of what Steve Jobs just did by instinct and made it into almost like a strategy and Cook Doctrine by itself is that apple only enter categories where they believe they can provide a differentiated experience and that's where Apple Watch. That's why they shipped. Apple, watch and not the television and why they shipped air pods, not some of the other things that they were working on so I, I think he he's not the product. Visionary. That Steve Jobs was. But he's very good at identifying markets where he thinks that apple can make a huge impact jobs. told him don't ask what I would do as he's on his deathbed and saying Tim. You're going to run the company. Don't ask what I would do what's right and the Journal said that's that's kind of what. Tim. Cook. Did he the In? Twenty seventeen, he said, I knew what I needed to do was not to Mimic Mimic Steve. I would fail miserably at that. And I think this is largely the case for many people who take time from someone larger than life. You have to chart your own course. You have to be the best version of
DefCon 2020 Recap
"How about let's talk about DEFCON. How's that been used to be Robert? We would prepare for this week. Because, there'd be all. We've learned about all sorts of flaws and security problems, and so forth in this in the talks that black hat and DEFCON. Is What would happen to us? Is that every the the abstracts would come out and every contributing editor who was looking for a headline would right up the end of the world, because XYZ right exploit is coming without ever looking at the talk and then we would feel people for a week until the actual say, well, they really have to get to your system. There actually was one and I don't know if this was a a black, a black half, a checkpoint software revealed Achilles, which is a nasty flaw in the qualcomm snack. snapdragon. I've got snacks my mind after our. Joyful Conversation I snap dragon chip These vulnerabilities affect forty percent of the android market include funds from Google Samsung LG Xiaomi one plus. And more there are patches. Thank God was is a black hat revelation Robert. That was actually a Defcon I'm trying to bring up the slide deck. One of the things that was different about DEFCON. This year was the fact that they provided all of the talks ahead of time. Nice because they're all prerecorded, and so you've got the slide decks. You've actually got the videos. You've got the right up the white papers. That one was was particularly interesting. The talk was hard to follow because the researcher. Definitely wasn't English as a first language. But as you go through, you realize what he's doing. He was able to take complete control of an android device and you could do in such a way that the person using the android device wouldn't actually know. Route control of his device. That's terrible. he is. Now it says it's opponent own qualcomm compute DSP for fun and profit. It's not the current crop of snapdragon chips. Right, it's an older chip. So if you have a phone, you bought in the last couple of years, you're okay. There are patches, but this is the problem, the older you're on the less likely. You're going to get patches. and. It's not necessarily even the older phones because you have to remember when you're talking about a billion plus devices that are sold every year. A lot of those are low cost devices and low cost devices will use these older chips. Yeah. It's a forty percent of the overall smart smartphone market. So this is a lot of phones. that. Need the patch that many of which will not get the patch there six flaws and they give you complete an absolute control. Of those ones how do you get it on their way? Is it with malware with a with a malicious? APP, for instance? the. Yeah. So. There were a couple of ways that they were shown the the one that I was looking at was actually not publicly available. It was a demonstration that was shown to me. Actually part of DEFCON is the the discord they started up this discord that has all of the. Only. Meet throughout the conference and. Organiz. Yeah. Yeah. Just like it would be if you were actually walking through, they have a wall of sheep discord. Gentle. Yes? Yes. Although it's harder to do if you're not there. Yeah spot the Fed on the discord extreme, right? Like it's not just a militias install, you can target it through video street, you're kidding wrecked. Surrender. On the chip, any incoming content. Oh. My God. So this is A. This is A. This is one that you would clutch your pearls. Unforgiving and I think every silicon engineer has this sort of in the back of their nightmare brain because once you well, we saw that with the meltdown inspector, the flaws until chips once it's in hardware. Mitigation is not easy and and more importantly. especially in the world of Android may not there may be no, no cavalry will come or the untouchable. Jailbreak we saw we saw last year for older iphones to it, right.
Samsung Announces New Devices
"I'm GonNa talk about Samsung's announcements mean. Not that big phone day it is phone day I swear phone week phone months. out. That said the new Google phone. It's the little brother to the Pixel four and four xl, which is now by the way discontinued. In sound all that well less than a year after its announcement. That's it. You might see some in stores and stuff leftover inventory, but it's gone no more no more what we made the foray however already the fastest best selling phone. On Amazon unlocked phone on Amazon and I think that that's really a testament to the fact that we're done paying thousand dollars for phones. We want good phone decent phone and we want one for. Let's say three hundred fifty bucks, which is the price for the four. A. However Samsung is still pushing at that at that boundary they announced the Samsung. Note Twenty, and the note twenty ultra. Starting at nine hundred, I think. For the one no one's going to buy and then thousand and up, and I think you can get to fourteen or fifteen hundred dollars on the ultra. And then and then they announced that ain't all. They announced galaxy. Folk Galaxy Fault. Galaxies said fold to I don't where Z. is for. The, Galaxies Z. Fold to. And this is the successor. The second and a half successor. I think really you should say to the galaxy fold that was the galaxy fold when it came out remember they had all these problems with it like the reviewers it was screened was breaking so they may hold on wait a minute maybe we can fix that took it back they adjusted it put a new screen. Cover on and stuff like that and ship did. So that's the one point five, and now we're doing two point five. It's actually probably a better phone six point, two inch screen on the front that used to be really skinny and small. Now, it's decent normal basically inside you unfold, you open it up and you've got a seven point six inch. Screen. And I'm really tempted because I I WANNA. Know if these folding phones I wanNA know if that's a cool. Thing. There's no stylus. Note for that there's not a note it's his own thing. It's the Z. The said I'll call the said fold to. Redesign hinge four, thousand parts. They were showing all the parts. I don't know if that's a good thing. It's got a little vacuum cleaner thing. Little brushes in it. So that crumbs don't cut in that was a problem with the first one still has a little. kind of like Lacrosse, down the middle when you open it up.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus: A Big Android tablet
"Somewhat interesting announcement was the galaxy. Tab s seven and s seven plus look these leaked. We knew they were coming but now that they're official and their prices and their specs, I I haven't cared about an android tablet really longtime these tablets sound like tablets you might want to care about for the first time in a while they started six hundred, fifty bucks they're not cheap tablets are high end tablets are we're pretty sure they're after I need sixty five's aren't they hundred twenty hurts yeah. Hundred Twenty Hertz refresh rates on their super high rez displays ones and LCD ones that amyloid. There Super Hot. So hundreds again, high-resolution lots of Ram lots of storage quad speakers. They can have five G. View on the run ANDROID ten with Samsung's one you I. HAVE SPF functionality. They look really nice. They're big like what's the smaller one would size display like it's also larger eleven inch yes. Eleven inches, and then the other one's twelve point four like this are huge. These are like many TV's but the accessories like keyboard stands and all that stuff I like attempted to grab one and just play with it I. Just I just don't know that. I believe that Andrey is good at all on tablets still and I just I think that'll probably be the frustrating experience there. Mutt they're coming I think also August twenty first I. Believe they. They finally
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: Everything we love -- and don't -- so far
"Bunch. So renew was coming. It's all official now. So Galaxy note twenty, no twenty old tra- you have ultra I doubt we will ever get our hands on the no twenty because no one should buy it Ultra Tim has galaxy watched three actually have one of those or here doubts on in two sizes Galaxy Buds live, which we will just call the galaxy beans little being ear buds neither of US have those I don't know that we're going to. Like, you're satisfied with the buds plus I like these I dunno like the only don't know how they go in your ear. the beans are official and then the Galaxy Tab, a seven seven, plus which we also don't have because we haven't reviewed at android tablet like seventeen years Those are official although they do look really really good. We talk about those for just a brief minute if we want to and then finally they showed off the phone that I will sell everything in my house to buy in that will be the galaxies Z fold. To Oh. Yeah. So we'll save that for a minute. Let's let's talk. No Twenty, nine, twenty ultra. Cool start here so They announced There's two phones obviously ones Nice. The Ultra One's not so nice. The regular note twenty I'm being extra critical here because. Samsung wants to charge a thousand dollars for the regular one. The, ultras thirteen hundred. The regular one has a ten eighty p sixty hertz display in a plastic body and they want a thousand dollars for IT I. I know there's other stuff going on here. They packed all the other stuff in it, but those two things certainly do not scream. Thousand Dollars to me No. But. They did do that. So It's available for preorder. Now, Bulfon's actually we are. Now They Arrive August twentieth or twenty first somewhere in there and everyone has them. There's unlocked models. There well, I should say the ultra a while it is a huge phone and I don't think I could use the thing. It's got kind of everything again right although. The storage at one hundred, twenty, eight Gig that lower than last year's like did the note ten plus days was to fifty six yeah. So they dropped that it does quite easy. Display Hundred Twenty Hertz, which is which is sweet snapdragon need sixty, five plus five g twelve gig Ram five, twelve, top tier storage hundred, twenty Gig on the low end and yeah I think that's kind of step backwards. we got way too many cameras including one, hundred, eight megapixel big I. Laser autofocus forty, five, hundred, million power battery. I know that still large but the ultra I think that's twenty. Five thousand south slightly smaller but you do have an aspen. The spend has like super low latency and stuff, right? It's like the fanciest s date and this. What else we have stereo speakers you have ms again for Samsung pay of course Oh we don't have the super fast charging rate like the. Thirty five or whatever it was from last year like that's not back. So it's like they took away a couple of. We have like an upgraded superfast charging to dotto or something I can tell you the team last year. But like remember they were it was like a forty five watts like a forty five watts Samson charger. Discipline one either doesn't support that or they're just not maybe not including it. It's something weird like that. So shocked kind of it seems like they kind of took away a couple of things to keep the price is still thirteen hundred dollars sound like they cut any corners here no either way it's a it's a pretty crazily specked out found. It comes in the mystic bronze which Tim has everything comes in mystic bronze. There's also a black and then there's also a white version Of course, they send you the mystic bronze because they're so proud of mystic bronze I don't know.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 first look
"Real quick. How about the watch? The galaxy watched three to super-quick. I totally forgot about this watch I've got one of my wrist unit already it is thinner and lighter than last Gal to watch was two years ago. So not saying much not saying much this is the forty five. Millimeter model. It's still pretty big. I've also got a an active watch active to That's the forty millimeter model, and that's a smaller size and I find that when we're comfortable but if you like big watches You'll like this too because it's still a really big watch. I haven't really spent a ton of time playing with it, but that's their like big pitch is that it is smaller or to be thinner and lighter than before it's also slightly more expensive that kind of an upscale with it since they've got the watch active to line that's taking care of the lower price. So it costs a little bit more, I think this models like four hundred and fifty bucks and it goes up from there. So stay tuned, we'll have a review soon I know that the Galaxy Watch was really popular for Samsung in this one probably will be popular as well but. I love the rotating basil on those but I felt like when I was holding this at the hands on, I look experience that Basil Raises Pretty High above the screen still, and I just wish that they would get that down. It's like a move to minds with that because I totally agree like it's got this like dish to it, and it's kind of a little weird with specially when you're swiping it. But at the same time, if you're like out and about and you knock against something that Basil stops something for smacking your screen and scratching it so like I can totally understand why you would want to have that kind of raised lip in the sense of like a Casio g shock has all that chunky like rubber rounded and super rugby and could smack it with a hammer when smack this with hammer I get why that Basil is raised and I will say this I've been wearing the watch active to for almost a year now. And it has that virtual touch dial around it's like a touch strip that doesn't rotate but it moves when you move your finger on it, and then this is obviously the the actual rotating ring. This is way better. The rotating ring is way superior. So I'm glad that the kept around physical controls beating controls I'm into it.
The Pixel 4a is coming
"We just had soon are on the show. Was it two months ago? And we're like what's up pixels and he like we gotta make him. Good. Did he make him good. I mean he made he made one one. Good. So the Pixel for a has been announced and released viewed it bunch of a tear. Actually, the podcast of used one but because the Pixel for is late and we can talk about why it is really close to when we're assuming the pixel five is gonNA come out. So Google is like you know what? Yeah, we're making a pixel five. It'll be out here this fall also there's GonNa be a pixel for a five G. 'cause you know that's what you want. So they just announced all three phones at once just Bam per year of you reviewed the. We've not seen photos of the five. We have seen various and confusing leaks all summer and Chris you might actually have a better handle around this afar but a bunch of the early leaks for like this must be the pixel five. Am It's like well, no, there's actually the probably the pixel for five G. now, and then there's more yet more internal documents, even more pixels at a foldable pixel like later on down the line like it's a fiasco in Pixel rumor land. Super. Confusing I mean they had that league. I think it was last month there was a phone. It looks just like the four day but they said it was the five and people weren't sure. But then it seems like they might get rid of their face ID clone which I really actually liked on the pixel of four like to just walk away from that the thumb reader but I mean, yeah, no one's really quite sure it's going to look like even the four five G. might have new specs or a bigger screen or who knows who knows what the story is I mean it's there's there's just always confusion about what's GonNa Happen is GonNa have brightly colored plastic rectangle smug s Yes The four as a decidedly, not brightly colored plastic rectangle. Four, you reviewed it. So the big big new innovation in the Pixel Foray is they dropped fifty bucks off the price. So it to three hundred, fifty dollars, which is. Pretty big. It's a pretty big deal It's a hundred bucks less than these storage equivalent iphone se. To get one I WANNA see one, hundred, twenty, eight gigs and they just like. Got Everything as good as you can probably get it on a three hundred, fifty dollar phone like I. Wish it had a faster processor but we live in a world of android where qualcomm. If you want to get a good qualcomm processor, you gotta spend way too much money. So I got like, okay one that's got a pretty solid screen. It's it's got a hole punch. It's got the Pixel camera a Becca actually pointed out to me when we were talking to them, she asked if it had was the sensor Becca three sixty three. Yeah. Same Sensor as. The Pixel four and the Pixel three and the Pixel three they've been using literally like the exact same camera stack for like two years now. So it's great. It makes takes rate photos but they haven't pushed it much. I would love it. If you could select your software tuning on the Pixel who right if you buy a pixel for and like make this shit, look like the Pixel two that would make me very happy because I thought the Pixel two looked it was the most contrast in the most dramatic and they have veered towards looking more like the overtime. But I wish. I. Could just be like go back to that look I love that look the best because if they're using the same hardware, they should give you the choices software, right? Everyone is just looking at me like. I mean it's like it's like saying you should just get your choice of. Clutch on your Mustang like it gets tied. The thing. Okay. Versus automatic. Put Your Ninety seven clutch in Twenty fifteen I mean you don't WanNa do that but you can be retune in anyway. Keep going the pixel for we're not gonNA talk about mustangs fingerprint sensor on the back. It works great. It's got a headphone Jack. because. Apparently low and phones are the only phone's headphone Jacks Anymore Beca you holding one right now you're holding. I'm holding one right now and what I'll have to say about this is that I love this thing like it gave me everything I like about phones in twenty twenty like a big screen and it's slim and the batteries diesen but it kept the things that I also love about previous cones that I love a fingerprint sensor like a one on the back and I love a headphone Jack and I love the Pixel camera in its three hundred and fifty dollars, which is a pretty good pricing twenty twenty for a brand new phone. There's this. There's this meme out there. For him but like there's this idea out there that like Google was bored with android in the pixels reflection of its board on this phone feel like they're bored with it. Now I'm bored with Andrew. Debut. The one new features accessibility feature for software a IT'll do real time captioning phone calls but it doesn't record them and it doesn't put them on the Internet. So don't have your conspiracy theories thrown at me Breitbart. They wrote it up terribly anyway So that's like the one thing but that's coming other pixels. It's just like Google. So committed to keeping the pixel software like really clean and basic relative to the madness that happens on every other android phone that it can feel a little bit boring and their decision to be really like understated with their design. I think it's like they've got they've. got a little bit too far. It's been like, no, no this is this is the the android phone that isn't flashy. It's just like a phone and after a while like that message gets through that like. Made a phone. Okay. Like they want it to be utilitarian to the point where it's like become a little bit boring. Thank you. Go. Has has been so long burned by Sergey Brin. Coming into Google glass event. On a hang glider. That's a real thing that happened they. US In like one of the founders landed on sage on a hang glider glass is the future and that was their last big attempt to be splashy. In it completely backfired like in every possible way
Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology
"Apple and Google this week you know they're covid nineteen contact tracing tool. Has Been, implemented in both IOS and android. Virginia is the first state to release an APP that uses those Api's Alabama has an APP in Beta. So we're seeing the fruits of that Labor come to America it's coming out in other countries in the world. Eventually, both companies are going to make that functionality exposed in the primary user experience. They're going to build it into the operating system, but right now eating at from your state that's important because your state has validate that you've got a positive test in the notify everybody else apple move don't have themselves testing abilities. So the first steps towards phone based contact racing are. Coming out in America in Virginia again, Beta Test
Samsung's Galaxy Buds Live are clear winners with a unique design, strong sound and long battery life
"Lose Samsung unpacked event was just yesterday but if you believe Chris Welsh over at the verge The surprise breakout announcement from yesterday was for something that a lot of us kind of ridiculed those galaxy buds live. Those things that look like actual beans that you put in your ear. Well. Welsh says maybe they're cool beans an unconventional design for God's might actually turn out to be a winner quoting from his review. The one, hundred, sixty, nine, dollars, ninety, nine, Cent Buds live have a style all their own and they're super reflective in the bronze color which can look more rose gold and some lighting but I generally liked the look and the fact that Samsung is experimenting. You've never worn ear buds quite like these, which means putting them in the first few times feels a bit foreign and. You might think it turns out they slot into the culture of my ears quite naturally the bean design works and are both comfortable and stable once they're there are no silicone tips, the speaker points directly into your ear canal. The Buds live have silicone stabilisers near the top, and there's a slightly larger set included in the box if those buds better sit in your ears contours. The tap controls work just like those on the galaxy buds plus single tap to pause double the skip three to go back and you can customize what along press does the Galaxy Buds live carrying case which has a USB port and wireless charging support is wonderfully compact though the ear buds will definitely go flying out if you drop it since they don't have a very deep cradle with three total beam forming Mike's to on the exterior and one inside the galaxy. Buds live have performed just fine during my zoom meetings and Voice Calls Samsung. says. They also have a voice pickup unit in the hardware for improved speech detection you can use either. But independently while the other is charging in the case taken as a whole package, the Gazi Buds live, exceed what I came in expecting based on the leaks and the uncertainty I had about what the bean shaped would mean for comfort and sound quality neither wound up being a concern after actually using them. If you're okay living with a healthy dose of outside sound while listening to the Galaxy Buds live, there's a lot to like and quote.
Galaxy Unpacked News
"Today there was no surprise in what was announced because everything leaked. In the days and weeks before the event, in fact, last night. Evan. Blasts. Just does leaked every single. hooped it out. It was there on his feed if you wanted to learn about what was going to happen. In on August, fifth, you could go to his feet nonetheless, there was a lot to talk about. So we'll start with the galaxy note twenty. There are two phones, they are not that different incised this year, but they are very different feature sets. There is three hundred dollars between them. Along with a lot of differences in. The way that they're built, they're designed their cameras, their battery, their storage, basically everything else about them, but they look fairly similar. And we'll start there. So Andrew, you've got a chance to play with these two phones at aforementioned hands on session. What's your quick take on them? So, yet, it's a different strategy than the no ten as you as you say there that the the note we kind of that, the note twenty was going to be the small one and it's not These phones are within a couple millimeters of each other in terms of height and width, and only about ten grams apart on weight. So they're both. Big phones third of a roughly galaxy s twenty plus size. They're actually both a little smaller than s twenty ultra. Fantastic. But the you just immediately noticed that the ultra is the high end high high end one, and there's something a little off about the twenty They don't even use the same design, which is kind of weird. The this kind of flat boxy. Style with the you know really tight corners on the note, twenty old Tra is classic note, and then you look at the regular twenty in, it's kind of more rounded. The bengals are a little bigger at as a flat screen. The the radius of the corners on the display is different for some reason, it just doesn't really look like the same phone and then you flip it over in the back. Is this Matt. Plastic finish rather than glass and And it's just so weird when you see them side by side now, I'm not sure how normal people will perceive these when they look at them in person may be one on one rather than together. But when you look at them together, it just feels like this is one actual note, and then another like galaxy s something or another that they decided to put a stylus in, and then you look at the internals and that kind of the story continues there. Yeah I mean, there's something to be said about pudding, the snapdragon eight, sixty five plus in the main line, no twenty. But also you know festoon it with a plastic back or as they call it classic because they want to bring black. Did. Glass whole of some sort but I don't know what's what's what's your take on that? There really is so severely separating these two phones for the first time in functionality. But putting of, but putting obviously, what is a very expensive component in the snapdragon eight, sixty, five plus front and center? Yeah. I assume that the eight sixty five pluses there. From just a standardization standpoint because they're releasing at the same time. So they might as well have the same chipset with the same radio. You know, obviously, they both have the same five G. capabilities, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense because you don't need the eight, sixty, five there when it's a ten ADP display at sixty hertz when Samsung when? You know one twenty Hertz across the board on everything else and talked up this huge game about how one twenty Hertz is. You know all amazing on the no twenty ultra and it's on the tablet seven reduces your aspen latency. They went sixty hertz on the display and they only put eight gigs of Ram in it so. The the higher end chip set on its own doesn't make a lot of sense, and that's not really ever going to be the bottleneck and what you're doing. Anyway. So I, kind of just write that off. But would you add up all those little things? It seems. Unnecessary to harp on it so much. But you got to remember that these by Samsung Zone emission are for the the fans who are really ended this kind of SPEC, nerd stuff getting the best of the best, and then you deliver this note that we're talking about this with the League's feels more like a note, twenty light. But of course, it's priced the same as in as twenty. Yeah. That sounds very strange. Mean hot. So you remember going hands on with the note, no ten light at CS earlier this year, and that phone was positioned as the you know giving everybody the note experience for. Six hundred dollars. But if you dug into the specs, it was actually. Less interesting than the s ten light that eventually went on sale in North America. So what's your take on that the the? Delta. Between these two phones and kind of the price difference being only three hundred dollars even though there is such a major SPEC difference. I mean I think the fact that they both have the same processor definitely helps kind of close that gap a bit. But a again, you know sixty hertz and and the plastic backing, it's. It's really strange because the s twenty series starts at the same thousand bucks. You're getting all the Nice things that the new twenty alter has i. think the thing that. Sort of justifies the regular note twenty away maybe not quite is that it's not a downgrade in any sort of way from the note, Ten Asya losing the the glass back You know I've seen a lot of people lately saying that they prefer plastic bags because they're. You know they're not as fragile and whatever else. But I. I, definitely would prefer the glass personally. But you know like you're not losing sixty. Hertz. Urges, are you not losing one twenty hurts because the note ten had sixty to begin with?
Samsung's new phones test consumer demand for pricey gadgets
"Samsung aims to lift sinking smartphone cells With two new models. The company's latest galaxy phones will cost $2300. Those have become standard prices for top of the line phones in recent years, but may cause sticker shock at a time of double digit unemployment. Other phone makers, most notably Apple, have begun offering less expensive models for consumers who may be strapped for cash or Fatigued by pricey phones that don't offer big advances over their
Google's Nearby Share goes live
"I'm Jason. Howell. And I'm Ron Richards. And I'm a very flustered, Florence I on today's. Days in it. Street. They're not only in the android world, but just like in life. It has been a three time and honestly I do feel like after a couple of weeks of like slow Android News, all of a sudden, the past two days like I could not keep the plates spinning. I, was like Whoa and this and this. and. It's not because tomorrow. Me and James Nafta to get up early. Wait this way me and Jason have to get up early. It's going to be regular time for you. There's a Samsung, event. Yeah. It's GonNa be nuts like seven am and mind you like as I've said, many times at this point, he probably sick appearing me say my podcast studio station is in our bedroom. So it's basically like kicking failure, the roof before had so that I can make sure that I'm up at ready for seven. Am Call to follow Samsung News which there's going to be a lot. So I'm definitely looking forward to, but what a week from Samsung to Pixel, which we'll talk about later. This is a big. I mean. We've got so much phone news happening right now. It's kind of ridiculous. I mean, it's really weird after what has been a quiet summer like it is just like it went from zero to sixty late yesterday after job total. Good. which is Kinda normal riot. Usually, it seems like about the time of the the note event is win this next phase of the phone season kicks in, and then at this point, we don't hear from Google until like Tober, but this time that's different. Anyway, we're. We're spoiling the the the ending here or at least the middle. Before, we get there. We've got some news to talk about taking us to the news. please. We have a week purchased doesn't even violence? Say it. I don't blame them at all. I, don't blame me at all burke. Let's get into the news like we said it's been head-spinning these past couple of days. We'll get to the pixel stuff in the hardware blocks of stay tuned. We haven't forgotten about that but I off. One of the hotly anticipated things all summer in the world of android. In fact, a couple of weeks ago. When Dave Burke from android. From Google and Android was on the show, he teased that nearby share file sharing aspect of android would be rolling out soon, and soon is today how about that? So, basically, if you're familiar with IOS airdrop this airdrop for android. It's file share between ANDROID devices. You can share files, images, links, etc. Through fast transfer process. You can select your visibility determine who can see you and share with WHO and who can't It does work off line, which is fascinating. Transfers by either Bluetooth, Bluetooth L. E. Web RTC, or peer to peer Wifi, whichever is fast as and you can check out hands on android episode twenty, one for deep dive into the new feature, which I'm sure we'll get you as Jason goes deep into file sharing with nearby sharing. Jason. What is your experience in nearby sharing? Is it? What is it living up to the hype? I. Think, Yeah. I think in in my experience with it and try and I should I should stay that really I've only used it around the time when I was creating the hands on android episode. So I haven't found myself in a situation since then or like I needed to use nearby sharing to send a file to myself and I certainly haven't found myself in a situation where I'm sharing directly like with my wife like quite frankly we're not going anywhere. So we're just here. Why, don't you just send her files Willy Nilly because think about it. That can be fun. We have nothing going on right now, and you know your everyone's stuck at home and you know. Why not send her random files, sent her gifts in memes through the nearby share and. Response like I. think that's a good idea. I'll ask her to set it up because it would be weird if I just set it up and started dropping are things that suddenly appeared out of nowhere. It up and it'll be it'll be a nice way to kind of lighten the load on weeks such as this one but. was going to say about nearby sharing is in my time playing with it. For that episode hands on Android I tested transferring a good amount of files, large files, small files, and yet it works pretty seamlessly. Just kind have to do the work in advance of setting it up to say, Hey, I, trust this person's device, and then if you happen to have your device near near an that person's device at any given point, you can get a little notification. Notification. That says, Hey. So and so's nearby and it makes it really easy for you just tap and share directly to them because you've all you both already kind of open those gates to say, yes, this is possible.
(Anti)Trust issues and the OnePlus Nord (with Nick Gray of Phandroid)
"Hello everybody and welcome to the pocket weekly podcast hosted by yours truly. Regarded what's going on? This week, we have nick great editor in chief of Android back on the show and the two of US talk about a couple of the main stories to come out outside of devices in the first half of this episode. Mainly, the fact that the four big tech giant their CEO's basically put on trial in front of Congress, and we just give some speculation behind all of the antitrust issues that were brought up. But of course given when this episode was recorded in one, it is coming out. One of our main stories is going to be around the oneplus Nord the next couple of weeks are going to be. Really. Crazy. So if you are listening to this right now and you're not following the pocket now weekly podcast in your favorite podcasting APP, make sure you hit that follow button because a lot of stuff is coming up pretty soon Samsung unpacked is next week and as I'm recording this intro, the Pixel for a has been made official. We don't quite have our units yet We're still working on that, but you can rest assured that both pocket and myself over on my channel we'll have content coming up very soon on the new affordable pixel device. But for now enjoyed this episode between me and Nick Graha Fan droid. I don't understand how you haven't had this setup already for podcasting and whatnot. We've had you on the show a bunch and you only just today to do this. Well I mean we have been podcasting over instagram live so it's not like it's the best setup anyways because you're using a smartphone to record. So have the real camera out now and yes, I don't know if you can hear it in the background, but my laptop is. On overdrive because I have the camera software transmitting to Ob yes, and then s transmitting to are streaming platform now. So my laptop, the fans are like. which which laptop is it just my own curiosity. Why make book thirteen pro Okay hopefully it doesn't like. Yeah. It's you seem fine right now but I've tried doing oh bs on facebook pros before and honestly in just in laptops in general and I've had mixed results. So yeah, I mean this one's the year and a half old. It's the laptop that I do all my four K. video editing on. So we handle four K. video editing I'm hoping it will keep up with this but yeah, it is. Turning away, keeping those fans boosted up not to the Max about middle. I feel like. Since you just. Go. No. Okay. I thought I. saw that my over here stopped going. But I think. Okay. Cool. A little bit of a background thing and this is kind of on a personal note I'm actually really excited because. Half, because of the opportunity that pocket now has provided me but also because I've just been making the effort to move into other categories. You just mentioned laptops. I'm really excited because it looks like all doing some pretty awesome laptops coming up and can't wait because. It's nice to get away from smartphones once in. Awhile. It is it is I. Mean I've done. I haven't done that many laptops. I've done a handful of chromebooks. Pixel. Book. And I have an MSI laptop here that I need to review once we get through this. Wave of smartphones and I have some extra time because as you know there, there is no extra time right now with all the devices that are coming out. Speaking of that. This is not one of our main topics for the show. It's part of our low check in here. I sent you that link right that Google's using the hell out of everybody right now. What is rolling everybody? Yeah. What exactly is this like? That's Latin. Right. That's on the page. Well, it's it's the usual filler text that you have on a dummy website. The our Laura them. And they essentially created a dummy page for an upcoming smartphone but they tweaked the wording just a little bit because there are words that seemed to imply smartphone type. Things like just the in the title there's The low light. Low Light Teneh Cap Kerem megapixel lum long lasting. Is that Vaccari, up yeah. So like in in the link description, you sent me here in Telegram I. If you read that out, that's in the page description. So like they they played a little bit around with it just to. Make It look like they've done a little bit extra effort than just slapping some some fake words in there as dummy place holders but because I. Think, of Pixel for a is coming sometime soon who knows we've been saying that from what? Since quarantine four months since? I I actually wrote an article about two three weeks before. Google before it was cancelled. Saying Google might actually launch it before I o based off of some of the leaks that we were we were seeing and that one turned out to be wrong the Oh, the Hubris of the publication. Gosh. All my gosh. That's why as the one of the reasons why I'm happy where I, I am in my little pocket of Youtube because. I. I don't have to do the rumors and whatnot I know that that's a common portion of Tech U2 is to be like Oh what are we going to look forward to I'm like what the thing is nothing is confirmed. Why would I talk about? What's an unconfirmed? Deals with that on the daily does all members and all that. So I mean I may covers it really well with the pocket now daily and honestly I'm like. Didn't you just cover this yesterday? You've done it like four days in a row. But Hey, there was leaks and news stories for days in a row about features and specifications that are coming up on a new device and on. After awhile you know writing for publication and writing tech media for years now I am so tired about writing leaks and. Rumors and speculation articles because. It's just a repeat of the same story last week with one extra
The Rigor Of Transmedia Production
"Hey. It's topcoats clips five, three four. Block on a busy July twenty, nine, twenty, twenty they about the rigor up producing contents. For creative media, students, Detroit animators, Enga- mark designers. Work Inside the Creative Campus Nick Glendale Ireland and I want to see if it's possible to set up lanes of academic depth. As well as to produce content on the fly with career students follow a rigor. Of expression. So. I start my rigor with words a word document that they can see that students can see in the form of a brief or mission objector. I use an Amazon model of not having more than two pages of my brace with hyper links. That goto examples of how the content might be done but start with tax, and actually that's how I started the blog post to with tex what you're hearing right now. Can Be, done text. Using transcription programs such as archer. Were audio. Bursts. The auditor Osher by product is always better than ninety percent for me when a use an external mic. I'm using the Mike Right. Now of the Samsung note nine and I'm not sure it'll be high enough quality to produces a transcript from the first go but you know this. It starts with words. In text form. Normally I have my students take those words and try to imagine how they might be presented as short clips of text information. Headlines titles. Key words, phrases, things that can be pushed out on twitter. Or on facebook or on Lincoln. And I tried to do that with all my semi compelling content. That could try to do that with every blog posts that I make on inside viewed I e. The. Point is this. Very few things you do. We'll get noticed if you don't offer them in places where people are already used. To read. Or to here to see. So, in today's world of socially connected people. Twitter facebook instagram linked in. Youtube. Those are all places that are common watering holes for for folks who are in my thought space. And most importantly. Most students have at least two those watering holes as places a look to see the spray Spiratou from folks that want to work with for jobs, they may want to get as creative interns or paid employees in the near future. So my goal is To get some form of process. which believe reaches the rigor of production. To put all this content in different media formats in different places. That's the rigor. And what I know is if I have students write some things down or sketch some notes out that they're gonNA end up with some really high quality learning on the back of it all. Is The kinesthetic to mention that seems to evolve. In other parts of my speaker content or on my blog, I've talked about offering people for different lanes of access to educational material starting with the techs. Access. Making sure. There are images or video clips. Allowing some of that stuff to occur live in HD format while also ensuring that there's an asynchronous method to rewind and play it back as slow or as fast as they want to. It's all part of the rigor of doing it right. You WanNa, follow my educational adventure using the Hashtag. Dig. PED- digital pedagogy. The PD you can check it out. I. Handle Top gold. That's me on all good social networks.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"And resources to the first being the Simpson Knox Decay. That is a collection of a few hundred unique Samsung Api's that really give our partners and developers the ability to have more granular control over the device mostly based in security authentication and device management. So those are typically used by a lot of our Um and Dan partners. You know the next is Knox. So, it's way that our partners can have a little bit more control over the air firmware updates, how those are handled on a device. There's also knock service plug in which enables developers to release save. Ongoing development in costs and time by integrating with knock service plug into have more automatic updates amongst other benefits. Right. So when there's a new Knox feature released use of the knock service plug in. The solution kind of update the latest knocks you know version and solution that is and no one knocks mobile enrollment. So this really helps our partners figure out. How to enroll thousands of devices at once easier and really controlling how those devices are no enrolled in rolled out into an enterprise environment. So that's a very, very high level view but encouraged people to go to develop dot Samsung.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"You tell me was done to optimize for the St for the twenty first off I have to Sam Super Jealous because literally mass ten right before we started working with you guys found out about the device Just waited an extra month, but the ten and scream, and it's already doing great for me. So the s twenty I'm not an engineer so won't be able to get all the nuts and bolts of it but my understanding of what they did is they worked with the Samsung team to really optimize the experience to run a refresh rates higher than sixty hertz, which is kind of. On on xbox Console Games, sixty is the target and a lot of games don't even achieve that. So on s twenty running about ninety six hurts if I'm if I'm not mistaken really fast refresh another bit of work that was done to work with the twentieth take advantage of The Game St K. that that your team provides this has been a new learning opportunity for us coming from console and PC to mobile is that you really have to think about things like battery life and heat management, and all of those elements which was kind of a new set of challenges for us to think about and using some of these optimizations working with your team and working with the game sdk We were able to find ways to kick it up to ninety six hurts when we need to the race, we want that really really crisp response rate. But then when you're in some of the menus, we can also vary. A resolution are very refresh rate so that you're getting the best of both worlds both long battery life, really well-managed heat profile on the device but also something that looks incredible. When you're racing in need all that really fast response or on the main many where we can go to high resolution tax show a lot of nuance in the car all the different effects on the car and you don't necessarily need to be pushing the same refresh rate in is still a great experience in your also better job managing resources so. That's been a really good partnership for us out of that came in optimizations to the game even beyond just the device that we're really able to take advantage of thanks to the support from from the tech team from Sam. So that's that's great. You know having played the game on my s twenty I can tell you it is absolutely beautiful. She told me she'd upgrade. Yeah definitely. Need to know your your your device Yeah I. It's a ton of fun and and it is I mean it is just a beautiful game so well done. So for those people out there that own and s twenty are there any special perks for them when they download the game? Absolutely so not only do get the twenty fifteen Ford Mustang Gt from downloading to the store, but you also get the Twenty Fifteen Chevy corvettes zero six with custom paint job. You'll get some in game credits get some gold and it's a really good start to the game. The corvette is is really the high end. Sports car in the game, and it's one that's going to be really set up to be upgraded in a really compelling fashion. So with that extra golden actually credits, you're you're getting a good jump start on building out your awesome collection of cars in the street. You know one thing that really stood out for me when they played the game was the art behind it. It wasn't just straight cars a beautiful road. There was a lot of Intel put into the artistic. Approach to this game, we talked a little bit about the art that was used in the street. Yeah, absolutely. So Turned ten, we've got this creative concept called the emotional core, and so whenever we do a new product line, we spend time thinking about emotionally what we want players to take away from the experience. So if you look at Motorsport has got a very different aesthetic from horizon, for example, and which is different from Fourth Street, and so we started that often often some of the terms that we looked at in for our emotional core with street were evocative and stylish from the beginning we wanted it's a kind of feel like a high gloss. Red Carpet Hop music video where the streets are all wet, not for any reason other than cautiously great on wet streets. So really trying to push that feel of this being a high production as opposed murders for which is all about photo realistic day on the track he'd coming off this needed to look like. You know you had a film producer that was they're trying to put everything just in the right place. So we're trying to capture that bod. So from there, we started to think about you know what kind of aesthetic would look good. What kinds of environments would look good. The game takes place evening in tonight just because it looks great with neon streets and feels different from other titles as well. and all that led us down the path of trying to think of what are the best locations that can try to encapsulate this this type of look and feel, and that's where we land with Miami. Did you guys do in the in person a photo research. I did not. But yeah, the development team and our director took a trip down to Miami and really spent some time. But looking at the amazing car culture down there there are some really high end automotive. Shops down there and and you know it's a great place to drive. It's a great place. It's nice. Weather. Great beach scene as a really cool EDM kind of dance nightclub scene with a lot of that kind of Cuban makes in. So it's just a really cool. It hits that emotional core really being stylish inside I know that the team took away a lot of. A lot of the music that's in the game kind of inspired by that trap. Kind of EDM meets hip hop type of vibe. That just pulsing through the streets Miami. So bummed, I, missed it but here's a pretty cool pretty cool research trip. Yeah, and I will say that I actually helped teach a course in designed for Samsung in Miami. This past year. So having played the game after I was in Miami I, totally recognize some of the streets that I was racing down as the streets that I was on when I was helping teach this course in Miami. So he did a great job with that. Cool with game be adding any additional locations for racing or is it primarily right now just focused on the Miami Seen Right now folks on Miami, the game if the game is built. To be alive operations game that means that. Were intending to continue to invest in the game both from a resource standpoint as well as time standpoint continue to change the game over time every three to six weeks, we bring a new event into the game so that players who play the game over long in time, we'll always have something new to do. There's of course, a good story that you can play through. That's got a significant amount of content is a rivals mode which has the ability to pick your car collection. Of against those of other players in the world and then every month or so we're going to release a new event with new cars, new content new ways to play new ways to win. So with that ethos of this is something that you know launching the game is just the start of the life of a mobile game, and so the future is pretty wide open. We're GONNA see what our players do, what they like to play where they want to take the game and. Try to manage what we do with game the future accordingly. Got It getting back a little bit to the graphics. Are. You able to leverage from any of your existing for the titles or all the graphics created fresh new for for the street it's a mix. So we have amazing library cars at turn ten as far. The franchise were knocking on a thousand and so when we started with the street, one of the things we wanted to do is try to find ways to take advantage of all that hard work that went into making those cars. Amazing. So the team created A. New Pipeline by which we could take cars that were ready for Ford. Motor. Sport. And put them through a process to get them game ready into street So all the cars started off in Motorsport gone to this process. There's some hand touching cast to go into, make them as efficient as wanted to be on the mobile forms but he added got the same cars. You know all the shakers are carried over. There's a lot of similarities there the environments themselves were all. Custom built for St and take advantage of begin of mobile devices. Work footprint wanted to keep on on the mobile device and things like that. So it's a really cool blend of both existing assets.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"Am Tony Morlin and this is POW podcasts of wisdom from the Samsung Developer program where we talk about the latest tack new trends and give insight into all of the opportunities available for developers looking to create for. Samsung on today's show ID interview ashes ear editor in chief for the website IOT gadgets what started out a small blog related to the Tyson operating system ash and his team have built a super successful news and information focused website featuring articles on the latest software hardware all things Internet Including facebook group dedicated to Samsung. SMART. Watches that has over seventy five thousand members. enjoyed. So so tell me who is Ashkenazi here. So that that's quite a deep question, but I'm going to keep a quite lighten. Not to philosophical as Brashness as I'm basically network engineer that's my background and I'm from Manchester in England as you can probably tell from the accident. I can't have you lived in Manchester, your whole life. Yup, born and bred. So when you were in school, did you study network engineering? So I studied wait for it the mathematics statistics and computing. You'd probably spent them out by then. But he was really my work life the jobs I went to into after the. I did a lot of it. Support I did network into implementation design network infrastructure. And lots of other networking related jobs that was me fully immersed in that. So you learn to after school when you really dove into the workforce, that's where you got off your experience. So when you're not network engineering, what do you like to do for fun So so this is one thing that not a lot of people will kind of understand but I I like fitness. I like training and and I don't work on the guns of the pythons multiple think. I have got a modest. You, know unsought for anybody who doesn't know pythons guns so obviously refers to your arms which is. Most guys they love building the arms. You know they'll. They'll neglect the rest of the body. Phenomenal. I'm thinking that's not actually your typical engineer, the physique of the typical engineer thinking you stand out a little bit at some of these conferences I'm once upon a time when I started doing this thing an it support. It spot was once the forte of the net. The Computer Geek in the in the closet you'll only light now when you're compete is dying on near. Death. Then you lock him away after needs fixed your computer. I broke up mold I can tell you some. Of the conferences that I attended the. Yeah I. Stand out a little bit. Definitely, definitely. So I WANNA talk about IOT gadgets. So IOT gadgets is a blog that you run. That I know came out of your excitement for Tyson O. S. so can you tell me how you first discovered Tyson became so passionate about it. Okay now so so this is a little bit of a big question. Forgive me I'm going to tack expand only slightly. Worse upon a time, there was an operating system called Mammal on. Mobile phone brought out, which was the yet and nine hundred. Now, this is one of the I nine s based a true phones. Things that you could do to built into elemental had a real web browser that supported flash. Now, most people don't really know what that entails but once upon a time, you couldn't play Flash animations in a mobile web browser just unheard of. The likes of apple and other things you could not do those things. So I started following this operating system and I started promoting on twitter. and. Home known to me I became. Solvay a of an evangelist and before I knew I had solves six thousand people that were following my twitter account how? On Year. So, and then you know I was invited over to to a conference in Dublin. Now, that was the point were my was becoming Migo, and this was were when Intel partnered with knock you. I and then it was a natural fit to me a follow on to me go on loss of wonderful things that operate system could do. Unfortunately there's this change direction. And Amigo was discontinued but then Intel continued with the and Samson came on board. And what we found was Tyson which was favored by the Linux. Foundation. Now, for my cell phone, one of the few people that have traveled will to almost every single ties and conference and some. all of the world been involved in ties in and helping promote it now that's my. I started a website call to Tyson experts. That was to obviously promote ties in. About what year was that you started Tyson experts? That was back in two thousand eleven. So so Tyson experts at the started. How did you go from Tyson experts to specifically IOT gadgets her At the time we're ties experts, we call it. A lot of blog articles about is in sdk's ID's. So. Anybody who doesn't understand a so st can software development kit ID's integrated development environment. And then what we wanted to do is broaden bit of the coverage. Of seismic things that we were involved in Andrea. Then in two thousand eighteen, we started iot gadgets and state more dooms some blockchain clips, of course stuff. Most of the related around Iot or the into things. got. Okay. So obviously, you've got a lot of writers that are writing not gadgets I'm assuming you've got some staff writers I actually did understand though that you do welcome guest writers. So can you give me a little background about your writers and if someone wants to submit an article headed, they become a guest writer for not gadgets. So basically, we've had lots of writers come and go over the years now and We've found. is of writers tend to be found on IOT gadget so. Even Samsung themselves they have. Hired. A few of our rights over the years as well. Really. So they're being discovered on not gadgets now say it. So yeah, we welcome people joining us and you know if if people have got passion Melo for rioting and competing a by all means, they can contact us.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"At I android phones that could Samsung phones if you install two different maps. The Sun android phone the first time you go to launch a nap. It's hey, you have map a or map be. which when you WANNA use in, do you WANNA make one year default will be has exactly the same thing but for voice. So. What's the weather like enable two of them will say, Hey, you have whether capsule hey or you have big sky which one would you like us would you like to make one the default so I said Hey us big sky and make it the default and from then on Big Sky Answers, I can always go into settings, inch James that or I can always go back to the old kind of invocation name say asked whether app a for the weather in overwrite Byzantium specifically addressing the name of a capsule in that will answer. So we've had this Novak twenty different categories. We keep on building these and thinking about it. We think it's a big on lock to knowing developers kind of solving this ability problem but to my mind even more importantly as a consumer I said I like big sky over the Bolton weather. But everybody has their own preferences there. So let the consumer choose what they want their experience to be sure their favorite provider for X. Y. or Z.. And really personalized experiences the consumer. So sudden. It may come across and how I'm describing, but we're definitely super excited about quickly things they're such amazing possibilities there. Yeah. No that sounds that sounds great. So let's talk about getting started. If developers are designers want to think about getting into voice, what advice would you give them? Yes a couple things come to mind. The first is when you're thinking about what you WanNa build is. The best. Interface for a right so You know obviously a fan of voice. I think it's amazing. I. Also think there's areas where typing on a keyboard. Swiping on a screen or better interfaces rape, we're trying to do so you need to think about. If it's easier or faster or better to swipe retyping I. I'll be shy away from it. Look at on the other hand if it's hard or difficult on I was like the things about things run like, wow I gotta go through twelve different menus. To Go do this wile waste might be really amazing they're so if you're going to replace some functionality It were voices a better interface or. where voice it just brand new, it would not work well without voice being the modality with which you interact with that technology. So that's number one number two. It's a is follow your passion and you'd never very best APPs pc.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"Wear voice can unlock some pretty rich functionality on is he could say I could Wayne go on and on about this? I get pretty excited about the opportunities on those additional devices, and so you can develop today in those in the marketplace is coming late of this year. Super exciting stuff coming from us. Okay. Wonderful. So tell me little bit about you'd mentioned the I know there are a voice assistant. The application software out there how is bixby different than its competitors? So I. I already talked about all different devices Yup, and I think that that's a he. Differentiator. In. Let me Ivan a little bit one one in particularly particularly excited about the TV. Why I'm excited about that is I look at my so my two teen daughters, they don't watch TV without or smartphone. Yeah. So and they will stop the TV and play the smartphone they want interactive. TV. And it doesn't exist today, and so they use a smartphone to naval that now I generally, you know a different generation TV is kind of a passive thing and I listened to it. But, I've thinking about the TV thinking about hey. The TV was wasted able and I could ask things even while something is playing the best example I look think sports course. So let's say I'm watching sports game like me and I want to hear more about that player. Or I don't know much football game and they call clipping. New to football in our like what's slipping Wouldn't it be cool if I asked the TV Hey, watching the warriors on on TV hey, tell me how many points for game is Steph Curry who's Steph curry is me overlays information about Steph curry they are in and I can go back to watching the game or Football example hey, what's clipping clipping is like a better understand the game I think that's incredibly powerful to bring of interactivity. To TV in in kind of empower what I see. This kind of younger generation seems to want when they have their their phones with TV quite frankly. I will often say I mean we we have Some smart speakers, next TV more positive asking the question. So we want it to yes. Build that right inland TV build it into where it just shows up in goes away. If you gave permission and I think there's some privacy implications to us by about what you are watching on TV to the voices then it could be really incredibly can actually aware in give your really amazing information. So. I'm really excited about the devices that are that are coming out for Samsung and that's a differentiator. The second big differentiator is really related as devices all those devices have screens. Yeah. So if you look at the voice market today and you look at, let's talk about because they're they're obviously our competitors Alexa Eighty, five, ninety percent of their devices are screen Lewis just as smart speaker. Okay. On the Google does a lot of them they do have on the phone the lobby uses on their smart speakers are now. So, most of what's being built is voice only with Samsung devices because all vice I talk about and it's fair to say the future most Samsung devices will have.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"Does something useful for us or something we want it to do but then it doesn't really get out of the way. In when I first saw voice insert playing with a ways assistance like I didn't get it at first but then after playing with them more like you know this is kind of fulfills that kind of lifelong ambition of hey go get something done in get out of the way it's the best tech I know for getting out of the way. So in a back in two thousand seventeen had a really good a technology job with a big corporation or caught my cushy corporate job and decided to get a little bit of H. I decided to be a little bit crazy and. Leave that bounced around a little bit with some start up opportunities and ended up founding my own voice start up with the idea being, hey, it's really hard to voice applications. Today I'm GonNa, make it much easier for you to do it or our tagline was wordpress for voice work presses in the web world course lots of templates makes it easy for small business to get online really easily we wanted to build that voice. I will say I think it's still a really good idea. And allow ways kind of untapped but you know I I think there's a saying that ideas are cheap execution is hard on certainly learned that you know I think we built a bunch of things, but we weren't fully executing inside started veering over into kind of consulting side and doing my own consulting work and that's when I. entered that expe-, Pakistan one night and those conversations led to where I currently am super happy I did it. It was a great experience. It's something I always kind of the back of my head. Hey, go off and do your own thing right whether succeeds or fails it doesn't matter. which exactly I once heard that you learn more from failed startups than you do from successful startups so I to have ventured into that area I to have failed and lots of great learning still come out of that. You had mentioned Adam Shire vid labs bixby's Samsung's Kenneth Tell me this whole relationship how those have come together. What exactly is vivid lab in to his Adam Schefter Yes. Yes. Let me tell you about out of I. Am Legend Invoice and Adam has been working in voice for like twenty five.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"Launched his own voice start up but it was when he entered a Samsung Hacker thon in one, the bixby team said we need this guy. Enjoy. Roger thanks very much for joining me on this podcast. I have to ask you first who is Roger Kibi? Well I guess I can answer that question two ways will want him a husband and father to two teenage daughters Oh boy but yes, used to be pretty busy these days. But professionally in the senior developer of Angeles for Samsung speak what does that mean? It really means I go out and talk to third party developers agencies and companies can encourage them to go build upon the bixby platform You know I have a long career in technology the for about twenty five years insulting. I've been technology architect technology strategy found my own startup and I've been invoice for the last several years about the last eighteen months or so less than eighteen months out with. Samson. About the same time that I did an interesting. We both have the same title at Samsung. ME. Being senior. Developer. The developer program doing something similar to what you're doing go out and teaching developers and designers how to create for Sam. So pretty cool. We're along the same lines. Yeah. I think it's a it's an amazing. Job actually kind of a combination of you've got to be familiar with the technology but you're you know love to go talk to people in and understand what they're doing and figuring out how technology can help solve their problems or help enable them to do something amazing what a combination exactly So tell me a little bit how you actually got your start at Samsung I heard the you actually won a contest. At our developer conference and that's wet put you on the radar at the folks at Samsung. So tell me a bit about that. Yes. I heard of that Bixby in twenty eighteen He was still a private Beta in early two, thousand eighteen. And I was doing my own voice consulting in my own voice start up then and I thought, hey, there's this new platform they had this hacker thon I love to play with new technology. One of those people pies the first piece of new technology too much. My wife's Chagrin often So I went downloaded it and started playing with it and I realized this is Sutton, really cool and doing things in a different way than what the other voice platforms are doing. So I built this capsule capsule, voice application, bixby terminology and was all about just being. In I recycle this, can I compost this? I need to throw it in the trash right question that often get from my daughter's is dad what does this go into? Some scratch my head. Three bins don't WanNa be responsible citizen input. Right thing. Sure. You know that's a pretty good use case for voice because you want to know that right away built that or fix the We had this Haka Fan I got enough finals in the SEC Simpson Developer's conference in two thousand, eighteen. All of US finalists were invited to go and we presented on stage and I ended up winning that hacker thon..
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"Tell us about your role here at Samsung. So my title is senior developer evangelists, but I often tell people commit teacher. and. There are different sides to that. So one side of being a teacher Samsung is going out into the community. So I will speak at conferences conduct workshops I will teach at universities, lots of different ways to get out into the community and teach how to design and create for Samsung. Here at the office though I am writing blogs creating youtube tutorial videos, we've now been doing this podcast series. We've also launched a Webinar series. So a lot of different ways where I can help the community but being here in the office. So it is all about assisting designers and developers on creating for Samsung. Yes. You touch a little bit on something that I wanted to ask about. A webinar series, which is something that was just launched very recently where you did amazing work immune from building the studio, which is really cool. Thank you to our webinars to come up with a name, which is while, yes men talk a little bit about while I'm sure everybody wants to know what that means and then also the recent Webinar you did. We launched this new webinar series called. Wow, which stands for webinars of wisdom and the idea is to not just teach but do it in a very fun sort of quirky way. So if you haven't seen any of the episodes of please, go check them out. You can find them on Youtube just search Samsung, developed a program and just put in wow and it'll show their the latest Webinar that we did was about how to become a themes Ui designer what it takes. So you have to submit a portfolio of a mockup of a theme and what's that gets reviewed and approved. Then you get the ability to download the software start creating themes. And so while then led to what we're doing right now, which is Paulo. So Powell. Talk about what that means a little bit about. So Powell is podcasts of wisdom I mean, it took me off about two seconds. You know when we were done creating. Wow I thought to come up with something for podcast what could that be and it was pretty quick. It just came up with how podcast wisdom. So lots of great plans with that. We're actually putting together our schedule already of. All the interviews that we're going to be doing. So we'll be interviewing some internal people here at Samsung, a lot about our technologies and our processes, and how you can be successful using our tools were also going to be interviewing designers and developers that are already successful with. Samsung. So we've already lined up quite an impressive list of people that I'll be interviewing on POW that can share their journey. How did they become a designer or a developer selling for Samsung? So super excited about that. I'm super excited about it as well. Another thing that you've worked on that I've been really impressed with this. You've created some amazing tools to support designers and the cool thing about Tanya's that you've been on both sides of the fence on the side of defense as the freelance designer attended our workshop in. Now you're on the other side of the fence of knowing the kinds of challenges that designers sometimes face and have come up with some amazing solutions in the way of tools. And so if you can share some of those tools that you put in place. Yeah. For sure the first tool that I created called the asset creator I noticed that when I was doing watch face designs that I was spending just as much time creating the graphics that are needed on your seller page as I was creating for the watch face. So I needed to find a way to speed up the time that it takes to publish your. Watch. Face the craters photoshop template file that automates a lot of what is required when it comes to saving all of the different images. If you're interested, you can go to our website, which is develop Samsung Dot com actually wrote a blogging even created a youtube tutorial video on how to use the at Creator. So you can just search asset crater in the search field and they'll be link for downloading the crater itself. So asset creator I think. There's a recently pool that you just created the Aso inspired by the Asset Creator I. Created some lifestyle photos. The photos are unique pictures of the watch in use. So I've taken the watching, I've put into unique backgrounds. So place it on leather jacket or found some tech looking you know events or a pipe or just different lifestyle pictures of these photos in what's unique is that you can just copy paste your watch face into the layer in. Photoshop and Photoshop automatically position at depth of field blur will do all of the necessary adjustments to the picture so that it is embedded into the scene huge timesaver, las unique pictures out there. So again, you can find the lifestyle photos on our website going to develop produce Samsung Dot com. So one of the important things that you said a couple of times with both of the tools is this timesaver. What kind of time are you talking? About. So I would say you know, I, would spend half a day creating the assets for your seller page absolutely, and that's why I wanted you to share is a huge time saver. So you've done so much already in just a year and a half anything we should look forward to yeah one of the things I'm most excited about we're actually doing a partnership with the Art Institute of Dallas so we're going to be conducting an eleven week. Course for the students there that'll be really exciting. We're GONNA die for really deep into watch designing all these students will get an opportunity to publish their designs and make those available to the world. So really excited about that and we'll be doing some additional outreach. So I know that we're going to go to how design in Boston this year. So that'll be a ton of fun. We're GONNA set up a booth we'll have some interaction. For people to come in and actually design watch faces on site. You know in the past we've gone to Dobie Max that it's been a wonderful experience in we have plans of returning there again in in twenty twenty. Yeah. I'm excited about both of those house new US we haven't been there before but who in planning what we WANNA do there some of be really exciting. So hopefully, we might be able to meet some folks there as well. So, what's the biggest challenge with your role here at Samson I would say public speaking I mean, I'm very chatty person but you know I have not had much experience getting up on stage. Really Wow, Tony. I'm really surprised to hear that I would not have thought then you must have forgot about the time that bombed. We were hosting about one hundred developers here at the campus and I was I was asked to just give a short presentation. I mean, maybe ten minutes. The presentation could not have been easier. All I was to do is talk about myself. I just started Samsung like two months earlier and just going to show a few slides and talk about me as a designer and. Samsung. Well just before I was going on stage I was in the back of the room and a developer guy comes up and he starts asking me about all these technical questions about our watch. I didn't know the answers the designer. Any biometric sensors there were in the specs behind what they did. So he turns to me and he says. I'm surprised Samson. Hired you. So now I'm dating myself. was like qualified to do this job in the announced my name to come up on stage? Run up to the stage and I grabbed the clicker to start going through my presentation. Can I grab it upside down. Click the button and I don't realize it. But I'm actually going backwards to the presentation that was given before mine and I don't realize this talking away then I turn and I look at the projection screen. And.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"How about yourself? I'm good. Excellent can tell you. I'm really excited to have the opportunity to interview today this. This should be fun. So how long have we learned Cheddar maybe a year that's actually a year and a half a year and a half it seems like longer in some ways. But I think that's a good thing in a good way. Yes. So I'm excited because in the year and a half we've been working together. You've done so many amazing things. And I'm excited for the community to get to know you into to learn about some of the things that you've done. Yeah. So tell us a little bit about Tony. So before I started working at Samsung, my entire career as a freelance graphic designer. At a nice office at home I got to work on a lot of projects I get to set my own hours. I, mean, really it was. It was a great gig. Tell me a little bit about some of the cool projects that you worked on as a freelance designer. Sure. Yeah. I did fun project for Nokia I didn't animation for the conference. In they wanted to music to go with it had enough. You know this song the final countdown. Yes. Yes. Looking down by a band called, Europe? Right. So they wanted that song and I said, well, you can't just go take that song I said however. How about I record and knock off version of that song. Okay. So musically inclined as well. Yes. Back when I was a kid. I thought I was going to be a rockstar and. The Band and did that for ten years and realize. Band. Yes. Yup and so when they said, hey, they wanted this this song I said I can do that.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"Releases. We're now rolling out on a regular cadence new releases of the browser that are released through play store and also through galaxy store, and we do sometimes do releases that are timed to. device releases, but those are still in the in the context of our of our regular software release schedule also. And that's really important for the web. The web needs to be evergreen when there's a security vulnerability or some kind of feature that Web developers want to use. They don't want to have to wait for a new device to come out in order to be able to use that feature likewise, when are features or technologies that are deprecated from the web stack you really want. Either because they're vulnerable or their their difficult to use than just not very performanter, however, you want to be able to make sure that you cannot date all the browsers to to remove future. That's great to hear that that the updates are not tied to new device releases. You know because I'm sure that developers are wanting to get those updates just as soon as soon as possible and you can get those features out to the to the developer community. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So tell me what is the benefit of using Samson Internet over another browser like say Google Chrome. One of the things that we pride ourselves on is a focus on user privacy. So we think that we have better privacy features than Google Chrome and that's certainly a goal that we have in something that you can see as evidence through a lot of the features that we ship with the browser. So for instance, we have a secret browsing mode which is secured by Knox been also. Linked in to our to buy metrics on the device. So that you can secure with your fingerprint or your face id or or however We also integrated into a Samsung pay currently that's only in the US, but there is a web feature called web payment which integrates into Samsung, pay a for US customers that allows you to pay directly from your webpage that using Samson pacing the payment technology we integrate into when you I. so that's the Samsung Specific Ui across the device which which are browser based on top of. As also as part of the whole privacy consideration, we allow our users to download and install ad blockers. We allow them to download and install extensions, which can be privacy helping or can be other things like shopping related. For instance, we also allow you to choose your under felt search engine. So we have for a while now allowed you choose duck duck Oh, a search engine, which is a very privacy polka search engine, but with the release eleven point two that's about to come out. We actually even increase that list form we have way more. Search engines that you can choose as your default surgeon. You can't do that with Google chrome and we have our own built-in smart anti tracking, technology. That uses machine learning on the phone to in a very privacy focused way shield your browsing activity from unwanted tracking on the web, which is a major issue right now for a lot of users IOS pretty safe to say that just about everybody at some point has had something hacked whether it's a credit card or maybe it's an online account always happy to hear about new technologies that will definitely help keep the the Internet safer. Can we talk a little bit about revenue. How does Simpson Internet create revenue? Well we are getting revenue from search referral. That's the same as every other browser that's out there I mean how browsers make money browsers usually make money from search for we also have opportunities for business development when it comes to. More. Quick Access Bar. Which is Region specific. So when you first load the browser. You're going to see a number of links that show up on your quick access. Scream. That all of that is user. configure rable and can change those want to. It's about what the defaults are. Those are really how Simpson being money. I think the other part of it is more of a strategic play. There are billions of users using the web. why would someone to cede that territory to somebody else instead of being able to control that user experience and provide the best user experience we camp s great. So how does the web developer ecosystem differ from other developer ecosystems? One thing that is important to think about what the web developer ecosystem is that it's inherently cross browser cross device and cross Os, and that's true of the web in general. The web needs to be able to exist across different browsers across the Brunell acids. Across different form factors, you need to be able to bring up your webpage and have it work on your television as well as your laptop screen as well as your phone responsive design progressive enhancement have been some of the key technologies that web developers have been using. To ensure that that can be the case feature detection These kinds of things are really important when it comes to building websites do not just building particular device. You're not just building for one particular vendor. You're you've really got to be listening to paying attention to a lot of different voices when you enroll in developed a program for a specific platform. You tend to be focusing on one particular divisor. One particular brand one particular. Os, and and that also provides clarity. which can be a good thing. However, when you're developing for the web, you need to pay attention all these different platforms and devices. That's something we're md an income in why we're putting so much energy into that because it can be a place where numbers can come and find out information across different platforms. You mentioned a little bit about Progressive Web APPs, for new developers out there. Can you explain what exactly is a progressive web APP so progressive web APP is I mentioned technologies like Progressive Enhancement and. Responsive Design which help developers build web applications that can that can work well across different browsers, different lessons, different devices, different form factors. The idea of Progressive Web APPs brings at to the next level where we try to learn a little bit from the success of native applications on the mobile platform in particular and are able to provide a very APP like user experience for the web application itself. So a guerilla good example of progressive web probably one of the best ones out there is the twitter Bwi. a lot of people are removing twitter from their phones entirely simply using your moving the native app I should say from their funds entirely and just using the progressive web out because it provides almost all of the same features but in much more lightweight than which privacy centric kind of kind of way because when you're using the twitter progressive APP, it's been saved from the browser and therefore it runs inside the browser even though from a user perspective, it appears like any other application on the phone it's actually running inside of the browser. So it's running in the same context sold the other browser tabs going. So it's a bit like. I've called it having your cake and eating it too in terms of being able to build something really easily build something cross platform, but also be able to enjoy that real estate on the phone home screen. Push notifications that keep bringing user tension back ability to to have a through service worker kind of offline experience, all the kind of features that users expect from. A regular native application they can begin to expect from these kinds of progressive web APPs. Yeah. Talk a little bit about Ar VR say relate to Samsung Internet can. Can you share a little bit about what you're doing in those areas? So Samsung Internet was one of the first browsers to launch the web. VR. API THAT API. Recently, deprecated in.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"To will right back on top of the screen. Now, if the web developer didn't test their application in Samsung Internet, they might put a key piece of Ui underneath that section of screen where we overlay the. Button. So it you know it's things like that are these these little micro issues that testing really helps is not necessarily about web standards compliance. It's more about how you make sure that your web application runs correctly and all the you I is correct for the UI choices that browser has made displays its US actually have a lot of experience with designing. Watch faces for Simpson watches in the same is true. It's best to design around the system icons that appear under certain circumstances so that you don't have any usability issues. So. What does Simpson Internet done to drive awareness for developers? So a lot of the work that we started off when we started the team in sixteen, let's turn to drive a market awareness of something. We already knew that because we had some some stats. That, we had strong usage numbers so. We are roughly ten percent of all mobile browsing in Europe. For instance, the issue was actually driving awareness amongst developers that they really needed to to understand those numbers bear for attention to testing and. You basically why they should pay attention to us as as a browser. So we started off by working with. People like stop count of. That actually. Is One source that people use rebel stats, browsers on we van went on to work with. Google analytics. So we after we've gotten stuck counter to kind of separate us off from Google Chrome. We. Dan went to Google analytics and we got them to separate us off from Google Chrome and amazingly after that happened, we started at all these calls from different people UK government was one example where. They started to say, Hey, we've just had this amazing jump in usage from Samsung. Internet while they actually have a jump they had they always had very high usage of Samsung Internet but they just never knew it because Google Google analytics was lumping us together with Google, chrome. So. That's a problem with a lot of these stats. Keeper sites is that they weren't if they were just if they were not paying attention to your specific browser, they were lumping together with a particular engine that the browser is based on. Getting that right was like a key element, and then we can take those numbers to other places. When we can say look, this is how many of your users are what percentage of users using Samsung Internet we really think you would benefit from talking to us or you would benefit from testing on Samsung. Internet. Would you like to come do some joint projects with us all that kind of stuff we also have been working with places like and the end. So Mozilla developer network or MD N has recently over the last few years has changed from a Berry Mozilla specific website into basically a documentation website for the web across browsers and what's underpin that is that they now have a product advisory board which includes people from. Microsoft Samsung Zillah obviously Google they also people from a couple of smaller organizations such as Baku which kind of open source development shop so They have been doing a lot to to kind of create and to reinforce the the understanding that developers have. That's a cross platform development site. So as part of our work there, we made sure that when there's a documentation page, a particular API naval listed browsers underneath that documentation that is the the listed. Supported browsers. Versions for that particular API that Simpson Internet appears not last. CanNot use dot com is another example of a website that people use when they want to find out if they can use a particular API in particular browser, they were also not separating US south from chrome so. Actually working with them, and then working with them through 'em the end we actually got them to use all of the MD compatibility data, which is data that we update. That's data that our team goes in the background and updates through get hub through an open source procedure. So that all data data's up to date both on md on and on. CanNot I use so that developers have up to date information about which is they can use them which versions of which browser, and then in general, we've been doing a lot of things like writing blog posts. We ride a lot of technical blog posts about the use of different API's use of different technologies, opinion pieces about. Topics, on the web. To focus on things where Samsung has some kind of engineering investment. So things like Progressive Web APPs. That's one area where we done a lot of work. Recently, we've also done a lot of work on Webex Czar, the immersive. Web. And things like what payment? That kind of thing we also sponsor conferences we got and speak at conferences and events. These days were obviously we're doing a lot of virtual events and really trying to play a leadership role in how The developer advocacy community deals with the current situation with a lockdown. By showing how you can very effectively engaged with developers and created conversation developers using virtual. Virtual means you know I couldn't agree with you more. You know the timing with the launch of our new podcast here is actually right in line with probably what's going to be a huge change for all of the industries as we move forward in this new world of information sharing virtually. Attended virtual office hours and it was nice because you know you brought in some outside people, some industry people to participate, and that's and that's something that we that's a kind of ethos that we have had from the beginning We actually ran a two day event in San Jose. A couple years ago called temps on create. And, the whole idea of that was to feature Samsung people. Yes. But at least half the speakers that we had were from Worth Party speakers that we brought in from the industry Speaker, we had Microsoft, Speaker Rita Google Speaker you know it also fits together with the fact that our team besides doing developer advocacy and outreach were also doing a. Lot of industry work. So we do work in w three C I co-chair group in W3C, which is the world web consortium that sets standards for the web. I co-chair group, they're called technical architecture group, which is kind of Technical Steering Group for Web Standards Mike Colleague Eva Co chairs immersive web working group, which is working on technologies that bring Ar Vr. To The web. So we're not only a role in terms of getting the word out about this technologies, but we're also playing a role terms of setting the standards. Is Simpson Internet just for android. The work that we're doing is on Samsung Internet for Android team that were attached to second unit for him. If you have a Simpson TV or if you have a Samsung Watch, you may also know that there are other versions of Samsung. Internet pay the same logo and they are also based on chromium, but they're actually built by different teams within Samsung divisions. So there's some cross working between those different groups especially because they're all using the chromium based today, share a lot of knowledge in the Charlotte of information but actually the work that we're doing we focus on Samsung Internet for android. When you have improvements that you want to make to the Samsung Internet browser or those released at the same time when released. So one of the things that we did very early on and I think this was right around the time when I started in two thousand sixteen is we unlinked browser releases from device.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"Opportunities available for developers looking to create for Samsung I sat down with Dan Apple Quist director of developer advocacy for Samsung. Internet. Dan I got involved with internet browsers way back when the Internet first became a thing and he was heavily involved with the Web Standards Movement that was established at that time. Soon. After dan relocated to London England and remains there today working out of the Samson? UK Office. Haidian. Thanks for coming on to the podcast going to start with a real simple question who exactly is Dan Apple Quist? Will first of all, thanks for having me on on on the podcast I really appreciate it. So I am director of developer advocacy for Samsung Internet, which is Samsung's web browser I'm also somebody who's been working on the web. Since before there was a web. So I have a background I started working in start ups in the early nine early mid nineties that we're kind of working on Web sites and Web Services for the publishing industry I went on and became a dot com CTO being sent over to the UK from New York. To Be CTO FOR THE STREET DOT CO DOT UK, which was the UK arm as the street dot com I became dot com refugee, and because I was here in Europe at the time in the early two thousands became involved in a lot of projects that were helping to bring the web to mobile. We're happy to helping to create digital mobile services, which was something where Europe at that time was a lot farther ahead than the US. So, very interesting exciting time to be working with companies like Vodafone. Later, Telefonica Tell Build these kinds of services emerging services for emerging devices in handsets in. Thank you must have been pretty exciting than you know working on technology really at the very beginning of of something that was going to honestly change our world forever. So. Why is it that you would say that Europe is further along than the US when he came to the start of the whole mobile web? Well, when I in say two, thousand, one, thousand, two, there were already color web phones that were coming onto the market here in the UK and elsewhere in Europe that were delivering digital services like very simple digital services, still digital services news and online information things. whereas. I still had to really explain to my parents, what it is and I was doing. Like. You know people at that time in the US really didn't think of their mobile phone is being for anything besides calling even text messaging was not very well understood as a medium because the interoperability wasn't there between the different carriers. Around text messaging. and. It was only later that mobile digital services started to to relate developed and then. Later net came out of that whereas in Europe I would say my experience of it anyway has was as that with the standardization of GSM, across the continent a, you had a much stronger base for delivery of mobile services across the standard range of handsets, standard networks that all that kind of thing, all the technology of it was pretty standard in GSM. Global Systems for Mobile Communications Rats Right Yeah Yeah Yeah So Samson Internet what exactly is Samsung Internet. Right. So first of all, Samsung? Internet is a web browser. And for those who are familiar with web. Browsers. Commonly commonly known commonly used web browsers especially on desktop computers include a group CRUMB Mozilla Firefox, Fox Internet explorer from Microsoft, which is increasingly being subsumed by Microsoft's new browser, which is. And then apple's safari browser probably the biggies that people most people have heard about when it comes to market share and especially on mobile. Samsung Internet is also browser that has a very strong market position, and that's because we ship by default with Simpson device. Were also part of the chromium project where browser that's built on top of the chromium open source. Project and could base. That is the same code base. Google chrome is built on top of it's also this incubates that Microsoft is built on top. So there's a community of companies and organizations that are contributing into that aglet open source project including Samson. And what we're doing is we're taking that and we're delivering Samsung Internet for Android, which is our. Premium. Browser for the provides what we think of as the best user experience for the web. On definitely on Samsung devices, but we are also available across all android devices. So any android device, you can download and install Simpson Internet use it as your as your primary browser. You know, of course, my android phone is a Samsung phone. So I headed no that that the Simpson Internet browsers available for all android phones. That's that's pretty cool. Yeah. Do you have an idea of how many people use the Simpson at browser. Own Samsung. Devices were very high on other devices were not that high but part of the point of. Being on other devices that we it's it was very much a developer play to to get. It was at minimal extra effort I shouldn't say that because our engineering team. Probably gritting their teeth and saying are you kidding me? This was not minimal effort but anyway, it was it was it was definitely worth the effort because one of the key things that we go out to developers and talk about is testing and the importance of testing on sense of Internet. One of the things that we're hearing very early on when we started work until sixteen on developer advocacy percents Internet was what we can test a Samsung device. Can you lend us a Samsung device while being available on nonsense like devices? Really. Made that conversation a lot easier because we could just say look just download. Samsung Internet run it on whatever device you have, and you'll get the. We'll get that experience and you'll be able to task and testing across browsers is so important when you're building any kind of application kind of web application in and that was the reason why the whole web movement started wasn't it because we had so many different browsers that you know often developers were having to create different versions of their Web site just to be compatible with the different browsers certainly. The hearings to web standards has been a constant issue across the web. I think that things are a lot better now than they used to be. There are still differences in. In how the in the user experience of the browser itself cause issues be one example like we have a feature on our browser, which is a scroll to the top of screen, which is a little button that appears over overlaid on top of the web content that allows the user to wherever they are.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"Engagement and monetization for our game publishing partners and I'm sure developers want to hear about the revenue sharing. Can you share a little bit about the revenue share model and whites unique to Samsung? Yeah. So I mean I think you know obviously see their revenue share for APP stores generally You know we talk about seventy thirty now I think. Tim Sweeney from EPA Games has very publicly said that you know the revenue shares for these APP. Stores should not be seventy Curti and I think the the entire sort of development developer ecosystem has responded will initially it was wait. Can we really say that and then sort of quickly followed by? Yeah I. think that's true. Right and I think you know. Samsung has isn't a position I'm where we can be flexible with our revenue shares on we can work closely with a publishing partners to determine the revenue shares that will allow them. To really thrive within our ecosystem right and build businesses. That are sustainable with. Our store platform. So there is a want on our side to work closely with our game publishing partners to determine what the right revenue share is going to be You know given their marketing activities and given the engagement of our audience to those games That's going to allow both the platform as well as the game and the publishers to to really grow and thrive. So you had mentioned the game services also covers game launcher. Can you explain what is game launcher in Weiser ways it so special? Sure. So game launcher was initially designed to help Moba gamers aggregate third game icons into like a single location. So it's sort of like this really nice game folder if you will The utility of that was that it really declutter your home screen. And so you can imagine the level of engagement with this. APP. Right. The average.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"This was something that they have always said is super important to them. Right when they think about what companies they want to work for they think about the social responsibility of these companies, right? They have causes that they care very passionate about and the the disconnect I saw a in the marketplace was that charitable organizations had a hard time sort of marketing and soliciting funds from millennials because the truth be told the Roi wasn't necessarily positive, right? It's much easier. To continue hitting up the sort of the older generation, the fifty pluses who will attend your Allah's. Right, there sort of like annual. Giving checks team, right so That's that's the way tribal organization or marketing I'm does sort of disconnect that I was hoping to bridge with with this initiative that I that I had started post machines. So from there though you then decide to get back into gaming. That's right. It's about that time that I understand someone from Samsung. Then reached out to you to to try and get you to come join join the folks over here. Is that correct? That's right. So like Samsung had reached out probably you know five six years. When I was a still a starting out at machines you know they were they've been looking to build out a gaming business. Early on think and at that time I had always told the HR recruiter person from Samsung. I'm good and Most. Recently into the in early two, thousand and nineteen this person had reached back out to me right around the time of GTC, which is game developers conference in San Francisco asking if I would meet him for a cup of coffee and so I went and met with him. Any told me about what Samsung was thinking about with regards to gaming and. Building a service business around gaming. and. So you know in I I agreed at that time to continue the discussion and this was sort of in now this landscape where you know games like four night had. Right and fortnight was sort of this new The embodiment of this new genre of game. Right, that. Wasn't monetize ing from pay to win standpoint anymore right like there is nothing inside a game like fortnight that you can pay for that helps you play that game better right? It's it was purely. Sort of cosmetics inside that game and then you. Fortnight crafted a partnership or epic Games that developed the publisher for. Crafted a partnership with Samsung and Samsung's galaxy store has was sort of the exclusive android APP. Store. Distributing for night on mobile right and so.
"samsung" Discussed on POW! Samsung Developer Program
"In the US, John's got a great story not just what he's doing here at Samsung related to the gaming industry, but his time before arriving at Samsung where he helped, take a little game offered on facebook to become one of the most successful Mobile Games of all time candy crush saga. So I'm going to start off with the real basic question who is Jong Wu. I'm one of those lucky guys I'd say that gets to do professionally what I'm also very passionate about personally and that's that's gaming I am an Avid Gamer love playing games, all sorts of gains from board games to console in PC games. So you know I've actually had the opportunity to work in the gaming industry for the past fifteen plus years or so So most recently I headed up a business development in partnerships, for King. Digital Entertainment I, and I was actually kings first US based higher and they moved me from New York to California back in two thousand eleven and at that time king was a web based. Of Casual game developer. And they were looking to make the pivot into. eventually mobile So I opened up their San, Francisco office and help that help the company pivot through from from the based into facebook initially and that into mobile..
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