Last Week in Technology News – 20 – 26 March 2017

| March 27, 2017

In this issue: Preview version of Android O is available for download; Apple introduced the new iPad; Apple prepared RED-7 version of the iPhone / iPhone 7 Plus; Windows 10 will download the update even on a limited Internet connection; Announced Sony Xperia L1 budget smartphone; Fitness bracelet can recognize meal.

Preview version of Android O is available for download

While tens of millions of smartphone owners are just waiting for the release of updates to Android 7.0, Google already offers daredevils try to install the eighth version of the operating system. We are talking about the preliminary version of Android O developer, which was made available for download last week. One interesting innovation is the ability to restrict the application active in the background to save battery power. For more information about the Android O Google talk in May at the traditional conference Google I / O.

Apple unveiled the new iPad

Without much ado, Apple last week announced a new tablet. The device is simply called iPad, and it has come to replace the iPad Air 2. The novelty is equipped with a processor Apple A9, resolution and diagonal of the screen remains the same – 2048 × 1536 pixels and 9.7 inches. The tablet is available in versions with 32 GB and 128 GB of memory.

Apple released RED-7 version of the iPhone / iPhone 7 Plus

Apple has long been supporting the campaign against AIDS, including the release of RED-specific versions of devices. Last week introduced the iPhone / iPhone 7 Plus in the case of red. Both models are available in versions with 128 GB or 256 GB of flash memory.

Windows 10 will download updates even on a limited Internet connection

Microsoft is trying to impose on users of Windows 10, limiting the ability of the “old” operating systems. But many of its solutions simply push the owners of computers based on Windows 7 / 8.1 on the transition to the “top ten”. The next such point was the change in policy on how to download the update. With the release of OS Creators Update will automatically download updates, even if the Internet connection is marked as a limited user. Although the software giant argues that the boot will only critical updates are small in size, this decision can not be considered reasonable, since the cost of downloading the update can be very high.

Announced Sony Xperia L1 budget smartphone

The Sony smartphone portfolio replenishment: the company announced a budget phone Xperia L1. Novelty is equipped with 5.5-inch HD-display, a simple processor MediaTek MT6737T, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of flash memory. 13-megapixel rear camera is complemented by a 5-megapixel front. built-in battery capacity is modest 2620 mAh. With dimensions of 151 × 74 × 8.7 mm and weighs a lot Xperia L1 – 180 g The device has a USB-C port, slot for microSD cards, but no fingerprint fingers. novelty sales start in April, the price is still unknown.

Fitness bracelet can recognize meal

Proper nutrition is one of the main components of a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, there is a variety of “smart” devices are not too help the person in controlling their diet. But things can change through the development of the Japanese company NTT, which introduced technology that can automatically detect the reception of food person. Relies on conventional sensors is a fitness bracelets. As the Japanese claim bracelet on the user’s hand makes a sufficiently repetitive movements in the air depending on the type of food intake. For these movements, and supposedly you can understand what people eat – bread, noodles, sushi or steak. While not talking about the commercial use of the technology, as the product recognition accuracy is not high.

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