There have been numerous leaks, rumors, and even some photos of the Google Pixel 4, but we may now have our clearest look yet at Google's next flagship Android smartphone. Mishaal Rahman, editor-in-chief of XDA-Developers, tweeted out some photos of what could be the Google Pixel 4, which were discovered on the Telegram messaging service. "No idea of the true source or if they're legit," Rahman said, adding in another tweet that, "the images were posted to a (very) small channel and were also posted on a private group. The person who posted it on the private group denies any knowledge of the source, while the owner of the small channel has yet to get back to me." These images of an alleged Google Pixel 4 just started floating around on Telegram. No idea of the true source or if they're legit. pic.twitter.com/ooPKkDudZA — Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) August 27, 2019 The device posted seems to align with what we know from leaks so far. There's a two-camera or three-camera setup … [Read more...] about Alleged Pixel 4 Photos Leak
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has officially announced HarmonyOS, the cross-platform operating system the company has been developing since its access to Google's Android was put in jeopardy by the Trump administration. Huawei says the operating system will launch on smartwatches, smart screens, in-vehicle systems, and smart speakers - eventually becoming an integrated operating system similar to the ambitions of Google's Fuchsia OS. The company is also making the system open-source in order to encourage developers to build on the platform. "Developers can code their apps once and deploy them across multiple devices, creating a tightly integrated ecosystem across all user devices," Huawei said. At the moment there are no devices running HarmonyOS, although it's expected to become the user interface for Honor's upcoming smart TV (Honor is a subsidiary of Huawei.) Huawei says that it will lay the foundations of the operating system in China before expanding it further to the … [Read more...] about Huawei Announces HarmonyOS
Marvel Studios Kevin Feige kicked off a chorus of complaints last week after declaring that in order to understand everything happening in future Marvel movies, people would have to subscribe to Disney+. Disney executives Ricky Strauss and Agnes Chu, both directly involved in overseeing Disney+ content, further explained Feige and Marvel’s approach to connecting with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WandaVision, a series that stars Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision, is the go-to example. Both that series and Loki, the Disney+ Marvel series that focuses on Tom Hiddleston’s popular character, will play into the second Doctor Strange movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. “Specifically with a series like WandaVision, you will get to understand more about the Scarlet Witch in a way that informs her character, which we will see from her in future Marvel movies,” Chu told The Verge. Neither executives specifically addressed just … [Read more...] about How important will Marvel’s Disney+ shows be in understanding the Cinematic Universe?
Disney won’t publicly share viewership numbers for its original series and movies, despite fellow streaming giants like Netflix being more transparent in the wake of industry-wide criticism. The content and development teams overseeing Disney+ have spoken about how they’re approaching sharing metrics in internal conversations, according to multiple Disney executives. The company currently doesn’t see a reason to share metrics with the public, although creative talent who partner with Disney on Disney+ titles will receive some form of ratings. Since Disney+ doesn’t run with ads, there’s no pressure to partner with a company like Nielsen, the foremost ratings agency, to show advertisers how well a show or movie is performing. Releasing numbers to the public would just put more focus on each individual performance, which the company doesn’t want to do at this time. Streaming companies like Netflix have faced backlash from reporters and the public for … [Read more...] about Disney won’t share ratings for original Disney+ titles despite industry push to do so