Deluge of Pixel 4 photos confirms a few of the phone's key specs
If you thought the torrent of detailed Pixel 4 leaks was over, you have another thing coming. Vietnamese phone shop D Store Mobile has sent nearly two dozen photos of a pre-release Pixel 4 XL to The Verge that appear to confirm some of its previously rumored specs. Notably, the main rear camera will snap shots with a brighter f/1.73 aperture (versus f/1.8 on the Pixel 3). The telephoto camera's specs aren't available, but you can safely presume there will be improvements to low-light photos and some close-ups. Curiously, the camera app will apparently default to capturing 16:9 photos to fill the screen, rather than 4:3 photos to make the most of the sensor.
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Surface Hub 2S and Surface Hub 2X to be released in 2019 and 2020
In May 2018, Microsoft spoke for the first time about the successor to the Surface Hub. Now there are more details: As with the first generation, there will be two models again. What is new is that they get different names for better distinction - and that they are not really different at all.
Surface Hub 2S: The successor
Surface Hub 2S is the actual successor to the Surface Hub. The device will be released in the second quarter of 2019 and comes with a 50.5-inch 4k display. As far as the software is concerned, the Surface Hub 2S uses the same Windows 10 version that is currently being used on the first generation. Delivery is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019.
Surface Hub 2X: The Upgrade
For the year 2020, the "Surface Hub 2X" is expected. Then it will be possible to combine several Surface Hub 2S into one system. All the new software features that Microsoft has already teased in May will be available only then. These include: dynamic rotation, simultaneous login of multiple users and much more of what we saw in the first teaser.
To be able to use the new functions, however, a CPU upgrade will also be necessary. The CPU in the Surface Hub 2S is therefore integrated as a module, so it can be replaced later without much effort.
What happens here is pretty obvious: Of course, that was not planned, Surface Hub 2 should come with the new, innovative features on the market next year. But since the software is not ready and you have already announced the concept for 2019, you will first send new hardware with the "old" software into the race and deliver it later.
Google's powerful Recorder app now works on older Pixel phones .
Over its last few Pixel cycles, Google has made a point of bringing some features of its most recent phone to other devices. This week, for instance, Pixel 4's live audio captioning tool expanded to Pixel 3 and 3a devices. Now, owners of older Pixel handsets can check out one of Pixel 4's niftier aspects: the Recorder app that can capture and transcribe audio simultaneously. Google said last month it'd make Recorder available for older Pixels. On Thursday, it updated the app, which should now pop up in the Play Store for other supported Pixels, namely Pixel 2 and later devices. However, it doesn't seem to work on the original Pixel -- at least not officially.