Technology Google can’t even get full RCS support for the Pixel 4
Google Pixel 4: What to expect from its upcoming gesture controls
With the launch of Google's next flagship smartphone just a few weeks away, rumors and leaks about the upcoming series are published on a near-daily basis, while some days we have been lucky enough to get an official Google update. If the rumors and leaks are true about Google's upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone series supporting a wide range of gesture controls -- and it's likely they are due to the sheer number of corresponding details -- the lineup will support movements like making a pinching gesture or waving a hand.In fact, Google published an official video teasing the latter feature back in July.
Google’swon’t launch with support for on some of the biggest US networks. Verizon and T-Mobile both said on Twitter that the phone was not supported, and AT&T has yet to say whether it’ll be supported. Only Sprint has said, in an email to The Verge, that it will support RCS, which adds features like read receipts, typing indicators, and higher-quality attachments to the standard Android Messages app.
The rollout of RCS messaging has been a complete mess. The standard, which is supposed to replace the basic SMS and MMS messaging that’s been around for as long as we’ve used smartphones, has been slated to roll out for years now. Its biggest push came in 2018, whenas the solution for upgrading messaging on Android. But more than a year later, there’s been very little movement. Google said it would start earlier this year, but that hasn’t happened in the US.
Google Pixel 4 won't use the latest Snapdragon chipset
Qualcomm has confirmed the upcoming Pixel 4 range will instead use the older Snapdragon 855.Qualcomm has confirmed both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL - which are expected to be announced later today - will use the Snapdragon 855 chipset rather than the 855 Plus.
So with the Pixel 4 about to launch, Google finds its flagship phone missing a feature on many networks that was supposed to be widely deployed by now — and that was even present for some users of its last device.
On Verizon, RCS support was added to the Pixel 3 a couple months after launch. Verizon didn’t support RCS until December of last year, and the Pixel 3 was its inaugural device. The Galaxy S9 later got support, too, but it’s not clear that other phones have been added since.
The Pixel 3 didn’t support RCS on other networks, but that was understandable: the first three Pixel phones were a Verizon exclusive. Now that the Pixel 4 is available across all the major US carriers, though, it should be expected that RCS support — something Google has been emphasizing — would be available on its flagship smartphone. Support could be added later if the carriers choose to, but so far, Sprint is the only major name in the US that’s committed to it.
We’ve reached out to AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Google for more information.
Can I get a complete blood test without a prescription?
One may be tempted to have a complete blood test done without going through the doctor, whether for a pregnancy test, a liver test or a kidney check, for example. But is it really possible to get a complete blood test without a prescription?Complete blood test A complete blood test is a blood test that evaluates several data. The various blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets) are counted, this is called the blood count (NFS) or blood count. Ferritin is also assayed for anemia or iron levels that are too high. The assessment also includes an analysis of sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein (PCR) to diagnose inflammation. The analysis of blood sugar studies the concentration of sugar in the blood, and the lipidemia gives information on the cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Hepatic balance and renal balance You can also be led to carry out a hepatic assessment including a dosage of the liver enzymes, bilirubin, albumin and prothrombin levels. A renal assessment, it will relate to the levels of creatinine, glomerular filtration rate and urea. However, it will be difficult to obtain a complete blood test and a liver and kidney without prescription, especially since it is essential to use a doctor to interpret any abnormalities. For what reasons to perform a blood test If you have no prescription, you may also be tempted to take a non-prescription blood test to find out if you are pregnant with discretion. If you have signs suggesting that you are pregnant and want to be sure, a blood test (measuring the HCG level) can confirm this. Likewise, you can do the HIV test without going through a doctor. Complete blood test without prescription It is possible that the people carrying out the blood test refuse to practice it without a prescription. This is particularly the case if you are a minor. However, you will have fewer difficulties if you go to a family planning center. You may also be required to complete a form in advance. Attention without prescription, all these exams that are extremely expensive will not be reimbursed by the Social Security or the mutuelle.Check-up and complete blood testYou can also benefit from a check-up and complete blood test every 5 years: the health prevention exam (EPS). You must contact your health insurance fund which will send you an application for registration and a summons in a Health Examination Center (CES), there are 85 in France. Fully supported by the Health Insurance, the EPS is intended primarily for people in precarious situations, but everyone can benefit. As part of this overall assessment, you will have to carry out a complete blood test (but also urine tests, a dental examination, etc.) which will then be given to you and which will be interpreted by a doctor.
Original Google Pixel will only get one more software update .
It's not quite done yet, but Google has only one update left for its original Pixel flagship.It marks the first time Google has dropped one of its Pixel phones from its standard monthly updates, as the company has confirmed to The Verge that the next upgrade will be "one final software update".
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