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Google announced its Pixel 6 last week, but the Pixel 5a is almost certainly the first phone we see.
- By the way, “we” are people from the United States and Japan: Google only offers it in two countries: the United States and Japan.
Anyway, the latest is through Bloomberg Mark Gurman stated in his newsletter on Sunday:
- “Google’s new low-end Pixel phone is just a few days away. It is expected that the low-cost 5a, which uses Qualcomm chips instead of internal design, will go on sale in the next two weeks.”
This is consistent with the previous Pixel 5a release information, including:
- Google stated that it will be “in line with the launch of the a-series phones last year,” which, by the way, will be August 3, 2020.
- In addition, Pixel 5a passed the FCC last month.
- There are also some leaks and rumors, none of which are individually credible, but all of them are beginning to make sense.
…But why are there only two countries?
- Google’s sales methods have been puzzling. The international availability of its hardware and services is always very limited-it just doesn’t like to sell its things internationally, and has never really tried it.
- Pixel 2 was launched in seven countries. Now Pixel 5a only sells two?
- Everyone’s favorite colleague is Android AuthorityBogdan Petrovan wrote in 2017: “Google can’t be this bad at selling mobile phones.”
- However, at least, the ongoing pandemic provides an excuse for Google to stick to the United States, which makes sense, while Japan is for less obvious reasons. “It’s not us, it’s a shortage of chips,” Google might say.
- Given that Google has very little control over the supply of chips, this may be fair.
Nokia Supply Chain Insight:
- A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with Eric Matthes, the general manager of HMD Global in Germany and nearby countries, and he confirmed that Nokia’s smartphones have their own supply chain issues.
- Mattis mentioned the overall shortage of materials from chips, mobile to monitors, and even camera lenses, and said that Black Friday orders had been discussed in July, and retailers were worried about the shortage of supplies in November. November!
- Mattis also pointed out that it is the heavyweights who have the power: “Suppose Samsung ordered 1 million pieces, and we ordered 20,000 pieces. Suddenly, the supplier said,’Oh, your supply looks difficult…’ This is a really challenging discussion and requires a lot of discussion.”
- By the way, Mattis said that companies like him (and his former employer HTC) “always aim” at “announced on Sunday and listed on Monday”, but said it “will not work at all.”
- Since Google only accounts for a small to two percent of global smartphone shipments, the component shortage of Pixel 5a is understandable and may even affect the release supply in the United States and Japan.
- Google’s efforts seem to enter the Pixel 6 series in two months-but we don’t yet know which countries/regions it might launch.
- However, at least Google is building some kind of “hardware center” In silicon valley (CNBC).
Samsung applied for a patent for a movable camera system with adaptive aperture (Android Authority).
Redmi 10 specifications lead to leaks: Redmi’s cheap phones are equipped with 50MP cameras (Android Authority).
Valve Steam Deck hands-on: “I own Steam Deck, I am almost a believer.” (edge).
Google considers buying “some or all” Epic During the Fortnite conflict in 2018, court documents stated that (edge). Those same documents show that Google told Epic not to allow Fortnite sideloading, saying that sideloading is “terrible” (Android Authority).
Apple’s “child safety” initiatives continue to emerge Some of the strongest criticisms of the new privacy issues I saw: Now more than 5,500 individuals and organizations (security and privacy experts, cryptographers, researchers, professors, legal experts, such as Edward Snowden) have signed an open letter asking for two things, mainly Requirements: “Apple”. The deployment of its proposed content monitoring technology ceased immediately. “(Appleprivacyletter.com). Even John Gruber is worried landslide Apple seems to be about to take the stage (Daring fireball).
Speaking of: Tingling Is an open source photo backup application that focuses on privacy (Ars Technica).
An important climate report was released today: The sixth encyclopedic analysis of the state of climate science by the IPCC directly tells us that the situation is not good. You may know this, but getting 195 countries to sign a report written by volunteer scientists is not particularly easy.only Read these five tweets Even if you don’t read anything else.Everything has not disappeared, but there is almost no time for action, because warming will not end until emissions stop (Twitter).
An unsurprisingly but Sad update for Tesla Cybertruck: Production has been postponed until 2022 because Tesla continues to work on its production process involving huge casting machines (Electronic Travel).
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Failed to collect its first Martian rock sample, which is a rare accident in the 10/10 mission so far (Engadget).
Midwest missile: Militia launch control center Hidden in full view (CNET).
“If your bedroom Can only smell like one thing,What will it be? “(A: “When you open the window, the outside is freshness at -15°C.”) (r/askreddit).
Due to the re-emergence of this ripper, switch to Virus Monday today:
- Singaporean Paul Seow became popular when he tried to sell The prodigy of creative technology: A QWERTY keyboard/music keyboard/midi key hybrid thing, although very cool in the retro view, may never be made.
- This The 2002 video is really great, Which is equivalent to “How to draw an owl“Emoticons.
- It is extensively sampled, including Frank Ocean in “The Kid of the Super Rich”
- Seow worked as a marketing manager at Creative for nearly 30 years and is now a real estate agent. He also looks good to people in their 60s.
- How do I know all this? Just in June, a pretty good “Where are they now” Video produced by AsiaOne and Paul Seow. He looks good.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor