In the world of tech, a lot can happen in seven days. This week we see the roll out of Android's Nougat software update for the HTC 10, the landing of Apple's AirPods and the launch of Sony's new motion camera sensor.
Android 7.0 Nougat Now Available on Three
Good news if you have a HTC 10 - Android Nougat is now available to download.
Containing a host of new features, including stability improvements, security updates, quicker multitasking, the multi-windows mode with drag and drop support, Nougat is set to be the best Android release yet. The update will be quite large so you’re best to wait for a Wi-Fi connection and a nice fresh cup of tea! To download, go to Menu > Settings > About > Software Update. Nougat will be available for other devices in the coming weeks and months. You can check out theHTC 10 here, and you can get a free Under Amour band if you're looking to take your fitness up a notch.
HTC U Play Launches on 1st March
HTC recently announced their upcoming smartphone, the HTC U Play. U Play is built for U, with a large 5.2” screen and sophisticated new liquid surface. The U Play will feature HTC’s new “sense companion” - a companion who is constantly learning and evolving from you and the things you do.
Wirelessearphones aim to revolutionise the way we listen to audio, allowing for much more freedom of movement, whether we’re working out or just chilling. Last September Apple announced the Apple AirPods, offering the ground-breaking technology. Driven by the Apple W1 Chip, they provide 5 hours of listening pleasure from a single charge. Quick charging allows you to get 3 Hours of listening time from only 15 minutes of charging. Dual beaming microphones filter background noise when you make calls and with high-quality AAC audio, Apple boasts “performance that’s unheard of in a device this small”.
Apple AirPods will be available in Three stores in the coming weeks, no strings attached, for €179.
BeatsX by Dre
Another fantastic pair of wireless earphones is Dre's BeatsX, launch February 10th globally. A new addition to the Beats range, the earphones also features Apple’s W1 Chip for quick charging and easy pairing with iOS devices. They are also compatible with other devices such as Android. Turbo charging will get you 2 hours of play back from a 5-minute charge. Flex form cable stops tangling and provides a comfortable and flexible fit.
Sony's astonishing new camera sensor
Sony has designed a super slow motion camera sensor that can shoot at an astonishing 1000 frames per second, capturing slow-motion video eight times faster than any other smartphone available today.
Sony have yet to announce what smartphones will get the new sensor, but stay tuned for updates!