Week 40 in review: Windows 11 is out, Pixel 6 and M1X Mac coming in October
Welcome to another week’s recap. The biggest story in the past seven days was Windows 11 – Microsoft released the free upgrade to Windows 10 to supported hardware. Windows 11 brings a design overhaul, a new Start Menu, better window management and more. However early reports suggest Windows 11 is detrimental to performance on some AMD machines, so if you have one of those you might want to wait a bit until the bugs are fixed.
Google also dropped its next major OS – Android 12 was officially released, but it turned out that Pixel devices will only get it in the next few weeks. Here’s all that’s new with Android 12.
Speaking of Pixels, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be unveiled on October 19, possibly alongside a Pixel Fold and a smartwatch. We saw a number of promo images of the Pixel 6 duo, confirming the cameras – 50MP wide + 12MP ultrawide on the 6 and an additional 48MP telephoto on the 6 Pro, water resistance, 33W charging and a new wireless charger with Nest Hub mode.
The Google Pixel 6 will start at €649, while the Pixel 6 Pro is rumored to cost €899.
Apple’s much-anticipated new MacBook Pro is expected later this month with the new M1X chipset. We’re likely to see a new 16-inch and possibly even a 14-inch, while the M1X would be a 10-core unit with a 16 or 32-core GPU.
Finally, Nokia unveiled the T20 tablet. It has a 10.4-inch 2000x1200px IPS LCD, an 8,200mAh battery and a 12nm Unisoc Tiger T610 chipset. The Nokia T20 (Wi-Fi) will start at €200 for the 3/32GB model, the 4G LTE model starts at €240.
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The camera samples corroborate previous leaks claiming the smartphone will sport a 50MP primary camera.
The 18P is similar to the Premiere, though without the gimbal and periscope cameras. The vanilla model gets a G88 chipset.
Electronics retailer Saturn plans to bundle a free pair of Bose headphones and the Pixel 6 will go for €649.
XOS is getting a new coat of paint – the homescreen, icons and widgets look different. Also, there is a 64MP camera on the back.
Facebook explains what caused the outage and in another report, Facebook’s PR replies to the allegations made by the whistleblower.
The tablet should last 15 hours on a single charge. It will get 2 years of OS updates and 3 years of monthly security patches.
The extensive leaks have detailed everything from the 50 MP GN1 sensor to the 33W fast charging. The official reveal is set for October 19.
Samsung is rolling out a new version of the Android 12 beta software to Galaxy S21 units in several countries.
The Fan Edition phone was reportedly cancelled, but a delay in the launch of the new generation may have brought it back from the dead.
It’s a photo-realistic but computationally expensive technique that is featured on PC graphics cards and current-gen consoles.
The factory-calibrated display supports HDR imagery, covers 100% of sRGB and has a peak brightness of 300 nits (with DC dimming).