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Android 14 logo hints Satellite Connectivity feature

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Talks of the upcoming Android version- Android 14, are gaining pace day by day since its first developer preview arrived on the Pixel devices. Android Users are eager to know every single thing about this new update, including its new offerings, design, and more. In specific, the main curiosity was born to know in-depth about its first preview logo. So, let’s take a look at the Android 14 logo’s authentic appearance. 

The Vice President of Android engineering Dave Burke has recently shared the look of Android 14’s logo on his Twitter account. We can clearly see in it; the logo has a unique look; it has an upside-down design which is codenamed ‘Upside Down Cake.’ It looks like the sky, surrounded by stars and satellites. Notably, it has an orange circle around the Android (white), with Android 14 written in it, and a blue background with white dots. 

Android 14’s Secret Satellite Connection: The Future of Mobile Tech

Besides, if we look at the logo in another way except for the starry sky, it looks like the satellite function. For unawares, there were rumors regarding the iPhone-like Satellite Connectivity feature, which could make its debut with Android 14. In Samsung’s case, previously, it was assumed to arrive in the most recent Galaxy S23 series, but things didn’t go that way. However, we may get to see it in the future Galaxy S24 series. 

For information, the Satellite Connectivity feature will let you send or receive messages even in the no cell coverage area. It sends messages through satellite connectivity. In that manner, the Snapdragon chipset manufacturer Qualcomm and Iridium, the satellite communication company, have gotten into a partnership. Besides, Samsung is also reported to collaborate with the same company for this feature, but individually.  

As the feature missed out on the Galaxy S23 series, users’ desire to have it in their devices has gotten even stronger. As Android 14’s logo seems to hint at the rumored Satellite Connectivity feature’s direction, there is a high chance of its arrival with Android 14. However, it will initially reach some select premium devices only, such as the future Galaxy S24 series. Afterward, it may make its way to other phones.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Google Chooses TSMC Over Samsung for Pixel 10’s Tensor G5 Chip

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It’s early to discuss, but TSMC will build Google Pixel 10’s Tensor G5 chipset. Here we are discussing the possible aspects based on the report disclosing this. Google collaborated with Samsung to develop its Tensor processors, which sped up development but limited Google’s technology. This was good in some aspects but resulted in Tensor chips that heat up more easily and use more power as compared to those made by TSMC, a competitor to the Korean giant. 

TSMC to Produce Tensor G5 Processor for Google Pixel 10

Previously, it was reported that the upcoming Pixel 9 would use a Tensor G4 chip made by Samsung, but with only slight improvements. However, Google’s next-generation Tensor G5 chip will be built by TSMC, as reported, marking a shift away from Samsung and probably bringing upgraded performance. 

The report unfolds the key fact behind the confidence that the leaked information about the Tensor G5 chipset is real; for instance, the codename ‘LGA’ in the shipping manifest coordinates with the leaked codename “Laguna Beach” for the Tensor G5, and the manifest also mentions TSMC and “InFO POP,” a packaging technology only used by TSMC. It’s dedicated evidence that it’s the Tensor G5, as leaks indicated a switch from Samsung to TSMC for this chip. 

From the details found in the shipping manifest, it is revealed that the Tensor G5 chip’s early development stage. The Chip Revision (AO) is the earliest version, probably with bugs that will be fixed later. OTP Version (V1) is the initial version of the chip’s one-time programmable data, following Google’s decision to change particular settings without even redesigning the chip itself. This version is much earlier compared to the final version of the previous Tensor G3 chip (V5). 

NPI-OPEN hinted at a very early stage in the chip’s development process and then passed tests. Even after bringing an early version, the chip has passed some functionality tests, particularly the system-level test (SLT), which simulates the basic use of a phone with the chip installed. The entry also stated the chip has 16GB of package-on-package RAM manufactured by SEC. This points to the leaks that the Pixel 9 Pro has an upgraded 16GB of RAM, which supposedly will set the standard for the Pixel 10. 

The entry also indicates that the exporter was Google LLC in Taiwan, and the importer was a company called Tessolve Semiconductor in India. 

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Samsung Display Begins OLED Mass Production for 2026 iPad Mini and iPad Air

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Samsung Display is now ramping up production of its OLED display for tablets. After supplying OLED panels for the iPad Pro this year, they are reportedly working on ones for the iPad mini. 

report from Korea claims that the Korean giant began its production of samples for the new iPad mini last month, and Apple has used LCD panels in the existing iPad series but began applying OL ED to products released this year. Among the four iPad models, including Pro, Air, Regular, and Mini, at the moment only the Pro models arrive with OLED displays. 

Apple decided to apply OLED to the iPad Mini and Air models, which are supposed to be introduced in 2026. On the other side, Samsung Display began developing 8-inch panel samples for the iPad mini last month. A small number of domestic partners conducting advanced development with Samsung Display have also begun responding in this regard. 

Samsung Display is known to have planned to mass-produce the new iPad mini’s OLED panels on their Cheonan A2 production line. This line specializes in making rigid OLED panels, and they may be dedicated to looking into tablet-size panels as compared to smartphone displays. The panel has been mass-produced through the collaboration of Samsung Display and LG since the first quarter of the year. 

An industry insider revealed, “I understand that Samsung Display began developing samples for the OLED iPad Mini last month at Apple’s request. After developing initial samples in the first half of this year, we will be able to enter the development stage for mass production within the year.”. 

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Apple Cuts iPhone Prices in China to Counter Huawei Challenge

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Apple is playing with a new marketing strategy as it makes an incision in the iPhone’s price in China, and the key reason behind this seems to give strong competition to Huawei. 

In the Chinese market, Apple has announced a hostile discounting campaign on its official Tmall site, offering great discounts of up to 2,300 yuan, which is approximately $318 on dedicated iPhone models. It’s the golden chance for iPhone fans from China to purchase a new iPhone since Apple is offering a huge discount.

Here’s the question: Why is Apple offering this huge discount of up to 2,300 yuan? 

The key reason behind this discounting strategy by Apple hints that the brand in China is fighting off growing competition from local phone makers, especially Huawei. You can make a profit from this deal for up to 8 days, from May 20 to May 28. It appears more substantial than the one Apple offered earlier this year, back in February. 

The highest discount in the February campaign was 1,150 yuan, and now the discount is up to 2,300 yuan, which means that this time the brand is offering a double discount off the previous discount campaign and the steepest discount Apple to the 1TB iPhone 15 Pro Max model, whereas other models also see significant price cuts. 

For example, the 128 GB variant of the base iPhone 15 device has a discount of 1,400 yuan, as reported. The boosted competitive pressure on Apple comes after Huawei last month announced its new series of high-end smartphones, the Pura 70, after the debut of the Mate 60 last August. 

Even after going through tough competition and offering discounts, Apple’s iPhone sales in China seem to be recovering, since their shipments increased by 12% in March 2024 compared to the previous year, which is an efficient upgrade after a rough start to the year along with a drop of 37 percent in the first two months. 

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