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Google releases Beta 3.1 update for Android 13 QPR3 users: What’s new

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Google runs a special program for its Pixel smartphones that aims to introduce new features and improvements, so users can enjoy their devices more comfortably. To do so, the company has introduced two QPR (Quarterly platform release) updates already. The third beta program is also running.

And continuing it, Google has released a new update as Android 13 QPR3 beta 3.1. Most probably, it will be the end of the Android 13 QPR beta 3 because the earlier beta program i.e., QPR3 beta 2, was completed in just two updates. And it is expected that it will be fully completed by June. The last software update for the Android 13 QPR program will be dropped on the first Monday of next month.

Android 13 QPR3 Beta 3 available: What’s new

What is new in Android 13 QPR3 beta 3.1?

The latest software, Android 13 OPR3 beta 3.1, is now available for all Pixel smartphones starting with Pixel 4a. The latest software update comes with version number T3B3.230413.006 and weighs 24.05MB for the Pixel 7Pro and may be available in different sizes for all other devices. The Verizon locked variant comes with a different version number, T3B3.230413.006.A1. The update is based on the March 2023 security patches.

This update is only available for users who have already enrolled in the Android beta program through their Pixel device and don’t switch to the Android 14 preview program previously.

The latest beta update of Android 13 QPR 3.1 comes with some new fixes; as per the changelog, it has fixed several UI functions, including memory leaks, notifications, app crashing, excessive battery drainage, and more. For more information, you can check the changelog below.

Android 13 QPR3 beta 3.1 changelog

  • Fixed various stability issues. ( Issue #279246037Issue #274339025 ,  Issue #279301937 )
  • Fixed an issue that caused the first notification in the notification shade to get stuck with an offset. ( Issue #273870112 )
  • Fixed a memory leak that affected the system UI.
  • Fixed an issue where the volume level that was set while TalkBack was enabled did not persist after toggling TalkBack off and on again.
  • Fixed issues with the system UI that sometimes caused apps to crash.
  • Fixed issues that could cause a device to crash when using the camera.
  • Fixed issues that sometimes caused excessive power drain.

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Nintendo Switch 2 Could Use 5th-Generation V-NAND Of Samsung

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The forthcoming Nintendo Switch 2 could use the 5th generation V-NAND of Samsung, as the report says. 

If the recent reports are to be believed, the Nintendo Switch 2 may use the Korean giant’s 5th generation V-NAND. If this comes true, then this will be a huge boost up from its predecessor, judging from some recent findings. 

This is being speculated by a YouTube video shared by Doctre81, a former Samsung worker who was the backbone for designing a NAND Flash Controller gadget for a Nintendo game card, which could indicate that the Nintendo Switch 2 is expected to use Samsung’s 5th-generation V-NAND technology. 

If this report comes true, then this technology will be an efficient upgrade from what is currently used on the Nintendo Switch, and it is essential for the forthcoming games that are expected to be quite bigger and ask for higher resolutions. 

The Nintendo Switch 2 requiring faster read speeds than its predecessor is not that surprising, as it is using Samsung 5th-generation V-NAND. Even though it is, by today’s standards, a somewhat outdated technique, Samsung is already actively working on the 9th and 10th generations of V-NAND, which is expected to debut next year in 2025. 

The up to 1.4 GB/s speed feature by the 5th generation should be enough for the forthcoming console and an actual major boost up as compared to its predecessor. It will be powered by NVIDIA technology. The T239 chipset will be a major boost over the Tegra X1 chipset housed in the current Nintendo system. It is also reported that it could support features like NVIDIA DLSS upscaling and ray reconstruction, which will likely make it the best ray-tracing-capable gaming system on the market. 

Via – Wccftech


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Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Rumored to Increase Battery Needs

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A new notice for the smartphone manufacturers who are looking forward to powering their forthcoming phones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 4: you all need to include a larger battery too. 

The forthcoming smartphones must have ‘high-density’ batteries if they have Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 8 gen 4 processor. This is being speculated by the reports from the Digital Chat Station on Weibo, which state three flagship devices gearing up to run Qualcomm’s forthcoming chipset have started active development with 5,500mAh batteries. 

The reports are reporting that the core material for such batteries is still being developed to support the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, and the batteries could reach an overhead of 6,000 mAh to overfeed the processor’s power hunger.

The reports also stated that a reason behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4’s boosted power hunger could be due to its alleged 2+6 core setup. This rumored setup probably removes the chances for Qualcomm to consist of any effective cores, cutting down on how much power it draws.

Don McGuire, Qualcomm’s chief marketing officer, confirmed a few specs regarding the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 at MWC 2024. He stated that users can expect the chip to arrive during the Summit in October and that it features Oryon CPU cores, plus the cores can output 2x greater CPU performance as well as 4.5x faster AI processing. 

It is expected that the core will probably be escorted by Qualcomm’s seventh-generation modem, along with 5G and non-terrestrial network support for satellite communications functionalities. The reports also revealed that the chip could be built off the 3nm process of TSMC, and the cores could reach 4.0 GHz speeds. With Qualcomm seemingly going all in on power, somewhere, the latest rumors make a bit more sense.


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Apple Get Inspired By Samsung Notes Feature For iOS 18

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Apple is actively gearing up for its next iteration, iOS 18, which could copy Samsung’s one of the convenient features named ‘Samsung Notes.”

The Notes app is not new for Apple, since it has been offering this app in iOS since the initial iPhone. To enhance the facilities within the app, for instance, the ability to insert images and tables, it has rolled out updates continuously. 

Despite all this, Apple’s Notes app is behind Samsung’s Notes app in terms of features. Now, the reports are saying that Apple, with the forthcoming iOS 18, could copy a feature from the Samsung Notes app. It is expected that Apple’s Note app in iOS 18 will permit users to record audio from within a note and add that file to the note. 

Samsung has already offered an audio recording feature in Samsung Notes on Android for some time now. With this feature, users would get the power to add more context to a note. If the reports are to be believed, the interface for recording audio in the Notes app will look the same as the interface of Apple’s Voice Memo application. 

The reports revealed that Apple’s Notes app in iOS 18 will also offer a feature named ‘Math Notes’ that will offer three convenient functionalities, which are as follows: 

  • It could permit users to directly insert calculations from the Calculator app on the device into a note. 
  • It will offer support for properly displaying mathematical notation to avoid calculation mistakes in notes. 
  • It will permit users to write, type, and solve mathematical equations. 

Microsoft OneNote offers the same facilities, but under the name of Math Assistant. It appears that by adding Math Notes with the ability to record audio and attach audio files, Apple’s app could become an amazing tool for academics. On the other hand, Samsung Notes lacks Match Notes, but it is expected that soon the Korean giant will offer.


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