Chinese electronics company Huawei plans to launch a new model of its MatePad 11 Android tablet that the company says has a paper-like display that reflects less glare than a typical LCD or OLED screen, while offering a better writing experience.
Detailed specs, pricing, or availability information haven’t been revealed yet, but the company has teased the tablet ahead of an event scheduled for March 23rd, when Huawei is expected to launch several new products including smartphones, tablets, and foldables.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
New Huawei MatePad 11 Gets A Paper Like Display [Tablet Monkeys]
Huawei plans to launch a new MatePad 11 tablet with an anti-glare color display and a pen-and-paper-like writing experience. Sounds more like TCL’s NXTPAPER than color E Ink, but more details are coming later this week.
Google is shutting down the Jacquard smart fabric app soon [9to5Google]
One of Google’s weirder projects in recent years was Project Jacquard, which enabled weaving of electronic sensors into fabric so your clothes could control your phone or other gadgets. Now it looks like Google is preparing to shut it down.
Exploiting aCropalypse: Recovering Truncated PNGs [David Buchanan]
The aCropalypse vulnerability in Google’s Markup screenshot editing tool for Pixel devices allows for partial recovery of unedited pictures from a cropped or redacted screenshot. Here’s how it was discovered.
Qualcomm contributes aptX & aptX HD Bluetooth audio encoders to Android Open Source Project [Mishaal Rahman (/r/Android)]
Qualcomm has open sourced aptX and aptX HD encoders for Bluetooth audio and added them to the Android Open Source Project, which means device makers don’t need to pay a license to include them on Android phones anymore.
GPD Win 4 handheld PC review: 1080p Ryzen 7 gaming in the palm of your hand [NotebookCheck]
NotebookCheck has an in-depth review of the GPD Win 4 handheld gaming PC, comparing its design, performance, and general usability with a number of other handheld and laptop computers. Overall it seems to be a pretty strong entry with great performance and good build quality. But it’s got noisy fans and short battery life (while gaming).
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I don’t really care if it runs on a vibrating phablet… Android is still like a step or three down from basic Windows 98 that was also garbage. It is a garbage os that hopefully more and more people will notice why it is trash.
It’s not Android, so calm your tits.
Not exactly a big surprise that no one was running out to buy those jackets. Can’t machine wash them, they cost a lot, and they (probably) didn’t work with [sarcasm] iPhone, the superior device-as-a-service for erudite, well-connected, fashionable, sociable individuals [/sarcasm]. Besides, most people don’t really have the money to replace clothes as they go out of style instead of when they wear out. And for Google, it must have begged the question of how the jackets would help them better manipulate human behavior towards their ad customer’s end goals.
I got my hopes up for aptX Low Latency for a moment there – latency is my biggest problem with bluetooth these days. It’s fine for audio-only things like music and audiobooks, but it makes everything feel just a little off for movies and games.
It’s still pretty cool that they’re open sourcing any of it, though.
If you are playing movies on an Android phone locally (not streaming), MX Player lets you shift the audio (even set a predetermined audio shift for when using bluetooth) so that lag is not an issue.
Of course if you want to play anything from a streaming app then this doesn’t help.