PUBG Creator Sues Apple, Google Over Garena Free Fire

PUBG makers are suing tech companies like Apple and Google over ot banning Garena Free Fire. Image of OUBG Mobile.

According to reports, the maker of PUBG, or ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ has filed a lawsuit against Apple and Google. Krafton, the maker of PUBG, is unhappy with the stance that Apple and Google have taken regarding Garena’s Free Fire game. In 2021, PUBG was the biggest game in terms of monthly active users. However, Singapore-based Garena Free Fire had the most number of downloads. The PUBG Battlegrounds developer hopes to be compensated for alleged copyright infringement.

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Gmail Fourth App Ever to Hit 10 Billion Downloads on Android

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The Gmail app by Google becomes the fourth app ever to hit 10 billion installs on Android. The three apps that have reached this milestone of crossing 10 billion installations from Google Play store before it are Google Play Services, YouTube, and Google Maps. Ever since its launch in April 2004, the email service by Google has been quite popular. Lately, Google has been adding several new features to Gmail. The latest of them is an update to Gmail’s “Undo Send” feature which now allows users to recall sent emails within different time frames.

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Pixel Fold or Pixel 7 May Have Under-Display Cameras

Users can expect Google Pixel 7 or Pixel Fold to debut toward the end of 2022. One of the biggest upgrades to the device is hinted at according to a new patent. Google has been working on technology to allow for the inclusion of an under-display camera for subsequent smartphones. This suggests that the tech will likely be ready for the Google Pixel 7 or Google Pixel Fold.

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Siemplify, an Israeli Security Startup, Purchased by Google for $500M

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Google has issued a statement about the acquisition of Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify by its cloud division. This move by the Alphabet Inc. owned company comes amidst rising cyber attacks as it expands its security offerings. The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed by the companies. However, a familiar source has revealed that the US based tech giant paid around $500 million in cash for Siemplify.

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Google Photos Removes Disabling for Mobile Data Video Backups

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For a long time, Google Photos has been offering the option for users to upload their photos and videos over mobile data. In order to prevent overconsumption of data, it also offers the option to backup videos over Wi-Fi only. For countries where the availability of Wi-Fi is not always assured, instead of this, there exists an option to set a limit to the amount of data consumed daily. Google now appears to have accidentally rolled out this setting globally for all Android users.

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Latest Google Smart Glasses May Compete with Apple’s AR Headset

Google Glasses used as representative image of the undisclosed Google smart glasses.

According to the latest reports from The New York Times, Google has been quite interested in exploring the market for augmented reality (AR) headsets recently. They had been pioneers during the first wave of augmented reality before slowing down on the endeavor. As of now, the last product in this category that Google had released was their smart glasses. The model was called Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. It was made available for purchase in early 2020. The New York Times report corroborates older speculation of Google working on an augmented reality device.

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Upcoming Google Devices Might Use an Exynos Chip

Tensor, which is the first smartphone processor by Google, is based on an Exynos processor. Both in the Pixel 6 as well as the Pixel 6 Pro, this chip is used. Now recent reports are suggesting that the tech giant may choose to repeat the same strategy with the chipset for one of its new, upcoming devices. Based on a report by 9ToGoogle, the ‘Rohan’ codename has been referred to several times. Moreover, in the code of Wear OS 3,repeated mentions of an Exynos chipset were found. Rohan has been reported as the codename for Google’s upcoming smartwatch under the Pixel label. This will also provide users with the needs updated experience of the latest iteration of the Google Assistant.

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