Lilbits: Samsung’s new Galaxy laptops leaked, new Oculus Quest 2 methods, and RCS is doomed (or not less than stagnant)

Samsung has a “Galaxy Unpacked” event scheduled for the end of this month that promises to bring the “most powerful” Samsung Galaxy device to market.

While the Galaxy brand is probably the most commonly associated with smartphones and tablets, all signs point to this being a laptop launch. And Evan Blass spilled the beans on specs, photos, and details for three of four new Galaxy Book laptops.

We don’t know much about the fourth yet, otherwise it will probably be called that Samsung Galaxy Book Go and it will be a Windows notebook with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 (Evan Pale / Voice)

But according to Blass it is Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is said to be available with 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch AMOLED touchscreen display options, an Intel Tiger Lake processor, up to 512 GB of memory and optional support for 5G. And the Galaxy Book Pro 360 Takes all of these features up, offers support for up to 1TB of storage, and has 360-degree hinge and pin support. These notebooks are premium computers that are priced over $ 1,000.

If you’re looking for something cheaper, there’s something new Samsung Galaxy Book with an Intel Core i7 Tiger Lake processor, a 15.6-inch display (the only screen size available for this model), and priced below $ 1000.

Here is a summary of the latest technical news from across the Internet.

  • Samsung’s ‘most powerful’ galaxies: Book, Book Pro and Book Pro 360 [Evan Blass/Voice]
    Samsung is holding a launch event for new Galaxy hardware on April 28th. This will likely include these new Galaxy Book, Book Pro, and Book Pro 360 laptops. Evan Blass tells us what to expect in terms of hardware, price and design.
  • Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are ending their carrier cross RCS messaging plans [Ars Technica]
    Less than two years after announcing a partnership to deliver cross-carrier RC messaging to users, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have abandoned that plan. T-Mobile and Google Fi users may already have RCS. However, they are becoming increasingly unlikely to become widespread. More details under Light Reading.
  • The AYA Neo handheld gaming PC with Ryzen 5 4500U has reached its production limit [AYA Neo/Indiegogo]
    If you did not pre-order the AYA Neo handheld gaming PC during Indiegogo’s crowdfunding or InDemand campaigns, you will not be receiving one shortly. AYA says it has reached its production limit for the time being and is not taking any more orders for the time being.
  • Introduced Oculus Air Link for wireless PC gaming on the Quest 2 plus 120 Hz support [Oculus]
    Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets take advantage of new features from the v28 software update, including Oculus Air Link for wireless streaming of VR experiences from a PC (strong networks required) and 120 Hz support with supported apps.
  • Announcement of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21359 [Microsoft]
    The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview brings the “Restart apps after signing in” option to the Start menu’s Power menu and removes timeline and history syncing for users with Microsoft accounts (it is still for Azure Active Directory accounts available).
  • Windows Terminal Preview 1.8 Release [Microsoft]
    Windows Terminal Preview 1.8 lets you name terminal windows, choose fonts from drop-down lists, change the appearance of a profile if it’s not in focus, Shift + click to open a profile in a new window, and much more. Windows Terminal 1.7 is now also stable.
  • Introduction to RØDE Connect – Simple, powerful and free software for podcasting and streaming with the NT-USB Mini [RØDE]
    Rode Connect is a new free app for Rode’s $ 99 NT mini USB microphones that lets you connect up to four to a PC or Mac and listen to podcasts or live streams with features like Mix Minus, Noise Gate and virtual channels for mixing and recording can be used by distant guests.
  • / e / OS 0.16 is a few days before release [/e/]
    Version 0.16 of / e / OS is coming in a few days. The latest version of this Google-free Android distribution includes updates for the web browser and map application, improved graphics for other apps, and the Android security update patches from March 2021.
  • NVIDIA Broadcast Noise Reduction now integrated into OBS [NVIDIA]
    NVIDIA’s real-time hardware accelerated noise cancellation technology is now available in OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), a popular tool for game streamers and other live broadcasters. You need OBS Studio 27 Beta and the NVIDIA SDK to get started.
  • Lenovo outlines its business transformation strategy – from device to solution company [Lenovo]
    Lenovo plans to transition from a company known for its hardware to one that offers a range of devices, software and services.

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