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Google delays Android 11 beta to June, releases DP4

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We’re in May 2020 and Android devices users have been waiting to test the first beta build of Android 11. However, Google has just shifted its plans to start the beta testing, which will now be released on June 3.

“We’ve decided to add a bit of extra time in the Android 11 release schedule. We’re moving out Beta 1 and all subsequent milestones by about a month, which gives everyone a bit more room but keeps us on track for final release later in Q3.” wrote Google.

Since Google has rescheduled the beta launch, the company now started to send the fourth developer preview of Android 11.

The fourth developer preview includes the following fixes:

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  • The location services icon no longer shows in the status bar while location services are not in use.
  • Icons in the status bar no longer run over the edge on certain devices.

Android 11 Timeline, milestones, and updates:

Android 11 New Timeline

Android 11 New timeline

The Android 11 Developer Preview program runs from February 2020 until the final public release to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and OEMs, planned for Q3 2020.

February: Developer Preview 1 – Early baseline build focused on developer feedback, with new features, APIs, and behavior changes.

March: Developer Preview 2 – Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behavior changes.

April: Developer Preview 3 – Incremental update for stability and performance.

May: Developer Preview 4 –  Incremental update for stability and performance.

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June: Beta 1 – Initial beta-quality release, over-the-air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.

July: Beta 2 – Platform Stability milestone. Final APIs and behaviors. Play publishing opens.

August: Beta 3 – Release candidate build.

Q3: Final release – Android 11 release to AOSP and ecosystem.

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Here are all of the Huawei logo and their stories

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Huawei has been the star performer of China, it’s known as the revolutionize various fields of technology, especially in Telecommunication. Aside from its work in tech, Huawei is also known for its logo, which is known widely among consumers and industry partners.

However, the current logo wasn’t the only logo that Huawei had since the start. According to the information, the Chinese tech company has started its journey in the industry with another logo after the start.

The logo has its own story, so let’s get into it.

The current version of the Huawei brand logo was adopted in 2018, and before that, the logo has been changed two times.

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First:

Huawei was founded in 1987, and the company has been devoted to Chinese countryman enthusiasm. Therefore, the founding members along with Ren want to name the company depending on the devotion to people.

Huawei first logo

Based on this, the first logo was designed and brought forth. The initial design has 15 red lights and it means “Rising sun and the sunrise in the east”. Later, the logo was being compared with the logo of Shell petroleum.

The first logo also has the label “Huawei Technologies”, written in black letters.

Second:

In 2006, the management decided to carry a major change in the logo and changed 15 red lights into 8 plums with round petals, to form the shape of a chrysanthemum, which is a flowering plant native to East Asia.

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In the second version of the logo, the company removed “Technologies” from the brand label and kept only “HUAWEI” to be precise, and adopted a more western look.

The new petal look has its own meaning, according to Huawei, it means we always insist on starting everything from customer needs, insisting on people-oriented, and treating our diversified employees as the core asset of the company.”

Why changed 15 red lights to 8 petals?

Although there are is no official confirmation available on this matter but there are some following roundups available online:

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  1. When Huawei first started its business, it had 15 founding employees. Later, some people left one after another, and in 2006 there were only 8 left, that is, 15 changed to 8.
  2. Huawei is a communications manufacturer and cannot do without a “twisted pair.” The commonly used “twisted pair” has 8 cores, which correspond exactly to 8 petals.
  3. Huawei worked 15 hours a day at the beginning of its business, but it was shortened to 8 hours later, which means 15 changes to 8. (This is obviously a bit of a joke.)
  4. After turning into 8 petals, it is more like Ren Zhengfei’s “Fei”.

Third:

In 2018, Huawei unveiled the third-gen logo, which is simple and plain excluding style from font and gradient from the petals.

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Xiaomi and Huawei invested in a battery supplier company

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According to some Chinese media sources, Xiaomi and Huawei are strategically planning to invest in Weilan, a battery supplier from Weilai, China. This supplier of semi-solid batteries has a project of value at 5 billion yuan and the total investment will account for around 500 million yuan, which is a huge amount.

Back in August, Huawei, Xiaomi, and another Chinese company have signed an agreement to invest in Weilan battery supplier and Xiaomi has now entered the delivery stage.

On January 7, Weilan launched a 150-degree semi-solid battery pack. The information shows that Weilan is focusing on the development and production of hybrid solid-liquid electrolyte lithium-ion batteries and all-solid-state lithium batteries.

Xiaomi and Huawei

It is the only industrialization platform for solid-state battery technology in the Clean Energy Laboratory of the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Beijing. This facility has 3 production bases in Fangshan, Beijing, Liyang, Jiangsu, and Huzhou, Zhejiang.

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By March 2021, Xiaomi Group announced to build a car and planning to spend around 10 billion USD to enter this business field. This Chinese tech maker has also confirmed that it’ll launch a new car in the first half of 2024, which is not far away but it would be interesting to see what kind of technology it would bring.

On the other hand, Huawei has already helped industry partners in the Auto business to build new cars with its whole car smart solutions and announced that it will not manufacture any car whatsoever.

(via – Sina Finance)

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[Update: Reply] Telegram goes down, followed by glitches

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November 25, 2021: Original Story

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In the past month, big tech maker has been under shortage of power that led them to issues such as downtime for big social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp. Now, there is another platform that has been added to this queue as Telegram goes down.

Today, I’ve faced an issue with my Telegram on PC, and on Mobile as I wasn’t able to send or receive messages for minutes. When I quit the app to resolve, the app has removed all of my login credentials and I had to log back them again.

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Although, the problem has been partially resolved but the glitches are still there because there are random shutdowns and delays in sending messages that keep occurring continuously since the entire scenario happened lately this day.

Currently, Telegram has not issued any statement on this matter but we’ll keep you posted.

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