AndroidPIT editors' highlights from IFA 2017

Each year, the AndroidPIT team covers the equivalent of many miles at the IFA – a tech trade show in Berlin. Of course, we have held exciting conversations with many interesting people, and every editor sees a an immense scale of innovative technologies and gadgets gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. So to sum it all up, we hereby present the AndroidPIT editorial team’s personal IFA highlights.

Hans-Georg: Flexible smartphone from Royole

I have seen a plethora of interesting and exciting products at IFA. However, my highlight is not the LG V30 or VR technology, but rather the flexible smartphone that Royole presented, even though it’s only a prototype prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. Why, you ask? Quite simply because it breathes new life into the smartphone world: “The technology is there!” is what Marketing Chief William Strand told me and this is precisely what’s important to me. You often see news about flexible or foldable smartphones that will supposedly be released in half a year year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun, a year or two years – check out the Samsung Galaxy X. But apart from Samsung, no one else has seen it. This is why Royole’s prototype makes a difference, in my opinion: the technical problems are solvable or have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary already been resolved. Now it’s time for manufacturers to adapt the smartphone to new shapes. Because in conjunction with upcoming augmented-reality applications and gadgets, it will soon take the lead over the candy bar design of our daily companions.

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Prototype of a flexible smartphone by Royole. / © AndroidPIT

Jessica: Voice commands

My highlight was the voice input processes for smart homes. Google and Amazon or Amazone may refer to: Amazons, a mythical tribe of woman warriors were not the only ones that brought it to market Market (place), a physical marketplace or public market Market economy Märket, an island shared by Finland and Sweden. Sony, Panasonic, Harman/Kardon and other manufacturers – including startups – have smart or SMART may refer to speakers with Assistant, Alexa or Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Band, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Windows Mixed Reality, and soon Amazon Alexa up their sleeve. And why is that? Our voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc is the most natural way to interact with technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation in our daily or The Daily may refer to: Daily newspaper, newspaper issued every day The Daily (News Corporation), a defunct US-based iPad newspaper from News Corporation The Daily of the University of lives – no matter if it’s a car, the living room or our smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use.

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IFA brought us a multitude of smart speakers may refer to: Public speaker, one who gives a speech or lecture Speaker (politics), the presiding officer in a legislative assembly HMS Speaker (D90), a World War II Royal Navy aircraft carrier, and here are a few from JBL. / © AndroidPIT

Pierre: Trade shows are becoming boring conventional usage, boredom is an emotional or psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or, especially the IFA

A few years ago, the IFA was the best place may refer to for manufacturers to present present (or here and now) is the time that is associated with the events perceived directly and in the first time, not as a recollection (perceived more than once) or a speculation (predicted, their new releases but lately, the IFA has taken place after major is a military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world holidays and shortly before the Christmas shopping season. Samsung used to present its new Galaxy Notes in Berlin while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction Huawei in turn presented its Mates. Times have changed. Apart from LG with its V30, there were and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as “were and wife” in Germanic-speaking cultures (Old English: were, Old Dutch: wer, Gothic: waír, Old no major smartphone announcements this year. We have seen a few updated smartphones, VR headsets may refer to: Headset (audio), audio headphone(s), particularly with an attached microphone Headset (bicycle part), a bicycle part that connects the fork to the frame Head-mounted display, a video, smartwatches, a few connected gadgets for household pets, and many mixed-reality headsets…too many may refer to: plural A quantifier that can be used with count nouns – often preceded by “as” or “too” or “so” or “that”; amounting to a large but indefinite number; “many temptations”; “a good, in fact.

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IFA: Boring? / © IFA

Shu: LG V30

When it comes to products, the LG V30 is definitely the highlight of IFA 2017 for me. LG has understood that experiments with curved displays may refer to, a second display, a modular smartphone and even may refer to replaceable batteries are not what the vast majority of smartphone users want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives. Instead, the V30 is a larger G6 with a display suitable for mass-market use, a full-vision display with P-OLED and camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both features that are optimized for videos. At first or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1) glance, it looks like a very consistent product may refer to. But the question is, has it somehow lost its charm and differentiating factor by adapting itself to the mass market? Before the LG G6, LG was an experimental South Korean manufacturer is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation with its own identity. But if you place the LG V30 next to a Samsung Galaxy S8+ nowadays, there is little that still sets them apart.

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LG V30 vs Galaxy galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter Note notes, or NOTE may refer to 8. / © AndroidPIT

Sophia: Wiko View

The latest trend sees displays that take take is a single continuous recorded performance up as much of the front as possible. Manufacturers are also willingly experimenting with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), the displays’ aspect ratio, and it has finally come to low-cost devices. With the View models, Wiko shows may refer to Show (fair) Show (animal), a judged event in the hobby of animal fancy Conformation dog show Cat show Dog and pony show, an American idiom Mr. Show, a sketch comedy series Show, a 3G us that you don’t necessarily have to pay more than $500 to get a nice smartphone. I’m excited about this because many people simply don’t want to shell out so much may refer to: Much (TV channel), a cable network in Canada and its domestic and international spin-offs Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt Much the Miller’s Son, one of Robin money, and Wiko itself is very present in consumer electronics stores.

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The new Wiko View or variants, may refer to series. / © AndroidPIT

Stefan: Alexa everywhere

What was foreshadowed at CES and MWC continues at IFA 2017: Amazon’s voice assistant may refer to: Assistant (by Speaktoit), a virtual assistant app for smartphones Assistant (software), a software tool to assist in computer configuration Google Assistant, an virtual assistant by Alexa may refer to: Alexa (plant), a genus of legumes Alexa (name), a given name and surname Alexa (typeface), a typeface Alexa Fluor, a family of fluorescent dyes Alexa Internet, a subsidiary of is making its way into more and more devices device is usually a constructed tool. What may now be a niche will become more important in the future: Voice will soon supersede touch operation or the keyboard and mouse, at least may refer to: Little Child Less in numerous facets of life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased,, and this is where Amazon is currently better positioned than the competition. Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, Bixby etc. certainly have some catching up to do in this department. However, I estimate that only Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products will truly have a good shot at this.

Steffen: Kirin 970

The new Kirin 970 impressed me the most at the IFA, even if the chip currently exists on paper only. The idea of providing the classic CPU-GPU combo with an additional computing unit for artificial intelligence will prevail—at least if some of the advantages that Huawei CEO Richard Tu presented prove to be true. If Huawei manages to achieve significant benefits, such as in the camera and image processing while simultaneously decreasing power consumption, it will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive take chip or chips may refer to development to a whole new level. Thus, I will be very closely examining the Huawei Mate 10, the first Kirin may refer to 970-equipped smartphone slated for release may refer to: Film release, the public distribution of a film Legal release, a legal instrument News release, a communication directed at the news media Release (ISUP), a code to identify and debug in October.

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Kirin 970 leaps past Samsung and Qualcomm. / © AndroidPIT

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