Did not have time to follow the news yesterday? Here’s what stood out on Friday, October 16: Samsung makes fun of the iPhone 12’s lack of charger, Google Assistant recognizes humming songs and Tesla increases the autonomy of its Model 3. To not miss any news, consider subscribing to the Frandroid newsletter.
iPhone 12: Samsung wrongly mocks the lack of charger, and it’s stupid
While Apple unveiled its iPhone 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max this week, the American manufacturer took the opportunity to announce a new measure: it will no longer provide a charger with its future smartphones. Headphones will also be phased out, except in France. One reason for Samsung to mock its competitor in a tweet stating that the charger was “Included with your Galaxy”. However, Apple’s decision is officially registered with the aim of avoiding the waste of resources. Especially since there are rumors from the corridors that Samsung could eventually adopt the same strategy.
“Ta tra lala”: Google Assisant knows how to recognize the songs you hum
Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to recognize a song you have in your head. If it is rather easy to discover the name of a song broadcast around you thanks to voice assistants or certain dedicated applications, it is less the case when you want to reproduce a melody by voice. Well, that was the case until now. Google has updated its own voice assistant, Google Assistant, which can now recognize titles just by humming a melody.
Model 3: Tesla increases its range and changes its design
For the past few days, Tesla has been in motion. The American manufacturer has indeed announced in quick succession that it has reduced the prices of its Model S and is attacking this time the Model 3. Here, it is not a question of lowering the prices, but of increasing the autonomy of the vehicle. vehicle. The next version of the Tesla Model 3 will keep the same price, but will see its range increased. Concretely, the Standard Range Plus version will thus increase from 409 to 430 kilometers, the Long Range version from 560 to 580 kilometers and the Performance version from 530 to 567 kilometers.