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⚡ Welcome to Weekly agencythe Android Authority The newsletter analyzes the top Android and tech news of the week. The 203rd edition is here, with the launch of Nothing Phone 1, rumors of the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 5, the PS Plus lineup in July, World Emoji Day, etc.
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Popular news this week
- Nothing Phone 1 officially launched Tuesday: A mid-range version with 6.55-inch 120Hz Full HD+ OLED display, 4,500mAh battery, dual 50MP cameras and 8/12GB RAM, powered by Snapdragon 778G Plus, plus 15W Qi wireless charging. The “Glyph” LED on the back can blink when you receive a call, pulse when you receive a notification, and other functions, which is quite interesting. Prices start at £399 (8GB/128GB) but the phone doesn’t come to the US (more in our full review, below).
- Who needs a phone Nothing when you can turn your existing phone into one?
- It’s official: Asus Zenfone 9 will launch on July 28.
- Qualcomm says its next Snapdragon chip for Wear OS smartwatches is ‘coming soon’.
- Montblanc Summit 3 has arrived: Let’s see what Wear OS 3 looks like on a non-Samsung watch.
- And some of us still don’t have Windows 11, but this is where Windows 12 could land because Microsoft could go back to the release schedule seen in years gone by.
- This interaction with LG’s rollable phone was destroyed before it even started.
- You can store and charge your wireless earbuds inside Nokia’s latest phones – a pretty neat idea.
- Based on Bloomberg, 5% of new car sales in the US in the past six months were all-electric. Could this be the tipping point that causes mainstream demand to overtake early adoption?
- Beware this untraceable, untraceable hack that can unlock and start your Honda remotely.
- Meanwhile, “Uber Files” reveals shady business: More than 124,000 leaked emails, messages, and texts by former Uber exec Mark MacGann reveal suspicious behavior between executives.
- Now everyone can manually remove threads on Twitter, which is great if you find yourself in the middle of an unwanted conversation.
- It’s World Emoji Day on July 17, and Emojipedia has officially released draft designs for its new 2022 emoji, ranked by Gizmodo (more on that in Miracles Weekly).
- One thing I loved this week: The Literature Clock website found a quote from literature that mentions its exact time. Is it not exactly helpful? But nonetheless interesting and strange.
- Plus: A robot chef cooks all the dishes at this Tokyo restaurant.
- Finally: The hidden artwork revealed by X-Ray appears to be a self-portrait of Van Gogh, experts say.
- The Last of Us TV series finally has a release window: it looks like early 2023.
- And some exciting news for Black Mirror fans: We haven’t had a new episode since 2019, but season 6 is on its way with Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, and Josh Hartnett all joining, along. other famous names – hopefully there will be a sequel year.
- Quits, Squid Game, Stranger Things and Yellowjackets earn Emmy nominations, with Squid Game making history as the first non-English Emmy nominee – Gizmodo there is a great round-up of all the nominations.
- Reviews are for Thor: Love and Thunder, and they’re not particularly stellar – Mashable said, “Chris Hemsworth is back, but that’s where the good news ends”, while NOW was generally more positive, calling it “God’s Comic Twilight”.
- Meanwhile, Chromecast with Google TV gets a new update after 7 months, but that’s not what we’re expecting.
- And YouTube TV is leading the live streaming market with more than 5 million subscribers – currently the largest internet TV company in the US.
- Another trailer was announced for the dark comedy Bodies Bodies, and the murderous Millenial weekend looks a lot of fun, in select theaters on August 5, everywhere on August 12. 8.
- And we’ve seen the first full-length trailer for Rob Zombie’s new adaptation of the ’60s horror comedy The Munsters on television.
- The first trailer for the Orphan: First Kill horror prequel also landed and looks pretty spooky, hitting theaters August 19 and also showing on Paramount Plus in the US.
- The Resident Evil live-action series has landed on Netflix and AA colleague Fred Blichert has some thoughts.
- Plus: With Peaky Blinders’ sixth and final season over, here are 9 crime shows worth watching on Netflix.
- Sony has revealed its first catalog of games for the new PlayStation Plus, available to Extra and Premium subscribers from July 19, including Stray, launching on launch day, FF VII Remake Intergrade, Marvel’s Avengers , two Saints Row titles, and five Assassin’s Creed games.
- And Sony announced PlayStation Stars loyalty program for PS5, PS4 fans, with rewards including PS Store wallet games and funds, launching later this year.
- And a new Walking Dead project launched on Facebook – The Walking Dead: Last Mile features a month-long story shaped by player decisions and actions, so what people will influence happens next and time passes day by day in real life.
- Meanwhile, Aliens is having a single-player action-horror game: Developer Survios is teaming up with 20th Century Fox for the title, now called “Aliens,” though we don’t know much about it. nothing more than that it was made in Unreal Engine 5 for PC, unnamed console and VR.
- The GoldenEye 007 remake is still in limbo due to the Ukraine war: Some rumors from reputable sources claim that the game is complete and ready for official announcement and launch, while Microsoft is yet to. confirm its existence.
- And the end of Rockstar Red Dead Online: Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer component will no longer receive major content updates as the developers focus on Grand Theft Auto 6.
- Speaking of Red Dead Online, players gathered online for the game’s funeral on Wednesday, a day-long event that featured actor Roger Clark, who voices RDR 2’s Arthur Morgan .
- Meanwhile, the long-awaited exclusive Bayonetta 3 is finally on Switch on October 28.
- And Skate 4, officially called skate, will be free to play with crossplay and cross progression, but there is no release date yet.
- Looking for Switch games to play with friends? Here are the best Multiplayer Switch games.
- Plus: As temperatures soar, Nintendo issues a heatwave warning for the Switch – don’t use your Switch above 35 degrees Celsius (isn’t that summer for many of us?)
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This week marks World Emoji Day (July 17), and we’ve seen Emojipedia’s draft designs for 2022’s new emoji, to be honest, we weren’t blown away by it. that (not sure when I’ll use the goose emoji?). So, it seems like the right time to dive into all things emoji – because it turns out, the little icons we know and love haven’t really been around for long. so.
It’s no coincidence that July 17th is world emoji day. It’s not only the date shown on the calendar emoji, but also the date iCal for Mac was announced at the MacWorld Expo in 2002.
- The word emoji is actually a mix of two Japanese words: e (image, “image”) + moji (letter, “character”).
- We can trace the origins of today’s emojis to the chat rooms of the 90s.
- Back then, emojis were a bit more primitive, so you might have used 🙂 to smile at someone or 😉 to respond in a flirtatious or sarcastic way.
- Japanese designer Shigetaka Kurita is considered the father of today’s emoji.
- In 1999, NTT DOCOMO, a Japanese mobile company, released its first emoji library: 176 emojis designed for pagers and mobile phones.
- Kurita used a combination of illustrations, pictograms, Japanese graphic novels, and Zapf Dingbats typography to create the emoji library.
- You can see it on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The evolution of emojis
Did you know there are more than 3,600 emojis in use today?
- Over 900 million are used on Facebook Messenger every day.
- One in five Tweets contain Emojis.
- And 50% of comments on Instagram contain emojis.
- The face with tears of joy (😂) was the world’s most popular emoji from when Emojipedia’s record started (2011) until March 2021, when the crying face (😭) took the top spot. top spot for 10 months – pretty understandable considering all that’s happening in the world. Today, the face with tears of joy is back on top.
- Did you know that you can still use Android’s cute yellow blob emojis?
- Today, we use emojis on all of our devices – you can even get them on your Chromebook.
Global emoji usage reached new heights in July 2022, ahead of World Emoji Day:
- Over 22% of all Tweets sent in July (during World Emoji Day) featured at least one emoji.
- From June to July 2022, we saw record emoji usage, with the highest number of emojis per tweet since Emojipedia’s record began in 2011. .
As part of World Emoji Day, you can watch Emojipedia’s video series “Emoticons Around the World” on the official Emojipedia YouTube channel, featuring contributions from global emoji experts. Bridge and emoji lovers around the world.
- July 19: Stray lands on PS5, PS4, PC
- July 28: Launch of Pixel 6a
- July 28: Asus Zenfone 9 launched
- Late July/early August: OnePlus 10T could launch?
- August 10 (TBC): Samsung unzipped? (New foldable Galaxy, Galaxy Watch 5 series?)
- September 2-6: IFA Berlin
- September 10 at 9pm CEST: Introducing Ubisoft Forward
- November 8th: Skull and Bones release date on Xbox Series S/X, PS5, PC, Stadia and Luna
- November 9th: God of War: Ragnarok launches on PS4, PS5
Tech tweet of the week
Although it has my sympathies today, I know this community will never die. #outlawsforlife
Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.