The results of the week: called the Xiaomi smartphones that will be updated to Android Pie, S9 and Galaxy Note 9 you will get the floating keyboard

The developers of the shell MIUI spoke about future plans to upgrade smartphones to Android Xiaomi 9.0 Pie, and in the case of old models, to Oreo.Mix on Xiaomi Mi 2S, the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition is already available a beta build of MIUI based on Android 10 9 Pie. By the end of this year the company will start testing the update on Xiaomi Mi SE 8 Mi 8 Pro and the giant Mi 3 Max. Terms are for Chinese firmware, and a global version may come out later.

The developers of the shell MIUI spoke about future plans to upgrade smartphones to Android Xiaomi 9.0 Pie, and in the case of old models, to Oreo.Mix on Xiaomi Mi 2S, the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition is already available a beta build of MIUI based on Android 10 9 Pie. By the end of this year the company will start testing the update on Xiaomi Mi SE 8 Mi 8 Pro and the giant Mi 3 Max. Terms are for Chinese firmware, and a global version may come out later.

The developers of the shell MIUI spoke about future plans to upgrade smartphones to Android Xiaomi 9.0 Pie, and in the case of old models, to Oreo. Mix on Xiaomi Mi 2S, the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition is already available a beta build of MIUI based on Android 10 9 Pie. By the end of this year the company will start testing the update on Xiaomi Mi SE 8 Mi 8 Pro and the giant Mi 3 Max. Terms are for Chinese firmware, and a global version may come out later.

Samsung is testing the Android operating system Pie in the original shell Samsung Experience 10 on their flagships Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9. As it turned out, the new update will bring the smartphone to a floating keyboard when a virtual keyboard on the screen can be moved to any place convenient for you. But this is not a “fresh” idea of the company, because everything new is well forgotten old. The same regime was still in Android 4.4 on the Galaxy S5. A similar feature is present in the keyboard Gboard from Google.

According to the Mysmartprice online, Chinese giant Xiaomi is preparing to release wireless headphones called Mi AirDots. The developers Xiaomi has set itself the task to make a new Bluetooth headset better and cheaper than Apple. Therefore, in addition to reasonable prices, powerful sound and a decent battery life, the novelty will become an external copy Apple AirPods. Xiaomi Mi AirDots will also be very similar to its competitor’s appearance and how he completely lose any wires. Wireless headphones provide Bluetooth 4.2, or perhaps even the latest version Bluetooth 5.0. The exact release date and price Xiaomi Mi AirDots is still unknown.

Xiaomi company launched Xiaomi Photographу contest Challenge users from around the world. The prize Fund — $50 thousand, and the rules are simple: you must have a Xiaomi smartphone, he must have a camera and you have to do is click on the picture and to have time to send it until November 23. All pictures are divided into 4 categories: Natural look (portraits), Piece of the world (nature, city, still life), Dreamscape (night scenes) and Why so serious (funny pictures). Then a professional jury will select 25 of the best photos in each category. There are TOP 100 images. From 27 November to 6 December the best choose Xiaomi fans: everyone can go to the contest page and vote for their favourite work. The winners in each category will receive $10 thousand, silver prize — winners- on $2 thousand, and bronze —$500.

Chinese giant Huawei has shown a fresh smart watch Honor Watch Magic. They have a round form factor and a thickness of 11 mm. According to the creators, this is one of the thinnest smart watches in the world. Smart watch with AMOLED screen 1.2 inches with a resolution of 390 390 pixels (326 PPI) and the mobile processor M4. The work also involves 16 MB of RAM and 128 MB of internal memory. The rest of the specs, release date and price, see the original news.

Aside from announcing the Galaxy A6s Samsung patiserie new, fully frameless smartphone Galaxy A8s. Unfortunately, the manufacturer did not tell any details about the new device. It is only known that it will present in January 2019. According to several sources, this will be the first smartphone in the world with a special cutout in the displays for the front camera. Everything else (sensors and speaker) placed under the screen. If we talk about the specifications, it will be the smartphone of middle segment. Presumably, it will be equipped with Snapdragon processor 710 and a small battery with a capacity of 3300 mAh.

Developer of flexible displays Royole has announced the first of its kind foldable smartphone FlexPai. Flick of the wrist camera transforms into a tablet. The novelty has flexible 7.8-inch AMOLED panel is on the outside. It withstands more than 200,000 cycles of bending and covered with a shatterproof film, because ordinary glass here in any case would not be suitable. The company said nothing about the resistance to scratching, protective case do not exactly hurt. Permission, by the way, low — 1920×1440 pixels when the aspect ratio is 4:3. The rest of the specs, release date and price, see the original news.

The presentation frameless smartphone Honor Magic 2 also hosted the announcement of fully wireless headphones Honor FlyPods and FlyPods Pro. Design the headphones themselves and the charging case is a strong Association with Apple Airpods. There are even similar auto connection when you open the lid of the case, but it works only on smartphones with Huawei EMUI 9 or Magic UI 2.0. FlyPods equipped with a module Bluetooth 5.0, noise cancelling microphones and respond to touch. Double tap of the left earphone, you can activate the voice assistant, and right — to stop or start playback of the track. The rest of the specs, release date and price, see the original news.

Recently at the launch of the new flagship Mi 3 Mix the Executive Director of Xiaomi lei Jun said that on the part of the camera it is superior to Huawei P20 Pro, which in DxOMark recognized as the best cameraphone. The response from representatives of Huawei did not keep itself waiting. Despite the conclusions of experts DxOMark, which gave Xiaomi Mi 3 Mix the third place (which he still has to share with Samsung Galaxy Note and HTC 9 U12+), words colleagues personally commented the Executive Director of Huawei Devices, Richard Yu. According to him, in the near future to around P20 Pro can only Huawei. “Soon no one smartphone can’t surpass Huawei P20 Pro. Soon we will be able to surpass myself”, — said Richard Yu.

The specialists of iFixit’s already got a new iPhone XR. The “Junior” model was the most enduring among all new Apple. The first advantage to stash iPhone XR — ease of replacement of the display. To do this, simply Unscrew the two screws on the bottom and remove the screen. So to replace it you can even own is true, then the device will lose the protection from water and warranty. Just as easy is changing the battery. But if you crashed the rear glass panel will have to sweat. To reach it, you will have to disassemble the entire smartphone to the last screw. As a result, experts iFixit put iPhone XR for repairability 6 out of 10 points. The same estimate from last year’s iPhone X to iPhone XS and XS Max.