Chromecast with Google TV gets a big update and SkyShowtime is getting closer to the Netherlands. That and more in this week’s Android news feed.
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The Android 12update for Chromecast with Google TV It took a long time, but it is now officially released. The new software is available for the 4K version of Chromecast, which was released two years ago.
The differences between Android 10 and 12 aren’t that great on Chromecast, but there are of course a number of innovations. For example, a manual privacy function has been added, so that you see a dot in the image when using the remote control microphone.
The innovations in Samsung’s S-line have been few recently. Leaked Specifications Samsung Galaxy S23 We suggest that this will not change next year. By Smartphone Insiders Yogesh Brar The shared information shows that the machine is working hard Galaxy S22 It seems.
The S23 again gets a 6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Refresh rate 120 Hz. Fortunately, the S23 gets a slightly larger battery. The capacity will be 3900 mAh. The S22 had only 3700 mA on board. The charging speed remains the same: 25 watts.
The new streaming service SkyShowtime, which will be available in the Netherlands from next Tuesday (October 25), will cost 6.99 euros per month. The service announced this in a press release. SkyShowtime has already been revealed I announced coming to the Netherlands a while ago.
It is unknown if there will still be a promotion at launch. HBO Max, which has also been active in the Netherlands since this year, gave customers a “lifetime” discount of 50 per cent in the first few weeks. SkyShowtime may have a similar promotion for the Dutch version, but nothing is known about this (yet).
Google announced Android 13 Go. The new software is equipped with a modified design based on material you. This was introduced with Android 12 and is now in the lite version of the well-known operating system.
This means, among other things, that accent colors are based on the selected background. You can see these colors in the quick settings menu, notifications, and other places. However, as an Android Go user, you are limited to choosing four color profiles, as this is included Android 13 They are now 16 years old.
The Nokia Streaming Stick 800 is similar in many ways to modern Chromecast devices, runs on Android TV and comes with a remote control. In addition to the usual control buttons, the remote control also has buttons to start YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus.
There is also a Google Assistant button to activate the digital assistant and you can go to the Play Store with a single tap. There you will find the available apps for Android TV. A nice detail is that the buttons of the remote control are backlit. If you want to watch movies and series in the dark, it is easier to operate the Nokia Streaming Stick 800.
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