Review 201: 24.07.2021 at 06:00 pm
It’s been a while since Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 11. This was a surprise, especially because Microsoft has stated repeatedly that it will end with Windows 10. Although the system will continue to receive semi-annual updates, the business is foregoing that plan in favor of a new operating system.
In every way, the design of the announcement was improved. The Start menu has been redesigned, the icons are now in the taskbar’s center, and the system looks cleaner, with semi-rounded borders rather than square ones. All of them were good and appealing, but the most crucial was the announcement of Windows 11 compatibility for running Android apps without the need for root access. All of them were good and attractive, but the most important thing is the disclosure of Windows 11 support to run Android applications without the need for any emulators.
The addition of a feature in Windows 11 that allows Android apps to run has sparked a lot of debate. The first and most crucial consideration is how this functionality functions. How is it possible for the system to execute other system applications? The approach will be based on the Intel Bridge technology group, we later learned. It is a technology that creates communication between the Windows 11 system and the working environments of Android applications.
Windows 11 support for Android apps
And other questions arose on the same topic, specifically about the source of the applications. Is it possible to install the Google Play Store and download applications and games from it on Windows? The answer is definitely no. Where the user will depend on the Amazon App Store. It is an Android app store that was intended for Kindle Fire Android tablets, and is now available for all devices.
It is known that the alliances between Google and Microsoft are really limited, on the one hand, and on the other hand, relying on the Google Play Store will make Windows devices linked to it, which is something Microsoft does not want in one way or another. Especially since Google and Microsoft are competing in a huge number of areas, whether software or hardware. Therefore, Microsoft turns to Amazon as a strategic partner for this task.
Since the launch of the Amazon store in 2011 it is constantly growing. Most of us probably didn’t know it was that old. Whereas in 2011 Google was still in its infancy. The store includes more than 500,000 applications and games for Android, and accordingly, Windows 11 devices will be able to run and download all these applications smoothly.
On the other hand, a number of developers have stated that Windows 11 will be able to run APK-format applications just like our smartphones, but this coincides with Google’s announcement that it will change the format of Android applications to AAB, which will reduce the size of the app and improve performance. On the one hand, Google will be able to monitor applications and their download sources more effectively, which may jeopardize the availability of this feature for Windows computers for one reason or another!
To recapitulate, Microsoft collaborated with Amazon just because it refused to collaborate with Google! Because this is not in its best interests, and because Amazon is a solid partner for any business, and this is obvious, Furthermore, Microsoft would like to exploit the Android entity as an open system; who knows, maybe the Amazon-Microsoft partnership will expand to include the launch of smartphones with Android and the Amazon store, as well as the expansion of the same process to include laptops and tablets with Windows!
🤡 Why will the release of the Galaxy S21 FE be delayed ❓ And why is it important❓
The Galaxy S21 FE was expected to be launched normally in August. And that along with foldable phones, watch, and headphones, which are the new products expected at this conference.
Contrary to what was planned, the phone will not appear at the upcoming Samsung conference. This is because it has encountered problems in production processes, specifically due to the shortage of semiconductors worldwide. It is used in the manufacture of processors and chipsets of smart phones.
Global markets began to suffer from a shortage of semiconductors in 2020. The main reason behind this is the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. And the long periods of home bans led to weak production operations on the one hand, and increased demand for smart devices to resume work from home.
Galaxy S21 FE
And recently, the Galaxy S21 FE. According to news sources from South Korea, home of Samsung, the phone’s manufacturing operations have finally begun. But we are only a month away from the conference, so there is not enough time to prepare the phone for launch, and indeed the phone did not appear in the list of products that Samsung promoted, which will be revealed at the next conference.
On the other hand, it was expected that the Galaxy S21 FE would come with the leading Snapdragon 888 processor, but due to this shortage, part of its production may be launched with Samsung’s Exynos processors, and the other part with Snapdragon.
Samsung expects to produce only 1.1 million units of the phone in the current production process. While the company is seeking to sell 6 million units of the phone in 2021, and as for the launch date of the phone, it will be between September and October of this year.
Because of the modest production and difficulties faced by Samsung, the company – according to leaks – will launch the phone in the European and American markets only at the beginning, and this is at a price ranging between 630 and 700 USD, which is a lower price than the previous generation of it, the Galaxy S20 FE.
Phone specifications and its importance
The importance of this phone is that it will come with leading specifications at a relatively low price, as the phone will offer a 6.4-inch OLED screen at a frequency of 120 Hz, with a 4,370 mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging.
That’s alongside 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. With the aforementioned flagship processor, whether from Qualcomm or from Samsung itself.
The phone is expected to offer a triple rear camera. With great similarity to the cameras of the original Galaxy S21.
The importance of the phone also lies in the fact that it is the second most prominent phone of the year 2021 from Samsung after the original Galaxy S21 series, in the absence of new versions of the Galaxy Note series for this year.
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