Didn’t have time to follow the news yesterday? Here is what marked Wednesday, May 11: all the announcements of the google I/O, the presentation of the Sony Xperia 1 IV and the wear of the batteries of Tesla vehicles. To not miss any news, remember to subscribe to the Frandroid newsletter.
All Google I/O announcements
This Wednesday evening, Google launched the 2022 edition of its annual Google I/O conference. The opportunity for the firm to present many new features about Android 13. We can cite the new Google Wallet, a better version for tablets, updates for wireless headphones, secure messages, or an update. Google Assistant update on Nest Hub Max. Product announcements have not been lacking either with the official presentation of the Google Pixel 6a, the teasing of the Google Pixel 7, the announcement of the Pixel Buds Pro, the confirmation of the Pixel Watch and the presentation of the Pixel Tablet, to come. next year.
Sony Xperia 1 IV: the first flagship with a real optical zoom
It’s a small feat that Sony has achieved. The Japanese manufacturer has indeed presented this Wednesday a new high-end smartphone, the Sony Xperia 1 IV. Behind the smartphone’s relatively classic technical sheet – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 4K 120 Hz screen, 5000 mAh battery – actually hides a unique photo module. The manufacturer has indeed integrated a photo module with a variable zoom telephoto lens. It is indeed able to go from an 85 mm equivalent focal length to a 125 mm equivalent.
What Tesla’s report tells us about battery wear in electric cars
Electric vehicle battery technology is still relatively young on an automotive scale. Especially since the production of batteries is the main criterion of the carbon footprint of this type of vehicle. Tesla revealed this week several data about the wear of the batteries of its Model S and Model X. We learn in this report that, after 320,000 km, the batteries can lose around 10% of their capacity. A rather low value which tends to reassure as to the need to renew its batteries after several years.
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