Android 12 preview: here’s Google’s radical new design

(rubs hands) – Android 12, it is here
or it's being announced. The new beta where Google
actually tells us what the biggest new user
facing features will be, has been announced. And, I have seen a demo
and I've played around with the beta here on my phone, and I have some thoughts. Do you wanna hear my thoughts or would you rather just see
what's new in Android 12? Oh, why not both… This is Android 12. (upbeat music) Android 12 looks different
from what you're used to on Android, actually very different. Google says that this is
the biggest visual overhaul since 2014, or maybe ever, depending
on who you're asking. And yeah, a lot of the pieces of this operating system here do look very different, but it all basically still works the same. You've got a home screen, you swipe up for apps, you swipe on for quick settings and for your notifications,
etcetera, etcetera.

What you're really looking at here with these big buttons and
the really big bubbly sliders and so on is how the Android team has decided to implement a new design system that Google is calling Material U. Now, Material UX or material UI just Material U like Y O U, whatever. Now, when you're looking at the B roll and the screen recordings and the screenshots on this phone, you should know that it is how Google is implementing Material U on the Pixel. Whether and how Samsung or Xiaomi or OnePlus decide to implement
it is going to be different. And also, you know, much later because their updates always
come later than the Pixel. Anyway, I don't have the full details on Material U and how it works and so on. But, I do know that it's
supposed to apply to everything from the web to Android,
to apps, to even hardware.

What that means is I'm just,
I'm not going to get any of the HETI UI versus UX versus you. You stuff here. I'm just going to talk about what I am seeing here on this phone. And what I am seeing is good. For the Android team the U part of material you hear is an
automatic theming system. So, when you set a new wallpaper you're gonna to be given
the option to have Android pull up some colors from your photo and then, apply that theme with
those colors to the system. So you can see here that the
buttons have turned green, and there's also an algorithm for pulling out complementary
colors from the photo. It's kind of neat, but I don't know that I would have picked
this particular green if I were beaming at myself. And the good news is is you can pick whatever
colors you really want to. So that's neat, but really I
can tell you the whole story of this visual redesign just by looking at a couple
of screen recording.

So, here's Android 11
and here is Andrew 12. So first there's a bunch of new like lighting effects when you unlock the phone,
you can kinda see colors and shadows and light kinda sweep around. And, in general there's just more animations all over the operating system. And we're gonna come
back to why that is, but look, they're even taking advantage of these animations on
the lock screen buttons, and you can see the little color from the material U theming as well. Now, when we pull down the quick settings
and notification shade you see that they are just
very big, easy to recognize easy to understand buttons. Google's just not afraid of taking up more space with all of their UI and they're not trying to cram everything into the most information
dense thing possible.

I actually think it's
like a nice direction. There is another subtle difference in the notification shade, you can see that it's just covering
the entire screen instead of sort of being a translucent layer over. It makes it into an entirely new space. And if you look at the
notifications themselves you'll see that they're
groups together and signified by a bunch of bubbles for
each individual group. So there's conversations and silent notifications and whatever. But if you slide an
individual notification away there's this really
subtle effect where the hard corner turns into a bubble for just that notification to indicate that is its own separate thing. Now on the home screen, let's just pause a moment
to look at these widgets. They are brand new and they're based on an entirely new
system for making widgets that is based on these principles from the material U design system.

So, Google is gonna
update a bunch of their own widgets, but they're also hoping that they can get a bunch of developers on board to update their old
widgets to the new system. And, I really hope it works
because the widget ecosystem on Android has gotten really
crufty and messy over time and it is due for a refresh. Now, next stop are quick settings and Google changes quick
settings every single year. And this year is no different. The new thing this year is that the buttons are huge! I mean, just look at
them, but I don't know. I kinda like it. Google also puts smart home controls and Google wallet into
quick settings finally, which means that now holding
down the power button brings up the assistant just like it does on the iPhone
and on Galaxy phones. And all of that means "adiós weird power button menu from Android 11!". You tried… Finally in quick settings there are toggles for
camera and mic access and we're going to get
to those in a minute.

Oh you know what, one more
thing I just have to talk about that's not in the screen
recordings, the new lock screen when you don't have any notifications you have this giant clock on it and it's dope and it
matches your color theme. We do have notifications. It's still pretty big. It just gets a little bit smaller. It's a good lock screen! Now the version of the Android beta that Google is releasing
this month, doesn't have all of the gewgaws and bells and
whistles that you just saw but, there's enough here that you can see where
Google is going with it.

Like, even if you just
look at the settings I have all of the icons
and the text is bigger and they've got this new
over scroll animation that kinda squeezes things together. It's a big redesign but it's not a complete overhaul
of how everything works. Every design gets crufty over time. And Android was definitely
starting to show a lot of inconsistencies as new features piled on and old ones were kind of half forgotten. I see this design as a general cleanup. All the buttons are big and bubbly and I see a sense that things are going to be a
little bit more coherent now, and, I dig that. So that is the new design
system, but I wanna come back to a thing I mentioned at the
top to the smoothness thing.

Android has a, a reputation that the
only way to make it smooth and good-looking is to
throw more powerful hardware at it with faster refresh
screens or more RAM or whatever. With Android 12, Google's promising that they're going to make
the animation smoother for everybody through
software improvements. So, we sat down with Sameer Samat, the VP of product management for
Android and Google play. And here's how he explains it. – So we've done a few
things to make things to make the system feel smooth. We've reduced lock
contention and key services, [Sameer] activity window
and package manager. What that really means is, there are multiple different parts of
the system trying to talk to the operating system at the same time. And that's when you see things jitter or genic, by smoothing a lot of that out and by reducing,
for example, the amount of time that Android system
server uses by 22%, actually. We've been able to make all the motion and animation feel super smooth. – All right, there are
a few other interesting features that are being announced today. So, there is a proper remote
control app for Android TV.

They're going to have car unlock
that works with NFC or UWB if your phone has it and that'll work with a
few different partners. And later this year, if
you have a Chromebook it's going to be able to
directly access the photo library on your Android phone. So next up is privacy updates. Google is putting privacy updates in every version of Android. That is great. And this year there really are a bunch.

The main thing that Google is trying to do this year is tamp
down on unfettered access to your location, your
camera and your microphone. So there are new indicators in the upper right-hand corner
when they're being accessed. And there are those new
buttons and quick settings that just fully turns off your
camera or your microphone. So, when you toggle them off, an app that looks your camera just gets a black, nothing. It thinks the camera's there, but really it's just getting nothing. There is also a new privacy dashboard that will show you how often those sensors have been accessed and by which apps. So you can view your data
from the past 24 hours in a pie chart or in a
timeline, and then turn off all the different
access stuff from there. Now for location, there is a
new kind of permission that you can grant to an app that's
approximate location instead of just precise location. So, say you've got
something like a weather app and you don't want it to
know your precise GPS pin but you want to know what
neighborhood you're in, you can give it an approximate location.

So let's all the privacy stuff
for sensors, but there's also this new part of the
operating system called the Android private compute core. Now you might think
it's a chip because core but it's not, instead it's,
it's like a sandbox part of the operating system for
machine learning things. It doesn't store data. It runs processes. – A good way to think
about it is, when you have these advanced technologies,
like for example speech recognition or
natural language processing, and they need access
to certain information. Another favorite example
of mine is smart reply. [Sameer] Awesome feature,
looks at your notifications your chat notifications,
and suggests replies based on a speech and language model.

All of that runs on device
in private compute core. – From my perspective, basically
what all that means is that if Google wants Android to be
able to do something with AI that you might think is creepy, now they can put all of
those processes in a box and limit all communication
into and out of that box and everything in the box
can't access the network and it's only accessible via limited API. So, that all seems great
but is it more secure? We'll see. So that's all the privacy
stuff that Google wants to talk about but, there is another
kind of privacy that Google really isn't keen
on discussing that much. And that is app tracking for ads. Now, there have been rumors
that Google would follow Apple and limit some kind of app
tracking for things like ads but, Google also makes
all of its money on ads.

So – Taking a step back on this one, there's obviously a lot changing
in the, in the ecosystem. One thing about Google is
that, it is a platform company. It's also a company that is
deep in the advertising space. So we're thinking, very deeply about how we should evolve
the advertising ecosystem. You've seen what we're doing on Chrome. [Sameer] From our standpoint on Android, we don't have anything
to announce at the moment but we are taking a position that privacy and advertising don't need
to be directly opposed with each other, [Sameer] that we don't believe is healthy for the overall ecosystem as a company.

So we're thinking about that working with our developer partners and we'll be sharing more later this year. – All right, well, stay tuned for news from Google on that later. And speaking of later, when are you gonna be
able to get Android 12 on your Android phone? Well, do you have a Pixel? Because then the answer is easy. You're going to get it this fall. Do you not have a Pixel?
Well, then the answer is later. Google says that the speed by which companies are
updating their phones to the latest version of
Android has improved by 30% but still, other manufacturers besides Google just take awhile to get the latest version of Android on their phones. That's just how Android works. Alright. That's Android 12, a huge redesign that adds some consistency and coherency with big buttons,
big sliders, big everything! There's more theming options. There's a bunch of privacy indicators.

There's a bunch of stuff that they put in the developer betas that
I haven't even covered here and a TV remote. This isn't the most massive release ever but you know what, it's enough. (transition sound) Hey everybody, thanks
so much for watching, right now it is the middle
of Google IO, which means that there is a lot going
on and we're going to have a lot more coverage of
everything Google has announced, and, you know, in general
it's just a big tech week. So I think there's gonna
be a couple more videos on the verge you're
gonna wanna check out….

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Zero to 100% charging test huawei honor 7x vs honor 6x

hello an outcome guys today we are going
to do a charging speed test between who huawei honor 7x and huawei honor 6x and that
test would be like this how long does it take to reach 100 from zero so these two
phones are already completely empty there is no charge left basically
nothing so I connected to the charger right now and I turn on the switch the
new people can see how long it's remaining and from there how long does
it take to reach 100 so I got this request many times so I have to make
this video guys for you only so I hope you'll like it and don't
forget to subscribe because this is really important is a really new channel
so I put the timer over here you can see and I start the timer and I turn on the
switch over they are basically that I cannot show over there so I'm turning on
the switch and then start the timer so three and here so I turn on the switch
you can see the charging spot coming here and let's wait a little bit
so yeah 2% and here come come come the display is not coming but yeah because
they are 2% so basically the rule between these two phones when it's 2%
then it says a message like you have 30 seconds of time so close your things or
save your data whatever you have then the phone automatically shut down when
it's 2% basically so you cannot make it 0% that's that's yeah that's the system
maybe it would make the battery dead or something like that that's why guys they
make this system so yeah we'll be watching so now it's 11 a.m.

Nearly
11 1 million before 11:00 here in Germany so yeah we'll see how long does
it take so according to my experience this one should take 2 hours something
like 30 40 minutes and this one I really don't have any experience so we'll see
both of this phone how long does it take and will come time to time maybe after 1
hour I will be over here again and give you an update about it and so it's 100%
of course I'll be here and I'll be watching every 5 to 10 minutes that how
long like how many percent is it costs oh yeah I'll give you an update time to
time so guys keep watching and guys I'm doing all those crazy experiment and all
those things only for you guys so I really need your support and of and yeah
and because of many of my viewers who suggested me that make the videos
between who I honored 7x and Xiaomi me a 1 so I'll make that video with why honor
7x and yeah this video this 3/4 of course will be there and another one
also coming that is redmi note 5 a so i'll have four phones over here to
compete against each other so yeah that would be fun to test and soon I'm
getting 1 plus 5t – so we'll make Chris experiments between this all those
phones together so I hope you will like it
and guys yeah let me know your thoughts in the comment section below what should
I make more so that I can wish I can I can fulfill your wishes so let me know
your thoughts and yeah be a member of this family subscribe to this channel
see you guys very soon so it's 6% here
4% here and it's 3 minutes 39 39 seconds right now so yeah catch you guys very
soon so guys once again we are here so it's 1 over 2 minutes
right now and see the result so after 1 hour 2 minutes it's 61% and this one
also 61% so this is basically same yeah the charging time basically I
think it could be the same so yeah it's sixty-two percent right now
in one hour three minutes so let's wait a bit more and let's see how long
finally it takes to reach 100% of charts own then we'll make a better rain test
also maybe today I could finish that test because battery drain tapes test
takes really really long time you know what I'm saying you just have to sit
with your phone for more than five hours or six hours you have to give eyes on it
for yeah every five minutes and ten minutes something like that so it's a
yes still so it's not a big deal but we'll try to do that test
also today so yeah I have many things to do then I will make camera review test
also with this one because yeah I'm getting many requests to make camera
review of this one so I have to make this one also so I'll try to make all
those videos to a tray so if you don't get any video today that's for sure that
you will get that video tomorrow so don't be sad about anything things are
coming Noorie about it i'm here to show you the
result and show you the thing so yeah by the time I'll show you everything I show
the things I'll see you soon yeah so guys once again we're back here it's 1
over 36 minutes and we will see the battery percentage right now and another
thing is I'd show you in why oh no 6x you can see the notification light over
here it's kind of yellow yellow yeah and in who I own seven X also there is a
notification light you can see over here it's also here you know so kind of same
color and I will show you when the character
basically and let's see the percentage right now it's 87% it's also 87% so the
phone is turned off together and it's one hour at least seven minutes right
now and let's wait for the 100% and I see you soon again guys we are back
again here is one hour 52 minutes right now and you can see the light over here
it's green and it's here also green you can see so being light over here again
right over here before it was a yellow right now it's green so we'll try to
find out after reaching 100% of charge how would be the color so yeah now let's
see the percentage right now it's 94 percent right now and there's 93 percent
right right now so we'll wait quite a moment and let's see when it's ninety
percent ninety nine percent basically so we'll be here and we'll try to take a
look how long basically is taking to get fully charged I'm so excited guys to
make this test yo so see you guys really really really soon yeah
so guys I'm again here it's two hours 9 minutes right now green light is all
green light is on so now the charge level is 98% so we are really really
nearly close so I think within 2 hours maximum twenty minutes everything will
be done that's what I think so I really I'm not really exactly sure about it but
yeah so you can see we're really close 98 98 I just don't want to miss this one
maybe yeah because of some reason maybe I missed one hundred percent charge for
some reason I don't know that's why it's really near to 100 percent that's why
I'm here to show you use 2 hours 10 minute so I'll make this video as short
as possible so I'll see and yeah that's a really tricky test you're not I'm
saying because you have to be sit here without doing anything and constantly
observing the phone it is really really oh my god I have never done this kind of
test in my life before it's freaking weird us sometime but it's ok everything
is fair in worse so yeah that's this this is something like different for me
and really it means a lot and so yeah no problem guys so later we'll be doing a
battery drain test also yeah it will be getting this video it will take some
time you know because it takes really long
time to train the battery completely yeah I'll do that video and soon my next
video exactly the next one will be a video about the headphone test in who I
on are 7x how to be the interface when you put the headphone and the equalizer
and the bass level and basically the sound system when you put headphone
inside this phone so yeah till then guys she was really really
really really soon yeah guys I had to come back again because it's 12 2 hours
12 minutes and see you can see it's 99% 99% so I have to constantly see which
one comes first yeah of course this one comes fast but
the right time exactly so yeah we'll be watching this one till the end right now
and yeah we'll see we'll see don't go down don't go down so yeah and
it's 99% right now 98% right now so yeah guys I should put it time lapse right
now over here so maybe for some reason if I miss this so I can say so I start
my time lapse over here where's my time lapse yeah hyperlapse and I put this
camera over here so I wanna catch this moment basically so all is good and 99
percent 99 percent 98 percent come come come come come come come
so yeah this is pretty crazy test yes it's making me crazy too I'm being crazy
seriously because it's taking my time and I have
all take my head like this and waiting waiting and waiting
II just don't know when when it just cannot do anything just watching that
time you just don't know how long does it take it
it's really really weird it's 98% 100% yeah you can see oh thanks God thanks
God so it's 2 hours and 17 minutes you can see and the phone is completely 100%
oh yeah so the green light is still green light so yeah I think I just need
to take this out then the light will be gone and we're still waiting for this
one and yeah we are waiting waiting and waiting
so guys you can see it's 100% right now so it took two hours 25 minutes
basically so we stopped this one over here so this one who I honor 7 X 2 2
hours and 17 minutes and who I on are 5 X took 2 hours and 25 minutes so you can
see over here so I hope guys you liked this video and I'll be doing another 2
videos basically today one is better writing test that coming late at the
night and another one is the headphone interior check like when I put the
headphone inside it and how to be the interface of music player in who I on
are 7 X so that video is coming really soon so guys see in my next videos till
then take care and peace in

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Unfolding the first trifold phone

(instrumental music) – Folding phones are boring. Look we've had the first
wave of foldable devices and they're neat, but you've
seen all that already. This is about what comes next after the current generation of foldables. Sling like the tri-fold from TCL, a wild new concept, folding
tablet, phone thing. (techno-music) Unlike most foldables the
tri-fold has two hinges, which lets it fold up into thirds . You can use it as a phone, you can unfold it once
to use as a bigger screen or fold the unfolded
into a full size tablet. It's not a half way compromise
like some of the other foldables that we've seen which basically turn into just slightly
wider phone displays.

This is a full blown tablet. It's nearly as big as an iPad, but you can still fit it in your pocket. The screen folds from a 10 inch tablet down to 6.65 inch phone. You could also open it two-thirds the way and ya know prop that up it'll auto rotate so you can use in whatever
orientation you want. There's a lot of weird use cases that you could probably use this for. The screen on this one is a 3k panel, but again that's just this prototype.

We have no idea if the finished
version will have that, but the tri-fold shows just
how hard it's gonna be to turn these ideas into reality. I've gotten to play around
with the prototype for a bit and it's really rough to use right now. It is incredibly heavy for a phone. It's got those big metal hinges
and there are three separate batteries to power all those displays, it's basically three phones.

And even though it's really
thin as a tablet the phone mode is super thick and that's
before your worrying about things like the software, which is basically non-existent. Durability which is a huge question or price which who even knows. (techno music) But looking even further into the future. TCL also had a very early
mock up of a rollable phone. This is really cool idea
that's a phone that has a fully flexible display that
slides around the side and behind the phone. And it could roll back out
and become a larger display when you need more space. The way it will, in theory, work is that there's gonna be motors
on the inside of the phone and you'll press a button
and it'll expand out from a 6.75 inch display
to a 7.8 inch screen.

Now that doesn't sound like a
lot, but your actually getting almost double the screen space
it's almost twice as wide. The whole system is actually
pretty similar to the rollable Oled TV that LG's been
showing off for years. Now again this is a really early concept, it's not even a functional
device, just plastic and a screen that's literally
just a sheet of paper.

Is this a good idea? Who knows. It does avoid some of the
issues of current foldables, like those easily breakable hinges and the creased display which is cool. But it's almost guaranteed
to have issues of its own. Moving parts they're tricky. Now the tri-fold is
just a proof of concept and the plastic sliding one even more so. You won't actually be able to
buy either of these devices and it's not clear if TCL's
actually gonna make products based on these concepts in the future.

So why should you care. Well, first of all, because it's cool. I mean look at this thing
it's a phone that unfolds into a giant full size tablet. And it actually turns on and runs android, it's like a science fiction prop. But it's also important,
because TCL is planning on eventually making
foldable and rollable phones that might actually look like these. Possibly as early as next year. The company says that it's
experimenting with dozens of different form factors right now.

So it's possible that phones like these, could be real one day. Look phones have basically been the same for the last decade. Black boxes with touch screens. Devices like the tri-fold
or that sliding concept, even if they're not here yet, show off what the future phones might one day look like. And that's really exciting idea. Thanks so much for watching. If you want to see more videos
about cool phones check out our Galaxy S20 ultra review. You can actually buy that one.

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Unboxing The World’s Smallest Phone

My goodness. I like this mysterious package. It’s always exciting to open the box, but I happen to know what’s inside. It’s a product prototype sticker that has attracted a lot of attention on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. This is not, this is The business card is still their CEO’s business card. Throw it away ♂~ The smallest mobile phone in the world is so small that it’s unbelievable. ZANCO tiny t1 The smallest mobile phone in the world. It's the "smallest" mobile phone. This is smaller than those. Synchronize contacts and music on your mobile phone. Monochrome screen voice changer. 3 days standby time.

Built-in Bluetooth mobile phone plugs into a Nano-sized card. It can store 500 text messages. This mobile phone has a voice changer. You can become male and female, children, old cartoon characters, teenagers, Optimus Prime Duck, EVA robot WALL·E robot, Rap guy and Rap girl are starting to become fun. Let’s take a look at this stuff. How small is your child! WOW! It’s so small that it’s unbelievable. Am I dreaming? It seems that there is a speaker SIM card inserted from the side on the back. Compared with this, I feel that the Nano card has become bigger and smaller than my thumb. It is about the same size as the SD card. It is about a coin. It is bigger than a small lighter. The ketchup bag is much smaller, about the size of two pieces of chewing gum, which is too small! With a micro USB cable for charging, there is also a card pin, which sells for $55. You may be thinking, who is the user group for this thing? I feel that this is a fun thing for people who will try all kinds of things .

I took this out at a party. Everyone was stunned. They would definitely be stunned to make a phone call with this thing. The buttons on the phone are better than me. His fingers are much smaller, Jack, what do you think? hhhhhhh This is Pixel 2XL. Of course, the two phones have different goals. But if you look at the comparison, this is too small . The boot time appears. When the battery is full, I need to insert the SIM card. Try to make a call. Woolen cloth? Looks like I have a text message . Let’s try to make a call. Will you have your cell phone number? Did you hear that? Not bad . It's connected. That's weird. Oh WOW! The speaker is quite loud Will: Yo~ Hey man, your voice is very clear. Will: Uh, your voice is also very clear. Really? I didn’t expect this thing to have a good call quality. You too, I feel very clear that I don’t need to bring my mobile phone like a secret agent. Just bring this and put it in my socks. If you want to go for a jog, but you’re afraid I have a phone call, but I don’t want to take such a big phone out.

You need a smaller phone, or should I try a voice changer? Okay, I’m going to change positions with Will, Will, your low voice sounds like a robot but it feels weird Things, for example, when you think about sending text messages, it’s surprisingly good to make a scary call. hhhh What the hell, this phone is not black yet. It’s $50. You can buy a normal phone, but it will definitely not be the smallest in the world. For those who like to collect, buy this as a gift for him, he absolutely loves it.

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The Worst Text You Could Ever Receive…

My goodness, it's terrible Super bad That’s right, it’s a disaster To be honest, the matter is much more serious than I thought A simple text symbol that crashed iMessage Just such a symbol makes iMessage completely unusable but I asked Will to look into it to see what the hell was going on It turns out that the actual situation is much more serious On his Macbook, this symbol crashed Havok directly The Note application on the notebook has crashed Just because there is a note in it that contains this symbol Just need a symbol That’s why I called Will over because he was studying this all morning Let’s test it in different ways to see how bad it is His Android machine is here, there is another one here, and then the iPhone X I will copy this symbol in the SMS chat and send it out, and send it to the Android device using the Android device, so that I can confirm that this is a problem only for iOS and OSX.

let's start My cell phone signal is a bit poor, so… Got it, look Nothing happens on the Android machine But what's going to happen next is a bit risky Just such a simple symbol may directly crash the messaging application on iPhone X Kind of crazy The ghost knows if we find this, will other apps have problems? Give it to Jack, show them Okay, that symbol is there, once the mouse touches that symbol Highlight it… collapsed! Show them what happens when you open the note app The note-taking app can’t even be opened IPhone X on the left, your phone on the right I put my phone card in, it might be a disaster I want to warn you, don't do this! I'm not kidding, it's really bad This symbol may crash your phone Yes, let them see what we are talking about Symbols are copied in The SIM card is read on the iPhone X send Will told me before that this is a foreign language Yes, I think it should be the Indian language Anyway, the language symbols of individual countries What if you are in this country? Do you have this symbol on your keyboard? Everyone is going to collapse The sending speed is a bit slow Why I feel that as long as I send a Test, he won’t crash It takes some time Did the iPhone receive it? Oh My God A little dangerous WOW! The phone restarted directly! If I open the text message, click on this text message Ready? But I don’t know why my iMessage app didn’t crash completely Because my next text message rejected the previous one, so it’s okay If someone is stupid and sends you this symbol, then he is willing to help you He can send you a rescue text message In this case, when you open the SMS, the phone does not need to display this symbol Before I send the rescue SMS, I first try to open the SMS app Now send a rescue text message, and then…

BOOM! I can enter the SMS application now If I take the initiative to open the chat window with Will SMS app will still crash collapsed! But if you copy this symbol in and post it, the iPhone will crash again. SMS arrived Open…crash It crashed immediately, and the text message was completely useless Completely collapsed The extent of this matter is more serious than I thought Apple, I hope you can find some engineers to see what's going on This is a big problem Remember, your Uncle Lewis told you not to do this They don’t realize how much we rely on technology now Just such a small bug immediately makes you panic It’s just a small symbol that makes so many things fall apart Willy Do, thank you for investigating this matter and sacrificing your own computer for presentation I'll go back and use my Pixel 2 XL hhhh, Android device Then I want to send this to Jack Do not! Don't do that! I was kidding, kidding

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Unboxing The World’s Smallest Phone

Oh my God I like this mysterious package best Unboxing is always exciting But i happen to know what's inside This is a product prototype that has attracted a lot of attention on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform Stickers This is not, this is a business card It’s still their CEO’s business card, shocked Throw away Ah ♂~ The smallest mobile phone in the world This thing is too small to be unbelievable ZANCO tiny t1 The smallest mobile phone in the world As you all know, I opened the box once called the "smallest" cell phone This one is smaller than those Sync contacts and music on your phone Monochrome screen voice Changer 3 days standby time Built-in Bluetooth Insert a Nano size card into your mobile phone, which can store 500 SMS You heard that right, this phone has a voice changer You can become a man Female, child, elderly Cartoon character, teenager, optimus prime Duck, EVA robot WALL·E robot, Rap man and Rap sister Started to get fun Let's see how small this thing is Ho Ho Ho! WOW! It's unbelievably small Am i dreaming Great profit! It looks like there are speakers on the back Insert the SIM card from the side Compared with this, it feels that the Nano card has become bigger Smaller than my thumb About the same size as an SD card About the size of a coin Smaller than a small lighter Much smaller than the ketchup bag About the size of two pieces of gum This is too small! With a micro USB cable for charging There is also a card pin This one sells for $55 You may be thinking, who is the user group of this thing? I think this is fun to make For those who will try anything I took this out at the party, everyone was stunned Use this thing to call They will be stunned The buttons on the phone are much smaller than my fingers Jack, what do you think? hhhhhhh This is Pixel 2XL Of course the two phones have different goals But if you look at this contrast, it’s too small Ok, boot up Time has come, full power I want to insert the SIM card and try to make a call What do you think? Looks like I have a text message Let's try to make a call, Will what's your phone number Did you hear Not bad It's connected, it's weird Oh WOW! This speaker is quite loud Will: Yo~ Hey man, your voice sounds very clear eh Will: Uh, your voice is also very clear Really? I didn’t expect this thing to have good call quality You are too, very clear Feel like a secret agent You don’t need to bring your mobile phone, just bring this, and you can put it in your socks Suppose you want to go for a jog, but you are afraid of a call and don’t want to take such a big mobile phone out.

You need a smaller phone Should I try the voice changer? Okay, I'm going to change positions with Will, Will you come over Low voice Sounds a bit like a robot But it feels so strange hhhhh Okay, this thing is made for fun The body is incredibly small Not bad for fun But if it comes to work, such as texting I feel scary when I think about it It's unexpectedly good to call hhhh What What the hell This phone is not as big as the black part You can buy a normal phone for $50, but it will definitely not be the smallest in the world But for those who like to collect, buy this as a gift for him, he absolutely likes

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Unboxing The World’s Smallest Phone

Oh my God I like this mysterious package best Unpacking is always exciting But i happen to know what's inside This is a product prototype that has attracted a lot of attention on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform Stickers This is not, this is a business card It’s still their CEO’s business card, shocked Throw away Ah ♂~ The smallest mobile phone in the world This thing is too small to be unbelievable ZANCO tiny t1 The smallest mobile phone in the world As you guys know, I opened the box once called the "smallest" cell phone This one is smaller than those Sync contacts and music on your phone Monochrome screen voice Changer 3 days standby time Built-in Bluetooth Insert a Nano size card into your mobile phone, which can store 500 SMS You heard that right, this phone has a voice changer You can become a man Female, child, elderly Cartoon character, teenager, optimus prime Duck, EVA robot WALL·E robot, Rap man and Rap girl Started to get fun Let's see how small this thing is Ho Ho Ho! WOW! It's unbelievably small Am i dreaming Great profit! It looks like there are speakers on the back Insert the SIM card from the side Compared with this, I feel that the Nano card has become bigger Smaller than my thumb About the same size as an SD card About the size of a coin Smaller than a small lighter Much smaller than the ketchup bag About the size of two pieces of chewing gum This is too small! With a micro USB cable for charging There is also a card pin This one sells for $55 You may be thinking, who is the user group of this thing? I think this is fun to make For those who will try anything I took this out at the party, everyone was stunned Use this thing to make a call They will be stunned The buttons on the phone are much smaller than my fingers Jack, what do you think? hhhhhhh This is Pixel 2XL Of course the two phones have different goals But if you look at this contrast, it’s too small Ok, boot up Time has come, full power I want to insert the SIM card and try to make a call What do you think? Looks like I have a text message Let's try to make a call, Will what's your phone number Did you hear Not bad It's connected, it's weird Oh WOW! This speaker is quite loud Will: Yo~ Hey man, your voice sounds very clear eh Will: Uh, your voice is also very clear Really? I didn’t expect this thing to have a good call quality You are too, very clear Feel like a secret agent You don’t need to bring your mobile phone, just bring this, and you can put it in your socks Suppose you want to go for a jog, but you are afraid of a call and don’t want to take such a big mobile You need a smaller phone Should I try the voice changer? OK, I want to change positions with Will, Will you come over Low voice Sounds a bit like a robot But it feels so strange hhhhh Okay, this thing is made for fun The body is incredibly small Not bad for fun But if it comes to work, such as texting I feel scary when I think about it It's unexpectedly good to call hhhh What What the hell This phone is not as big as the black part You can buy a normal phone for $50, but it will definitely not be the smallest in the world But for those who like to collect, buy this as a gift for him, he absolutely loves

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Google I/O 2021 keynote in 16 minutes

good morning everyone it's great to be back at io today i'm excited to share our latest breakthrough in natural language understanding lambda it's a language model for dialogue applications and it's open domain which means it's designed to converse on any topic and while it's still in research and development we've been using it internally to explore novel interactions for example say you wanted to learn about one of my favorite planets pluto lambda already understands quite a lot about pluto and millions of other topics let's listen to a conversation the team had with pluto a few days ago i'm so curious about you i sense your excitement ask me anything tell me what i would see if i visited you would get to see a massive canyon some frozen icebergs geysers and some craters it sounds beautiful i assure you it is worth the trip however you need to bring your coat because it gets really cold i'll keep that in mind hey i was wondering have you ever had any visitors yes i have had some the most notable was new horizons the spacecraft that visited me let's break down what made it feel so natural first learn concepts as you saw the model talked about the new horizon spacecraft and the coldness of space lambda synthesized these concepts from its training data because none of the responses were predefined lambda answered with sensible responses keeping the dialogue open-ended natural conversations are generative and they never take the same path twice and lambda is able to carry a conversation no matter what we talk about yet it's still early research so it doesn't get everything right sometimes it can give nonsensical responses imagining pluto doing flips or playing fetch with its favorite ball the moon other times it just doesn't keep the conversation go going we believe lambda's natural conversation capabilities have the potential to make information and computing radically more accessible and easier to use we look forward to incorporating better conversational features into products like google assistant search and workspace lambda is a huge step forward in natural conversation but it is still trained only on text when people communicate with each other they do it across images text audio and video so we need to build models that allow people to naturally ask questions across different types of information these are called multimodal models for example when you say show me the part where the lion roars at sunset we will get you to that exact moment in a video advances in ai are helping us reimagine what a map can be but now you can also use it to explore the world around you you'll be able to access live view right from the map and instantly see details about the shops and the restaurants around you including how busy they are recent reviews and photos of those popular dishes in addition there are a host of new features coming to live view later this year we're adding prominent virtual street signs to help you navigate those complex intersections second we'll point you towards key alarm landmarks and places that are important for you like the direction of your hotel third we're bringing it indoors to help you get around some of the hardest to navigate buildings like airports transit stations and malls indoor live you will start rolling out in top train stations and airports in zurich this week and will come to tokyo next month we're bringing you the most detailed street maps we've ever made take this image of columbus circle one of the most complicated intersections in manhattan you can now see where the sidewalks the crosswalks the pedestrian islands are something that might be incredibly helpful if you're taking young children out on a walk or absolutely essential if you're using a wheelchair thanks to our application of advanced ai technology on robust street view and aerial imagery we're on track to launch detailed street maps in 50 new cities by the end of the year so we're making the map more dynamic and more tailored highlighting the most relevant information exactly when you need it if it's 8 a.m on a weekday we'll display the coffee shops and bakeries more prominently in the map while at 5 pm we'll highlight the dinner restaurants that match your tastes you'll start seeing this more tailored map in the coming weeks people have found it really useful especially during this pandemic to see how busy a place is before heading out now we're expanding this capability from specific places like restaurants and shops to neighborhoods with the feature called area business say you're in rome and want to head over to the spanish steps and its nearby shops with area business you'll be able to understand at a glance if it's the right time for you to go based on how busy that part of the city is in real time area busyness will roll out globally in the coming months let's talk about all the ways we're innovating in shopping soon on chrome when you open a new tab you'll be able to see your open carts from the past couple of weeks we'll also find you promotions and discounts for your open carts if you choose to opt in your personal information and what's in your carts are never shared with anyone externally without your permission we capture photos and videos so we can look back and remember there are more than four trillion photos and videos stored in google photos but having so many photos of loved ones screenshots selfies all stored together makes it hard to rediscover the important moments soon we're launching a new way to look back that we're calling little patterns little patterns show the magic in everyday moments by identifying not so obvious moments and resurfacing them to you this feature uses machine learning to translate photos into a series of numbers and then compares how visually or conceptually similar these images are when we find a set of three or more photos with similarities such as shape or color we'll surface them as a pattern when we started testing little patterns we saw some great stories come to life like how one of our engineers traveled the world with their favorite orange backpack or how our product manager christy had a habit of capturing objects of similar shape and color we also want to bring these moments to life with cutting edge effects last year we launched cinematic photos to help you relive your memories in a more vivid way cinematic moments will take these near duplicate images and use neural networks to synthesize the movement between image a and image b we interpolate the photos and fill in the gaps by creating new frames the end result is a vivid moving picture and the cool thing about this effect is it can work on any pair of images whether they were captured on android ios or scanned from a photo album in addition to providing personalized content to look back on we also want to give you more control we heard from you that controls can be helpful for anyone who has been through a tough life event breakup or loss these insights inspired us to give you the control to hide photos of certain people or time periods from our memories feature and soon you'll be able to remove a single photo from a memory rename the memory or remove it entirely instead of form following function what if form followed feeling instead of google blue we imagined material you a new design that includes you as a co-creator letting you transform the look and feel of all your apps by generating personal material palettes that mix color science with a designer's eye a new design that can flex to every screen and fit every device your apps adapt comfortably every place you go beyond light and dark a mode for every mood these selections can travel with your account across every app and every device material u comes first to google pixel this fall including all of your favorite google apps and over the following year we will continue our vision bringing it to the web chrome os wearables smart displays and all of google's products we've overhauled everything from the lock screen to system settings revamping the way we use color shapes light and motion watch what happens when the wallpaper changes like if i use this picture of my kids actually getting along for once i set it as my background and voila the system creates a custom palette based on the colors in my photo the result is a one of a kind design just for you and you'll see it first on google pixel in the fall starting from the lock screen the design is more playful with dynamic lighting pick up your phone and it lights up from the bottom of your screen press the power button to wake up the phone instead and the light ripples out from your touch even the clock is in tune with you when you don't have any notifications it appears larger on the lock screen so you know you're all caught up the notification shade is more intuitive with a crisp at a glance view of your app notifications whatever you're currently listening to or watching and quick settings that give you control over the os with just a swipe and a tap and now you can invoke the google assistant by long pressing the power button and the team also reduced the cpu time of android system server by a whopping 22 percent and with android 12 we're going even further to keep your information safe to give people more transparency and control we've created a new privacy dashboard that shows you what type of data was accessed and when this dashboard reports on all the apps on your phone including all of your google apps and we've made it really easy to revoke an app's permission directly from the dashboard we've also added an indicator to make it clear when an app is using your camera or microphone but let's take that a step further if you don't want any apps to access the microphone or camera even if you've granted them permission in the past we've added two new toggles in quick settings so you can completely disable those sensors for every app android's private compute core enables things like now playing which tells you what song is playing in the background and smart reply which suggests responses to your chats based on your personal reply patterns and there's more to come later this year all of the sensitive audio and language processing happens exclusively on your device and like the rest of android private compute core is open source it's fully inspectable and verifiable by the security community with a single tap you can unlock and sign into your chromebook when your phone is nearby incoming chat notifications from apps on your phone are right there in chrome os and soon if you want to share a picture one click and you can access your phone's most recent photos to keep movie night on track we're building tv remote features directly into your phone you can use voice search or even type with your phone's keyboard we're also really excited to introduce support for digital car key car key will allow you to lock unlock and start your car all from your phone it works with nfc and ultra wideband technology making it super secure and easy to use and if your friend needs to borrow your car you can remotely and securely share your digital key with them car key is launching this fall with select google pixel and samsung galaxy smartphones and we're working with bmw and others across the industry to bring it to their upcoming cars that was a quick look at android 12 which will launch this fall but you can check out many of these features in the android 12 beta today let's go beyond the phone to what we believe is the next evolution of mobile computing the smartwatch first building a unified platform jointly with samsung focused on battery life performance and making it easier for developers to build great apps for the watch second a whole new consumer experience including updates to your favorite google apps and third a world-class health and fitness service created by the newest addition to the google family fitbit as the world's largest os we have a responsibility to build for everyone but for people of color photography has not always seen us as we want to be seen even in some of our own google products to make smartphone photography truly for everyone we've been working with a group of industry experts to build a more accurate and inclusive camera so far we've partnered with a range of different expert image makers who've taken thousands of images to diversify our image data sets helped improve the accuracy of our auto white balance and auto exposure algorithms and given aesthetic feedback to make our images of people of color more beautiful and more accurate although there's still much to do we're working hard to bring all of what you've seen here and more to google pixel this fall we were all grateful to have video conferencing over the last year it helped us stay in touch with family and friends and kept businesses and schools going but there is no substitute for being together in the room with someone so several years ago we kicked off a project to use technology to explore what's possible we call it project star line first using high resolution cameras and custom built depth sensors we capture your shape and appearance from multiple perspectives and then fuse them together to create an extremely detailed real-time 3d model the resulting data is huge many gigabits per second to send this 3d imagery over existing networks we developed novel compression and streaming algorithms that reduce the data by a factor of more than 100 and we have developed a breakthrough light field display that shows you the realistic representation of someone sitting right in front of you in three dimensions as you move your head and body our system adjusts the images to match your perspective you can talk naturally gesture and make eye contact it's as close as we can get to the feeling of sitting across from someone we have spent thousands of hours testing it in our own offices and the results are promising there's also excitement from our lead enterprise partners we plan to expand access to partners in healthcare and media thank you for joining us today please enjoy the rest of google i o and stay tuned for the developer keynote coming up next i hope to see you in person next year until then stay safe and be well

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Android in Monochrome? | Blloc Zero 18 – exclusive first look

This video was sponsored by Skillshare. This is the Zero 18. It's the first phone from a Berlin based start-up
called Blloc. It's a minimalist smartphone built to get
rid of distractions, and the team behind it decided to completely reinvent the smartphone interface. I've spent a few days with two early prototypes,
so let's take a look. This is not just yet another standard Android phone. The Blloc Zero 18 wants to cure your smartphone
addiction, although you wouldn't know that it's unique from just looking at the device
itself.

In fact the notch on the front and the iPhone-like
back actually make this a fairly standard midrange Android phone for 2018. I like translucent back, but the hardware
certainly feels fairly generic. Makes sense. Blloc is a small startup, so the hardware
is probably off-the-shelf stuff from China. But as soon as you look at either the space-food
inspired packaging, or the company's fancy website, or as soon as you unlock the screen,
you notice that something is different. This phone and the company behind it is actually
rather unique. There are two modes on the phone that you
can switch between, and we will first start with the less extreme one that the company
calls "MNML (minimal) mode". It's basically just standard Android with
a monochrome launcher and a skin applied to it. If you open apps, they launch in monochrome
mode by default, because our monkey brains are apparently really easily distracted by
colors.

A cool trick here is that you can just tap
the fingerprint reader to toggle color on or off anywhere in the system whenever you need it,
like when you want to take a photo. It's pretty nifty, but that's pretty much
all there is to MNML mode as it's really only meant to be used when the other mode gets
a little too restrictive. Because Blloc mode is where the company wants
you to spend your time. This mode has 3 main screens, all in black
and white of course, and each one of them was designed with two goals in mind: to keep distractions in check as much as possible and to keep you from opening apps
as much as possible. By default, your notifications are shown on
the tiles as dots, and if an app annoys you, you can easily phase it out by hiding its
notifications, muting it, or reducing its brightness because dark stuff apparently attracts
your eyes a lot less.

Oh, and you can also lock individual apps
from here. Of course this is a grid of icons so you can
just use it to launch your apps if you need, but the company is slowly building out functionality
so you won't have to. After all, opening apps is usually the first
step to a user being sucked into an endless scrolling time waster. And uh, pro tip here: binge watching TechAltar
videos or scrolling through TechAltar tweets is definitely not considered a time waster,
so just keep watching. Anyway, as a start, some apps like Spotify let you do basic controls from the tile without opening the app and I was told that Blloc wants to add similar controls to most common apps in the future too.

The screen on the right is called the tree
which wants to be a unified communication hub. So the system automatically pulls out SMS
messages, phone calls, Whatsapp, Telegram, Messenger and other conversations from the
apps and puts them all into this page. You can then switch between channels like
Whatsapp or SMS per contact and have them all appear in one feed. All without opening an app and without having to care
or remember which service a person uses. Similar solutions were available on Blackberry,
with Blackberry Hub, as well as Windows Phone in the early days and as far as I know
neither of them ever really took off, but you know Blloc's solution is somewhat
different, so maybe this one will be a hit. And by the way, you might have noticed that
even navigation buttons are hidden in the Blloc UI, as all you do here is swipe either
to the right or to the left. Very minimalistic. To the left you have the last screen called
the root. Here you are supposed to type in commands
and have the phone serve you results.

So you can type "weather Berlin" to get the
weather, you can type "news" and select your source to get the headlines, you can
set up an alarm from here by typing in what you want and so on. Once again, the idea is to avoid opening apps
as much as possible. Now, all of this software is definitely still
a work in progress. Many of the integrations are pretty buggy,
there just aren't enough integrations yet, and it's unclear if Blloc can keep up with
all the changes in the future. After all, Blloc is hacking these integrations
into Android and into Android apps, so if those change the way they work,
these integrations might just break. I'm interested to see if the company manages
to fix everything before they release the phone in November, but even until then, I
like the ideas behind this phone and I just love how the software looks. Little details like the awesome boot animation
give it a character, a kind of Berlin hipster design vibe that I really dig. And if nothing else comes out of it, this phone will at least be a fantastic UI or UX design case study.

Anyway, the rest of the device is pretty much
a standard midrange Android experience. The Helio P23 processor is not too exciting
but at least the phone comes with 4 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of storage so it feels reasonably
snappy. The screen is not an OLED which is definitely
a missed opportunity given how dark the interface is, but at least the fullHD LCD screen is
pretty good. The 3000 mAh battery is also pretty average
in this category, and the camera, well, it's too early to say given that this is an early
prototype, but so far it didn't seem too impressive. But of course real camera tests will have
to wait until we get the final device. Either way, this phone wasn't built to be
the best Android phone. It was built with a specific goal in mind. Blloc says your regular smartphones are functional,
but too distracting and most specialized phones like the Light phone are distraction free,
but not very functional. Blloc tries to integrate the best of both
worlds by keeping all of the functionality, but still shielding you from distractions
whenever possible.

And if that's what you are looking for, then
there aren't many alternatives on the market right now. And at 359 Euros, also including a full
year of insurance, I think it's pretty reasonably priced. I actually got to hang out with the Blloc
team quite a lot for this video and I always find it inspiring when just a handful of people have the necessary skills to build something cool out of nothing. If you have your own big ideas but don't know
how to turn them into a reality, go to Skillshare to learn the necessary skills. They have over 20,000 courses on entrepreneurship,
design, animation, photography or whatever you are interested in and right now I'm in
love with the design courses from Aaron Draplin. Such a great teacher and a huge character.

There are tons of really great courses like this one so if you want to get access to all of them for free for 2 months. There's a link in the description and using that link will really help my channel out as well..

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Galaxy S8 Teardown – Complete Repair Video

The Galaxy S8, the newest infinity displayed
flagship from Samsung. But what happens when that display breaks? This thing already passed my durability test
with flying colors. Now it’s time to see what this thing is
made of, and what it looks like on the inside. Let’s get started. [Intro] There are no visible screws along the outside,
which is pretty normal for Samsung these days. It does make the phone slightly harder to
repair, but not impossible. The process I am demonstrating is going to
be pretty much the exact same for both the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. But the replacement parts are going to be
different.

I’ll have those linked separately in the
description. I’ve warmed up the back of the phone with
my heat gun or hair dryer until it’s just barely too hot to touch. Then I can stick a thin metal pry tool between
the metal frame and the glass of the phone. Lift it up just high enough to slip a playing
card or business card inside, and that will help you get around that curve without breaking
anything.

If you need replacement backs, or if you break
yours during your repair, they are pretty inexpensive so don’t stress out too much. After slicing through both sides, I’ll slip
my green pry tool in to hold the glass up and keep it from resealing itself onto the
phone body. The rest of the adhesive will be easy to cut
away after that. Remember it’s important not to go too deep
inside of the phone because there is important stuff under there that can be punctured, like
the wireless charging or the battery. So stick around the edges. Once the back glass is free, we can see the
fingerprint scanner up along the top. It’s still attached to the real panel. The first interesting thing that we find is
all the warnings on the battery. You got normal stuff like don’t burn, don’t
puncture, avoid extreme temperatures. And then you get this no dogs allowed sign. Like, I’m not a dog person myself, but I
don’t advocate pet discrimination either.

Are cats and goldfish okay? I don’t really understand the rules anymore
and Samsung just kind of made it weird. There are 14 screws holding down the first
layer of guts. The circle-y thing is the wireless charging. We cut open one of these on the What’s Inside
YouTube channel. The copper wires coil up to receive power
through inductance, and then pass that power through the battery into these pins on the
motherboard. Pretty sweet technology. Apple will probably invent this technology
in the future for one of their next iPhones. So that’s something for iPhone users to
look forward to. The battery disconnects from the motherboard
easy enough, but there are no magical pull tabs underneath like we’ve seen on some
other phones, so it’s time to use brute force.

I’ll use the rounded end of my metal pry
tool, taking extreme care not to slice or puncture the battery. I also took special care not to use a dog
at any point during this procedure since that’s one of Samsung’s battery requirements. The battery does look pretty cool. It’s got a 3000 milliamp capacity, and it
even has a see-through area up at the top for the protection circuit that I talked about
during my Note 7 video. The clear plastic on the battery makes me
want a clear phone even more. It’s also cool that the inside of the phone
is the same color as the outside – just like what we saw with the red iPhone that
I took apart a few weeks ago. The loud speaker is the next piece to come
out. It’s got a little water damage indicator
down at the bottom. Remember, these phones are water resistant
and not water proof.

It still has those golden contact points where
it receives it’s power and signal from the phone. Before we can remove the charging port, we
have to take out the main board. I’ll start disconnecting the wire cables
at the bottom; there are three of those. Then the screen ribbon unsnaps like a little
Lego from the side of the motherboard. After that I’ll move up to the front sensor
array ribbon cable, and the front facing camera ribbon connector. And then, you know, there’s the SIM card
tray that I should have removed before we started. At the base of the motherboard there’s a
Lego connector for the charging port, but it’s on the underside of the board making
things a little more complicated than it should be. I’ll give you a better view of that in just
a second. Now that the motherboard is out, we have the
plastic Samsung heat pipe.

This helps keep the processor cool since copper
is a better conductor of heat than aluminum is. The thermal transfer away from the processor
is more efficient than with copper. Now the rear 12 megapixel camera has it’s
own Lego-like connection on the motherboard. I’ll snap that off and push the camera through
the board. This is definitely replaceable. Just for kicks and giggles I’ll pull out
the front facing camera as well. This little guy is attached to the iris scanner. If you look at the rear camera, you can see
it move around inside of the frame. This is called the OIS, or optical image stabilization. I’ll show you more of how this works in
just a second. On the front camera unit, the iris scanner
is solid and normally the front facing camera is solid as well, but this one has movement. Samsung didn’t advertise having stabilization
on this front camera, but it looks like they might have been playing around with the idea
of adding it.

OIS takes image quality to the next level
so it would be pretty awesome if they did. I’ll tuck that front facing camera back
into the frame and clip the rear camera back into place as well. Let’s take a look at that earpiece speaker. Remember, during my durability test I complained
that the grill size was way smaller on the new S8 than it was on the older S7.

It turns out that the internal speakers are
pretty much the same size. If anything, the S8 might even be a little
bit larger of a speaker, so no worries there. Since the speaker does sit a little lower
than the actual earpiece slot, this channel directs the sound out of the hole in the front. This sensor array at the front is all connected
with this ribbon cable. And the volume and Bixby buttons are all connected
with these golden contact pads.

The round vibrator has it’s own two contact
pads. And the power button is built the same way
– two little contact pads resting up against the motherboard. Now for the bottom of the phone. The headphone jack is very easily replaceable,
just one little screw to hold it in place. And it has the same little Lego style ribbon
connector connecting it to the charging port board. You can see the little rubber seal around
the headphone jack to help keep the water out. There are 5 more screws holding the charging
port board to the frame. And here is the charging port itself. Incredible nice that we don’t have the front
capacitive button reach around that we saw in the Galaxy S6- that was a nightmare. The charging port is pretty standard. It’s got the USBC port and the little microphone
off to the side.

This phone is actually pretty easy to work
on once you get inside that glued shut back glass. From the exterior you can see that there is
metal all around the edge of the phone, but now that we have the guts taken out and the
internals of the S8 exposed, we can see that it’s the same hunk of metal throughout the
entire device which fully explains the rigidity of the phone. Metal is pretty solid. There’s a little slot in the frame for the
screen ribbon to poke through. Speaking of the screen, replacing a cracked
display is not cheap or easy with a Samsung. For one, it’s glued into place. And two, the curved AMOLED panels are pretty
expensive. I’ll have the current pricing linked in
the video description for you. Since the screen is glued in, the old display
is essentially sacrificed in the removal process. Once it is heated up and removed, similar
to how we did the back panel, just feed the new screen ribbon through the metal frame
of the phone and plop it down into place.

I did this with the Galaxy S7 teardown if
you’re interested in seeing the exact process. Since this screen is not broken though, I’ll
leave it intact. And I’ll talk about a few ways to protect
your phone towards the end of the video. Assembling the phone is a piece of cake. Charging port gets tucked back into place
along with the headphone jack. This is a pretty great use of space, Samsung. There are 6 screws holding down all the components.

Then get those round wires tucked into the
grooves along the metal frame. Now the charging port is connected at the
base of the motherboard which is normal for Samsung, but strange to the rest of us. I’ll plug that in before setting the rest
of the motherboard into place making sure there are no ribbons or connections stuck
underneath the board as it goes down. I’ll clip in the front sensor array, and
then the iris scanner and front facing camera. There are those 3 signal wires down at the
bottom of the motherboard. The circular heads are pretty fragile so make
sure you are gentle as you press them into place. And finally the screen ribbon snaps into place
like a little Lego. The loud speaker is next. It’s easiest to snap the plastic into the
metal frame from the bottom edge first. And the last thing we plug in is the battery. This is for the phone’s own protection. Normally you’ll want to put adhesive under
the battery as well.

And you should definitely not turn your phone
on at this point, but I kind of want to show you something cool, so I’m going to do it
anyway. Remember the camera stabilization I talked
about earlier? Here it is in action. The camera is turned on right now and the
phone hardware is physically stabilizing the camera image to compensate for the shakiness
or the movement of my hands.

Huge thumbs up for that. It’s seriously one of the best features
you can have in a smart phone, and not every phone comes with this kind of hardware stabilizing. I think it’s pretty sweet. I check the front camera, but it doesn’t
look like there is any kind of movement or stabilizing in the lens. So while Samsung might have considered adding
OIS on that front camera, it’s definitely not enabled at the moment.

Now the phone is turned off again. I will set the wireless charging into place
and get all 14 screws screwed in. And finally I can clip in the fingerprint
scanner ribbon. This is a tedious process that reminds me
a lot of the iPhone 5s. I maybe could have popped the fingerprint
scanner out of the back glass and set it into place on the inside, but I wanted to keep
that seal with the back glass as tight as possible, and my green tool worked just fine. The best kind of repair is the one you don’t
have to do. The best way to keep your phone from breaking
in the future is to protect it with a case or a skin.

A naked phone is just asking for trouble. A skin, like the one you see here from dbrand,
goes a long way for adding grip, keeping that phone scratch free, and adding a raised surface
around the camera lens for a little extra protection. I’ll toss a link in the description for
you. And thanks to dbrand for supporting this video. Hopefully it will save people money when they
break their phones in the future. If you want to check out a few other projects
I’m working on, Instagram and Twitter have all my behind the scenes. And let me know if you were successful in
repairing your own phone. Thanks a ton for watching! I’ll see you around..

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