Weekly Digest - 2022.02
Hours after removing Fortnite from AppStore, Epic filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The legal complaint, seeks to establish Apple’s App Store as a monopoly, and the civil suit is seeking injunctive relief to “allow fair competition” in mobile app distribution.
Fortnite has been also removed from Play Store and Epic filled another lawsuit agains Google as well.
Epic has a really small chances to win this lawsuit, but this time the company with millions of users is rebelling against Apple, so they will get attention of general public. Definitely the antitrust commissions in US and EU will notice this.
Now, that we have more or less accurate release date, all we need is the price.
Microsoft's first foldable mobile device will arrive on September 10th. The preorders are already available for $1,399. Surface Duo is Microsoft's first phone since Lumia. It not only has interesting design, that includes two separate screens, but also it runs Android.
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Here’s a quick recap of everything Microsoft announced this week.
Surface Laptop 3
Refreshed Surface Laptop lineup got USB-C and, for the first time, an AMD Ryzen 7 processor. Additionally, the device now comes not only with 13.5-inch screen, but with 15-inch version as well.
The Surface Laptop 3 starts at $999 for the 13.5-inch version and $1,199 for the bigger one.
Surface Pro 7
Beside newer processor and support for USB-C there is nothing new. Although, Microsoft has slashed the price by $150, and new model starts at $749.
Surface Pro X
The Surface Pro X starts at $999.
Surface Neo is dual-screen PC, powered by Intel's Lakefield processor. Each screen is about 9-inches and both add up to a 13.1-inch total display size. New device comes with a USB-C port and supports the Surface Pen,
The most interesting part is a keyboard that folds over one of the screens. When you dock the hardware keyboard, Neo recognises that, and the part that is not covered by keyboard becomes a smart input area. Microsoft is calling it the Wonderbar.
All of that is possible because Surface Neo is running a special version of Windows called Windows 10X.
Surface Neo will be available in 2020.
Surface Duo is dual-screen phone that runs Android. Each screen is 5.6-inches and both add up to a 8-inch total display size. All of that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip.
Surface Duo will be available holiday 2020
Microsoft announced a new pair of wireless Surface Earbuds that supports voice commands. They work with all the major virtual assistants: Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana and Bixby. They can also translate speech in real time into around 60 languages.
The Surface Earbuds will be available later this year for $249.
Image credits: Microsoft