Samsung’s cell phone design philosophy might greatest be described as “if it ain’t broke, bend it.” The firm—one in all the prime smartphone producers in the world—introduced some new foldable units this week, and so they do not precisely break the mould. Even the Galaxy Z Fold, as soon as Samsung’s flagship showcase of wacky innovation, appears to be like and bends roughly the identical as final yr’s mannequin. But whereas the designs will not be the most enjoyable, they do imply fascinating issues for Android, the cell software program that powers them.
This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED critiques editor Julian Chokkattu joins us to discuss all the pieces Samsung introduced this week, plus what all of it means for the subsequent variations of Android.
Here’s everything Samsung announced at its Unpacked occasion this week. Here’s Julian’s overview of final yr’s Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3.
Julian recommends the Ampere Shower Power Pro, a speaker to your bathe. Lauren recommends oatmeal and never watching The Northman. Mike recommends the guide The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman.
Julian Chokkattu will be discovered on Twitter @JulianChokkattu. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the predominant hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.
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