Google leaks the first peek at Android N: Googlicious
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Samsung cleans up TouchWiz on the Galaxy S7, We're learning more about the next Android OS and The Atlas robot is amazing.
[MUSIC] What's going on Brian Tong here with everything Google that we can pack inside a show. Let's jump in, and Google might have just leaked out the first sneak peak at Android N after a tweet from their Google Maps account freaked out people with a video that appears to showcase a Nexus 6P without the standard Android app drawer that we're used to having. It's that circle with two rows of dots that takes you Right into your apps, but it's not in this video. Now, rumors have been floating around that Android M might get rid of it. Many Android OEMs at Mobile World Congress left it off their phones. And even the LGG has ditched it. All signs point to Point to it getting the axe. New screenshots from Android Police have been confirmed to be part of Android N showcasing a hamburger style menu button on the top left corner for these bluetooth settings. It would most likely access a side drawer to the left that would feature Through a list of different options alongside bluetooth like WiFi or the sound settings. Now the original intentions for these screenshots were to show off the day and night themes in Android. Now it's also been confirmed that T-Mobile Preorders for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Are already shipping to customers ahead of the official March 11th release date. It's the same S7 that I said had a touch pressure sensitive screen last weekend. Obviously they don't, but sometimes I have a brain fart and I did last week, so I deserve my own Come on sung. Now, Touchwiz made a big improvement with the S6, but these screenshots shared by Daniel Martina show us how far it's come with the S7 and may make this an even more appealing get for Android users. Now, some of these images appear to be part of Touchwiz using an actual Material design theme. And it looks awesome. So if you love a pure nexus experience, Samsung has never been closer this time. Now the fun doesn't stop there. Samsung's also rolling out new emojis with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Emojipedia breaks down some of the changes, including all new faces, even though Samsung really misses the mark with the rolling eyes one compared to other companies' emojis. New animals like the lion face and unicorn and others are here, and the wind-blowing face from Mother Nature. See? That's new. Most of the additions come from the Unicode 7 and Unicode 8 releases. But the biggest miss, Samsung doesn't include emoji modifiers for diverse skin tones. C'mon Sung. Black emojis matter. And so do Asian and Latino and you get what I'm saying. But In a weird decision, every one of their people emojis are white except for the police officer and dancer. That's weird. So we're hoping for an update, soon. All right, according to Variety, Google is working with Vizio and others to make TVs with built-in Chromecast functionality. Currently, manufacturers that want the ability to Google Cast content Must use android tv, but this new development removes android tv from equation. The report says Vizio is rumored to be the first partner and there expected to ship tv's as early as spring. The Google tv platform never took off. Android tv didn't either, but Chrome Cast as been proven a real success in using a proven formula could help out both manufactures and the Goof. And if you love robots You need to watch this but if you're afraid of robots cover your eyes. Google's Boston Dynamics recently showed off the next generation of its Atlas robot, and this thing's amazing. The new Atlas robot is five foot nine, weighs in at a solid 180 pounds and is designed to work both indoors and outdoors. Sensors in its legs and body help it balance. Now look at this thing, scary and cool at the same time. So you know what? You too will be able to order your own T800. [SOUND] [UNKNOWN] I'll be back. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet me @briantong. Thanks for watching, we'll see you all next time for some more of that Googlicious. Googlicious. [SOUND]