Samsung expects to release flexible and foldable phone this yearWill Samsung add a new member to the Galaxy family in 2014? Google is developing amazing new photo recognition tech and Lollipop is here for all Nexus devices.
[MUSIC] Googlicious. Googlicious. What's going on? Brian Tong here and welcome to Googlicious for everything Google that we can pack inside of a show. Onto the show. And we know Google has been working on plenty of amazing projects but check this one out. A recent post from the Big G's research blog, revealed that they are developing photo recognition technology. That can describe a complex scene in a few words. So, take this picture for example. By merging computer vision, object detection and classification and natural language models. It would be able to see this image and automatically caption with. Two pizzas sitting on top of a stove oven. Sweet! Now that's pretty awesome. The tech kit also helped the visually impaired understand pictures, provide alternate text for images in parts of the world with slow mobile connections, and make searching on Google for images a lot easier. Now, here's an example of the system at work where it succeeded on the left-hand column, and as you go towards the right, there's instances where it still really needs some work. It's not a finished product, but another piece of awesome stuff the Googs is working on. And just an update on Google's Project Loon, it's their balloon based internet project to bring connectivity to 2 thirds of the world's population that doesn't have it yet, they are starting it's first real live test with Australian carrier Telstra. Project Loon's team will carry out the test with 20 balloons. That have been given access to Telstra's radio spectrum. Solar panels for power will allow the balloons to remain in the air for about three months, and each balloon will provide a single covering up to 600 square miles. All right, the Nexus 6 is out and it's getting great reviews overall. The pluses, it's amazing, large, and. Crisp quad AC display. A Snapdragon 805 processor. A great 13 megapixel with optic image stabilization. And that fresh coat of Lollipop that has really transformed Android. It's the most expensive Nexus to date, starting at $649 for a 32 gig model, with. Out contract, but also the best Nexus, even if it is a little beefier in size and weight. Really, if you're looking for the best pure Android experience on a smartphone, this is it. And for everyone waiting to get their hands on Lollipop on earlier devices. Google has started slowly rolling out that update for the Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 over the air. All right. After recent reporting a massive a 74% drop in mobile profits for the third quarter of the year. Samsung is doing some soul searching, and the Wall Street Journal reports that Sammy will sell fewer smartphone models next year as part of a cost cutting measure, and will cut the number of models it sells by 25 to 30%. Now according to our sister site ZD Net. That won't hold them back in 2014 after Samsung's VP of strategic business recently claimed that they will release a smartphone with a flexible, and foldable design that hasn't been finalized yet. But we will see by the end of the year. So,. Yeah that's only about 6 weeks left for two thousand and fourteen so I think we'll see you at ces. Now they also say that imitation is the best form of flattery. We've seen companies follow the lead of others in different areas. Well Nokia is the latest with their new Android powered N1 tablet that has more than just a slight resemblance. The Apple's iPad Mini 3 with holes for the speaker grills, rounded volume buttons and a metal body but on the positive side it is one of the first devices to support the reversible USBC connector and it is both slimmer and lighter than the current iPad Mini 3. Now the N1's tag line is. Thinking ahead because, let's be honest the word similar, was taken. And there's no way they could use the word different. Alright, that's gonna do it for this week's show. You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong. Thanks so much for watching. We'll see y'all next time for some more of that googlicious. This. [MUSIC] Googlicious.