LG V30's f/1.6 aperture is the best ever for a smartphoneLG releases details for the upcoming V30, Samsung's Gear Fit 2 Pro is leaked and Google's supporting 30 more languages for the Google and Gboard apps.
[MUSIC] Googlicious. What's up, Brian Tong here and welcome to Googlicious for everything inside the world of Google. Lots of little nuggets for Google news but we always have to start with the heavy hitters. And right know you know what? It's all about the LGB30. Now we saw the leaks from last week And even LG, themselves, pushed out the news on their Korean site, the that V30 camera will have an F1.6 aperture, the largest we've ever seen in a smartphone to date. In a recent press release, LG also teased out it's floating action bar for the V30, which will basically replace the secondary display functionality that the 10 and 20 had. And recently, the company, immersion, announced it's partnering with LG to bring its HD TouchSense Technology. To the V30 as well. Think of it as their vibration motor technology similar to Apple's tactic engine that can vary how it feels with fine control during different use cases on the phone. Now the V30 is expected to be officially unveiled on August the 30th and go on sale later in September but come on, it's arguable one of the most intriguing Android phones coming out this year. Okay, we know the Note 8 announcement is just about a week away but that won't be the only thing we see at the Unpacked event. VentureBeat's Evan Blass revealed new details and images for the new Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro running Tizen. The band can be Fully submerge in water to track swimming workouts as well. And we'll sync up with the Speed On app, I'm just glad Speedo didn't make the Speedo off app. Now the Fit2 Pro will also have GPS and support offline play with Spotify and has a new class. That will be more reliable compared to the fit two pricing and details were not mentioned. But we're also expecting to see a new gear VR headset that will be backwards compatible at the August 23rd of PACT and then you know what maybe even more. Okay, let's get to the Google news Google's working on a new floating bubble during calls for the phone app Check this out 9-to-5 Google has been able to enable it. And once you make a call, pressing the home button will reveal a circular phone icon that you can move around. And if you tap on it you can either end the call, mute your mic or use your loud speaker. No word of when this might officially roll out, but we could see it with the new Pixel 2 In October. And if you're tired of the desktop version of Google Calendar with a design from the year 2000, a material design update looks like it's coming. After a Redditor took screenshots of it that look so much better and actually feels like you're using a product from 2017. The new Google Calendar is being tested with a limited amount of users. With no official release date, as well. Both of those things look really good. Then, the Googs has been dropping the bomb when it comes to Android wear. The latest frustration comes after a recent Google app update that has now stopped the Google Assistant. From working properly, you know, the main thing that you use to interface with Android wear. It currently can't really do anything other than simple Google searches right now because of the update. Previous issues with recurring reminders, and Google account copying is still yet to be fixed, and no one can be happy about the feeling that Android Wear's being treated like a beta testing ground right now. And you know what? That's a Boogle, bad Boogle. [MUSIC] Okay the Google app and Gboard can now understand 30 more languages including two of Africa's most spoken languages and a number of Indian language variance and more. The list is all here because I don't want to potentially butcher pronouncing any of them. Other Google products will also be able to add these new additions in the near future. [SOUND] And Google Contacts is now available on all devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later. It's the app For managing your contacts, in case the name wasn't obvious enough. It had previously been limited to the Pixel, Nexus, Android One and Google Play Edition phones running Lollipop or higher. And finally, YouTube is testing live video watch counts with Some users that will let you see how many people are watching a specific video at the same time you are. No word if this could be then moved to live chatting about the video. We've seen them incorporate that with sharing YouTube videos with your friends from last week's story. But it's also a cool addition to the YouTubes. All right, that's it for this week. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @braintong. Thanks you so much for watching, we'll catch on next time for some more of the Googlicious. [MUSIC] .Googlicious.