Details about the Samsung Galaxy S10 may have leaked, incognito mode comes to YouTube app
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I am your guide Iyaz Akhtar and you are our fantastic audience You read the title of the video, so you know what we're gonna talk about First off, Android Avenue.
Either The Bell knows things about Samsung's plans, or it is just making up all kinds of stuff that sound very believable.
They say we are getting three Galaxy S10 models.
Their code names are Beyond Zero, Beyond one and beyond two, zero is the entry level model.
One is the normal one, likely the S10.
two is the big one, likely the S10 plus.
Three was not included in the list so I don't know why we're talking about it.
Let's talk about zero.
Not that Zero.
The Bell says the Zero would have a fingerprint sensor on one of the sides of the phone kind of like a Moto device.
The one and two would have fingerprint sensors built into the display like that snazzy Vivo phone.
The Bell says this technology will cost Samsung $15 per fingerprint module.
The regular sensors cost about $2, according to the same source.
And three, I don't know what you're doing here, so just get going.
The Bell also said the Zero would have one rear camera, the 1 would have one or two rear cameras.
There are conflicting on this, both from Bell The two would have three rear cameras and the three would not exist, stop with the three.
Back to the beyond two.
It could also have two cameras on the front.
The Galaxy S10 Plus could have a total of five cameras on it.
Samsung is expected to show off its next S phones early next year.
Next up, X Crossing.
A report by Reuters says that Kenya will be using Project Loon to bring Internet to rural areas.
Reuters spoke to Kenya's Information, Communication, and Technology Minister Joe Mucheru who said, the Loon team are still working out contracts and hopefully once that's done, We can begin to see almost every part of the country covered.
If you're unfamiliar with Project Loon, it's a project of the X company.
X is owned by alphabet and it's a research and development unit.
Project Loon aims to bring internet coverage by using a network of balloons.
Now, why balloons?
X says a cell tower's coverage area is limited by the height of its antennas.
By lifting these antennas up into the stratosphere, we can deliver connectivity over a much larger area.
We contacted X and the company did confirm to us that it spoke to regional officials.
A Project Loon spokesperson said, quote, We are always in discussions with governments and telcos around the world about Project Loon.
but we have no details to share at this time." Let's head on over to Play Plaza.
This is the part of the show where we take a look at apps.
This time we're talking about the YouTube app.
Google updated the YouTube app for Android and it now includes an incognito mode.
To access it, click your avatar on the top right of the app.
[UNKNOWN] See an option to tun on incognito.
The firstt time you do this you will see a little dialog window saying you have gone incognito.
To turn off incognito click the little glasses and hut guy on the top right,then you can turn off the incognito.
How many times did I say incognito not counting that last one?.
No it was five If you don't see the feature in your app, head on over to the Playstore and update your YouTube app to get the new mode.
There is also a Netflix update for Android.
With the latest app, Netflix is introducing Smart Downloads.
That will delete shows you've watched offline and automatically download the next episode for you.
The feature should be available this week.
You know where we're heading.
This is the part of the show where we shine a spotlight on the best audience in the world, you fine folks.
Last time we talked about a report that says Google is working on some kind of game streaming system.
Daniel Castro had this to say about it.
Google should look into buying or teaming up with Nvidia Shield and Steam.
The Nvidia Shield TV runs Android, has Google Assistant, built-in Chromecast and all the main streaming apps.
He went on to say if the Nvidia Shield TV could somehow run Steam games, I throw my money all over that.
That's a really interesting idea, Daniel.
Our TV guru David Katzmaier is a big fan of the Shield as a streamer.
One of the downsides has been the price.
If it was also a Steam box, maybe that could make the price easier to swallow.
On the news that more Chromebooks are getting support for Linux apps, Friend of the show, Luke Taylor said, the future integration of Linux and Chrome OS when it finally hits the Stable Channel is likely to be a game changer for a lot of people.
In other news relating to Chrome OS, Adobe's Project Rush is meant to be a fully cross platform video editor that they've even worked with Google to ensure it works great on Chromebooks.
I had not of Project Rush until your comment, Luke.
Chromebooks get mocked sometimes for not being able to run seriously heavy apps like a video editor.
Very curious to see how this ends up.
We also talked about the new Google Maps and its For You section.
That's where Google offers you suggestions for places to go.
ArJuN Mangal said, I got strip club suggestions on my map.
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