Welcome to Alphabet City.
This is a show that covers everything related to Alphabet, Inc.
Alphabet owns lots of companies, like Loon, X and, of course, Google.
I'm your guide, Iyaz Akhtar, and you are the fantabulous audience.
Today we're talking about Waymo charging for rides, new Androids, your comments, and more.
But first up, Samsung's plans to Galaxy Gateway.
Okay, let's focus on the future.
Bloomberg has a detailed report on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10.
Similar to other reports, Bloomberg says Samsung is working on three Galaxy S10 models.
The Galaxy S10 would have an OLED screen with an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
There will be nearly no bezel on top and bottom of the phone.
Bloomberg says, the front camera is quite visible and tucked under the screen, end quote.
That's an interesting wording to describe the front facing camera.
No mention of a notch, is a [UNKNOWN] may have a hole in the display.
Take a look at these images of what [UNKNOWN] ice universe says.
Are renders of Samsung's A8.
Maybe that's what the S10 will have too.
On the back, there should be three cameras.
Let's talk about the other models.
Bloomberg says Samsung is working with Verizon on a 5G version Version.
A low-end model would ditch the curved screen for a flat display.
This model may or may not have an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
All that sounds very interesting, the worst bit of news in the report, is Samsung messing around with a prototype that kills off the headphone jack.
As I know that Samsung obeys everything I say, Samsung.
Don't do it.
Of course there's even more sense on news, the same reports have lots of info about Samsung's foldable phone, apparently its code name is Winner, that's quite the name, plenty of pressure there, obviously we don't have any images of Winner, but we do have this promo video from Samsung, watch that while I jammer on.
Bloomberg says there are two styles that Samsung is tinkering with One is longer horizontally, the other is longer vertically.
The one with the longer vertical display is currently winning out with the developers and designers.
Whenever open up like a flip phone, the unfolded display uses a film which may not be as glossy as other displays.
In testing, the phone survived being folded more than 200,000 times, if and when the folding screen cracks.
It, quote, shatters like dried paper, end quote, whatever that means.
When folded shut there is a four inch display that is usable for apps.
Samsung is also working with Google on a customized version of Android for the phone.
What does this thing weigh?
Over 200 grams.
That's around the same weight as the Galaxy Note 9. It's over 40 grams heavier than the Galaxy S9.
To keep winter light, the battery size might have to be reduced.
Don't do it.
Also technical issues won't allow winner to have an in screen finger print sensor.
We could see the flexy phone at least a concept drawing as soon as Samsung's Developer Conference in november.
Onwards to Android Avenue.
The one plus 60 is official as got top-tier specs without a top-tier [UNKNOWN] Price.
The 6T ranges from around $550 to $630.
The base model has 128 gigabytes of storage with 6 gigabytes of RAM.
[SOUND] Take that Pixel 3. The mid-range 6T, at $580 has the same storage but 8 gigabytes of RAM.
If you max out everything, you get 256 gigs of storage With eight gigabytes of RAM.
All 60 miles run the latest version of Android, they all carry a Snapdragon 845 processor inside, they all have an in-screen fingerprint sensor that worked pretty well.
CNet's Winslow said it would be nice if the sensor worked faster and took up a larger area on the 6T All 6T models ditch the headphone jack, as was previously announced.
But there is a USB-C dongle included.
Prelim battery tests show the 6T can survive around 16 hours when continuously playing videos while on airplane mode.
And the 6T will be available at T-Mobile in the U.S. Let's switch gears to another phone.
The reviews for Red's Hydrogen One phone are out.
A lot of sites are same the same thing about its holographic screen.
Yep, there's a 3D effect like a Nintendo 3DS.
But it's not great.
Keep in mind that the footage you're seeing right now does not exactly match what you would see in real life.
The Hydrogen 1 can also shoot video and photos With a 3D effect.
The problem is sharing that content isn't easy, unless you're sending those pics or vids to another person with a Red phone.
Let's go to Waymo Way.
There's a new A new report from the financial times that says Waymo is planning to charge customers for rides.
As you know Waymo is running tests in a number of markets.
It's early rider program allows people to be shuttled in the company's self driving cars.
During an investors call, the CFO of Waymo said the company's looking into commercialization of the trial program.
Apparently some customers are already paying for rides.
Waymo's CEO told CNET's roadshow that the company could charge for rides, or perhaps getting your destination to foot the bill as a form of advertising.
I look forward to the self-driving future.
Best of luck to every company that's working on this project.
On to Uptown Updates.
The fire fox over an XTA developer found evidence that Google be working on a a subscription service for Google Play.
One developer was messing with the play store app and found cold mentioning.
Something called Play Pass.
Combined that with a survey sent by Google and said the following.
Imagine your app store had a subscription that offers hundreds of dollars worth of apps and games for a monthly fee.
How well does Pass describe the service?
Hm, what could that mean?
We'll all find out together.
On to Comment Cove.
This is the part of the show where we shine a spotlight on the most amazing audience in the world, you guys.
Last week we mentioned the issues plaguing the Pixel.
Pictures not saving, problems with apps not loading correctly, etc.
Daniel says, I have all the problems with my Pixel XL.
Don't buy those phones.
CamBam says, I love my Pixel 3. I haven't had any problems so far.
Hayder says, does the Google Home Hub include an internal hub like the one in Amazon's Echo Plus as in smart home hub.
That's a great question, let's ask an expert.
Take it away Andrew Gethart.
In short, no.
It doesn't have a Zigbee or a Z-Wave radio.
The Amazon Echo Plus does have Zigbee.
So the Google Home hub isn't a hub in the sense of like a Smart Things hub, in that it's bridging your small sensors to the cloud.
It's more of a hub like a control signer.
But it does have Bluetooth.
So, right now, if you have certain GE smart bulbs, you can set them up using the Google Home Hub.
But, that's it.
Thanks to everyone for riding in this week.
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