What's, up, Bryan Song here with your Googlicious.
We have all the latest Galaxy S7 news.
But first, it's a big week for Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
As it has passed Apple as the most valuable company in the world, after a seller earnings report.
Now Monday's after hours trading pushed Alphabet's market cap to $560 billion with Apple's standing at 535.
So why is this a big deal?
Well the last time Google was more valuable than Apple was in February of 2010, when they were both less than $200 billion.
So, Google has passed up Apple financially.
But according to a report from the information, the Googs is taking a page from Apple, and planning to take more control of the design of its Nexus smartphone, acting more like Apple does.
With this iPhone.
Current leader phones are build in partnership with manufacturers like Motorola and HTC but the Nexus line has lost its consistency by rotating many different manufacturers each time.
Also Google is getting even more serious about virtual reality after re/code reports that Googs is [UNKNOWN] current employees around to create a dedicated design team around Google VR.
Google doesn't have a reputation for being really a high-end design company for hardware, but they know how important it is to VR and they are looking to change that.
Now, we talked about Google starting to build a team last week, but that focus has accelerated especially after Apple threw their name into the mix of companies working in the VR space.
Also, Google's secretive Google X division has been rebranded with a new logo and a new website that you guys can all check out At solveforx.com.
So if you look around, you'll see some of the amazing stuff they're working on like Project Loon's wi-fi balloons or Project Wings, their self flying vehicles for delivering goods to hard to reach areas of the world.
It also revealed a couple of graduated projects that we weren't too familiar with like Gcam, which aimed to improve mobile photography, and project watch, which later became Android Wear.
It also confirms that project Aura does indeed exist for the Google glass team and its rumored to head mounted audio based devices.
Alright [UNKNOWN] documents reveal that in addition to Mountain Dew California and Austin Texas, Google is bringing its self driving car project to four more unnamed cities And Arbor Michigan could be one of those, after a large self driving test track recreates real life street situations opened last year.
So expect to see more of these guys on the road.
They have this cool glowing blue light at night cuz I've seem.
Alright, on to big Samsung news, the Korean tech giant as officially announced their next Samsung unpacked event on February the 21st.
We fully expect to see the next Samsung Galaxy S7 NS 7 Edge.
You know, these two phones that were leaked out by Evan Blass that clearly show what we can expect in a design on the S7 that looks, how do we put it?
Very iPhone 6-ish.
The teaser for the event features a guy wearing the gear, VR, so we might see some new developments for content at the event as well.
Now the Galaxy S7 is expected to bring a 5.2 inch screen, Snapdragon 820 processor with four gigs of ram, and a lower 12 megapixel camera, compared to last year's 16.
But we know, megapixels isn't the only thing that matters.
Plus, the S7 edge will stick with its curved edges, and a 5.5 inch screen.
All right, we might see this at Samsung's event, but most likely, at Mobile World Congress, according to Sam Mobile's report.
Samsung's previously rumored Gear 360 camera rig is a 360 degree VR camera setup featuring two 180 degree lenses, its own battery packs and storage, and connects to your phone via bluetooth.
This thing is perfect for user create Gear VR content.
I can't wait to try it out.
And really, it's truly great to see how this platform continues to mature so rapidly.
All right, that's gonna do it for this week.
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