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  • Stuclark

    LG are today set to finally release the oft delayed, re-imagined, re-developed, re-leaked G7 phone, and they've added their ThinQ AI technology to the camera.

    The "confirmed" features of the G7 ThinQ are:
    6.1 inch QHD+ "Full Vision Super Bright" display Snapragon 845 4GB / 6GB RAM 64 / 128 GB ROM Stereo speakers with Dolby DTS Surround Sound & "Boombox audio" Quad-DAC Wireless Charging "not a hair wider" than the G6 With the launch now upon us, and the phone "official"; there's more of the little details coming out. It seems that LG have made a huge jump from where the G6 was to where the G7 is; and even compared to the V30 flagship from late last year, there's a reasonable upgrade of specs (it could be argued more than Samsung did with the S8 - S9 upgrade).
    LG are making quite a thing of the new audio / speaker features in the G7, stating:
    The LG G7 ThinQ has a “Boombox Speaker.” The phone uses its inner space as a resonance chamber to “amp up the bass and deliver a premium, loud and room-filling audio experience.”
    The phone also has “Super Far-Field Voice Recognition.” According to LG, the G7 will be capable of hearing the user from a further distance, and it will pick up the user’s voice even in noisy places.
    The LG G7 has a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, making it the first G series device to have a Quad DAC*. It also has 7.1 channel DTS:X 3D Surround Sound.
    Here's the full official specification:
    Phone type Touch with rear fingerprint sensor Design Metal Frame & Gorilla Glass Display 6.1” QHD+ LCD "Full Vision Super Bright" (3120 x 1440) 564 ppi, Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 Chipset Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Size 153.2 mm long x 71.9mm wide x 7.9mm deep Weight (g) 162 g Front Front 8MP camera, Wide-angle 80°, f/1.9 Rear 1st Camera: 16MP, Standard 71°, f/1.6
    2nd Camera: 16MP, Wide-angle 107°, f/1.9 Software Android 8.0 Bluetooth 5.0 BLE (with Apt-X HD Support) USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac Wi-Fi Direct Yes NFC Yes A.I. Google Assistant, LG ThinQ V.R. Google Daydream Biometric Access Finger Print, Face Recognition, Voice Recognition Other IP68 & MIL-STD 810G Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB / 128 GB ROM, micro SD slot (up to 2TB) Battery 3,000mAh (embedded) - PD / QuickCharge 40 & Wireless Charging

    * That's not quite true; some variants of the G6 came equipped with Quad-DAC capabilities

  • Stuclark

    UPDATED: The "upcoming" Windows 10 version 1803 (that stands for March 2018 release), unofficially known as the Spring Creators Update, *STILL* hasn't been released by Microsoft!

    Despite running almost 2 months behind schedule, the 1803 moniker is still being used by MS to describe this build, although the update hasn't been officially given any name.

    It's widely expected that Insider Preview build 17134 will become the fabled 1803 release, but even that is not yet official.
    UPDATE: Microsoft finally announced, late on Friday night, that build 17134 will become the "April 2018" Windows 10 update; that update being made available to download on Monday 30th April (so only just keeping to April, eh). The build version is *still* 1803 rather than 1804 or almost 1805; but hey, at least it's finally here!

  • Stuclark

    Following on from the news that build 17133 would *not* be the final Spring Creators Update build, due to an increased incidence of blue screens (BSOD); Microsoft have released build 17134 for testing.

    As Microsoft have said:
    UPDATE: Microsoft have now released 17134 to the Slow and Preview Release rings; and it's pretty clear they expect this build to form the upcoming (but much delayed) Spring Creators Update release.

  • Stuclark

    UPDATED: In the last few days Microsoft have started pushing Windows 10 Insider build 17133 to both the slow and Release Preview testing rings; and have named the update "Feature update for Windows 10, version 1803".

    These moves fairly strongly suggest that build 17133 *is* going to be released as the long-awaited (and overdue) "Creators Spring Update", otherwise known as Windows 10, version 1803.
    UPDATE: It turns out Microsoft were intending for build 17133 to be the Spring Creators Update, but they discovered some issues which could lead to a "higher instance of blue screens (BSOD) on PCs". As a result, they've now pushed build 17134 to insiders in the Fast ring for testing.

  • Stuclark

    Today Microsoft pushed out another build in the Redstone 4 release cycle. As with the last couple of builds, there's not much that's changed in this build. Read on for the full low-down.

    Once again, this build has no watermark in the lower right corner. It also doesn't have any other new features, but does have the following fixes:
    As ever, the full release notes are available here.

  • Stuclark

    Earlier today Microsoft pushed out another build in the Redstone 4 release cycle; in preparation for the upcoming public release of Windows 10. Read on to see what's new or changed in this build.

    In short... not much. This build is identical to the previously released 17127 build, except for the fact that Microsoft have removed the "evaluation build" watermark which usually sits in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
    Full release notes are available here.

  • Stuclark

    Earlier today, Microsoft released another in their Redstone 4 "release" series of builds for Windows 10. This is another build in the leadup to what should be the 1803 public release of Windows 10. Read on to find out what's new or different in this build.

    As is to be expected in a "release branch" build, there's not much that's new in this build, although Microsoft have introduced some changes to the Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) feature set. Here's how Microsoft describe it:
    Other than that, there's a few fixes for Windows Mixed Reality (no one actually uses this, do they?); and some general bug fixes. Here's Microsoft's full release notes.