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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. This build has some major new Cortana improvements - a new profile page and a bunch of new features. Here's Microsoft's take on it: Full release notes are available here.
  8. The big change in this build is High Efficiency File System. Here's what Microsoft says about it: Here's the full release notes.
  9. 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.
  10. The good news is YES, Microsoft have fixed all the issues that existed in build 17112; so the short version of the rest of this article is ... "go ahead and install this build". Te ever-so-slightly longer version goes thus: There are no new features in theis build, which isn't a surprise as this is a build from the Redstone 4 "release" branch, meaning the focus is on fixing issues ahead of the Redstone 4 public release, rather than adding in new features. What's different though is that the Mixed Reality, Store & OneDrive major bugs from the last insider preview, are all now resolved, meaning we're getting closer to a final release build... which is just as well, as using Microsoft's 6 month rule as a guide, means we should be seeing a public build coming out this month (i.e. March). Full release notes are here.
  11. Um, actually .... nothing! This build is probably best avoided to be honest; it introduces a fairly big Mixed Reality bug which causes Mixed Reality to run very slowly and another which means the computer might blue screen (green screen as it's actually a test build) when a document is not sync'd from OneDrive; and it doesn't fix the disappearing Microsoft Store bug from 17110. All in all, I can't recommend this build. The full release notes are here.
  12. In all honesty, not a lot. There's a bunch of bug fixes for relatively minor issues (in that they didn't actually break Windows) and there's a big update for enterprise customers relating to deploying Windows 10 in the enterprise. In essence, the updates now allow system admins to run custom scripts pre and post an install or feature update, meaning more can be scripted and automated, making the number of manual tasks needed to deploy Windows 10 less onerous. Full release notes can be found here.
  13. The answer is "actually, not a lot". These are very much iteration handsets, tweaking what was wrong with the S8 and S8+, but without adding anything majorly new or groundbreaking. The biggest change for both handsets is in the camera department , with the S9+ getting a dual camera setup (a first for a Galaxy model phone), while the S9 makes do with Samsung's new "dual aperture" camera design. Here's a quick look at what's "better" on the S9 / S9+ Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+ Display 5.8/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD+, 18:5:9 5.8/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD+, 18:5:9 Processor Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 Octa-core, 10nm, 64-bit Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 Octa-core, 10nm, 64-bit RAM 4GB LPDDR4 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4 Rear camera 12-megapixel, OIS, Dual Pixel, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording 12-megapixel, OIS, Dual Pixel, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording / 12+12MP dual camera with dual OIS Front camera 8-megapixel autofocus, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording 8-megapixel autofocus, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording Storage 64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB) 64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 400GB) Software Android 7.0 Nougat Android 8.0 Oreo Battery 3,000/3,500 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging 3,000/3,500 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging Connectivity 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack Dimensions 148.9×68.1×8.0mm/159.5×73.4 x8.1mm, 152g/173g 147.7×68.7×8.5mm/158.1×73.8x 8.5mm, 163g/189g Other features AKG earphones, 32-bit audio, Bixby virtual assistant, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, iris/face recognition, pressure sensor AKG earphones, stereo speakers, AR Emoji, 32-bit audio, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, iris/face recognition, pressure sensor There is one other, significant change though; one which every user of the S8 / S*+ will be very happy about - the fingerprint sensor has finally been positioned *under* the camera sensors in the middle of the device. You know; exactly how everyone else did last year!
  14. As this is a build from the "release" branch of Redstone 4 development, don't expect there to be many, if any new features in the build. Indeed that is the case, with the only significant change being to Windows Update - From rs4 onwards, Windows Update will keep a PC that's on mains power awake for up to 2 hours when not being used in order to "allow Windows Update more opportunity to succeed". Other than that, there's a whole bunch of fixes, of which the most important is another Windows Update related fix - essentially Windows update will now no longer "pause" for up to 90 minutes while at the 88% stage of installing a new build. Here's the full release notes from Microsoft.
  15. Apart from the obvious (being rs4_release rather than rs4_development), this build introduces quite a few new features. The first of these are... emojis. Yes, really. Apparently these are a major OS feature now! That's it; I don't intend to mention more about them. Far more interesting are the changes which have happened to Windows Universal App file permissions. It is now far easier (and more granular) to decide what file system permissions a UWP app can have, thus determining what it can access. As Microsoft say: In addition to this, there's some "productivity" changes to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, which basically means MS have stopped bundling all the Candy Crush crap on that particular SKU and instead installed some useful apps; and finally, there's a new power plan setting for Workstations called "Ultimate Performance" which, um... gives you ultimate performance on that hardware. As ever, the full release notes are available here.