Tech Wrap: Gmail icon changes, Google Android 12, Apple TSMC, Intel benchmark and more
Also, Intel revealed new benchmarks in a way that makes Apple M1 look bad while a patent hinted on Apple’s future plans regarding AR glasses.
It has been an interesting day in the world of tech. We saw changes being made in Gmail, hints on Android 12, Apple’s plans on launching more iPhones based on 5nm and more. Also, Intel revealed new benchmarks in a way that makes Apple M1 look bad while a patent hinted on Apple’s future plans regarding AR glasses.
Gmail on desktop gets a minor change in icon styles, comes in sync with Android app
Some might have noticed it lately, Gmail on desktop got a minor tweak recently. It's icons have a tad-bit different look that makes it appear more in sync with the ones seen in the Gmail app. This minor change in the icon is in a handful of spots and is not live for everyone yet.
Google drops a major hint on Android 12 arrival, may drop first beta this month itself
Although it has not been confirmed when Android 12 will be reaching the masses or as a beta preview, Google has silently updated its Android Beta Feedback app via the Play Store, strongly indicating that the announcement is close.
Apple may get 53% of all 5nm chipsets made by TSMC in 2021 followed by Qualcomm
It looks like Apple will be eating a large pie of TSMC’s 5nm chip production in 2021. According to a report by CounterPoint, it has been expected that Apple will be TSMC’s top 5nm customer this year and will be accounting 53% of the production.
Intel reportedly ‘crafted’ 11-gen processor benchmarks to make Apple M1 look weak
Intel reportedly used different 11-gen Core i7 SKUs for testing but also moved between MacBook Air and Pro to make it's benchmark performance look better.
New Apple Glass patent states it as an accessory, not a standalone product
From the looks of it, the augmented reality product appears to be a standard pair of eyeglasses without any large machinery embedded on the side or on the frames.