Tech wrap: Huawei working on new glasses, Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan edition leaked & more

On one hand, mobile gamers got Call of Duty Season 9 and on the other hand tech giant Huawei is tipped to bring a new wearable despite being in the middle of US-China trade war.

| Updated on: Aug 16 2020, 23:32 IST
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It was a day of updates and rumours in the world of technology today. On one hand, mobile gamers got Call of Duty Season 9 and on the other hand tech giant Huawei is tipped to bring a new wearable despite being in the middle of US-China trade war.

So, here's everything that made headlines in the world of tech today: 

Huawei working on a 2nd-gen smart glass wearable device

Called as Huawei Eyewear II, the wearable is second-gen products and will be launching soon. Reports reveal that this one might be more stylish in looks and include more functions. The new version may also come with an upgraded smart assistant but with a reduced weight of 20 grams.

Chrome to save your phone's battery even more but there's a catch

Google is experimenting with meta tag that will switch websites to energy-saving mode, which means reducing the frame rate, slow down of script execution or in general, toning things down so it uses less resources and save more battery.

Google Messages has a cool trick that reroutes RCS message via SMS

Word is that the company has updated its Messages app adding a clever trick that gives RCS chats a fallback mechanism in case a message doesn't go through. Reports state that Google has rolled out an update to its Messages app, which ensures that users get an alternate route to send their message if the RCS chat message fails to send or is stuck in sending loop. This involves sending the message as a conventional SMS.

Huawei in a tight spot as its Android licence with Google just expired

The licence that allowed Google to work with Huawei on maintaining current phones ended this Thursday. However, the real motive behind the extension of the license is said to be the time given to US for acquiring new equipment. They mostly relied on Huawei equipment for now.

Trump is considering pardon for Edward Snowden

The Republican president's comments followed an interview Trump gave to the New York Post this week in which he said of Snowden that "there are a lot of people that think that he is not being treated fairly" by US law enforcement. US authorities for years have wanted Snowden returned to the United States to face a criminal trial on espionage charges brought in 2013.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 5G unofficial renders give a closer look at the design

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G renders reveal matte-finish back panel, a familiar rectangular camera module, and a flatter display on the front. It has metallic frames on the sides. The phone will not come with the 3.5mm headphone jack, a new normal for Samsung's premium smartphones. The volume and power buttons are located on the right side. 

Call of Duty Mobile Season 9 available for download

Call of Duty Mobile Season 9 is finally here. The latest update brings new content, modes, bug fixes, and improvements among others. The CoD Mobile Season 9 update is available to both Android and iOS users. The latest season is available through an update on Google Play Store (for Android). The update is over 1GB in size

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First Published Date: 16 Aug, 23:31 IST
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