Google announcements, Sony Xperia 1 IV with variable zoom and electric car battery wear

Didn’t have time to follow the news yesterday? Here is what marked Wednesday, May 11: all the announcements of the google I/O, the presentation of the Sony Xperia 1 IV and the wear of the batteries of Tesla vehicles. To not miss any news, remember to subscribe to the Frandroid newsletter.

The Google Pixel 6a // Source: Google

All Google I/O announcements

This Wednesday evening, Google launched the 2022 edition of its annual Google I/O conference. The opportunity for the firm to present many new features about Android 13. We can thus mention the new Google Wallet, a better version for tablets, updates to listen to them wirelessly, secure messages, or an update. Google Assistant update on Nest Hub Max. There was also no shortage of product announcements with the official presentation of the Google Pixel 6a, the teasing of the Google Pixel 7, the announcement of the Pixel Buds Pro, the confirmation of the Pixel Watch and the presentation of the Pixel Tablet, at come next year.

Sony Xperia 1 IV: the first flagship with a true optical zoom

It’s a small feat that Sony has achieved. The Japanese manufacturer has indeed presented this Wednesday a new high-end smartphone, the Sony Xperia 1 IV. Behind the smartphone’s relatively classic technical sheet – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 4K 120 Hz screen, 5000 mAh battery – actually hides a unique photo module. The manufacturer has indeed integrated a photo module with a variable zoom telephoto lens. It is indeed capable of going from an 85mm equivalent focal length to a 125mm equivalent.

What we learn from Tesla’s report on electric car battery wear

Electric vehicle battery technology is still relatively young at the automotive scale. Especially since the production of batteries is the main criterion of the carbon footprint of this type of vehicle. Tesla revealed this week several data about the wear of the batteries of its Model S and Model X. We learn in this report that, after 320,000 km, the batteries can lose around 10% of their capacity. A rather low value which tends to reassure as to the need to renew its batteries after several years.


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