On October 2, Microsoft will present new hardware. The company sent an invitation to the press and asked for “a moment of your time“. The event takes place and is organized in New York City.
Although it is not entirely clear what will be presented, it is almost certain that no Surface Phone will be unveiled. Recently, there were new rumors about this, but the latest state of affairs seems to be that Microsoft is not ready for that yet.
Already existing Surface hardware
It is expected that Microsoft will focus on its existing hardware during the event in New York. It appears that the company has been working on a major redesign of the Surface Pro for some time now and it may be revealed in the coming October. At the same time it is rumored that Microsoft is not quite ready yet. Instead, the company would come up with a relatively small upgrade of its Surface Pro and Surface Laptops.
These devices would then be provided with an internal improvement. Integration of the latest Intel processors would be part of this. In addition, the Surface Studio could also receive an update; it is now two years since the device came on the market and the all-in-one PC is ready for a refreshment.
Software and services
Presumably the event will be further focused on the services that Microsoft has. For example, apps and services might be unveiled that match the upgrades of their laptops. In addition, the company will release a new version of Windows 10 next year, which is expected to show some new features.
The Microsoft event is planned between two other presentations of tech giants. Apple is unveiling its new iPhones and possibly a new iPad this week, and Google has scheduled a press conference on its Pixel 3 on October 9th.
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The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :
- Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
- Better RAM Management.
- Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
- See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.zip