JANUARY 2020 TECH NEWS OVERVIEW
On entering the new 2020, it would be great to start a new tradition concerning monthly technical reports writing. January has just passed leaving behind a number of interesting and useful facts to familiarize yourself with and to stay tuned.
- Apple Redesigned maps service
- HMS 4.0 — the new platform by Huawei
- Canonical android-based cloud platform
- Googles online coding courses
- 2020 prediction and planning
APPLE REDESIGNED MAPS SERVICE
Apple redesigned its Maps application with a number of new features being added and improved: clearer and more comprehensive road and nearby infrastructure visualization, more accurate navigation system, etc.
The company rebuilt the Maps app from the ground up by sending hundreds of planes and cars with custom and lidar sensors over four million miles of the country, it announced last year.
CANONICAL ANDROID-BASED CLOUD PLATFORM
In January, Canonical introduced a scalable Android-based platform. The operating system is an innovative one as it is the first commercially available computing platform of such type. It enables the app to work with any operating system.
“The platform is innovative in that it uses Android as a guest OS for mobile application virtualization in the cloud,” — said Galem Kayo, product manager for Ubuntu at Canonical.
HMS 4.0 — THE NEW PLATFORM BY HUAWEI
Huawei announced its release of HMS 4.0 by organizing a special event in London. It claimed its intention to replace Google services with its own platform called HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) What is more, Huawei unveiled certain plans on developing engineers’ and customers’ engagement as well as HMS promotion.
Huawei claims it has already witnessed substantial growth in the number of developers supporting their platform. The company says around 55,000 apps have now signed up to the free HMS Core.
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