- Google improves Android Auto and Android Automotive OS. Google continues to improve the automotive platform. Today, the company announced several updates for Android Auto-an infotainment system on a smartphone-and Android Automotive OS, a functional platform for cars. The most notable addition to Android Auto is a simple Calendar app that displays your daily schedule and some relevant actions for each item. Google wants to expand the platform and support "new categories" such as navigation, Parking, and charging electric vehicles. The company confirmed today that it is working with "early partners" including SpotHero (Parking), Chargepoint (charging) and Sygic (navigation) on driving-optimized apps that will be released in beta later this year. If the tests are successful, Google will publish the main APIs so that other developers can start creating Android Auto and car apps in the same categories.
- Xiaomi is preparing a new chipset. Xiaomi CEO lei Jun again talks about plans to release its own mobile Surge chipset to reduce dependence on third-party manufacturers. This was announced by the head of Xiaomi in the Chinese social network Weibo, writes <url>. Mobidevices.ru. Lei Jun did not mention which devices the new chipset will be used in or when it will even be available on the market. Most likely, the mobile processor will receive budget gadgets from the Redmi A and Redmi Note series.
- Lightroom update removed all custom photos on iOS. Adobe officially confirmed the issue, explaining that customers who upgraded Lightroom to version 5.4 on iPhone and iPad "may have lost photos and presets," that these photos and presets are "not recoverable," and that they "sincerely apologize" to users who were affected by the issue. Users of Lightroom for iPhone and iPad found that the app inadvertently erased all photos and presets of users that were not yet synced to the cloud after the update. Adobe confirmed this event and stated that it is not possible to return them.
- Google has released the AdMob app for Android. If your app's monetization relies on AdMob ads, then you probably visit the advertising network's site frequently to track your revenue. Now you can do this in the app — Google has released the official AdMob app for Android.
Its concept is quite simple. The app uses the standard Google Material Theme design and is configured to display a summary of estimated revenue, metrics to see how well your app is performing, information about your payments, user data, and revenue trends. The tabs at the top allow you to filter data by 4 time periods: today, yesterday, 7 days, and 28 days.
The app is currently published in "Early access". This means that the app is still in development, so you can expect errors and some features to be missing.