The Chinese New Year has come to an end. Every month we have a talk - MIUI Monthly Talk which is a thread highlighting the Month's technology. And here we go again with it. Our previous Monthly Talk was written by @larstas and we were talking about CES 2017, Mi TV 4 and Android Interface Theming Here's what we are going to talk about today:
Talk of the Month: Android Wear 2.0
Tech of the Month: Redmi Note 4X
MIUI's Ahead: MIUI's Stock File Explorer FTP
Discussion of the month: What do you prefer Phone with earphone jack or without earphone jack?
In this Section, we will be talking about the Android Wear 2.0 which was recently released by Google. The android wear 2.0 packs with the new features and bug fixes which makes it more smooth to use.
The new update will start rolling out on 15th February for all the supported smartwatches. The update was on Developer Preview and is now closed. There is a smart reply option added which allows you to quick reply someone and also you can send the message quickly by just swipping through the keyboard. The new update supports the android pay and the new Google Assistant i.e. Alexa. The android pay will support only those watches which packs NFC out of the box. You can fire up the Google Assistant by keep pressing the Stand-by button or just by saying Ok Google.
The new update also gives the Google card notifications like the one on the mobile. It gives the watch a more cleaner and a smoother look. You can swipe up to read the rest of the notifications.
Now you can listen your favourite music from the playlist created by you on Spotify or any other music service. Moreover, your device needs not to be turned on for this. Also, the new music app lets you listen to the music not stored with you via the LTE connectivity or Wi-Fi. Isn't it Cool?
Here's it have a look:
These are the smartwatches which would be getting it:
Asus ZenWatch 2
Asus ZenWatch 3
Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
Casio Pro Trek Smart
Fossil Q Founder
Fossil Q Marshal
Fossil Q Wander
LG G Watch R
LG Watch Urbane
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
Michael Kors Access
Moto 360 2nd-gen
Moto 360 Sport
New Balance RunIQ
Nixon The Mission
TAG Heuer Connected
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4X, the Qualcomm version of the Redmi Note 4 MTK launched in the mid 2016 in China. The price of it is 999 RMB.
Redmi Note 4X is a 5.5-inch Full HD display device packed with a huge 4100 mAh battery. It also offers better-sustained performance on a 14nm FinFET Snapdragon 625 processor which is 20% more power efficient than Redmi Note 3, and is bound to put more power in your pocket. Redmi Note 4X has a 13MP CMOS camera and there are 5 colors to choose from: Green, Gold, Grey, Pink and Black.
It was launched on 14th February,2017 with the same specs of Redmi Note 4 launched in India. Redmi Note 4X was also launched with a special Miku Edition. Miku is the first Japanese VOCALOID which means The Voice of the Future.
Also with it a special Miku Edition Mi Power Bank and A Miku Edition Soft cover for the Redmi Note 4X was launched. The price of the Miku Edition pack is 1299 RMB.
So in this section we talk about which features of MIUI aren't present in the Stock Android or in which features MIUI is ahead of it.
So we will be talking about the MIUI's Stock file Explorer's Inbuilt FTP Option.
In this Advanced Era, we need to transfer some files from our Computer to our Mobile or Vice-Versa. For the small things we always have to attach to the computer which becomes tiring because for just copying a small file say a word document we have to find the USB cable, attach it and then copy. The 3rd Party apps available in the Play Store for doing it are full of ads or are very slow in working.
The MIUI's Stock File Explorer is easy and very fast to use.
MIUI starts the FTP server in just a sec and stops it in the blink of an eye.
Make sure that the mobile is connected to the Wi-Fi and the computer or Laptop is also connected to the same Wi-Fi or either connected via the ethernet cable.
Go to the File Explorer > FTP > Start Server
On the Computer, Open My Computer > In the address bar, type the FTP Address shown by the File Explorer.
Recently, a new innovation was made in the mobile tech world by Apple of discarding the Earphone 3.5mm jack in their Iphone 7. Many people did not liked it whereas some people were in the favour of it. In the Iphone, we had to use the blutooth earphones to listen to songs.
After Sometime, LeEco launched their LeEco 2 series viz, the LeEco Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 with no earphone jack but they do supply a Type-C to Earphone Digital USB cable which allows us to connect the wired earphones to the device, which wasn't supplied by Apple.
But many manufacturers haven't removed the earphone jack and we can still use it. But in the advancing era, people prefer to use wireless things so in the phones where there will be no earphone jack, people would prefer to use the Bluetooth earphones instead of attaching the Type-C to use the wired earphones.
Special thanks to @soumya_2002 for giving me an opportunity to create this thread. Thanks to our beloved device admin @candicesu for her constant support and motivation. Thanks to the Device Team members for their help whenever I ask them.
What would you choose?