On this week’s prime tales: an unknown ‘Wi-fi Gadget’ from Google seems at FCC, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 particulars leak through Amazon, Pixel collection August replace will get delayed, and extra.

A brand new system from Google was registered with the FCC this week beneath the obscure descriptor of “Wi-fi Gadget.” Based mostly on the proof obtainable, we provided fairly just a few believable explanations for what this thriller Google product may very well be, together with a brand new Nest system.

This leads us to consider that right this moment’s Google “Wi-fi Gadget” is probably going one thing within the Nest lineup. Whereas Google successfully confirmed its hand at Google I/O for what to anticipate from Pixel within the fall, the corporate has not teased a lot of its subsequent technology of sensible dwelling audio system, cameras, and extra.

With only a few days left till its official unveil, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 appeared in a full Amazon itemizing this week. As you’d count on, the itemizing included fairly just a few official product photos, specs, and different particulars about Samsung’s subsequent foldable cellphone, most notably a reveal of the revamped S Pen.

The opposite picture exhibits a brand new S Pen case for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in a green-ish grey coloration that seems to match the cellphone inside. The stylus additionally matches that coloration. That’s actually notable, as black was the one and solely choice for final 12 months’s S Pen. The case additionally has some type of line alongside the S Pen, nevertheless it’s not instantly apparent what goal that serves.

Breaking from the standard schedule, Google’s Pixel telephones didn’t obtain the August safety patch this previous Monday. Whereas a “Pixel Replace Bulletin” detailed the adjustments coming in that August patch, the one factor that has to date launched is a minor repair to the July patch.

Google lists 40 CVEs throughout “Kernel elements” and “Pixel” which might be addressed by the 2022-08-05 patch degree. Vulnerabilities vary from average to important and canopy elements just like the kernel, modem, and digicam. 

Nonetheless, this replace was clearly postponed as OTA photos didn’t arrive at 10 a.m. PT. Further proof of a delay comes from Verizon, which printed particulars about an surprising replace for the Pixel 6 and 6 Professional

Our APK Perception workforce found this week that Google TV is making ready to launch a set of fifty free streaming channels. An in-app graphic (*4*)revealed a listing of over half of these channels, with choices obtainable for information, sports activities, TV exhibits, and flicks.

To be clear, these are distinct from different choices obtainable on Google TV right this moment, as these integrations require you to obtain an app, whereas the brand new textual content says the channels can be found “with out the necessity to […] obtain.” Extra explicitly, the launcher refers to those as “Google TV Channels.”

Elsewhere in Google TV information, a assist web page has revealed that the Chromecast with Google TV could quickly be getting an replace based mostly on the August 2022 safety patch. Nonetheless, the hyperlink to the bulletin for that replace results in an error web page, making it onerous to make certain of Google’s supposed timeline.

On the one hand, it might be a bit shocking to see Google replace the Chromecast once more so rapidly. That mentioned, final month’s replace solely featured the Might 2022 safety degree, that means the August patch could be subsequent within the schedule because it falls precisely one quarter of a 12 months later.

The remainder of this week’s prime tales comply with:

Android |

Apps & Updates |

Chrome / OS |

Google Assistant |

Made by Google |

Samsung |

Movies |

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