New Google Maps interface, Xiaomi Mi 10T announced and Google Pixel 5 launch – Highlights of the week – Frandroid

This week has been rich in news. It must be said that Google and Xiaomi both took the opportunity to unveil their new smartphones, the Pixel 5 and Mi 10T, but also other devices. We recap the main news of this week.

- New Google Maps interface, Xiaomi Mi 10T announced and Google Pixel 5 launch - Highlights of the week - Frandroid

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro was made official this week // Source: Frandroid

Google Maps: a new interface for driving, like Android Auto

Regularly, Google updates its applications to offer more features, simplify the interface or even revise it completely. This week, it was the Google Maps app that got a bit of a makeover. Indeed, Google's mapping service now offers a revised and corrected interface when users decide to activate the driving mode. The idea is to allow drivers to be able to access the main options of their smartphone in the blink of an eye with new icons for launching podcasts, music or making a call.

Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro: the new racing beasts are revealed

This week Xiaomi presented a slew of new products. On Wednesday, the Chinese manufacturer indeed unveiled its new range of smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro – we took over the Mi 10T Pro. Two devices with very similar characteristics with a Snapdragon 865 and a 144 Hz screen. A third smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite, was also entitled to its presentation in due form. But phones weren't the only products featured, as the group also lifted the veil on a new Mi Watch smartwatch as well as a 65W fast charger.

Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Google TV, Nest Audio … Google is full of ads

Xiaomi was not the only one who took advantage of Wednesday to make announcements. On the other side of the globe, it was Google that introduced its new devices that same evening. As expected, the Mountain View company took advantage of the event to officially present its new Google Pixel 5 smartphone, with a six-inch screen and two cameras on the back. The smartphone also came with a slightly larger phone, the Google Pixel 4a 5G. In addition to these two smartphones, the technology giant has also formalized its new HDMI key, the Chromecast with Google TV, at the same time modifying its system for connected televisions. Finally, the long-awaited Nest Audio was also presented during the conference.

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