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Google assistant is one of the most technically sound innovation by Google. Google assistant made its debut on 2016 as part of an messaging app ALLO. However Google known for its R & D, worked heavily on this innovation and came up with an effective platform which would enable to perform two way communication. Google’s virtual assistant interaction can be done either by natural voice or by using keyboard.


Google assistant will be getting 6 new voices which is one of the highlighting feature of Google. In addition to that, it can even make phone calls for all the users. However this will enable users to book appointments, buy a particular item online, seat reservation and so on. In recent conference, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai did broadcast a sample voice call performed by Google assistant and looks very promising. Making use of Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence has made Google to step ahead in terms of technology wise.


To support a fledgling voice developer ecosystem, recently Google announced the opening of an investment fund to support voice AI start-ups like Pulse Labs and Edwin.


In order to efficiently use this feature in your device, your microphone should be working fine. If you are facing any such problems do not worry, GR Phones is there for you. Our highly qualified experienced technicians will sort out the related issues in no time. GR Phones is known for its quality and affordable services. We have the lowest of lowest prices for all the services we provide. Then why wait? use your search engine, type GR Phones, select the service you wish to get, book the job and leave the rest to us. We will bring the life back for your device and will ensure that it remains immortal.

Android or iOS?

Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are operating systems used primarily in mobile technology, such as smart phones and tablets. Android, which is Linux-based and partly open source, is more PC-like than iOS, in that its interface and basic features are generally more customizable from top to bottom. However, iOS uniform design elements are sometimes seen as being more user-friendly.


Features ANDROID iOS
Customizability A lot. Can change almost anything. Limited unless jail broken.
Developer Google, Open Handset Alliance Apple Inc.
Initial Release September 23, 2008 July 29, 2007
Source Model Open source Closed, with open source components.
Operating System Family Linux OS X, UNIX
Widgets Yes No, except in notification Center.
Internet Browsing Google Chrome (or Android Browser on older versions; other browsers are available) Mobile Safari (Other browsers are available)
App store , Affordability and interface Google Play – 1,000,000+ apps. Other app stores like Amazon and Get jar also distribute Android apps. (unconfirmed “.APKs”) Apple app store – 1,000,000+ apps.
Available Languages 100+ languages 34 Languages
Video Chat Google Duo and other 3rd party apps. Face Time (Apple devices only) and other 3rd party apps.
Voice Commands Google Now, Google Assistant Siri
Maps Google Maps Apple Maps (Google Maps also available via a separate app download).
Open Source Kernel, UI, and some standard apps. The iOS kernel is not open source but is based on the open-source Darwin OS.
Rooting, boot loaders and jail breaking Access and complete control over your device is available and you can unlock the boot loader. Complete control over your device is not available.
First Version Android 1.0, Alpha iOS 1.0
Security Android software patches are available soonest to Nexus device users. Manufacturers tend to lag behind in pushing out these updates. So at any given time a vast majority of Android devices are not running updated fully patched software. Most people will never encounter a problem with malware because they don’t go outside the Play Store for apps. Apple’s software updates support older iOS devices also.
File Manager Yes. (Stock Android File Manager included on devices running Android 7.1.1) Not Available
Calls and Messaging Google Hangouts. 3rd party apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Duo and Skype all work on Android and iOS both. iMessage, FaceTime (with other Apple devices only). 3rd party apps like Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Duo and Skype all work on Android and iOS.


Software Upgrades

Although Google does update Android frequently, some users may find that they do not receive the updates on their phone, or even purchase phones with out-of-date software. Phone manufacturers decide whether and when to offer software upgrades. They may not offer an upgrade to the latest version of Android for all the phones and tablets in their product line. Even when an upgrade is offered, it is usually several months after the new version of Android has been released.

This is one area where iOS users have an advantage. iOS upgrades are generally available to all iOS devices. There could be exceptions for devices older than three years, or for certain features like Siri, which was available for iPhone 4S users but not for older versions of iPhone. Apple cites hardware capability as the reason some older devices may not receive all new features in an upgrade.

Phone without Internet?

It is in mid 90’s the use of internet drastically increased. With advent of technologies there has been a greater use of Internet in almost all fields. Unfortunately people are becoming less productive as A to Z information is available on internet. Just a click you get to view plethora of information. Is it the right trend? partially yes and no. For school and university students, the daily use of internet has resulted in distraction from academic point of view. Various surveys and studies confirms that extensive use of social media, getting addicted to online games by students is making them less productive, which is really a bad trend. This behaviour is called as Internet addiction disorder. Internet addiction disorder (IAD), also known as problematic Internet use or pathological Internet use, refers to excessive use that interferes with daily life.

Keeping this in mind Samsung has come up with Galaxy J2 Pro, which literally blocks mobile data connections. This is said to be a great move by Samsung. Hoping to be launched in South Korea buy June 30, the company has come up with some great discounts for students in the age between 18 to 21. With less distractions from social media memes, trolls and social media apps students will be able to concentrate on studies and score well in exams.

What’s even funnier is that the specs of this phone aren’t half bad. Priced at ₩199,100 (about $240), the J2 Pro features a 5-inch QHD AMOLED screen, an unnamed quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and a microSD card slot. The phone even has a 5-MP cam in front and a 8-MP cam in back, which means you can use the phone to snap all the photos you want – as long as you don’t mind not being able to share them with anyone.

That isn’t completely true, because if you want to go through the hassle of snapping some pictures and then transferring them off the phone via a USB cable or microSD card, you can still upload the photos to the internet.

It’s a similar situation for apps. There isn’t really anything stopping someone from side loading software onto the J2 Pro using a standard Android APK, just so long as the app itself doesn’t require a data connection to function. That means dictionary, calculator and note-taking apps should function just fine, while Snap chat, Instagram and Facebook remain out of commission.

But if you think about it for a minute, this no-internet Smartphone is actually a stroke of genius. If there was some kind of barrier of entry, even one with an easy workaround such as this, there’s a good chance there’d be a lot less dick pictures or life-sucking apps floating around, constantly vying for our attention.

Unfortunately, while the Galaxy J2 Pro is already available in Australia for $229, the Australian model appears to have full internet capabilities. That’s a shame, because I bet there’s a lot of people others than South Korean students and senior citizens could benefit from an internet-incapable phone.




In April 2008, NASA partnered with Geoff Brown and Machine-to-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corp to develop 5G communication technology. The next generation telecom networks (5G) will hit the market by 2020.

What is 5G?

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on Smartphones and other devices than ever before. Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the norm. The networks will help power a huge rise in Internet of Things technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and more connected world. With development well underway, 5G networks are expected to launch across the world by 2020, working alongside existing 3G and 4G technology to provide speedier connections that stay online no matter where you are.


  • Up to 10Gbps data rate- > 10 to 100X improvements over 4G and 4.5G networks.
  • 1 Millisecond Latency
  • 1000X bandwidth per unit area
  • 99.9999% availability
  • 100% coverage
  • 90% reduction in network energy usage
  • Upto 10 year battery life for low power IOT devices

  • Faster download and upload speeds
  • Smoother streaming of online content
  • Higher quality audio and video calls
  • More reliable mobile communication
  • Greater number of connected IOT devices
  • An expansion of advanced Technologies—Including self driving cars and smart cities.

Technologists are working on this to make it effective at the earliest. Probably by 2020 or later we would be seeing 5G networks ruling the world.

Repair services by GR Phones

Are you looking for best and affordable phone repair in Adelaide? You are at the correct place. we are one stop phone shop. We understand how important is your phone for you. GR Phones is specialised to repair broken or faulty iPhones and Smart phones. Just give us a call on 8342 0008 and we will help you to fix the problem. We have highly trained and professional team with years of experience with repairs of Apple iPhones and smart phones in Adelaide.

GR Phones is not an Authorised service repair centre for Apple or other smart phone. So if your Phone is under Warranty, we recommend you to visit Authorised Service Centre. No matter what problem you have with your phone, we can help to sort it out with our expertise.

Apple’s A11 Bionic Chip

With the A10 Fusion, Apple had introduced what it calls “FUSION” technology. That chip had four processor cores: two “HIGH-PERFORMANCE” cores, and two “HIGH-EFFICIENCY CORES” The advantage was twofold: It delivered improved performance on apps that needed it, but when only lightweight tasks were running on the phone, it could power down the more power-hungry, high-performance cores, resulting in less battery drain.

Basic Understanding on A11 BIONIC Processor

The Apple A11 Bionic is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip (SOC), designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by TSMC. It first appeared in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X which were introduced on September 12, 2017. It has two high-performance cores which are 25% faster than the Apple A10 and four high-efficiency cores which are up to 70% faster than the energy-efficient cores in the A10.

Design Specifications

The A11 features an Apple-designed 64-bit ARMv8-A six-core CPU, with two high-performance cores at 2.39 GHz, called Monsoon, and four energy-efficient cores, called Mistral. The A11 uses a new second-generation performance controller, which permits the A11 to use all six cores simultaneously, unlike its predecessor the A10. The A11 also integrates an Apple-designed three-core graphics-processing unit (GPU) with 30% faster graphics performance than the A10. Embedded in the A11 is the M11 motion coprocessor. The A11 includes a new image processor which supports computational photography functions such as lighting estimation, wide colour capture, and advanced pixel processing.
The A11 is manufactured by TSMC using a 10 nm FinFET process and contains 4.3 billion transistors on a die 87.66 mm2 in size, 30% smaller than the A10. It is manufactured in a package on package (POP) together with 2 GB of LPDDR4X memory in the iPhone 8 and 3 GB of LPDDR4X memory in the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Neural Engine

The A11 also includes dedicated neural network hardware that Apple calls a “Neural Engine”. This neural network hardware can perform up to 600 billion operations per second and is used for Face ID, Animoji and other machine learning tasks. That means in addition to applying sophisticated effects to a photo, as Apple has been doing in previous generations of its ISP, it can now perform effects on live video. Beyond effects, this also appears to be what enables the camera system to identify objects and their composition in a scene, allowing it to track and focus on the subject you are filming. The neural engine allows Apple to implement neural network and machine learning in a more energy-efficient manner than using either the main CPU or the GPU.

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