5G data speeding up for 2018 launch. Chrome for Mac goes 64-bit exclusive. Facebook going nuts with its apps.
With 4G LTE reaching mass spread, it would only make sense to start planning on 5G. Huawei is at the forefront of this project with an estimated 2020 launch that has now been put in overdrive. Huawei may end up launching 5G in 2018, instead.
Huawei as reached an agreement with Russia’s MegaFon to accelerate the process of bringing the 5G network a couple years earlier. The main reason would be to have this technology available in time for the 2018 World Cup.
Opinion: A global rollout of 5G technology should be spreading around 2020, but what does this even mean? How fast will these speeds be? It seems most people would not need more than 4G LTE, but as technology advances products get more data-hungry. We said the same about 3G, remember?
64-bit is not just the future, it is the present. This fast-moving industry has shown us that we need to adapt or we will be left behind. Such is the case with Google’s Chrome browser, which has reached a new stepping stone in its endeavors – Chrome version 39 for Mac has stopped supporting 32-bit architecture.
This will mostly affect old Mac users who got their computers back in 2006 and 2007. Those with relatively new machines will do just fine. Your update will be coming very soon, bringing you the joy of 64-bit architecture. As for those with 32-bit architecture? You will be stuck with Chrome version 38.
Opinion: Chrome version 38 is not a bad browser at all, but it will get old pretty quick. Maybe time for an upgrade is nearing!
We all know Facebook is not content with simply having one of the most downloaded apps in the internet. They also want to shove secondary apps into your device, and today they have a new one for you.
The new Groups app allows you to more easily stay in touch with your Facebook groups. It’s not a forced download (yet), so it’s mostly seen as a tool right now. You can get it now from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Opinion: I can’t see myself caring about Facebook groups so much that I need a dedicated app for them. Facebook Messenger at least offered cool features like Chat Heads. In this case, I am doing just fine with the feature within the Facebook app. Will you be downloading the Groups app?