Realme X50 Pro Latest Software Update: Realme X50 Pro gets latest update, here’s what’s new

Realme X50 Pro Latest Software Update: Realme X50 Pro gets latest update, here’s what’s new

Realme X50 Pro Latest Software Update: Realme X50 Pro gets latest update, here’s what’s new

Chinese smartphone maker Realme has started rolling out the latest software update to the Realme X50 Pro smartphone. The update brings the UI version RMX2076PU_11_A.19 to the device along with the Android security patch for the month of April.

Realme says that it will have a staged roll out in order to ensure the stability of this update. It will be randomly pushed out to a limited number of users initially and will have a broader roll out in a few days. The update roll out was announced by the company in a post through its official community forum.

Changelog with the update includes added Vivid mode to Screen Color mode, changed charging icon and fix for the screen rounded corner problem. Key change that the latest version brings is that it optimizes the quality of photos and adds the ability to record 60FPS 4K videos. It also brings a fix for screen redness at the low brightness in some scenes and optimizes network stability.

Realme X50 Pro: Specifications

The device offers a 6.44-inch Samsung Super AMOLED FHD+ display of 2400×1080 pixel resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. It supports HDR10+ and 100% DCI-P3 and 105% NTSC colour gamuts and houses an in-screen fingerprint sensor that is claimed to unlock in 0.27 seconds.
Realme X50 Pro comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage.

The handset is backed by a 4200mAh battery. Realme X50 Pro offers 65W fast charging support that is claimed to charge the device completely in 35 minutes. The smartphone offers a quad-camera setup on the back comprising a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and lastly a 2MP portrait camera. On the front, there is a dual front camera of 32MP + 8MP.

Microsoft: Here's why Microsoft has partnered with Coca-Cola - Latest News

Microsoft: Here’s why Microsoft has partnered with Coca-Cola – Latest News

Microsoft Corp on Monday said it had won a five-year deal with Coca-Cola Co to supply business software, including its Teams chat app and tools for customer service agents.

The companies did not disclose the size of the deal but said it will include Dynamics 365, a suite of Microsoft tools that competes directly with Salesforce.com Inc.

Microsoft has a stronghold in general-purpose business software such as email and word processing apps but has been working to win more customers for its specialized software such as apps used by customer service and sales employees.

James Phillips, the corporate vice president for Microsoft’s business applications group, told Reuters in an interview that Coca-Cola will use Microsoft technology to pull together information several internal systems, using artificial intelligence to fetch data from them and answer questions.

In the first phase, Phillips said, Coke will offer the system internally to employees “rather than making the employee understand that you need to go over here to request vacation time, over there to look at your last payroll slip, or to some other system to understand what educational courses may be available.”

Barry Simpson, senior vice president and chief information and integrated services officer of Coca-Cola, said in a statement that Microsoft’s software would help the company by “replacing previously disparate and fragmented systems.”

Eventually, Microsoft’s Phillips said, Coca-Cola’s customer service agents plan to use system to help quickly answer questions from the beverage maker’s customers, which include major retailers and grocers.

HealthChampion to acquire software development company - Med-Tech Innovation

HealthChampion to acquire software development company – Med-Tech Innovation

HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company will be acquiring alligatortek, a software development company and Microsoft partner.

alligatortek delivers bespoke software development built on a cloud technology stack. Its innovative solutions address process bottlenecks to improve efficiency, productivity and the bottom line for clients. The acquisition aims to strengthen HealthChampion’s position and enhance its ability to rapidly deploy expanded remote care and data analytics to consumers and B2B partners.

HealthChampion aims to empower users to automatically gather and securely share their data with doctors, nurses, therapists, trainers, loved ones and other caregivers to improve health outcomes. With increased health risks, including COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to get the data to the right people at the right time.

Terrence M. Ryan, CEO of HealthChampion, said: “Over the last two decades, alligatortek has built a leading development team, one that has been recognised as Partner of the Year by Microsoft. This acquisition will bolster our product development efforts, enabling us to accelerate data-driven health insights for consumers and businesses in response to strong market demand for our offering.”

Sid Bala, CEO of alligatortek, will be joining HealthChampion’s board of directors and will be in charge of the integration. In his new role, he will oversee strategy and help drive further innovation across the organisation.

Bala said: “We celebrate a milestone today as we join the HealthChampion team. We will draw on our decades of experience to push the boundaries of digital health innovation and remain focused on delivering outstanding technology, capabilities and service to the healthcare industry.”

Novartis acquires software startup to pursue amblyopia treatment - Med-Tech Innovation

Novartis acquires software startup to pursue amblyopia treatment – Med-Tech Innovation

Novartis has completed the acquisition of Amblyotech, a US-based software startup, and will, in collaboration with Ubisoft and McGill University, pursue the development of the acquired digital technology for the treatment of amblyopia.

It is estimated that amblyopia affects roughly 3% of the global population, some of whom could be appropriate candidates for this therapy if approved. The condition can lead to poor vision and other quality of life issues if left untreated. The condition can impact children and adults beyond their vision, making it difficult to drive and maintain a sense of autonomy. Current treatment options, including patching and/or atropine, are associated with low compliance and low success rates. Approved therapies for adults are limited.

Designed to enhance compliance, Amblyotech utilises active gaming and passive video technology with 3-D glasses, training the eyes to work together to view an image in full. Its software employs a unique visual presentation, called dichoptic display, where each eye is presented with different images using a proprietary algorithm. In early clinical studies, Amblyotech’s software demonstrated improvements in vision in both children and adults with faster onset compared to standard of care treatments.

Nikos Tripodis, Global Business Franchise Head, Ophthalmology “By offering a noninvasive solution that has the potential to be significantly faster than current standards of care such as patching for children and adults impacted by lazy eye, Amblyotech’s software is a great example of how we can reimagine medicine using digital technology. We look forward to using our deep clinical development expertise in ophthalmology to accelerate this platform toward regulatory approval, and our global commercial footprint to maximise access for patients who need it.”

With the transaction closing, Novartis plans to work in partnership with video game developer, Ubisoft, to develop the Amblyotech software as a medical device (SaMD), create a series of engaging games for the device, and conduct a proof of concept study (PoC), planned for later in 2020.

Allstate's India engrs make driving safer - Latest News

Allstate’s India engrs make driving safer – Latest News

Auto insurance has traditionally been an old-school business based on demographics and groups, with very little by way of customisation. For example, a 60-year-old’s style of driving and concomitant risk profile might be much lower than a 25-year-old’s, but the two still end up paying the same premium for their car insurance. This lack of flexibility in insurance plans is what US-based insurance giant Allstate set out to change.

“We looked at this problem statement and decided to use telematic software to capture driving behaviour – how fast they drive, the speed and curve at which they take turns, how hard they brake, etc – and develop a risk profile to separate the rash drivers from the safer ones,” says Chetan Garga, managing director of Allstate India.

Telematics is a general term that refers to any device that merges telecommunications and information processing. In the auto industry, it refers to a small device that is functionally similar to a black box found in airplanes; it connects your car to the internet, allowing you to receive and send information that makes services like the ones Allstate provides possible. All the data collected from the vehicle can be analysed using machine learning and artificial intelligence – to develop a reliable risk profile for example. In the future, the need for connected cars with telematic capabilities that help provide a myriad of services will most likely be the norm.

“Telematics was a big improvement we brought into the insurance market years ago and our teams in India helped develop and maintain the technology,” Garga says.

Technology like telematics isn’t just about abstract informational data. In many cases, it literally saves lives. “We had partnered with a firm called Life360 (a location-based app designed primarily to enable friends and family members to share their location with each other). A few months ago, a teenage customer of ours in the US was involved in an accident. The family was promptly alerted and able to locate the crash site thanks to the telemetric data coupled with the Life360 app,” says Garga

The Indian team also helped develop a feature for the company’s mobile app called Drivewise that alerts people and offers tips on how to drive better. “The team here captures data such as how often drivers use their phone, late-night commutes, and speeding, and based on this data the team offers rewards and discounts to our customers to encourage them to pick up safer driving habits,” says Garga.

Allstate has around 4,500 employees in India. The work here needs the development teams to be proficient in software development tools for Android (Android SDK) and macOS (Xcode) as well as be comfortable with programming languages like Kotlin and Swift.