Google may launch its first Pixel foldable phone in 2022. While people eagerly wait for Google’s first foldable handset to come out, new details about the upcoming device are emerging. As per 9to5Google, the phone will not use the same high-end camera sensors found in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. As per information discovered in the most recent release of Google’s Camera app, the upcoming folding Pixel’s codename is ‘Pipit’, which was changed from ‘Passport’ at some point. The foldable Pixel phone is expected to use the same 12.2MP main camera that’s found on the Pixel 5. That’s the Sony IMX363 instead of the 50MP GN1 sensor that’s found in the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Another Sony IMX386 is also expected to be used on this device, expectedly for the ultrawide camera. In addition to these two cameras, there’s evidence of dual IMX355 sensors, which is the 8MP selfie camera on the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 6 (non-Pro). It’s believed that the ‘Pipit’ will have dual selfie cameras: one for an external display while the device is folded, and another on the interior display while the device is unfolded. Google’s Pixel foldable is expected to arrive sometime in 2022. It was previously believed that Google would announce a foldable during its most recent Pixel 6 launch event, but that didn’t end up happening. The latest evidence of a 2022 release is referenced by “isPixel2022Foldable” that’s mentioned in the Camera APK’s code.
Netflix into mobile gaming with launch of 5 games for Android users
Popular streaming giant Netflix has launched the first collection of games available for Android users worldwide. Netflix subscribers can now play five mobile games. These include ‘Stranger Things: 1984’, ‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’, ‘Shooting Hoops’, ‘Card Blast’, and ‘Teeter Up’. The rollout started on Tuesday with the Netflix games available to download on the Google Play app store for all members on Android mobile and tablet devices globally. The mobile games will now begin slowly rolling out on the Netflix app for Android. Android users will be able to pick them through the dedicated games row or games tab available on their mobile devices. Users can also look at these games from a drop-down menu on tablets, and then download the games via Google Play Store. Once downloaded, the games will be available for access directly through the Netflix app for its subscribers. As per Variety, the games on Netflix are included as part of the overall subscription — with no extra fees, ads or in-app purchases. Some of the games can be played offline too. There is a limit on the number of devices users can play on but Netflix has not specified the number yet. Just two of the initial batch of five games titles are tied to a Netflix original, the popular ‘Stranger Things’ series. ‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’ developed by studio BonusXP, is a companion game to Season 3 of the show, letting you play through familiar events from the series while also “uncovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets!” according to its description. This means that users can get the games even in Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, and Tamil, among others.