Ford launching over-the-air software updates

Ford is all set to commence the over-the-air (OTA) software updates to its vehicles. It has previously produced two of its updated models for Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E buyers. At the same time, rival companies such as Tesla had been producing the vehicles with the OTA updates largely.
The company is now prepared to produce around 33 million cars receiving over-the-air software updates by the year 2028.
Ford is seeking transition is not just its operational values, but the brand motto has also seen a shift from a phrase that says “Built Ford Tough” to a new phrase that reads “Ford Powers Up.” According to Ford, over 100,000 F-150 and Mach-E customers have received the OTA updates for the last two months since it was announced. In contrast, other Ford models are in line to receive such updates, one of them being the new Ford Bronco. In addition, another big update is scheduled to be launched in Ford vehicles this year, including Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.
This upcoming update will allow the car owners to ask Alexa to play music, find the gas stations, get directions, or even recent weather updates. The Alexa update will possibly be provided to over 700,000 Ford vehicles in the United States and Canada regions this year. More vehicles will come across the updates later.
This new Alexa update has previously been in use for the Ford owners who had their accounts in Alexa, with which they could employ the smart home assistant in the cars they own through their smartphones. The new upgradation will be made to Ford vehicles by implanting the Alexa into the car’s operating system. The Alexa voice assistant will be provided for free for three years. The subscription will then be needed to be taken by the car owners.
Ford has also announced its collaboration with Google for six years, enabling the drivers to access the android apps and services. The update regarding the same was announced in February this year.

Amazon updates Echo Show 8, Show 5

The update comes up with new cameras and more colors.

Amazon recently reported updates for its Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 smart display devices. In addition, it also unveiled Echo Show 5’s all-new kids edition.

The company has come up with new updates from time to time, and so now its refreshing a handful of items in its Echo line that’s the Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5, and kids edition. The most upgraded and big upgrade is actually impressive on the bigger Echo Show 8, and the new feature is the camera on both models.

The camera has a 13-megapixel sensor that is the same as Echo Show 10. The Amazon Echo Show 8 coming up with a wider, 110-degree field of view rather than 10’s display shift around to point at you. And within that range, its pan and zoom trick so subjects can be kept centered in the frame.

The latest new Show 5 costs $85 has a new blue color model. The resolution is higher with double the pixels in the camera.  

The new Show 8 is available at $130, and it will presently accompany a wide-angle camera that keeps the in-frame and centered video caller, it’s a similar feature like of the Show 10, however, the wide- angle represents there’s no requirement for the display to move physically truly.

The company also reported its new Echo Show 5 Kids, which is $95, and we can say it is a kid-friendly version of the Echo Show 5. It comes with Amazon Kids+ service for one year and a replacement guarantee of two years.

The Alexa’s security mode is also added that Amazon will turn on for all Echo 8 and 5 devices; hence you’ll get a chance to view the camera remotely from your smartphone. Eventually, one more specification is getting added that new AR effects for Amazon’s own video chat service, which will include reactions like setting custom virtual backgrounds or putting hearts on the screen, etc.

Google announced an update for Wear OS

Important Highlights-Google has announced updates for its Wear OS, introducing to the keyboard feature.The keyboard gets equipped with features like predictive text, Gboard and the swipeable.Google has recently announced to update its Wear OS with an additional feature, the keyboard. The Wear OS has been incorporated with the keyboard features like predictive text, Gboard and the swipeable, available in the iOS and Android devices.The Gboard feature for the Wear OS comes with several input methods, which is quite adaptable to the previous operating system. For example, one can write the text by tapping on the keys, swiping through the keyboard, or even speaking by tapping in the mic option available. Another much sought-after feature, the emoji, can be easily accessed, including the “enhanced suggestions” above the keyboard.Also, alongside the new keyboard, Google is set to bring forth the multi-language support feature. It will allow the wearers to use the keyboard in the languages of their choices. The keyboard at its bottom features a language shortcut that, on being tapped, appears with the available options.Google seems to be paying attention to its Operating System by introducing the minor or the major updates at different occurrences. Google, earlier this year has announced to improve its wear OS platform by letting third-party developers create custom Tiles for the platform. It also assured of improvement in the CPU performance, last year in the month of August. The Wear OS admirers can expect the expansion in its horizon with more such possible advancements to be announced in the Google I/O 2021, the company’s developer conference.Wear OS, the wearable Operating System from Google, is designed as a smartwatchthat was initially launched on 18 March 2014. One can pair it with Android or iOS devices. The Wear OS comes with the facility such as Bluetooth, wi-fi, and LTE connectivity, along with certain other features and applications.