The sound of our Android smartphones soon to be improved, the end of hard drives is approaching, the recap
Android smartphones could soon be entitled to better sound quality, the fall in SSD prices could well mark the end of hard drives, Microsoft’s after-sales service uses a cracked version of Windows 10, that’s the recap.
Qualcomm has finally integrated its aptX and aptX HD audio codecs into the Android Open Source Project for royalty-free use. For their part, hard drives could well disappear by the end of the year because of the fall in flash storage prices. Finally, Microsoft’s service department was caught red-handed using a pirated version of Windows 10 to help a customer. Come on, let’s go for the recap of the day on Monday, March 20, 2023.
Qualcomm will improve the audio quality of Android smartphones
After charging Android smartphone makers for years to license its aptX and aptX HD codecs, Qualcomm has finally decided to add it to the Android Open Source Project for free. Therefore, all manufacturers can now improve the audio quality of their devices, including companies like Samsung, which had always refused to buy the license.
Read – Android: why the sound of our smartphones will soon be of better quality
SSDs could soon completely replace hard drives
According to Trendforce, the manufacturing price of SSDs will fall sharply this year, to the point that they could completely replace hard drives for good. The disappearance of HDDs could occur as soon as the end of 2023, since manufacturers of flash memory increasingly tend to opt for SSDs with a large capacity.
Read – Hard drives could disappear by the end of the year, according to these analysts
Microsoft uses a pirated version of Windows 10 to help a consumer
An IT professional contacted Microsoft after-sales service after noticing that his brand new Windows 10 license refused to activate. What was his surprise when he noticed that the company’s technician had simply helped him to use a pirated version of the OS rather than solving the problem.
Read – When Microsoft after-sales service uses a cracked version of Windows 10 to activate a legal license