Deep integration to fully empower Samsung Galaxy S24 series to unlock high-energy AI applications

Some people say that if you haven’t used ChatGPT to solve problems at work in 2024, or haven’t recognized AI-synthesized pictures on social platforms, you will be lagging behind the times. The rapid development of AI in recent years has indeed overwhelmed many users. For the mobile phone industry, 2024 will also be a shining moment for AI technology competition and landing. In the future, whether a mobile phone can provide a satisfactory AI experience may directly affect consumers’ purchase intention. On January 18, Samsung officially released the Galaxy S24 series to the world, bringing a new experience empowered by Galaxy AI, becoming the "AI phone" that attracted much attention at the beginning of the year.

In recent years, Samsung has invested heavily in artificial intelligence research and development. Since 2017, the Samsung Artificial Intelligence Research Center (SAIC) has been dedicated to the research and development of cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, and Samsung has also applied for about 3,000 patents related to artificial intelligence. At the Samsung Artificial Intelligence Forum in 2023, Samsung Gauss, a self-developed artificial intelligence model, made its debut. Samsung said that the model can be used in various aspects such as mobile phone calls, imaging, security, and announced that the upcoming Galaxy flagship phone will use self-developed generative AI technology.

Just as the concept of "AI phone" was about to come out, Samsung’s low-key move attracted much attention from the industry as soon as it was announced. Less than two months later, the Samsung Galaxy S24 series came with Galaxy AI, and at the same time brought a series of mature and complete generative AI applications, which depicted for consumers what an "AI phone" should look like.

A closer look at the entire suite of applications that Galaxy AI empowers shows that Samsung is pushing generative AI into every aspect of the smartphone experience. This includes features such as real-time call translation and writing assistants that improve the communication experience, as well as productivity-enhancing tools such as note-taking assistants and transcription assistants. There are also generative editing comparable to professional retouching software, and a circle-and-search function that makes the mobile search experience fully upgraded. With Galaxy AI, the Galaxy S24 series has achieved a comprehensive reinvention of the mobile phone experience by AI.

For the vast majority of consumers, the result of this change is first and foremost more convenient conditions. Take the circle and search as an example. When users of the Galaxy S24 series see content of interest on the screen, whether it is text, pictures or videos, just press the Home button for a long time, and then circle, highlight, paint or touch the selected object on the screen, the phone can intelligently identify the corresponding content, and then display the search results. The whole process does not need to jump out of the app you are using, nor do you need to think about keywords. Everything is done naturally.

At the same time, Galaxy AI will also allow users to truly feel the power of smartphones, allowing users to make the most of the "performance monster" in their hands. For example, the generative editing function equipped with the Galaxy S24 series can bring back to life those carefully shot but not ideal photos. Users can adjust the tilted screen to level or move the position of an object in the screen according to their own wishes, and the generative editing will be responsible for intelligently filling in the blanks left by these operations, leaving no traces at all.

Providing a combined local and cloud AI experience is another reassuring feature of Galaxy AI. In the face of tasks that need to be completed with the help of the network, such as circling and searching, Galaxy AI can allow users to obtain more information through cloud AI. In other scenarios, such as real-time call translation, Galaxy AI can ensure the privacy of users’ conversations through device-based artificial intelligence.

The launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series is a powerful boost to the introduction of generative AI technology into smartphones. According to market research firm Counterpoint Research, 2024 will be a key year for global AI smartphones, with the AI smartphone market growing at a compound annual growth rate of 83% between 2024 and 2027. In addition, Counterpoint researchers believe: "As it did with foldable phones, Samsung is likely to capture nearly 50% of the market share of AI smartphones in the next two years."

"The power station is the gas station for electric vehicles", why did Luo Yonghao bombard the oil truck?

  Luo Yonghao has made another famous statement!

  Recently, Luo Yonghao, founder of Smartisan, said bluntly in the live stream of Make a Friend: "Electric cars can be said to be the trend of the times. Now as long as you have experienced trams, it is unlikely that the next car will choose an oil car."

  If this had been said a few years ago, it might have received a lot of criticism, but now whether it is realistic or not, ask your friends who already drive the trolley around you.

  It can only be said that the arrival of the tram era is even faster than we imagined.

  The latest weekly sales rankings of the passenger car market also confirm this point: among the top ten models sold, new energy vehicles occupy nine seats, and only one traditional fuel vehicle barely ranks among them. This data undoubtedly announces the full arrival of the era of new energy vehicles, and the market share of traditional fuel vehicles is rapidly being eroded.

  At the same time, the increase in redemption users, the favor of electric vehicles is more obvious, new energy vehicles become an important driving factor for the increase in redemption market. Data show that in 2023, individual redemption users drove new car sales to 7.48 million, accounting for 34.2% of the overall retail scale, a growth rate of 16.9%; among them, the proportion of new energy vehicles in the increase in redemption market reached 36.2%, an increase of 49.5% year-on-year, the growth rate is much higher than the overall growth rate of the increase in redemption market.

  Electricity is farther than oil

  Resolve the last trace of anxiety

  The increase in the penetration rate of electric vehicles is largely due to the easing of consumer mileage anxiety. Throughout the entire industry, many car companies are working hard to solve mileage anxiety and improve the charging experience, mainly through three ways: one is to expand battery capacity; the second is to layout replacement; the third is to layout ultra-fast charging. Among them, NIO is the car company with the most replenishment methods and the most complete replenishment experience in China. In recent years, NIO has been building up the ante charging and replacement construction.

  So far, NIO has deployed 2,400 power stations, 3,753 charging stations and 21,828 charging piles, and connected 1,000,000 + three-way charging piles, connecting 75 routes including the Chuanqing-Dian three routes to Tibet, the Silk Road, the Kanas Line, the Duku Highway, the Western Sichuan Great Ring Road, the Hulunbuir Grassland Line, the Shenzhou Arctic Line, the Huaxia East Pole Line, and the Wanli Great Wall Line, and will complete 100 routes in 2024.

  NIO has proved through long-term practice that replacing electricity is more convenient than refueling.

  "A power station is a gas station for electric vehicles," Luo Yonghao said bluntly in the live stream. NIO now has nearly 2,400 power stations across the country and nearly 800 power stations on highways. NIO users can change electricity all the way from Harbin to Sanya. "There is no anxiety about [mileage] going far, and it feels as convenient as a gasoline car." As Luo Yonghao said.

  NIO charging and swapping network layout diagram

  With national policies guiding and encouraging the development of the power swap model, more and more friends have begun to enter the power swap field, preferring to cooperate with NIO. Since November last year, Changan Automobile, Geely Holdings, Chery Automobile and () have successively reached power swap cooperation with NIO. The national team of central enterprises and private enterprise giants have chosen to join the power swap camp, which means that power swap is expected to become the mainstream energy supplement model in the industry.

  In Luo Yonghao’s opinion, NIO power exchange allows users to enjoy four core values such as "how fast and saving":

  More: There are many power stations, with nearly 2,400 power stations across the country, solving users’ mileage anxiety.

  Fast: NIO power change only takes 3 minutes, and power change is as fast as refueling;

  Good: one-click automatic power change, no need to get off the bus for power change, continuous power loss, no fear of severe cold, good user experience;

  Province: Every power change is a battery health check, allowing users to rest assured.

  In addition to "how fast and how economical", Luo Yonghao also highlighted the advantages of "flexible upgrade" of NIO power stations in the live stream. He said that NIO users can "temporarily upgrade to a 150-degree battery" by changing electricity, which can run farther than most oil cars.

  This is not to brag. On December 17 last year, Li Bin, founder, chairperson and CEO of NIO, personally tested the battery life of NIO’s 150-degree battery pack in a self-driving ET7, and finally achieved a driving range of 1,044 kilometers, which not only achieved the strongest pure electric vehicle in the industry, but also made it possible to "electric than oil".

  A good time to replace the oil truck

  On March 13, the State Council issued the "Action Plan for Promoting Large-scale Equipment Renewal and Trade-in of Consumer Goods" (hereinafter referred to as the "Plan"), clearly stating that "promoting large-scale equipment renewal and trade-in of consumer goods is an important measure to accelerate the construction of a new development pattern and promote high-quality development." The "trade-in action" of automobiles as bulk consumer goods has been mentioned and paid attention to. The plan clearly states that it is necessary to "organize and carry out national automobile trade-in promotions, encourage automobile manufacturers and sales enterprises to carry out promotional activities, and guide orderly competition in the industry."

  In response to the "Trade-in Action for Consumer Goods", NIO launched a subsidy of up to 1 billion yuan for the replacement of oil vehicles in April, aiming to promote the renewal of old oil vehicles and bring real preferential benefits to consumers.

  NIO announced that it will introduce a maximum subsidy of 1 billion yuan for oil vehicle replacement. Oil vehicle users who replace NIO new cars will receive an additional 10,000 yuan in optional fund subsidies. NIO oil vehicle users who replace NIO can get up to 15,000 yuan in optional funds, a NIO Phone voucher worth 6,498 yuan, a power exchange voucher worth about 3,600 yuan, and a one-year NOP + (Global Pilot Assistance) worth 4,560 yuan.

  At the same time, if the replacement user uses the NIO battery rental plan to buy a car, he can also get a discount of 70,000/128,000 yuan on the car price, additional purchase tax reduction and battery rental service fee payment 4 get 1 free policy benefits. The minimum monthly battery rent is only 583 yuan, and the free replacement coupon will also be increased to 60 (worth about 6,000 yuan).

  According to industry insiders, as the first batch of car companies in the industry to respond to the policy call, the launch of NIO’s maximum 1 billion yuan oil vehicle replacement subsidy will further help the consumption growth of the automobile market and the market popularization of new energy vehicles.

  If you have plans to replace your gasoline car in the near future and just want to buy a high-end pure electric vehicle, NIO is a good choice.

  Smart + supplement double awesome

  BBA users accelerate their switch to NIO

  From the statistics point of view, in the high-end pure electricity market, NIO has obvious advantages. From January to February this year, NIO has a market share of 59.5% in the high-end pure electricity market above 300,000 yuan. From July to December 2023, in the market with an average transaction price of more than 300,000 yuan in Shanghai, NIO sales have surpassed BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi for 5 consecutive months, regardless of energy form.

  NIO’s advantage in the high-end pure electric market is mainly due to its leadership in product power and supplementary service experience. All NIO models are equipped with 4 Orin chips, with a computing power of 1016Tops, which has outstanding advantages in intelligent driving and cockpit experience. Some professionals said that the new energy automobile industry has entered the stage of intelligent arms race, which has put forward higher requirements for the intelligent hardware computing power of products. Most models with no more than 500Tops in computing power are prone to bottlenecks in intelligent driving experience.

  Based on the advantages of hardware pre-installation, NIO can bring continuous upgrades to the car experience for car owners. This year, the NIO Banyan · Rong 2.4.0 version brings more than 50 new and optimized functions, including the addition of 4D comfort pilot, GOA universal obstacle warning and assistance, omnidirectional AEB, NOMI full cabin memory, no wheat Karaoke, track mode and other blockbuster functions. In addition, NIO NOP + has covered 99% of prefecture-level cities and county-level cities, with a total of 726 cities and a usable mileage of 1.05 million kilometers. Global pilot assistance including highways, urban areas, power exchange, etc. will be fully pushed in the second quarter, and the end-side multi-modal large model NOMI GPT will also be launched soon.

  According to incomplete statistics, more than 50% of NIO’s existing users are replacement users, of which 30% are trade-in users. 48% of NIO’s replacement users are from BBA, and the proportion of some second-generation technology platform model users is as high as 56%. Combined with the current NIO subsidy policy, the proportion of BBA fuel vehicle users replacing NIO may increase.

  In fact, Luo Yonghao also had a sentence in the live broadcast, which is worth thinking about: "Send the oil trucks of the old world to the garbage heap of history!" Whether this sentence is exaggerated is unknown, but with the assistance of NIO, the best time for oil to turn to electricity may be now.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  On August 23rd, Meizu Technology (MEIZU) officially released the Meizu Note6, the much-anticipated Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform, the unique full-pixel dual-core focusing technology in the thousand-yuan machine, supplemented by the flagship dual-camera portrait background blurring, equipped with the smooth and easy-to-use Flyme6 system, injecting the trendiest configuration genes into "Youth Good Products". The listed version of Meizu Note6 is divided into full Netcom version, mobile 4G + version and full Netcom 4G + version. The whole system comes with a starting storage of 3GB as standard, and has four colors: obsidian black, peacock green, Haoyue silver and champagne gold. Among them, the 3G + 16GB version is priced at 1099 yuan, the 3G + 32GB version is priced at 1299 yuan, and the 4G + 64GB version is priced at 1699 yuan. It will be sold online and offline from September 1st.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  From 16:30 on August 23, users can make reservations at Meizu Mall, Meizu Tmall Official Flagship Store, JD.com, Suning.com, Baidu Meizu/Meizu Tieba, and MOMO. At 0:00 on September 1st, the Meizu Note6 3G + 16GB version will be exclusively launched on JD.com’s "Ace Launch", and the 3G + 32GB version will be launched simultaneously on Meizu Mall, Meizu Tmall official flagship store, JD.com, and Suning.com. From September 2nd, in addition to the 3G + 32GB version, the 4G + 64GB version will be launched on Meizu’s offline official authorized channels, and will be launched in Meizu stores, Hang, Gome, Dixintong, Leyu stores, operator business halls, and other mobile phone stores one after another.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  The press conference also officially announced that the cumulative shipments of Meizu products reached 45 million units, but also for the majority of young people to bring a wealth of accessories, whether it is the price of 299 yuan Meizu EP52 Bluetooth sports headset, or the new Meizu Everyday light series of the first breast bag (119 yuan) and storage bag (59 yuan), all show the brand concept of Meizu will bring international trends and simple design to young people. August 23rd 16:30, Meizu EP52 Bluetooth sports headset in JD.com exclusive appointment, September 1st at 10 o’clock, Meizu official website and JD.com simultaneous sale, with Note6 to buy, can enjoy a preferential price of 269 yuan; Meizu breast bag, storage bag will also be on sale in early September.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  In terms of hardware, the Note6 adopts the unattainable Sony IMX362/Samsung 2L7 module in the mobile phone at the same price, bringing a 1200W + 500W dual-color lens combination. 1.4μm oversized single pixel, combined with the 6P customized lens with a large aperture of < unk >/1.9, has created the most luxurious camera phone at the same price. What makes the Meizu Note6 unique is that the Meizu Note6 has added Dual PD full-pixel dual-core focusing technology to the thousand-yuan mobile phone for the first time, and the focusing speed is as fast as 0.03s. It is like a human eye scanning to bid farewell to focusing and waiting, and capture the youth of the majority of young people passing by.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  In terms of software, Meilanhua has specially customized the ArcSoft optimization algorithm for the Note6, and has carried out a number of optimizations for the blurring of the portrait background and the multi-frame noise reduction function of dim light. Make the double-camera blurring more natural, and the purity of the dim-light photography is on the paper, which is fully capable of challenging SLR players.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  In terms of front lens, Meilan Note6 is not vague. Note6 is equipped with 16 million pixel front lens module, which has been continuously verified in the current multi-brand flagship mobile phone. This is a beautiful lens that pleases people’s eyes the most. It has a large aperture of/2.0, and with the ArcSoft beauty algorithm, Liangpin youth can be so confident in facing the lens.

  The highly anticipated 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform

  The cool blessing of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core 64-bit processor not only brings surprises in configuration but also freshness in experience, which is a solid step for Meilan products to move towards a multi-processor platform. The 14nm LPP advanced process has set up a golden sign for the excellent power consumption of the Note6. The extraordinary image processing power of the Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU brings rich image performance tension to the 5.5-inch screen of the Meilan Note6, and the display is more realistic and vivid. Compared with the Note5, it has a 71% improvement in graphics performance, and the image performance is smoother and smoother in the gaming experience.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 also brings a smoother and more stable mobile network environment to the majority of Meiyou. In addition to the powerful 4G full Netcom function, it also supports 2.4G/5G dual-band Wi-Fi, meeting users’ various needs for networking at home and outdoors.

  The original intention is still to experience Taotie

  The essence of grinding is not against the original intention. Meilan Note6 also brings you up to 4000mAh large battery, ingenious craftsmanship avoids the sacrifice of large battery on the thickness and feel of the phone, lightweight grip, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 brought by ultra-low power consumption and Flyme6 system optimization, users can brush 10 hours of large-scale games, full of 34 high definition hot dramas, browse 120 news, 18W high power mCharge fast charge, 90 minutes can be fully charged, bid farewell to the delay in charging, and win the smooth experience.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  The unique "integrated design of flash antenna" of Meilan has also been passed down on the Note6. The original 4-LED flowing water flash gives Meilan products a simple and elegant design spirituality. Under the built-in intelligent LED coding chip, the Note6 still has various customized flashing functions such as incoming calls, alarm clocks, sending and receiving text messages and red envelopes.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  The sincerity of youth good products is not only reflected in the Meizu Note6, after the EP51 became a popular sports headset product, the release of the new Meizu EP52 Bluetooth sports headset, to create a truly lightweight sports significant other for the current youth.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  The memory neck brace design is tailor-made for each user. The food-grade silicone material brings a more skin-friendly softness. The weight of only 3 grams of unilateral earphones provides a comfortable listening experience. The microfiber diaphragm + Free-Edge diaphragm design outlines more layered music details for the EP52 in terms of sound quality. The Meizu EP52 has upgraded the magnetic attraction design and added the Hall control function, which can play at least 8 hours of music. It has IPX5 waterproof, allowing every sports youth to truly decompress from the body and mind. Meizu EP52 is priced at 299 yuan, and you can enjoy a package price of 269 yuan when you buy it with Note6 mobile phones. You can make an exclusive appointment in JD.com Mall at 16:30 on August 23, and go on sale simultaneously in JD.com Mall and Meizu Official Mall at 10:00 am on September 1. It is worth mentioning that the EP51 sports Bluetooth headset was also adjusted to 229 yuan across the board at 16:30 pm on August 23.

  Your good products, there is always a good way to store them.

Fast performance Fast dual camera from 1099 yuan Meilan Note6 officially released

  Meilan also included the first breast bag and storage bag of this conference into the new Meilan Everyday light clothing series, priced at 119 yuan and 59 yuan respectively, providing a truly trendy lifestyle for the majority of digital enthusiasts. Every good young person is an unruly and wise storage expert in their youth.

Andy Lau can’t save "Hot Blood Choir", forcibly sensational characters are pale

Andy Lau starred in the inspirational film "Blood Choir", originally the most talked about this weekend’s new film, the first day of release on Friday accounted for 20.6% of the top, but only got 6.94 million yuan at the box office. On the second day of release, the single-day box office quickly fell to fifth place, Douban only 4.8 points, the row fell sharply, and Andy Lau could not save its box office and word-of-mouth.

This film is produced and starring Andy Lau, and starring two famous musicians, Lu Guanting and Lei Songde, with the help of Li Lizhen, Xie Junhao, Guan Lijie and many other old Hong Kong actors. The cast and story synopsis sound good, but the market performance is so bad, it is surprising: what is the problem?

"Hot Blood Choir" tells the story of Yan Zilang, a Chinese-American conductor played by Andy Lau, who accepts the invitation of his mentor played by Lu Guanting to return to China, participates in the "Hot Blood Choir Experimental Program" aimed at educating and saving poor students, and acts as the conductor of the Hot Blood Choir. He leads a group of students who are considered useless in the eyes, overcomes various difficulties and setbacks, heals each other, and finally achieves good results in the chorus competition and finds the value of life.

This kind of story framework suddenly reminds people of the French classic film "Spring in the Cattle Herding Class". Since it stands on the shoulders of the classic, as long as the screenwriter puts more effort into the script and the director shoots better, it will be a warm and touching film even if it does not reach the classic level.

However, the director and screenwriter have the enthusiasm to express the educational concept of "education without discrimination", but they do not have the ability to tell a good story. As a result, the entire plot is almost only a conceptual skeleton and didactic slogans, and lacks the support of real and credible flesh and detail. It is like stretching a 5-minute MV short film to 97 minutes, but there are still only MV-style thin stories and pale characters. What should be explained to the audience is not explained clearly, but a lot is said in various ways.

For example, the film is too unclear about the reasons and specific implementation plan for the formation of the hot-blooded choir played by the principal played by Lu Guanting. It is not enough to just tell the audience that this is a "teaching without discrimination" teaching experimental plan. Other teaching methods can also reflect the educational concept of "teaching without discrimination". Why is it necessary to establish a choir?

Moreover, these "bad" students in the eyes of the people were selected from several ordinary schools. The students should still be in their respective schools, and they don’t have much time to learn to sing in the choir. Why is there almost no expression of these students’ usual school life in the film?

The film begins with a chorus of champions at a major middle school practicing singing under the arrogant spectacle conductor played by Ray Songde, and a skirmish with the "useless" students of the hot-blooded choir. It was expected that the two conductors and the two student choirs with very different identities would have a more intense dramatic conflict in the later story, but this story line did not come to an end, which is a pity.

The biggest problem with the film is the paleness and thinness of the characters, and there is hardly a character that can stand up.

Although there are many scenes of Yan Zilang, the conductor played by Andy Lau, there is very little account of his personality description and character background, so much so that at the end he suddenly confessed to the students that he came to Hong Kong after a hit-and-run in the United States, which is very surprising. It also does not match the image of his upright and instructive character in the whole film. It seems to be a deliberate plot added in order to achieve the theme of mutual healing and redemption between teachers and students under the cultivation of music.

In contrast, it is also a portrayal of frustrated teachers and students, "Spring in the Cattle Cattle Class" is much more clever and natural, especially the shaping of several key students, which is more similar to "Hot Blood Choir".

"Hot Blood Choir" focuses on three problem students such as Feng Xinxi and a rich second-generation student who volunteers to join the choir. Among them, there are teenagers who become impulsive and fight because their bastard father (played by Guan Lijie) often beats their mother (played by Li Lizhen). There are girls who yearn to be cared for because their father loves alcoholism and always urges her to work and earn money. There are single-parent children who develop the habit of theft due to poor family…

However, the director and screenwriter’s description of each student and their family is like a MV, and more importantly, there is a lack of preparation for the sudden change of their parents, and the ending forcibly makes them move for their children, forcibly sensational, and unreasonable, resulting in the lack of room for outstanding actors such as Xie Junhao, Guan Lijie, and Li Lizhen to create characters and become symbolic characters in the film.

The child in the film who loved to play the harmonica, who had a habit of stealing, later went to return the stolen goods and bought them at double the price. Why did Wu Dairong, the exclusive director of the Hot Blood Choir, insist on using Plan B regardless of Yan Zilang’s pleading, and also fire Yan Zilang, who was pleading in the rain? At the end, inexplicably, the children of the Hot Blood Choir were allowed to perform on stage.

At the end, the hot-blooded choir performed a climax play, and all the actors were very involved. Andy Lau’s play directed by the mobile phone screen was impressive, but such forceful sensationalization was more about touching themselves, because it was difficult to resonate with the audience due to the lack of true and credible stories and characters.

The biggest highlight of "Hot Blood Choir" is the beautiful song at the end of the film. When I went home and checked the Internet, I found that the name of the song was "Who Can Understand Me", written by Zheng Guojiang, composed by Lin Zixiang, and sung by Andy Lau.

Google Maps will add offline navigation and search capabilities today

  November 11 Internet NewsThe latest report,According to foreign media reports, at the I/O conference held in May this year, one of the important things announced by Google (Weibo) was to add offline search and navigation capabilities to the Google Maps app. Now, six months after the last announcement of this plan, this feature will finally reach users. Google Maps will launch a new offline mode that allows users to navigate driving directions and searches offline. This feature is designed to integrate seamlessly with online Google Maps, so that data links can be disconnected or connected without cutting off the app itself. These new features will be available to Android users from later today. Google said that similar features for iOS systems will be available soon.

  Since 2012, Google Maps has been able to store part of the map content offline, but this is the first time Google Maps has been equipped with offline search and navigation functions. This means that if a user saves a map of the city they live in, they can search for places such as restaurants without the need for an Internet connection, and get a timely response. Due to space constraints, the new feature will only store business names, star ratings and phone numbers, not corresponding photos or user comments.

  Similarly, offline navigation will only effectively display information about ordinary traffic hours on the road, but it is difficult to upload real-time traffic data. However, once the network connection is restored, the route information will be updated in a timely manner. At present, the initial release of Google Maps offline navigation function cannot navigate offline transportation or walking routes, mainly due to the consideration of data space. However, Google claims that future updates will add more functions to the old box.

  In any case, this new feature of Google Maps will be very important for users who want to navigate without an internet connection, especially those who are in the "dead zone" or somewhere abroad that requires a new SIM card. (Yuetong)