How Big Tech Companies are Making a Little Progress on Releases

In an industry that’s notorious for being behind the times, it’s refreshing to see that some of the biggest tech companies are starting to make a little progress when it comes to releases.

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Google has been ratcheting up the number of product releases over the past year, but the search giant is still falling behind its big tech peers when it comes to the rate of new product releases, according to data from research firm App Annie.

Android Oreo

Android 8.0 Oreo is the 26th version of the world’s most popular operating system. It was released on August 21, 2017, with security updates being delivered through February 3, 2018. Google has already started work on the next version, Android P.

Android Oreo contains a number of new features and improvements over previous versions. One of the most noticeable is support for picture-in-picture mode (PiP), which allows users to watch a video in a small window while doing other tasks. Other new features include notification dots (which allow users to quickly see what’s new in their apps), autofill framework (which makes it easier to fill out forms), and improved battery life.

In terms of security, Android Oreo includes a number of features designed to protect users’ data. One of these is Google Play Protect, which scans apps for malware and prevents them from being installed on devices. Other security features include support for “trust agents” (which can help manage device encryption) and improved encryption for personal data.

Google Assistant

Google Assistant is a voice controlled assistant available on some Android and Apple phones, as well as in smart speakers such as the Google Home. It can perform tasks such as making phone calls, checking traffic, setting alarms, and playing music.

Google first announced Assistant at its annual Developer Conference in May 2016. The company said that the software would be made available on Android phones running Nougat (the latest version of the Android operating system) and would eventually be rolled out to other platforms.

Assistant is seen as a direct competitor to Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Alexa.


Amazon is continuing to drop big money into developing new technology, with a new release every other day. The e-commerce and cloud-computing giant reported net sales of $96.15 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, up 21% from the same period a year earlier. Even with all this money, though, the company is only incrementally improving its software-development practices, according to a new study.

Amazon Key

Amazon’s in-home delivery system, Amazon Key, is now available in more than 1,000 US cities. The service, which allows drivers to unlock customers’ doors and deliver packages inside their houses, was first announced last October.

It’s been a rocky rollout for Amazon Key. The company faced criticism when it was first announced, with some people concerned about the security implications of allowing strangers into their homes. Amazon responded by adding a number of security features to the system, including the ability to monitor deliveries remotely and requiring that drivers pass a background check.

Despite the concerns, Amazon Key has been popular with customers who have used it. In a recent survey, 72% of customers said they were satisfied with the service. And Amazon continues to add new features to the system, like the ability to track package deliveries in real time and receive notifications when your door is unlocked.

Amazon Go

Amazon has announced plans to open Amazon Go, a new type of retail store that uses sensors and artificial intelligence to eliminate checkouts and lines. The store, which is currently in beta testing, is designed for busy shoppers who want to grab items and go.

To use the store, shoppers download the Amazon Go app and link it to their Amazon account. They then scan their phone at the entrance of the store to identify themselves. As they move through the store, sensors track their movements and deduct the items they pick up from shelves. When they leave the store, their Amazon account is automatically charged for the items they’ve taken.

The concept of a “cashless” or “line-less” store is not new, but Amazon’s implementation of it is very ambitious. The company has been working on the project for years and has filed numerous patents related to the technology. If successful, Amazon Go could upend the retail industry by making checkout lines obsolete.


Apple has been criticized in the past for its lack of transparency when it comes to its products’ carbon footprint. The company has said that it is committed to being more sustainable and has released a report detailing its progress.

iOS 11

Apple’s newest operating system for its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices is iOS 11. The update, which was first announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2017, boasts a host of new features and improvements, including a redesigned Control Center, a new Files app, ARKit support for augmented reality apps and more.

iOS 11 is compatible with the following Apple devices:

-iPhone 5s and later
-iPad mini 2 and later
-iPad Air and later
-iPod touch (6th generation)

iPhone 8

Apple is set to release the iPhone 8 in September, 2017. The device will feature an OLED display, wireless charging, and a revamped camera.


According to a recent report, Microsoft is behind on its releases. The company has not put out a new product in years. This is a shame because Microsoft has some of the most innovative products in the tech industry However, the company has been making a little progress on releases. In this article, we will discuss Microsoft’s recent releases and what the company is doing to catch up with its competitors.

Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10
-Released in July 2015
-Latest stable release: 10.0.19041.388 ( November 2020)
-Support status: Supported until 2025

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as “universal apps”; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code‍—‌including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, and Microsoft HoloLens. One notable feature of Windows 10 is support for fingerprint and iris recognition login through the use of biometrics devices built into the hardware; another is the introduction of the Edge web browser, a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, support for touchscreens, and technology that allows Remove access to the full range of an Intel Core i5 processor’s capabilities on computers with low-power processors to improve battery life.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It was first released for Windows 10 and Xbox One in 2015, and later for Android and iOS in 2016. The browser is based on the Chromium open source project, and its features include a personalized start page, a reading mode, and integration with Windows 10. Edge is the default web browser on Windows 10, replacing Internet Explorer. As of March 2020, Edge has a market share of 7.59% globally.

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