News ticker: Google “At a Glance”, Xiaomi India, Samsung Exynos 2300

Google's "At a Glance" shows ridesharing opportunities, Xiaomi India gives warranty upgrades, and Samsung poses puzzles.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

Google Pixel’s “At a Glance” shows ridesharing status updates

Google Pixel smartphones will now show a “ridesharing” option in the “At a Glance” widget in the US. The option is located in the main settings of the “At a Glance” feature and shows the current status of a ride.

The Pixel phone’s lock screen shows how far a car is from your position. This saves you time because you don’t have to open the app or the notification screen. The new ridesharing feature supports both Uber and Lyft.

This increases the number of “At a Glance” options to 10. But more are already in the pipeline if rumors and app leaks are to be believed. Some of these include detection and warning of loud, potentially hearing-damaging noises. Others recognize timetables at airports and on public transport.

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Xiaomi India distributes warranty upgrades

Xiaomi India has surprisingly extended the warranty for five devices. The announcement was made via Xiaomi Indias Discord of all places and affects the Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Mi 11 Ultra and the Poco X3 Pro.

However, the warranty upgrade only applies to these five models, only if the Xiaomi smartphones were purchased in India within the last two years and only for selfie camera or motherboard issues. Apparently, Xiaomi has identified some specific problems in these models and is trying to somehow solve the situation.

The new terms don’t seem to have made it onto the official warranty information pages yet. Hopefully Xiaomi India will catch up.

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Unknown Samsung phone with Exynos 2300 appears on Geekbench

Rumors about Samsung’s upcoming flagship chipset Exynos 2400 have been around since the beginning of the year. However, it seems that Samsung has not given up on the Exynos 2300 either. The Exynos 2300 is said to have a rather unusual 9-core CPU setup, including a Cortex-X3 Prime core clocked at up to 3.09GHz, four Cortex-A715 cores clocked at 2.65GHz, and four Cortex-A510 cores with a maximum frequency of 2.1 GHz. A very similar 1+4+4 chip has now surfaced in a mysterious Samsung smartphone on Geekbench with model number SM-S919O.

Although the reported CPU frequencies do not match with the expected, this is not uncommon for pre-production hardware. Actual core configuration points to a new chipset as the Exynos 2200 uses a 1+3+4 configuration and the Exynos 2400 uses a 1+2+3+4 configuration with a Cortex-X4 main core.

Apart from that, the only thing known about the Samsung Exynos 2300 is that it uses a GPU based on AMD’s RDNA2 architecture. The new chipset may end up in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 FE instead of the older Exynos 2200 from the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

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