Alternative to Google Maps, Galaxy S23 mockups and latest episodes of Musk and Twitter

Didn’t have time to catch up on the news yesterday? Here’s what marked Friday, December 16: an alternative to Google Maps, models of the next Galaxy S23 and update on the latest episodes of Musk and Twitter. In order not to miss any news, remember to subscribe to the Frandroid newsletter.

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Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Linux unite to defeat Google Maps

Hegemonic for more than 15 years in online mapping, Google Maps could face a major competitor next year. In fact, to offer an alternative to Google Maps and Apple Maps, Microsoft, TomTom, Meta or the Linux Foundation have decided to launch the Overture Maps Foundation. This new initiative aims to provide common maps and data on the services of the various actors. The first version should arrive in 2023.

Samsung Galaxy S23: compare the three versions with these dummy models

It is usually at the beginning of the year that Samsung presents its new generation of high-end smartphones. Logically, the Korean manufacturer should present its Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra in the coming months. But in the meantime, models of the three smartphones have already been published on the SlashLeaks site. What to discover the template and design of the three smartphones. Remember that the models are not functional smartphones, but can be used by props to develop their own products.

Some people’s freedom (freedom of speech) ends where Elon Musk’s begins

Since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, the business has multiplied. Not a day does not cause its share of small scandals. This week, the South African billionaire decided to delete mentions of his jet’s journey and then attacked one of Twitter’s competitors, Mastodon, before deleting some journalists’ accounts. All under the guise of absolute protection of freedom of expression, somewhat paradoxically…

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