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

Didn’t have time to follow the news yesterday? Here is 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. To not 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 the field of online mapping, Google Maps could face a major competitor next year. Indeed, in order 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 players. 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, in the coming months, its Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra. But in the meantime, models of the three smartphones have already been posted on the SlashLeaks site. What to discover the size 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.

The freedom (of expression) of some ends where that of Elon Musk begins

Since the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk, business has multiplied. Not a day does not cause its share of small scandals. This week, the South African billionaire decided to remove mentions of travel from his jet, then took on one of Twitter’s competitors, Mastodon, before deleting the accounts of some journalists. All under cover of absolute protection of freedom of expression, slightly paradoxical…

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