Foxconn Investing Big in India; Pixel Models Confirmed by Google App; Linux Approves New Terminology; Tesla Cuts Model Y Price, Too

At the behest of Apple, Foxconn is pumping a billion dollars into India. 9to5mac.com reports that Apple is wanting to gradually move its production line out of China. They already have production in Taiwan and India, and scaling up India further makes sense, as it’s the world’s 2nd largest smartphone market. Foxconn’s expansion is expected to be finished in the next 3 years, and it will add over 6,000 jobs.

The actual model names of upcoming Pixel phones have been revealed. Prior to now, there had just been 3 code names, but according to 9to5google.com, the phones expected from Google will be Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. The third model isn’t really separated, but apparently its a larger Pixel 5 XL model. The 5 models will be the ‘premium’ ones with glass and aluminum, and not plastic. No indication yet on exactly when the rollout of the new 5 model phones might be this fall. Best guess for the 4a 5G is now August 3rd.

On Friday, Linus Torvalds signed off on new, more inclusive language for the Linux kernel code and documentation. Zdnet.com says moving forward, master/slave will be replaced by:
• primary/secondary
• main/replica or subordinate
• initiator/target
• requester/responder
• controller/device
• host/worker or proxy
• leader/follower
• director/performer

Proposed alternatives for blacklist/whitelist include:
• denylist/allowlist
• blocklist/passlist

Linux isn’t recommending specific terms, but has asked developers to choose as appropriate for all new source code written for the Linux kernel and associated documentation. the older terms will be left in, but only for maintaining older code and documentation.

Tesla had cut prices on Models S, X, and 3 back in May, and now sales have cooled a bit on the Model Y, so it joins them. According to theverge.com, the Model Y price takes a $3000 haircut, so the Long Range AWD will now weigh in at $49,900. The overall car market is expected to take a 22% hit this year, with EVs dropping a bit less….about 18%, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.



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