Oppo MeshTalk – No need for Internet, Bluetooth or Network!

Next Generation Mobile Communication without Spending Airtime Balance – Oppo Meshtalk

Communication is one of the essential use of mobile phones. Be it in a crowded urban area, or the most remote villages, we use phone to communicate. In fact, as early as 1918, telephones were made to permit two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly.

Lately, a lot of messaging applications are in the market. We have:

  • Facebook Messenger
  • Whatsapp
  • Katalk
  • Line
  • WeChat
  • Snapchat
  • Viber
  • Telegram
  • BBM
  • Hangouts
  • Etc

Our smartphones enable constant and instant communication with our family, friends, and even work colleagues, but the built-in options out of the box aren’t always the best. Messaging apps have grown to provide rich services offering all kinds of interactions with others, from free text messaging, to voice and video calling, to photo and file sharing with the added benefit of encryption.

Distinguishable

While makers and carriers are talking up the benefits of 5G, Oppo chose to be different. The brand realized the inevitable circumstances and situations that hinders technological communication. To name few of it, we have:

  • No network coverage
  • No prepaid or postpaid credit
  • No wifi available
  • No bluetooth

It was at MWC Shanghai, China that they announced their new proprietary communications’ technology designed to let people call or chat across medium distances without using cellular networks, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. Together with it was the showing off of the world’s first phone with a camera under the screen. The protocol is called MeshTalk. It decentralized, end-to-end system that Oppo says can cover up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) outdoors — or even further in more crowded environments when signal relays between devices can be used.

How it Works!

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Here is the OPPO’s official statement:

“At MWC Shanghai 2019, OPPO presented MeshTalk, a new proprietary communication technology that allows the transmission of texts, voice messages and phone calls via OPPO devices within 3 km without having to use the telephone network, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. OPPO MeshTalk also allows multiple devices to create an ad hoc local area network (LAN) allowing the creation of group chats and expanding the communication range via a signal relay. MeshTalk supports LAN communications wherever OPPO devices are located, provided they are in the mutual signal range.”

– OPPO

To develop its MeshTalk technology, OPPO has customized the communication chip to take advantage of decentralization, greater speed and lower power consumption. MeshTalk is an innovative end-to-end communication solution that bypasses base stations, servers and other devices, allowing users a higher level of privacy.

One of the most amazing benefits of this, is the uncomplicated and trouble free connection with people who are caught up during natural disasters especially those people living in remote areas. We could also think of a time when an oppressive regime turns off access to the internet. Or where a government tries to forcefully shut down an encrypted app that’s used by demonstrators — it happened in Hong Kong with Telegram just last week. The MeshTalk will be very useful.

At times, we encounter extreme situations when there is no network coverage at all — for example, when you just arrive at an airport in a foreign country or when you take an off-road trip or attend a concert, football match, or exhibition,” Oppo said in a press release (via VentureBeat). “[This] technology offers a solution to such scenarios in which other network connections are unavailable.”

CONS

Oppo didn’t reveal what kind of tech is behind MeshTalk or when the first phones with it will be available on the market. We imagine that this is with a clear line of sight. Actually, this is much more than a radio or walkie-talkie because of the relaying feature. The 3km maximum range can be exceeded when there are other Mesh network participants in-between.

A mesh network is a network of interlocked routers called nodes, or points. These nodes work with one another to supply internet coverage over a broad area, something a traditional home network can’t provide. Still, as the name suggests this is a mesh network – it can route the message through several nearby devices so it can reach its target, even if it’s too far from a direct connection.

The feature has been one of the most popular topics in tech. OPPO is confident that the feature positions the brand as a leader in smartphone design innovation.

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AVENGERS: End Game Coming in Blu-Ray

The most anticipated movie of the year, AVENGERS: End Game was released last April 24, 2019. It was a blockbuster of the first week. As early as two weeks before the release date of the movie, almost all cinemas and theatres were already fully booked.

Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and the twenty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin. In the film, the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies attempt to reverse the damage caused by Thanos in Infinity War.

RECORD BREAKER

In France, “Endgame” scored the biggest opening day for a Marvel film. It set an overall opening day record in the Netherlands, Greece, and Egypt.

The movie raked in $169 million on Wednesday, its first day of release in 25 markets including China, Australia, and several countries in Europe.

It set single-day box office records in China, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries, said Disney, which bought Marvel Studios in 2009.

In just  five days, an astonishing $331 million for “Avengers: Endgame” in China has set a record for the country’s highest-grossing opening weekend of any film, Western or local, and puts the Marvel finale on track to eclipse in about one week what its predecessor, “Infinity War,” made during its entire month-long run in the Middle Kingdom. The country has also set the highest pre-sales gross with $110 million.

In France, “Endgame” scored the biggest opening day for a Marvel film. It set an overall opening day record in the Netherlands, Greece, and Egypt.

Other Countries that End Game Won.

Elsewhere, it became the highest-grossing film of all time in several markets, including Chile and Thailand, set the record for highest opening weekend gross in more than 40 markets including, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, and set various IMAX records in 50 different markets across all six inhabited continents.

  • In the USA, it grossed $60 million in less than 12 hours breaking the record of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • It became the highest grossing film in countries like: Bolivia with $3.5 million, Brazil with $84.6 million, and Singapore with $14.2 million, and Thailand with $26.8 million, and etc., beating the record of AVENGERS: Infinity War.
  • It also has the highest opening weekend gross in European countries like the United Kingdom with £43.4 million, The Netherlands with $5.9 million, Ireland with €4.4 million, Norway with $2.5 million Iceland with $210 thousand, Slovenia with $237 thousand, and Slovakia with $847 thousand.
  • It has the highest IMAX Gross in countries like Argentina, Belgium, and China with $81.2 million, India, Italy, and Mexico.

Avengers: Endgame Now Digitally Available

The impressive movie of all time has always been worth watching again, that is why, Avengers: Endgame will be available on digital on July 30 and Blu-ray on August 13. The home release will feature a ton of bonus material. If you purchase the film on digital, you’ll get a featurette about Steve and Peggy (Captain America and the love of his life).

A lot of fans are waiting for the movie to be available via NETFLIX, where in previous AVENGERS movies can be watched like the Infinity War. It is said, the movie will be available along with Captain Marvel — on Disney+ when the service becomes available this fall.

Here’s what to expect for together with the movie:

Digital Exclusive:

  • Steve and Peggy: One Last Dance – Explore Captain America and Peggy Carter’s bond, forged in moments from previous films that lead to a momentous choice in “Avengers: Endgame.”

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
  • Setting the Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
  • A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
  • Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow’s journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
  • The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helping two of the biggest films in cinematic history … back-to-back!
  • The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
  • Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
  • Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
  • Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs, and gaffes from set.
  • Visionary Intro – Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
  • Audio Commentary – Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

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