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Dexcom Share’s lengthy-awaited Android app clears FDA

At long closing, Dexcom’s Share app, which permits users to view and proportion records from their G5 continuous glucose video display units, will be available for Android customers. The Android app just now acquired FDA clearance, and the agency will roll out the app this month. The launch is a long time coming: iOS users have had get entry to the app seeing that 2015.

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“Providing Android customers with getting right of entry to to the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System has been a priority for Dexcom,” Dexcom President and CEO Kevin Sayer stated in an announcement. “The new Android app has been thoughtfully designed with purchaser wishes and remarks in thoughts. It focuses on turning in technology that empowers customers by way of putting crucial glucose statistics on their phones and is well suited with the most popular Android gadgets currently in the market.”Jacc Blog

Regulated Android apps may be slower to market because, in contrast to iOS apps, they should work on an extensive range of gadgets from extraordinary manufacturers. Additionally, Dexcom has stated in the beyond that the Bluetooth LE technology Dexcom Share makes use of wasn’t to be had for Android on the time the app was at the start advanced.

Dexcom hasn’t been completely unavailable to Android customers, however. The Dexcom Follow app, through which friends, own family, and caretakers can get right of entry to an affected person’s CGM information remotely, has been available on Android considering the fact that June 2015. Additionally, patient hackers had been getting Dexcom information directly to their Android Wear watches for a while.

At release, the brand new app might be to be had on numerous telephones from Samsung, Motorola and LG, in addition to Android Wear watches.


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IOS users, in the meantime, got their very own bit of news at Apple’s WWDC developer convention Monday, whilst Apple VP of Technology Kevin Lynch shared that the Apple Watch is including native Bluetooth with a view to communicating with 0.33 birthday celebration devices, and Dexcom will be a number of the first builders to take advantage of the improve. Dexcom has an Apple Watch app in the interim, however, it presently requires the smartphone to be in variety. Now the Watch and the CGM might be capable of speak at once.If you omit the times earlier than touchscreens took over and the Motorola Razr reigned ultimate, the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 may be just your velocity. It launched on Thursday in Samsung’s home country of South Korea.

The Galaxy Folder 2 is an Android smartphone with a flip design that puts a touchscreen on the pinnacle and a vintage-college keypad on the lowest.

Although slab-formed phones like the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 dominate the cell landscape, 2017 has proven a rising hobby in throwback phones from once-definitive brands like Nokia and BlackBerry.

Samsung and South Korean rival LG have launched comparable flip telephones over the years, especially in South Korea and China. Another Samsung flip smartphone, the W2017, is rumored to launch in Samsung’s domestic turf as well. The main distinction between the W2017 and the Galaxy Folder 2 is that the W2017 boasts two displays, even as the Folder best has one.

The Galaxy Folder 2 additionally comes with a social app button, a pedometer, and 15 ringtones that Samsung claims “focus on the audible spectrum of the middle-elderly people.” Ouch Samsung, thank you for making us experience antique.

We’re not going to lie — there may be something nostalgically attractive about this design that makes us no longer-so-secretly wish for an international launch. We suspect that you wish that’ll manifest, too.

Jessica J. Underwood

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