the all-in-one robot vacuum cleaner that also scrubs

The robot vacuum cleaners are here to stay and if you don't have one at home yet, you should. Here we analyze the IKOHS Netbot S15, a model with great suction power, a multitude of cleaning modes (including scrubbing, not just vacuuming) and controllable directly from our mobile practically from anywhere in the world, since the robot connects to our WiFi network and we can even activate it with Alexa or Google Assistant, the most popular virtual assistants.

As I said, robot vacuum cleaners have become one of those fundamental appliances. It's common to find people who think, "Are they really useful?" This question is answered almost the first time we see it in operation and we check the amount of dirt it is able to remove, even if we believe we have clean floors.

In Netbot S15 we are facing a model with intelligent navigation that maps our home while cleaning it. It is able to sweep, vacuum, mop and scrub, and also has up to 5 cleaning modes. All this has led him to be one of the TOP Sales robot vacuum cleaners on Amazon in several countries. This is all it offers and how our experience with it has been.

Key features of the robot vacuum cleaner Netbot S15

netbot s15 robot

Here you have a quick look at everything this Ikohs robot vacuum cleaner is capable of doing and its most important specifications:

  • 4 functions in the robot: sweep, vacuum, pass the mop and also scrub.
  • SmartGyroscope smart navigation technology
  • Map the entire house while cleaning, detecting all furniture and avoiding crashes.
  • It includes a specific scrubber tank (400ml capacity), with a microfiber mop suitable for all types of surfaces.
  • WiFi connection and thanks to it we can control the robot from our smartphone with its application.
  • Different cleaning modes and movements customizable by the user from the app.
  • Voice control, compatible with virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Home, the main market.
  • It also includes remote control, so we do not depend solely on the smartphone to use it.
  • Extra point: The box includes Magnetic Srtip, a magnetic strip that we can use to create prohibited areas, such as preventing the robot from entering certain rooms.
  • It also includes spare parts for side brushes, filters and mop.

Other specifications of this robot

  • 2 side brushes
  • 2600mAh battery that offers us up to 120 minutes of autonomy
  • HEPA and Sponge Clean filters.
  • Central brush Broom Pro – Animal Care.
  • 11 collision sensors throughout the robot + 3 anti-fall sensors
  • Tank capacity: 600ml of waste and 400ml for liquid in scrubbing mode.
  • Suction power 1500 Pa (configurable)
  • 60db maximum sound level
  • 3kg weight
  • Cleaning surface per load: approximately 120 square meters

netbot s15 robot

In addition, a detail that we liked a lot, is that the box includes, not only what is necessary to start it in minutes, but also pieces of spare part for maintenance when months and years of use pass. We refer specifically to the parts that suffer the most wear, such as the side brushes, the HEPA filter and the filter sponge. Spare parts are included to avoid having to buy them in the future.

This is how Netbot S15 works

The Netbot S15 uses a navigation system called SmartGyroscope. It is a system that recognize the environment in real time, that is, the rooms of our home. This is done thanks to the information collected by the 11 collision sensors that the robot integrates (plus three extras that act as anti-fall sensors, for example not to fall down stairs and large jumps).

netbot s15 robot sensors

While the robot is in the process of cleaning, the sensors allow you to know what is nearby, such as furniture or legs of some chairs, and therefore avoid and clean always bordering these obstacles gently, without giving blows or sudden movements.

House mapping while cleaning

With this technology and sensors, the Netbot S15 is creating a virtual map and our way of seeing it is through the smartphone, with its official app. The robot easily connects to our home WiFi network and from that moment we can control and manage all your settings from your mobile.

app robot netbot s15

In the IKOHS application we can see the state of the robot, its battery level or data such as the surface it has cleaned in square meters and how long that cleaning has lasted. But the most interesting thing is that here the map of the house will appear and we will be able to see what areas has passed and what rooms it has pending.

Compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

The application allows us to start cleaning, vary the suction power (the maximum suction power is 1500 Pascals) or select among the different cleaning modes. However, if we have an intelligent speaker in our house, we can even do without the app to control the Netbot S15, since it is totally compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa, the Amazon assistant.

netbot s15 robot

This means that we can ask our speaker for voice that the robot starts cleaning and ready, it will begin its work session.

The Netbot S15 battery offers up to 120 minutes of autonomy, which would give us to clean an area of ​​about 120 square meters. These figures always depend on the power we have adjusted, but in any case the robot will know how much life it has left and will automatically return to its charging base to get ready again in a few hours.

In the box, by the way, in addition to the aforementioned spare parts, a “Magnetic Strip” is also included, which is a magnetic tape that we can use to prohibit access to the robot to certain places, for example, rooms in which We have cables on the ground (like an office), exterior or simply areas that we do not want to reach. This tape acts as a virtual wall and therefore the robot will know that it should not happen from there.

netbot s15 robot

Scrub mode for all types of surfaces

Among the cleaning modes included in the Netbot S15 is the automatic cleaning of the entire house, the special mode for cleaning a single room or the specific edge cleaning mode. But next to these options, which we can select both from the application and from the included remote control, we also find the scrubbing mode.

cleaning modes robot netbot s15

Indeed, you can also pass the mop and scrub the floor, whatever type of surface we have in our home.

For this, it includes an extra tank with a capacity of up to 400 milliliters of water. In this tank we place the microfiber mop (it can be easily removed and put to wash at any time) and the Netbot S15 system itself is responsible for dosing the liquid through the mop while scrubbing the entire floor.

The only thing we have to do once the mopping of the rooms we want is completed, we only have to re-remove the tank, empty the excess liquid and clean the mop under the tap to leave it untouched until the next use.

netbot s15 robot

In short, the Netbot S15 is a very versatile robot with great cleaning power. You just have to leave it in automatic and make a pass through our house to check the amount of dirt, dust and debris that is able to collect in your tank. This is precisely one of the aspects that most impress when having one of these robot vacuum cleaners, we are not aware of the dirt that enters our home (and that we put in every time we return from the street). If this we join families with animals and children, it becomes essential.

The Netbot S15 is priced at 159.95 and you can find all the details on its official website, as well as the rest of the robot vacuum cleaners that make up the IKOHS catalog, such as the Netbot S18, which further increases its power, or the Netbot LS23, the latest model in the family that incorporates an advanced laser navigation system.

The Xiaomi CC9 Pro boasts a battery: more than 5000 mAh

One of the most anticipated releases is the next Xiaomi CC9 Pro, a terminal that if we pay attention to the leaks could reach Spain by calling My Note 10. This is because both phones, according to the leaks, have almost identical specifications, and They are being announced almost jointly.

While we can usually rely on filtered technical data sheets, today we have a little surprise, and that is that the CC9 Pro will have a larger battery than we expected. And in fact, it is one of the biggest batteries that Xiaomi has come to use.

More than 5000 mAh: the CC9 Pro will have a gigantic battery

Xiaomi is preparing for the launch of a new mobile that would imply the return of one of the brands that had left us with more expectations in the past, such as the Mi Note.

On this mobile we could know some filtered features, the most notable being its commitment to a 108 Mpx sensor like the one we have seen in the Mi Mix Alpha (at a much more affordable price, obviously).

We have a new surprise, and that is that the terminal will not have the 4000 mAh battery that it looked like it would have, but will be much larger. New promotional images of this terminal have appeared, advancing that will have a 5260 mAh battery.

To charge this large battery, it will have a 30W fast charge, capable of fully charging the mobile in 65 minutes. It does not become the most advanced fast charge on the market, but it is at a great level.

It is not the Xiaomi mobile with the largest battery, but it is lacking. It is only surpassed by the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (with 5300 mAh) and the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (5500 mAh). What it seems that we can anticipate is that it will be the flagship of Xiaomi with the largest battery ever seen.

It would arrive as Mi Note 10 on November 14

On the other hand, it seems that Xiaomi Poland has confirmed that the Mi Note 10 would be available on November 14, a very fast launch if we consider that Xiaomi was preparing an event in China for November 5, where it seems that we will also know the Xiaomi Mi Watch

Expected technical characteristics

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G.
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage.
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Type: UFS 2.1.
  • Graph: Adreno 618.
  • screen.
    • Size: 6.4 inches.
    • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels.
    • AMOLED technology.
  • Rear camera.
    • Fivefold camera 108 + 16 + 12 + 2 + 2.
    • Wide angle, macro, 2x telephoto …
    • Others: LED Flash.
  • Front camera.
  • Ports:
    • USB Type-C connector.
    • On-screen optical fingerprint sensor.
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Others: Bluetooth 5, WiFi, NFC, infrared transmitter.
  • Drums: 5260 mAh with fast load of 30 W.
  • System:
    • Android version: Android 9 Pie.
    • Manufacturer's layer: MIUI 10.

The Google Assistant will change radically: first images and video

Google does not stop changing the appearance of its applications, improving the design and innovating, especially from the step to Android 10, where it has opted for more sober lines and more neutral tones. It is something that is even appreciated in the name change, there are no more references to cakes.

One of the applications that it seems that we are going to see change soon is the Google assistant, the interface that we open to make inquiries and see some of the actions that we have pending.

The gradients return

Eduardo Pratti, an interface designer who lives in Brazil, has posted on his Twitter account some snapshots of the update he has had in his assistant.

In them we see how Google returns to bet on individual cards and also for gradients, highlighting elements such as the one that focuses on the climate of the area in which we are.

In addition, if we slide over each of those cards down, it will expand and we will have more information. You can see it on video:

Now the cards are organized chronologically, not according to the relevance that Google believes they have.

We had no record of this new version of the wizard and although it seems an A / B test of what Google does with some users, we could be facing a design that reaches the whole world, although for now it contrasts a bit with the rest of applications and of the system itself, so we should wait before flying the bells, if you like the new interface.

However, we could be facing a non-final version of what Google is preparing, so we still must not take anything for granted.

This new mail app is useful, simple and serves for mobile and computer

When Google closed Inbox many had to change mail client to Gmail or another alternative. For me it was key that the new option had a computer client and was obviously compatible with Android.

I haven't found it yet, but the app we are talking about is very close. Is called Twobird and allows us to access our Google account with just one click.

Mac, Windows, iOS and, of course, Android

This new application is available as an executable to install on the main desktop and mobile operating systems. If we go to your website we can download some or go to the stores of mobile systems.

Mail app, reminders and notes on the same site

Mail app, reminders and notes on the same site

One of the strengths of Twobird is that we have a note system integrated in the mail client itself, which means that in the same app we can manage two different things. And being on all platforms will not be a problem interoperability. The same goes for the reminders, which we can organize without leaving the application.

We can configure the action of the sliding gesture in an email so that it eliminates the conversation, the archive, etc. The problem is that, unlike in Gmail, there is only one gesture, not two.

Approaching the chat

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The creation of emails is more similar to chat than to a conventional apps, and we even have a dark mode in case we usually use the smartphone in this way.

We have an option to hide signatures and complex elements, in addition to being able to respond using the arroba symbol, such as when we mention someone on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

At the moment it is only compatible with Gmail accounts but there are many users who use this type of connections. Yes, It is also possible to use it with Google Apps accounts, those used by Google systems even if they are accounts from other domains.

At the moment the use on all platforms is free and the company ensures that it does not use the personal data of the users other than to know how the app is used, on which buttons it is pressed more, etc. Of course, in the future there will be new payment functions.

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How to install the Google Play Store and apps on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Huawei did not want to stop selling the new Huawei Mate 30 Pro in Spain because it does not have Google applications. Obviously, we can use it without them, but we will miss many apps and services.

Therefore, we are going to tell you how you can have Google apps in a tutorial that may seem somewhat complex but that does not take more than 10 minutes as you see in the following video.

How to install the Play Store on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Although you have all the steps in the video, we leave here what you have to do in case you find it more comfortable to read it than to see it. However, if you have any doubts, you can look at the video about the interface or a specific setting that is not clear to you.

  1. Download the ZIP file with everything you need.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Copy the folder to an external USB.
  4. Connect that USB to the mobile.
  5. Using the Files application we open the USB memory.
  6. In the Required folder is the file com.lzplay.helper.apk, install it without opening it later.
  7. We go to Settings, System and updates, Backup and restore, Data backup, External storage, USB device.
  8. Click on the lower button called Backup.
  9. We go down to Applications and Data and enter.
  10. We are looking for lzplay, which will be the app with the icon we know of the G and the name in Chinese.
  11. We select the two brands on the right, Applications and also Data.
  12. Click on OK, again on OK, now on Backup.
  13. When you ask for the password we will put the one we want, we will not use it later.
  14. We go to the GAPPS folder of the original file and copy the xml file and the tar that are next to the apk.
  15. We navigate to USB Memory, Huawei folder, Backup folder, HuaweiMate30 folder …, backupFiles1 folder, date folder.
  16. There we paste the two files we have copied, overwriting the old ones.
  17. We go to Settings, System and updates, Backup and restore, Data backup, External storage, USB device.
  18. We restore the backup copy dated October 4.
  19. The password you ask is a12345678.
  20. Click on Accept and Done.
  21. We open in the multitasking the Files app in the folder called EMUI 9.1.1 Google pack with the six APKs that we will have to install.
  22. In parallel, we run Lzplay, the app we installed before.
  23. Click on the lower blue button.
  24. Using multitasking we return to the EMUI 9.1.1 Google pack folder and we are installing each of the applications.
  25. When we have installed the six we restart the device.

How to install the Play Store and all Google apps on the Huawei Mate 30

Once all this process is done we can use the Huawei Mate 30 Pro with our Google account, although there will be nothing installed and we will not be able to restore a previous backup, so it is time to put all the passwords and parameters again.

Google wants ADB to be wireless on Android 11

When Android was beginning to roll, the ways to modify part of the system, or to achieve concrete actions that could not be done with the normal system, went through using ADB.

These acronyms, acronym for Android Debug Bridge, are now much less heard, because the system has advanced a lot and its use is not necessary on many occasions.

Despite this, developers continue to use this form of communication between computers and Android devices, and they always have to do it using a connection cable.

Google wants a wireless ADB system on Android 11

Google wants ADB to be wireless on Android 11

This could change if Google continues to advance on a path that seems to have already begun. In the codes that show the advances of the new versions of Android several lines have appeared that make reference to this function.

It would not be the first time it was possible to use ADB wirelessly but it was the first that would be certified by Google, implemented at the operating system level and secured.

And speaking of security, Google is working on Google a wireless test option to activate in the Development Options, which would involve pairing two devices using a six-digit pin or a QR code.

This function may be delayed.

We have talked about how it is possible that the new Google wireless ADB arrives with Android 11 but at the moment it has not been confirmed that this is the case, and we could be facing one of those functions if their tests need years and they are being postponed for future versions, as happened with the dark mode on Android.

Google wants ADB to be wireless on Android 11

When Android was beginning to roll, the ways to modify part of the system, or to achieve concrete actions that could not be done with the normal system, went through using ADB.

These acronyms, acronym for Android Debug Bridge, are now much less heard, because the system has advanced a lot and its use is not necessary on many occasions.

Despite this, developers continue to use this form of communication between computers and Android devices, and they always have to do it using a connection cable.

Google wants a wireless ADB system on Android 11

Google wants ADB to be wireless on Android 11

This could change if Google continues to advance on a path that seems to have already begun. In the codes that show the advances of the new versions of Android several lines have appeared that make reference to this function.

It would not be the first time it was possible to use ADB wirelessly but it was the first that would be certified by Google, implemented at the operating system level and secured.

And speaking of security, Google is working on Google a wireless test option to activate in the Development Options, which would involve pairing two devices using a six-digit pin or a QR code.

This function may be delayed.

We have talked about the fact that it is possible that the new Google wireless ADB arrives with Android 11 but at the moment it has not been confirmed that this is the case, and we could be facing one of those functions if their tests need years and are being postponed for future versions, as happened with the dark mode on Android.

Android 10 reaches the Mate 20, P Smart 2019 and more mobile phones in beta

Although the future of Huawei is doubtful in terms of its relationship with Android, the company has always remarked that the devices it has for sale are fully upgradable and will continue to have Google updates.

Today, without going any further, the company has released several updates to Android 10 of numerous mobiles in its catalog. Of course, it is the beta version of EMUI 10, which under the hood has Android 10, but has not yet been released stably.

Countries where the update can be downloaded

This beta version, which was already in China, now arrives in Europe. Specifically it is available in Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain.

Huawei phones compatible with Android 10

Although the devices vary depending on the regions, we have focused the list on those available in Europe.

Huawei Mate 20

  • HMA-L09 9.1.0.320 (C432E10R1P16)
  • HMA-L29 9.1.0.320 (C432E10R1P16)
  • HMA-L09 9.1.0.320 (C431E10R1P16)
  • HMA-L29 9.1.0.320 (C431E10R1P16)

Huawei Mate 20Pro

  • LYA-L09 9.1.0.320 (C432E10R1P16)
  • LYA-L29 9.1.0.320 (C432E10R1P16)
  • LYA-L09 9.1.0.320 (C431E10R1P16)
  • LYA-L29 9.1.0.320 (C431E10R1P16)
  • EVR-L29 9.1.0.320 (C432E3R1P12)

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

  • SNE-LX1 9.1.0.245 (C431E4R1P1)
  • SNE-LX1 9.1.0.245 (C432E4R1P1)

Huawei P30 Lite

  • MAR-L01A 9.1.0.248 (C431E5R2P3)
  • MAR-L21A 9.1.0.248 (C431E6R2P3)
  • MAR-L21A 9.1.0.248 (C432E5R2P3)

Huawei P Smart 2019

  • POT-LX1 9.1.0.279 (C432E8R1P12)
  • POT-LX1 9.1.0.279 (C432E8R4P1)
  • POT-LX1 9.1.0.279 (C431E8R2P2)
  • POT-LX1 9.1.0.279 (C431E8R4P1)

Huawei P Smart + 2019

  • POT-LX1T 9.1.0.265 (C432E2R2P1)
  • “POT-LX1T 9.1.0.265 (C431E2R2P1)
  • POT-LX1T 9.1.0.265 (C431E2R1P13)
  • POT-LX1T 9.1.0.263 (C431E1R1P14)

What's new in EMUI 10

Android 10 reaches the Mate 20, P Smart 2019 and more Spanish mobiles in beta

We have been testing this new version of Android on the Huawei P30 Pro for a few weeks now, and we have told you about its novelties in this article, but you also have it available on video.

However, we have also received the beta for a Huawei Mate 20 pro that we also have, so we can confirm that Android 10 test requests are being accepted in our country.

How to install the beta version of Android 10

We have to follow these steps to request access, but we must be clear that even if they grant it to us, we must wait a bit to receive the OTA.

  • We install the Huawei Beta application on the mobile.
  • We open the Beta application and connect to our Huawei account.
  • Let's go to the «Personal«.
  • Click on «Join the project».
  • We join the beta project of our model.

Be patient because places are limited, but this indicates that the stable update is quite close.

The Google Home application is updated and simplifies its interface

The Google Home application has more and more impact on our day to day, because it is from there that we configure and control many aspects of smart speakers.

Today Google has confirmed that an update of this app begins on both Android and iOS with a new interface, very similar to the one we had, but that is simplified.

So far, in the application we had four tabs in the lower area: Home, Discover, Explore and Account. From this update we will have only two, House and Recent Events.

The main tab barely changes

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Although the number of options in the dock has been cut in half, the main section, House, just changes, and we will continue to have direct access to the lights, routines, etc. We will also have access to what is being played in the house at that time, being able to control the volume to stop it …

The second Google Home tab is a disaster drawer

In the second section, where everything that is not access to the house is grouped together, are recent notifications and events. In the upper left area we will have access to the history of the actions that have taken place in our home.

The Google Home application is updated and simplifies its interface

There is also a Discovery section, which is similar to the Explore tab we have now, and in the upper right corner is our avatar, which is where we can change the parameters of our account.

The Google Home application is updated and simplifies its interface

This update has begun to be sent but, being progressive, it may take a few hours and a few days to receive it. In addition, Google must modify the servers so having the latest APK does not guarantee that we can use the new interface.

The update will also allow you to configure the new Google Nest Wifi very quickly, the router announced by Google at the October 15 event.

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The characteristics of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro have been filtered

Xiaomi Spain recently confirmed the presentation of a new smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, the model that came to recover an old family that the company has not updated for many years.

What we did not know is that there would be two models, or that is what has been leaked today, with a fairly broad list of its benefits.

The two terminals will share a fivefold rear camera, where only the ToF seems to be missing, but they will have different processor, different optical zoom and different type of storage.

The features of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro have been filtered

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+.
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage.
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Type: UFS 3.0.
  • Graph: Adreno 640.
  • screen.
    • Size: 6.7 inches.
    • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels.
    • AMOLED technology.
    • Refresh rate: 90 Hz.
  • Rear camera.
    • Fivefold camera 108 + 16 + 12 + 2 + 2.
    • Wide angle, macro, 5x telephoto …
    • Others: LED Flash.
  • Front camera.
  • Ports:
    • USB Type-C connector.
    • On-screen optical fingerprint sensor.
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Others: Bluetooth 5, WiFi, NFC, infrared transmitter.
  • Drums: 4000 mAh with fast charge of 40 W.
  • System:
    • Android version: Android 9 Pie.
    • Manufacturer's layer: MIUI 10.

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G.
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage.
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Type: UFS 2.1.
  • Graph: Adreno 618.
  • screen.
    • Size: 6.4 inches.
    • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels.
    • AMOLED technology.
  • Rear camera.
    • Fivefold camera 108 + 16 + 12 + 2 + 2.
    • Wide angle, macro, 2x telephoto …
    • Others: LED Flash.
  • Front camera.
  • Ports:
    • USB Type-C connector.
    • On-screen optical fingerprint sensor.
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Others: Bluetooth 5, WiFi, NFC, infrared transmitter.
  • Drums: 4000 mAh with 30 W fast charge.
  • System:
    • Android version: Android 9 Pie.
    • Manufacturer's layer: MIUI 10.

The features of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro have been filtered

These two models are expected to be the international proposal of the Xiaomi CC9 Pro, the terminal that will be announced on November 5 in China, and that is the one we have used to illustrate this article, since it will be aesthetically the same as the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro.

As always, you have to take this data carefully because they are not official specifications and could change.