Tag: Android

Android 12 Beta is coming back in December to test feature drops early

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Amidst today’s Google Pixel 6 announcement, Google’s Android 12 Beta has been updated to the stable release on Pixel devices. Normally this would mark the end of the Beta program until Android 13’s Beta program launched next year but starting with Android 12, the Beta program will continue with Android 12 in December. The announcement…

Android 11: The Beta Launch Show Delayed Amid Protests in the US

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Alphabet’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.”We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate,” Google said in a…

LineageOS Android custom ROM hacked: Here’s what happened

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LineageOS is free and open-source Hackers have broken into the core infrastructure of LineageOS, a free and open-source operating system for smartphones, tablet computers and set-top boxes, based on the Google Android mobile platform. In a tweet, the company admitted the breach happened on Saturday night and it was detected well within time before the…

Android 10-based One UI 2 update delayed in India due to COVID-19

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Samsung has announced that the rollout of Android 10-based One UI 2 update for its Galaxy devices in India has been delayed. The delay has been caused due to the nation-wide lockdown in India imposed by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19. This information comes from Samsung through its Members app, and it’s…

This week in Android: Mi 10 Pro, Honor 9X Pro, and Galaxy S20 Plus giveaway

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Staying connected during these socially distanced times continues to be a hot topic for both news and people doing research. We’ve trickled a few tidbits over the last few weeks, and we’ve got more. Try these articles for more info on video conferencing tools. 10 best alternatives to FaceTime on AndroidZoom vs Google Hangouts Meet: Which…

4000 Android apps silently access your installed software

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DATA GRAB — Android API lets apps collect a list of all other installed apps, no permission needed. Dan Goodin – Mar 28, 2020 3:41 pm UTC More than 4,000 Google Play apps silently collect a list of all other installed apps in a data grab that allows developers and advertisers to build detailed profiles…

Android 11’s hidden double-tap gesture lets you take screenshots (Updated)

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Before face unlocking technology became the security metric of choice for OEMs, Pixel phones boasted a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that also supported swipe gestures. When the Pixel 4 opted to remove that sensor, rear-mounted gesture support went with it. Luckily, the Android team has a new way to make the back of your phone great…

The Xiaomi Poco F1 is getting Android 10 stable

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Xiaomi’s Poco F1 has had an Android 10 beta in testing for more than a month already, and it looks like the company is finally ready to take the software to stable. In a forum post, it has announced that it will start rolling out the latest version of the OS globally, and the first…

Confirmed! Poco X2 will get Android 11 update in future

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 25, 2020 10:10:42 am Poco X2 comes with a price starting at Rs 15,999 (Express Photo: Mohammad Faisal)A good news comes for the Poco fans. On Monday, folks at Poco India confirmed that the company’s latest smartphone aka Poco X2 will get upgraded to Google’s upcoming…

Android 11 (Android R) hands-on and first impressions!

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Google surprised all of us with an Android 11 developer preview in February. It’s quite early for a developer preview and it may mean a sooner launch for Android 11 proper. The OS goes by Android R in its settings and, if you’ll recall, Google still uses the old letter and dessert method internally. In…

Huawei could pre-install 70 popular Android apps on its phones, says source

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We expect to see the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro launch quite soon. However, we are relatively certain the Huawei ban enacted by the United States will not be over by then, which means the devices will likely come without Google apps. That doesn’t mean, though, that there can’t be Android apps on the Huawei…

Top 10 Android Apps of January 2020!

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We’ve compiled a top 10 list of our favorite Android apps to hit the Play Store in January 2020. The apps highlighted in this video include Byte, GesturePlus, Tetris, Activity Bubbles, Screen Stopwatch, Press, Muviz Edge, WagerLab, My Limit, and Vodobanka. Which app is your favorite?Byte: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…GesturePlus: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…Tetris: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…Activity Bubbles: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…Screen Stopwatch: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…Press: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…Muviz Edge:…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review, 4 months later: Even better with Android 10

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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Still great The Note 10+ is missing a few features, but it is still one of the most robust packages available on Android today. Source: Harish Jonnalagadda/Android Central I’ll be frank: I wasn’t particularly interested in the Galaxy Note 10+ when it debuted…

The Android 10 update is now available for the Xiaomi Mi A2

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The Android 10 update is now rolling out for the Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A2 after quite an extended wait. A cheap and cheerful device that has been surprisingly popular in some regions thanks to the clean OS and relatively decent specifications, the Android 10 update has been a long time coming. After launching with…

YouTube on Android now acts as a voice remote for the TV apps

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Earlier this week, YouTube introduced several new features to its app with the hopes of making it more accessible and easier to use. The most noteworthy addition was that viewers can now use voice search when casting the YouTube app to their smart TV. The new function is extremely straightforward — simply press the Cast…