ANDROID 12 Posts on XDA

The new Assistant weather widget has started rolling out to some users

Google seems to have started rolling out the new Assistant weather widget that we spotted in a teardown last month. The widget is reportedly available on Pixel devices running Android 12 beta 5, and it should roll out more widely following the Pixel 6 launch later today. In case you missed our previous coverage, the new...

Pixel Sounds app gets a taste of Material You in the latest update

With the Pixel 6 launch event just a day away, Google is ramping up the rollout of Material You makeovers for its first-party apps. The latest to get a fresh coat of paint with Material You elements is the Pixel Sounds app -- a collection of ringtones, notifications, and alarms for the Google Pixel. The...

This Week in Tech: New WhatsApp features, Rootless themes return to Android, and more

While the last week was quite eventful in the world of tech, this past week was relatively slow. Other than a few new tidbits about the latest software releases, a couple of new WhatsApp features, and a few more Pixel 6 leaks, nothing significant happened this week. However, that's just the calm before the storm,...

Android 12 Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Ever since Google announced the arrival of Android 12's stable release and dropped the source code to AOSP, the tinkering party is underway here at XDA. But unless you own a current-generation device like the OnePlus 9/9 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S21, there’s a very good chance that you will have to wait for...

Android 12’s CDD officially outlines Performance Class requirements for flagships

Recently, we saw the AOSP release of Android 12, though the release for Google Pixels will come a bit later. Android 12 has a ton of changes, and not all of them are user-facing. Sure, we get Material You, Privacy Dashboard, and a few other great features, but for OEMs, they have a lot more...

An early build of LineageOS 19.0 based on Android 12 is available for the Exynos Galaxy S10 series

Google officially announced Android 12 last week and uploaded the source code to AOSP. While the stable update hasn't started rolling out to Pixel devices, the third-party development community is already hard at work releasing custom ROMs based on the latest version of Android for older smartphones. Over the last week, a lot of phones...

Realme shares Realme UI 3.0 early access release timeline for several devices

At the Realme GT Neo 2 launch event yesterday, Realme briefly talked about Realme UI 3.0 -- the latest version of its software skin based on Android 12. Now, the company has shared an early access roadmap for the release, highlighting when you can expect to receive the update on your Realme device. As per the...

Google Clock gets new Material You widget and five clock styles in the latest update

Google officially dropped the stable Android 12 update last week. While the official Android 12 software won't roll out to Pixel devices for the next few weeks, Google continues to update its first-party apps with Material You design guidelines. The Google Clock app received a significant redesign with Material You colors alongside the Android 12...

Realme unveils Realme GT Neo 2, Realme UI 3.0, and 4K Google TV Stick

Realme today unveiled the Realme GT Neo 2 and Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick in India. The Realme GT Neo 2 is a direct successor to the Realme GT Neo that was launched in March this year. Meanwhile, the Realme TV Stick is the first streaming stick to launch with the new Google TV...

Google’s Private Compute Services app appears on the Play Store

One of the new privacy features introduced in Android 12 is Private Compute Core, a secure partition within the operating system that stores and processes machine learning data. Not a lot of details of how it works have been released, though we know that it holds data for three machine learning features: Live Caption, Now Playing, and...

Google preps Digital Car Key support with latest Play services update

In March this year, Google formed the Android Ready SE Alliance to drive the adoption of digital keys and driver's licenses. At I/O 2021 in May, Google then announced that it was adding Digital Car Key support in Android 12 to help you unlock your car with your phone. While the company gave us a...

Android 12’s Fabricated Overlay API brings back rootless themes

The full stable Android 12 release is right around the corner, and Google has even posted the source code to its AOSP repo. There’s a lot that’s new in Android 12, including an addition to resource overlays called Fabricated Overlays. What was meant as an API to help the system manage the dynamic changes used...