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Google Contacts update enables Material You’s dynamic theming on Android 12

Theming support in Android is something that Google has been working on for years, though they've mostly focused on providing system APIs and frameworks for OEMs to build their own theming engines on top of. With the Android 12 update and Google’s new "Material You" design language,  though, Google is bringing theming to the forefront...

Google Play Services will soon delete your advertising ID when you opt out of ad personalization

Google Play Services generates an advertising ID for all users who opt-in for ad personalization. This ID not only helps Google push relevant ads to users, but it also comes in handy for analytics and fraud prevention. When you turn off ad personalization on your account, Google stops using your advertising ID to push personalized...

Android 12 prepares to kill off native support for Internet-based SIP calling

Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP, is a protocol that's commonly used for making voice calls over the Internet. Years back, SIP clients and providers were decently popular because they offered free or cheap worldwide Internet-based calling while many U.S. carriers still didn't even offer unlimited voice calls on their networks. For years, Android natively supported...

Samsung teases One UI 4 beta based on Android 12 for the Galaxy S21 series

Samsung today announced that it will kick off the One UI 4 beta program for the Galaxy S21 series soon. The company shared the info in a recent post on the Samsung community forums, which includes the following banner image. While the banner doesn't mention a specific date for the One UI 4 beta rollout, it...

How to download Android 12 Beta for Google Pixel and other Android devices

The wait is finally over — Android 12 is here as Google has officially kicked off the Android 12 Beta program following the Developer Preview initiative. If you’re the lucky owner of a Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, or the...

How to install Android 12 Beta on Google Pixel and other Android devices

It’s that time of year again! Android 12, i.e. the next major release of Android is now available as public beta. This won’t give you the full Android 12 experience as it's still very much a work-in-progress, but for lucky owners of the Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel...

The Android 12 Easter egg offers a nice showcase of Material You’s dynamic coloring

Google includes an Easter egg in every major Android release. You can find it hidden within the About phone section of the Settings app, and you can access it by tapping on the "Android version" field multiple times. Android 11 had a fun little game that required you to collect cats by filling virtual water...

Google rolls out bug fix update for Android 12 Beta 3

Google started rolling out the third beta for Android 12 earlier this month with several long-awaited changes, including scrolling screenshots, enhanced auto-rotate, on-device search, and much more. However, like all the other beta releases, there were a few bugs that weren't fixed in time for the rollout. That's why Google has just released Android 12...

Android 12’s new recents URL sharing feature makes it easy to copy links

Google recently rolled out Android 12 beta 3 with a host of changes and improvements over the previous beta release. While Google mentioned all the significant user-facing changes included in the third beta release in its blog post, the company didn't mention one rather useful feature in its announcement -- recents URL sharing. In this...

Android 12 is missing font and icon shape customization, and some users aren’t happy

With the Pixel 4, Google introduced the "Pixel Themes" app. The app appeared as "Styles & Wallpapers" to the end-user, and it let them change the font, icon shape, and accent color on their devices. The app made its way to other Pixel phones running Android 10, and several OEMs like ASUS and Motorola also...

Android 12: Everything we know so far about Google’s next big update, with changes from Beta 3!

Android is the world's most popular smartphone operating system, running on over 3 billion smartphones around the world. As a result, even the tiniest of changes in the OS has the potential to affect millions of users. But because of the way that Android updates are delivered, it's debatable whether these changes actually make a...

The first apps to use Android 12’s Material You theming are here

While native theming on Android is a concept Google has been flirting with for years, even going so far as to add support for a system-wide dark theme, full-on native theming to the degree other services like Substratum and other theming engines used to have was pretty much still unheard of, at least on stock...