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Google finally overhauls widgets in Android 12

Google just pulled the wraps off some ravishing design changes in Android 12. The latest Android 12 beta brings a suite of visual changes, enabling users to personalize the interface on their devices with features such as Material You. In addition to the new UI, the latest version brings a much-awaited change to widgets in...

Android 12 Beta 1 will soon be available for the Nokia X20

Google just released the first Android 12 beta build for the Pixel lineup, and it packs a ton of new features. The update includes a new "color extractions" feature that changes the system's theme based on your current algorithm, a dynamic lighting feature, a Quick Wallet Access feature on the lock screen, and much more....

Android 12 will let you unlock your car from your phone

Android is the world's largest and most-used smartphone operating system and now powers more than three billion active devices. Besides smartphones and tablets, Google products such as Android Auto also run on millions of cars. In fact, at Google I/O 2021, Google confirmed this number stands at 100 million with a number of automakers such...

The OPPO Find X3 Pro’s first Android 12 beta is here, but not with ColorOS 12

Shortly after Google dropped the first Android 12 Beta at Google I/O 2021 earlier today, several OEMs have announced their own release of an Android 12 beta for their respective flagships. For example, OnePlus just announced the first beta of Android 12 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, while Xiaomi and Realme have...

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro get their first Android 12 beta update for early adopters

OnePlus was among the first Android OEMs to release Android 11 Beta 1 for its flagships last year. The company released the beta build just a day after Google rolled it out for its Pixel devices, giving OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users a chance to experience the latest Android features on their phones....

ASUS joins the Android 12 Beta launch party with a build for the ZenFone 8

Google I/O 2021 is upon us, and it's raining Android 12 builds. We're getting treated to Android 12 Beta 1 today, an upgrade from the previous Developer Previews, and OEMs are also invited to the party now. Snapdragon 888 is the flavor of the season, and OEMs like Xiaomi, OPPO, Realme, OnePlus, and Vivo are...

Realme is launching an Android 12 Beta soon, but only for its flagship in China

After three Developer Preview releases of Android 12, Google officially released the first Android 12 Beta at Google I/O 2021 earlier today. As always, Google’s own Pixel smartphones will be the first in line to get a taste of the new software. But you don’t have to own a Pixel to get your hands on...

Xiaomi brings the Mi 11 series to the Android 12 Beta update party

Google gave us an extensive look at Android 12 today during the official keynote at Google I/O 2021. At the same time, they updated the OS from Developer Preview to Beta status. Following this announcement, Xiaomi has announced that it will begin seeding its own official Android 12 beta to some of its devices in...

Vivo is giving users of its iQOO 7 Legend gaming phone a taste of Android 12 Beta today

Google released the first Android 12 Beta for Pixel devices at Google I/O 2021 earlier today. Along with Google, various Android OEMs are also releasing Android 12 Beta builds for their devices. Vivo's sub-brand iQOO is one of the companies on the list with its iQOO 7 Legend as the candidate for this release. The...

Android 12 Beta 1 goes live for Pixel phones at Google I/O 2021

After three Developer Preview builds, Google is finally ready to release the first Android 12 Beta today following an announcement at Google I/O 2021. Everything that we’ve covered in the Developer Preview phase has been polished and refined for the beta release, but that doesn’t mean Google's work is completely done. Of course, we’ll continue...

Android 12 refocuses on privacy with Private Compute Core and Privacy Dashboard

Google introduces new privacy features to ensure that your data doesn't fall into the wrong hands with every major Android release. Last year, Google introduced new privacy settings in Android 11 to prevent apps from grabbing your location while running in the background, one-time permissions to prevent apps from gaining permanent access to sensitive permissions,...

Material You is the future of Google’s design for Android and beyond

Google has evolved its Material design language ever since its introduction in Android 5.0 Lollipop, and in recent years, the company has been moving towards a flatter and more monochrome design. Today at Google I/O, an updated version of Material Design was announced with a focus on customization, called 'Material You'. Material You is a new...