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Breaking: Android 12 Beta GSI goes live ahead of Google I/O 2021

The first Android 12 Developer Preview was released back in February, followed by Preview 2, and recently, Preview 3. Google is supposed to release the Android 12 Beta 1 today to the Pixel lineup during Google I/O 2021. However, it looks like the official Android 12 Beta 1 Generic System Image (GSI) packages are already...

Android 12’s new privacy controls could include a Privacy Dashboard

Privacy has increasingly been one of Google's biggest focuses over the past few years. Over 2.5 billion devices are running Android around the world, and such a big install base means there's a lot of unwanted interest from threat actors. That's why each new version of Android adds features to ensure your sensitive information is...

Gboard’s latest test syncs the theme with your wallpaper on Android 12

Google has been on a roll revamping their keyboard experience as of lately. Recently, the company took the bold step of launching Gboard on their Wear OS ecosystem, which brought features such as speech recognition, swipe to write, and much, much more to devices we can fit in our wrist instead of just our smartphones....

Last-minute Android 12 leak shows off new design changes before Google I/O

Google I/O is on the horizon, and with the schedule published already, there's a lot that we expect to see at the event. It kicks off on May 18th through to May 20th in the form of a virtual event that anyone can attend, and the big one that many of us will be looking...

OnePlus phones will get a theme store with the Android 12 update

When OnePlus releases Android 12, the company will add a feature it said is “highly requested:” a theme store. By including a Theme Store in OxygenOS, OnePlus owners will have the opportunity to easily customize the look and feel of their device. OnePlus announced the news in a forum post on Thursday, saying it plans to...

Here’s why Nova Launcher works better on Google Pixel phones

In the past, third-party launcher apps often provided a superior experience to the stock launcher found on most Android phones. With the revamp of the recent apps screen and the introduction of gestures in Android 9 Pie, though, third-party launchers were put at a disadvantage as these new experiences were integrated into the stock launcher...

Google Discover appears to be getting a facelift in Android 12

Google Discover appears to be testing a new design in Android 12. The new look changes the alignment of the Google logo while also stripping it of color. Going forward, the logo will either be white or gray depending on your system’s theme. The new-look Google Discover was first spotted by Android Police, which said the...

Google I/O 2021 schedule goes live: Here’s what to look out for

Earlier this month, Google announced when its highly-anticipated developer conference will take place. Google I/O 2021 kicks off on May 18th and lasts through May 20th, and it'll be a virtual event that's free for anyone to attend. Today, Google published the full schedule for the event, giving us an overview of what sessions will...

Android 12 DP3 Analysis: Here are all the hidden features!

In less than a month, Google will take the wraps off of Android 12 at Google I/O, but before then, we've just been given the third Developer Preview to sift through. DP3 contains a handful of new APIs and noticeable user-facing changes, but it also, as usual, contains loads of hidden changes under-the-hood. We've been...

Android 12 DP3 Changelog: All the new features we’ve found!

Google released the third Developer Preview for Android 12 earlier today. Officially, the release is once again aimed at developers, with new APIs for haptics, camera, and more. As usual, there are a couple of new user-facing features that we've found from a quick hands-on. If you're interested in finding out what new features are...

Google releases Android 12 Developer Preview 3 with several improvements

Google has released the third developer preview for Android 12, with several new features that improve upon what the company has shown off over the past few months. The latest release is right on schedule for Google’s launch timeline, and precedes a beta launch scheduled for May. In this release, Google has introduced updates that allow...

Android 12 will automatically hibernate unused apps to free up space

Although Google doesn't release the source code for new Android versions before the stable release for Pixel phones is ready, we seldom get a glimpse at some upcoming features through code changes submitted to the AOSP Gerrit. One of the features we've been expecting to land in the upcoming Android 12 release is app hibernation,...