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ColorOS 12 unveiled: What to expect from the Android 12 update for OPPO, OnePlus, and Realme phones

Although OPPO first rolled out an Android 12 beta build for the Find X3 Pro shortly after Google dropped the first Android 12 beta at I/O 2021, the build did not come with ColorOS 12. Earlier this month, the company shared new wallpapers from its latest Android skin ahead of the official rollout, and a...

Google Photos gets a partial Material You redesign on Android 12

Another day another Google app getting a Material You makeover. With the official release of Android 12 not too far away, Google has been hard at work updating its own apps with Material You design guidelines. Google Workspace apps such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, and Meet received a visual refresh not too long ago,...

DotOS 5.2 adds new features inspired by Android 12, including wallpaper-based theming and more

Last month, developers behind the DotOS custom ROM project teased a new Android 12-based dynamic theming engine for their upcoming release. The much-awaited new release — DotOS 5.2 — is finally here and besides the marquee system-wide theming system, it brings along several new features and changes including the redesigned Settings dashboard, a new Gaming...

Download: ASUS ZenFone 8 gets its second Android 12 Beta update

Back in May, ASUS released the first Android 12 beta build for the ZenFone 8, allowing developers and enthusiasts to try out the new software and help weed out critical bugs. The Taiwanese OEM is now following up with the second installment that fixes many of the bugs and issues reported by the early adopters. ASUS...

One UI 4 Beta changelog: Here’s what’s new in Samsung’s Android 12 update!

With the official Android 12 release reportedly coming in early October, smartphone OEMs are gearing up to release the latest version of Android to their high-end smartphones. For many OEMs, the new Android version also presents the perfect opportunity to release a new version of their custom skin. We know OPPO will be releasing ColorOS 12...

One UI 4 Beta program lets Galaxy S21 users try out Android 12

Ahead of the iPhone 13 launch tomorrow, Samsung has just announced an incentive to keep some users from switching: a major software update for the Galaxy S21 series. Starting September 14th, owners of the Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra in select countries can try out the Android 12 update ahead of its stable release....

YouTube Music is testing a new Material You home screen widget on Android 12

Google revealed its updated design language earlier this year, called Material You, with a greater emphasis on color than the current iteration of Material Design. It also focuses on customizable color palettes, allowing you to change the look and feel of compatible apps. Google has been slowly updating each of its apps to use Material...

Google Phone app is the latest to pick up Material You theming on Android 12

Google is steadily updating its vast portfolio of apps to conform with the new Material You design guidelines. Ahead of the first stable Android 12 release, the company has rolled out Material You design elements in Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Calculator, Google Clock, Google Translate, Google Lens, Chrome, Google Contacts, and more. The company has...

OPPO will unveil ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 this week

With the final release of Android 12 fast approaching, major smartphone OEMs are gearing up to bring the next major release of Android to their smartphones. As usual, Google’s Pixel lineup will be the first to get a taste of the new software. However, we wouldn't be surprised if some OEMs announce the release of...

Android 12 is scheduled to launch in early October for Pixel phones

Last week, Google released the fifth (and final) beta build of Android 12 for Pixel phones. Google says we should expect the stable update to launch in just a few weeks from now, but they never gave a firm date. Now, we've seen evidence pointing to what may be the tentative launch date of the...

Material You support comes to Google Calendar, Gmail, and more on Android 12

In a few weeks from now, Google will release the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel phones. Before the Android 12 update rolls out, product teams across Google are working diligently to redesign their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google's Material design language. The latest Google apps to...

Private Compute Services will securely update AI-powered features in Android 12

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. Currently, Private Compute Core in Android 12 holds data for three machine learning features: Live Caption, Now Playing, and Smart Reply. Features inside Private Compute Core don’t have...