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iOS 15: Everything you need to know about Apple’s latest update for the iPhone

WWDC is Apple's annual event with a major emphasis on showcasing its software advancements. What this means is that every year at WWDC, we get our first glimpse of new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and all of Apple's apps and services. This year, Apple announced iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 along with macOS Monterey...

Android 12 Beta 2 changelog: All the new features and changes

Yesterday, Google dropped Android 12 Beta 2 on us. While we're still a few months away from the public release, the latest beta release represents a big step forward for what is the biggest update to Android in years. Android 12 Beta 2 officially brings along the privacy dashboard that Google showcased at Google I/O,...

Android 12 Beta 2 hints at a new Google “Live Translate” feature

The second Android 12 beta landed earlier today, and we've been digging into the firmware to find new features. There are loads of changes to be found in the latest build, and some of the changes aren't live yet because of missing components. One of the features that could be coming to a future Android...

Google is testing a new x-axis transition animation for Android 12’s settings

Google released the second Android 12 beta earlier today, and the new build brings loads of privacy features that Google announced at its I/O developer conference last month. As always, there are also lots of undocumented changes in the release, and if you're interested in learning about them, I have a running tweet thread that...

Android 12’s Material You wallpaper-based theming is now live

Google released Android 12 beta 2 today, and as the OS gets closer to release, there are a bunch of changes. One thing that the Mountain View firm promised back at Google I/O was that the theme of the device could automatically adjust to your wallpaper with Android 12. That's now live in the new...

Android 12 Beta 2 brings the new privacy features teased at Google I/O

At last month's Google I/O developer conference, Google took the wraps off its latest Android OS release: Android 12. With a customizable design centered around Google's Material You to a plethora of new privacy features, Android 12 is shaping up to be Google's biggest OS release in years. Although Google did release the first Android...

Google Messages preps Material You support on Android 12 with dynamically colored UI

One of the marquee features of Android 12 is the ability to dynamically theme the UI based on your wallpaper. It's part of Google's broader Material You design that was announced at Google I/O 2021 alongside the release of the first Android 12 beta. However, Google has yet to enable support for dynamic recoloring in...

Google will change Android 12’s ripple effect after users complain it’s glitchy

We got our first look at some of the user-facing changes coming in Android 12 when Google rolled out the first beta at I/O 2021. In our hands-on preview of the first Android 12 beta build, we highlighted most of these features, like the Material You design update, new animations, and more. The new animations...

OnePlus resumes Android 12 beta rollout for the OnePlus 9 series

OnePlus was among the first OEMs to release an Android 12 beta build to its devices. The company announced its Android 12 Developer Preview Program shortly after Google rolled out Android 12 Beta 1 to its Google Pixel lineup, and it released the first beta build soon thereafter. However, the Android 12 Beta 1 build...

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 blocks third-party apps from replacing the share sheet

Android Sharesheet is the menu that pops out from the bottom when you hit the share button within an app, listing out all the possible sharing options and ways you can share something across. But as you might have noticed, the UI of the Android Sharesheet can look wildly different from app to app. That’s...

Android will soon get better support for Sony’s awesome PS5 controller

It's no secret that Android runs on top of the Linux kernel, which means whenever there's a new Linux kernel feature, it (should) eventually trickle down to Android devices. While the PS5 controller — officially called the DualSense Wireless Controller — works out of the box on many Android devices, its two best features (ie....