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Google and Sony team up to add 360 Reality Audio support in Android

Sony has been developing its 360 Reality Audio technology for a while now, based on the MPEG-H 3D audio codec. The tech is mostly limited to some of Sony's own smartphones, and only works with compatible apps, but now it looks like broader 360 Reality Audio support could be coming to Android. A series of code...

DotOS 5.1 will add a new wallpaper-based theming system and QS UI inspired by Android 12

Android theming has come a long way from the early days of the CyanogenMod Theme Engine to Substratum and now the native RRO and OMS APIs. With Android 12, Google might push Android's theming engine to the next level thanks to the new wallpaper-based theming system code-named “monet.” When “monet” is enabled, the user’s wallpaper determines...

Here are all the LG phones that will receive Android 12 and Android 13 updates

After denying several rumors, LG finally announced its exit from the smartphone market earlier this month. This raised concern among many LG smartphone users regarding software support for their devices. To address these concerns, LG recently assured that it will continue to deliver three Android OS updates for all premium phones launched in 2019 and...

Google releases Android 12 Developer Preview 2.2 with April 2021 security patches and bug fixes

Almost like clockwork, Google releases freshly baked Developer Preview builds for Android 12, the upcoming iteration of Android, every couple of weeks. Each new version fixes bugs, adds new features, and generally improves the performance of the operating system. It was the tail end of March when the company released Developer Preview 2.1 to the...

Get Android 12’s new emojis on any rooted Android device

Google typically introduces a new set of emojis with each Android system update. This year, the company will likely introduce the new emojis introduced in Unicode's Emoji 13.1 set with Android 12. While these new emojis haven't made an appearance on any Android 12 Developer Preview builds released so far, you can now start using...

Android 12 adds a new device search API for third-party launchers

Google released the second Android 12 Developer Preview last month, and it gave us a glimpse of several upcoming features. Among these was a new Search widget for the Pixel Launcher that would let users search for apps, contacts, settings, and more on their device. It now seems like this functionality won't be limited to...

LG may still deliver Android 12 updates to some devices

LG's smartphone business hasn't been doing too hot these last few years, so it came as no surprise earlier tonight when the company announced it's shutting down its mobile division. For distant observers and those of us in the media, we recognize how much the company has brought to the table and how the industry...

Android 12 Developer Preview 2.1 is here with fixes for WebView crashes

Google released the second Developer Preview for Android 12 two weeks ago, with new permissions, visual changes, and important bug fixes. However, it introduced a new bug that caused some applications to crash constantly, which has now been fixed. Google published Android 12 Developer Preview 2.1 earlier today, which claims to fix WebView crashing issues. There...

Android 12 DP2 Hidden Features Changelog: New Search widget, Taskbar, and more!

Google released the second Developer Preview of Android 12 earlier today, and it includes several new features that should excite users. First of all, there are new picture-and-picture gestures as we first reported last month. Developers can now easily apply a blur effect to the background, plus there are improvements to notification visibility for better...

Android 12 DP2 hints at a future Pixel device with an under-display fingerprint scanner

Google is responsible for both maintaining Android and making new Pixel phones, so it's sometimes hard to tell when a new Android feature also means a new Pixel feature. Just because Android adds support for new hardware doesn't always mean that a future Pixel phone will actually ship with that hardware, though that doesn't mean...

Android 12 DP2 New Features: Lighter dark theme, one-handed mode, and more!

Google has released Android 12 Developer Preview 2 ahead of the software’s wide release this fall. While we've already given a general overview of what’s officially included in the latest developer preview, we're going to now take a closer look at the release and cover several other features that Google didn't announce. New Dark Theme Google debuted...

Android 12 Developer Preview 2 is here with better notification security and picture-in-picture enhancements

With each passing day, we grow closer and closer to the eventual release of the next major Android OS: Android 12. In case you are yearning to see what the future holds for the forthcoming iteration of Android, Google has you covered for today. The company has just announced a new Developer Preview build for...