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Here are all the emoji changes in Android 12 Beta 1

Another round of Android betas is here. During Google I/O 2021, Google introduced to the world a closer look at how Android 12, the upcoming version of Android, will look like and function once it's out. While Android 12 has been out as a developer preview for a while, we hadn't get seen the full...

What do you think of Google’s Material You design for Android 12?

At Google I/O earlier this week, Google announced the changes coming with Android 12. Along with Android 12 Beta 1, Google also unveiled Material You — the next step in the evolution of its Material Design. Material You will help personalize the user experience on Android using a myriad of colors. It will be limited...

This lesser-known budget phone is also getting an Android 12 Beta

Google officially dropped the much-awaited first beta of Android 12 at Google I/O 2021 on Tuesday, and lucky Pixel owners can already try out all the latest features introduced in the newest software for themselves. Shortly after the release of Android 12 Beta 1, we saw a flurry of announcements from multiple OEMs releasing a...

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G receives its first Android 12 beta release

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G is the latest phone to join the Android 12 beta launch party, following phones from most major manufacturers like Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, Realme, OnePlus, Nokia, and more. Axon 30 Ultra 5G users in China can now download the first Android 12 beta release on their devices from ZTE's website. If...

Google Photos won’t need to ask you for permission to delete files on Android 12

Raise your hand if you've seen the annoying pop-up in the hero image that asks you to give Google Photos permission to delete a file. If you're running Android 11 on a phone that isn't a Google Pixel (ie. the vast majority of phones out there), then chances are you've seen that pop-up. A lot. In...

Exclusive: Android 12 may fix the most annoying part of using Google Photos on Samsung phones

Samsung phones don't function too differently than other Android devices at this point, but Samsung does still modify a few aspects of the Android operating system leading to some annoying issues. For years, the company has saved screenshots to the DCIM folder, where only camera photos and videos are intended to be stored. This results...

Pixel 6 may use Android 12’s audio-coupled haptics feature for ringtones

A major Pixel 6 Pro leak just dropped earlier today, and it essentially confirms the radical new design changes revealed by earlier leaks. Apart from the details visible in the renders, the latest leak doesn't tell us much about what's under the hood or what software features will be included. Of course, we're expecting the...

Android 12 will make it easier for developers to know how powerful a device is

Android devices come in all shapes and forms. We have cheaper smartphones with weaker specifications and more expensive ones with better internals. You, as a user, can obviously tell if your smartphone can be considered "powerful" or not by simply looking up those specifications online. But how does an app running on your device know...

Google Assistant will soon add one tap shortcuts from your favorite apps

Google Assistant today surfaces a set of action suggestions at the bottom of the screen that help you quickly perform an action or learn more about a response. For example, when I launch Assistant on my device, the first two action suggestions are "what's on my shopping list" and "what's the weather" because those are...

Some OEMs will use a more efficient video recording format by default in Android 12

During the "What's new in Android Media" session at Google I/O 2021, Google outlined the many challenges of media capture and playback and what they're doing to make things better for developers. One of the biggest challenges Google wants to solve is the massive file size of high-definition video captures. An obvious solution to this...

Android 12 will finally let alternative app stores update apps without bothering the user

Back in late September of last year, Google announced that it will be "making changes in Android 12...to make it even easier for people to use other app stores on their devices while being careful not to compromise the safety measures Android has in place" in response to mounting pressure from Epic Games and government...

Google is making machine learning faster and more consistent across Android

Following yesterday's main presentation at Google I/O 2021, the company held several sessions that are now available on-demand via YouTube. One of the sessions covered what's new in machine learning for Android and how Google is making it faster and more consistent for developers. Machine learning is responsible for powering features Android owners use every day,...