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Apps no longer need your location to scan for nearby Bluetooth devices on Android 12

Google keeps improving privacy and regulating the way apps use permissions with each Android release, and Android 12 brings a healthy dose of these changes as well. Yesterday, during the main Google I/O 2021 keynote, features like Privacy Dashboard, camera/microphone usage icons in the notification bar, and much more were shown off. But there are...

TCL 20 Pro 5G joins the Android 12 Beta launch party

Google released the first Android 12 beta for its Pixel lineup yesterday. Soon thereafter, several OEMs announced Android 12 beta builds for their flagship devices. Currently, Vivo, Xiaomi, OPPO, Realme, ASUS, OnePlus, and Nokia have announced that they will be releasing Android 12 beta builds for a handful of devices. Now, Chinese OEM TCL is...

Android 12 adds APIs for Bluetooth LE Audio, paving the way for better Bluetooth audio

Unless you've been living under a rock since yesterday, you know that Google I/O 2021 is underway. This is the biggest Google event of the year, and although it focuses on developers more than it does on consumers, the announcements made therein are relevant to both demographics. One of these announcements is for Android 12...

App hibernation added to Android 12 as a way to free up space from unused apps

Google's I/O 2021 main keynote wrapped up yesterday, and we got to know several exciting news about Android and the Android ecosystem itself. We had our first glance at Android 12 and its all-new Material You design language, which is one of the biggest UI revamps to come to Android in several years. The main...

Android 12 Beta 1 Hands-on: A Radical Redesign comes to Android

With the Android 12 Beta 1 launch, Google (alongside a number of other partner OEMs) has released the first installable Beta version for Google Pixel smartphones. While it's far from a finished product (and lacks quite a lot of features that will be added in future beta versions), it gives us a taste of what's...

Android 12 copies iOS 14 with new clipboard access alerts

Google has been cracking down on clipboard access in Android for a few years now. The company blocked background apps from reading clipboard data with the release of Android 10, and now in Android 12, Google is introducing a setting to show a popup every time an app accesses your clipboard — even if it's...

Android 12 automatically themes your UX from your wallpaper

Android 12 has graduated out of the Developer Preview phase and the Android 12 Beta activates many of the features that were hidden in the previous builds. These previously disabled features include privacy indicators, revamped widgets, an overhauled design for quick settings, etc. The latest version also brings the first major design overhaul since Android...

Android 12 will fade audio transitions between apps

Google on Tuesday gave us our first look at the biggest redesign to Android in years. The updated Material Design will put an emphasis on customization and is fittingly being called Material You. But it’s not just looks that are new with the arrival of Android 12; Google is also making some key changes to...

Google finally overhauls widgets in Android 12

Google just pulled the wraps off some ravishing design changes in Android 12. The latest Android 12 beta brings a suite of visual changes, enabling users to personalize the interface on their devices with features such as Material You. In addition to the new UI, the latest version brings a much-awaited change to widgets in...

Android 12 Beta 1 will soon be available for the Nokia X20

Google just released the first Android 12 beta build for the Pixel lineup, and it packs a ton of new features. The update includes a new "color extractions" feature that changes the system's theme based on your current algorithm, a dynamic lighting feature, a Quick Wallet Access feature on the lock screen, and much more....

Android 12 will let you unlock your car from your phone

Android is the world's largest and most-used smartphone operating system and now powers more than three billion active devices. Besides smartphones and tablets, Google products such as Android Auto also run on millions of cars. In fact, at Google I/O 2021, Google confirmed this number stands at 100 million with a number of automakers such...

The OPPO Find X3 Pro’s first Android 12 beta is here, but not with ColorOS 12

Shortly after Google dropped the first Android 12 Beta at Google I/O 2021 earlier today, several OEMs have announced their own release of an Android 12 beta for their respective flagships. For example, OnePlus just announced the first beta of Android 12 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, while Xiaomi and Realme have...