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OnePlus phones will get a theme store with the Android 12 update

When OnePlus releases Android 12, the company will add a feature it said is “highly requested:” a theme store. By including a Theme Store in OxygenOS, OnePlus owners will have the opportunity to easily customize the look and feel of their device. OnePlus announced the news in a forum post on Thursday, saying it plans to...

Here’s why Nova Launcher works better on Google Pixel phones

In the past, third-party launcher apps often provided a superior experience to the stock launcher found on most Android phones. With the revamp of the recent apps screen and the introduction of gestures in Android 9 Pie, though, third-party launchers were put at a disadvantage as these new experiences were integrated into the stock launcher...

Google Discover appears to be getting a facelift in Android 12

Google Discover appears to be testing a new design in Android 12. The new look changes the alignment of the Google logo while also stripping it of color. Going forward, the logo will either be white or gray depending on your system’s theme. The new-look Google Discover was first spotted by Android Police, which said the...

Google I/O 2021 schedule goes live: Here’s what to look out for

Earlier this month, Google announced when its highly-anticipated developer conference will take place. Google I/O 2021 kicks off on May 18th and lasts through May 20th, and it'll be a virtual event that's free for anyone to attend. Today, Google published the full schedule for the event, giving us an overview of what sessions will...

Android 12 DP3 Analysis: Here are all the hidden features!

In less than a month, Google will take the wraps off of Android 12 at Google I/O, but before then, we've just been given the third Developer Preview to sift through. DP3 contains a handful of new APIs and noticeable user-facing changes, but it also, as usual, contains loads of hidden changes under-the-hood. We've been...

Android 12 DP3 Changelog: All the new features we’ve found!

Google released the third Developer Preview for Android 12 earlier today. Officially, the release is once again aimed at developers, with new APIs for haptics, camera, and more. As usual, there are a couple of new user-facing features that we've found from a quick hands-on. If you're interested in finding out what new features are...

Google releases Android 12 Developer Preview 3 with several improvements

Google has released the third developer preview for Android 12, with several new features that improve upon what the company has shown off over the past few months. The latest release is right on schedule for Google’s launch timeline, and precedes a beta launch scheduled for May. In this release, Google has introduced updates that allow...

Android 12 will automatically hibernate unused apps to free up space

Although Google doesn't release the source code for new Android versions before the stable release for Pixel phones is ready, we seldom get a glimpse at some upcoming features through code changes submitted to the AOSP Gerrit. One of the features we've been expecting to land in the upcoming Android 12 release is app hibernation,...

Android 12 deprecates the RenderScript API for GPU compute tasks

Google introduced the RenderScript API all the way back in Android 3.0 Honeycomb for applications that need to run high-performance workloads on the CPU or GPU without using NDK or GPU-specific APIs. With improvements to NDK tooling, GPU compute using OpenCL, the introduction of the Vulkan API, and the capability to share Bitmap hardware buffers...

Android 12 may automatically translate apps to your native language

With over 2.5 billion active users, Android is the most widely used operating system worldwide. While the OS itself has been localized to dozens of different languages, that's not the case for many third-party apps. Larger companies can localize their apps in-house or hire professional translation services, but these options aren't economically feasible for smaller...

Google may let users manage Android’s hidden Recycle Bin in Android 12

Google I/O 2021 kicks off on May 18th next month, and at the event, we're expecting to see Google announce all the features coming to Android 12. Before the event starts, we've been collecting as much information as we can on the latest OS release from the two publicly available Developer Previews. The other day,...

Exclusive: Here’s a first look at some more upcoming features in Android 12

It's been nearly 2 months since Google released the first Android 12 developer preview, and we're expecting the third developer preview to drop at any moment. Thanks to leaks, extensive hands-ons, and code digging, we've learned a lot about the upcoming version of Google's Android OS. Still, with each new release, we're learning more and more,...