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Chrome preps for Google’s Material You and Android 12’s bouncy scrolling

While we're still a few months away from the first stable Android 12 release, Google has started updating its apps to follow Android 12's new Material You design language. Recently, Google added a new flag in Chrome 90 for Android that brings a minor Material You-inspired design change to the app's overflow menu. Along with...

Google Pixel phones may offer to translate apps for you on Android 12

One of the biggest hurdles to joining Team Pixel is availability: Google just doesn't sell their phones in every country like Samsung or Apple. For example, Google's upcoming Pixel 5a 5G is only confirmed to launch in two countries so far: the U.S. and Japan. Importing a Pixel phone is always an option, and Google...

Google Feed now supports Android 12’s wallpaper-based theming system

Android 12's new wallpaper-based theming system automatically changes the background and accent color of various UI elements across the system. To do so, it picks a dominant color from the current wallpaper and applies it uniformly across elements like the lockscreen, quick settings, notification panel, and even the newly-added adaptive widgets. Earlier this month, we...

Google didn’t mention the best way to install the Android 12 Beta on Pixel phones

Last week's release of the first Android 12 beta was met with much fanfare, but excitement quickly turned into horror for many who discovered that the beta release bricked their phone. Dealing with the occasional bug is the price of admission for running bleeding-edge software, but nobody expects an official beta release to make their...

How to enable “Hold for Assistant” gesture from Android 12 on older versions

Google's big (virtual) I/O developer conference was held last week, and at the show, we were given teasers for all the new services and features that the Mountain View company is working on. The most exciting announcement for us was the big reveal of Android 12, and while the first beta release was missing a...

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...