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What are you more excited for: Android 12 or Windows 11?

The launch of Android 12 and Windows 11 are on the horizon. Android 12's launch date seems to be Monday, the 4th of October, whereas Windows 11's launch date is Tuesday, the 5th of October. It's a busy week for tech nerds around the world, as Android and Windows are the two most popular operating...

This app brings back the more useful power menu from Android 11 on Android 12 devices

Android’s power menu has seen a fair few design changes over the years. Unless you follow a tech blog like XDA, the changes are a bit hard to keep track of — at least before the Android 11 update — mainly because this is one area that OEMs customize to suit their own design aesthetic. In...

ASUS recruits testers for the ZenFone 8’s Android 12 update with ZenUI

Next Monday will see the release of the Android 12 update on Google's Pixel phones, and that marks the official start of the waiting period for the update to roll out to other smartphones. Google's major OEM partners already have access to the new OS's source code, though, which is why you can install an...

T-Mobile shares its own list of devices getting the Android 12 update

Ahead of the Android 12 stable release next week, T-Mobile has just shared its own list of devices that will be getting the Android 12 update. Although T-Mobile doesn't make any phones of its own, the carrier is heavily involved in the testing and rollout of OS updates, resulting in updates rolling out for some...

The Xiaomi Mi 11’s Android 12 update is almost here, and Xiaomi wants your help testing it

Back in May, Xiaomi seeded an early developer preview of Android 12 to the Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11, and Mi 11i (Mi 11X Pro/Redmi K40 Pro). While the developer preview was a pure vanilla Android build, we saw the first glimpse of a proper MIUI build last month when an internal MIUI 12.5 beta...

Google Maps for Android will soon add a nifty search widget

At Search On 2021, Google today announced new features aimed at tackling the effects of climate change. For governments, Google announced that it will expand its Tree Canopy insights to more than 100 cities globally next year, which will help them prioritize which areas need tree shade the most. For users, Google is launching a...

Hands-on with Android 12 DP 2 on the OnePlus 9 Pro: OxygenOS makes way for ColorOS

Android 12 is likely only a few weeks away, and the latest developer preview for the OnePlus 9 series has just been released. It has a few visual changes and additional features in preparation for Android 12's official release, though we'll almost certainly be seeing it released a good while after Android 12 drops for...

Android 12 Developer Preview 2 released for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro

With the official release of Android 12 right around the corner, OnePlus has just released the Android Developer Preview 2 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. The new version comes four months after OnePlus released the first developer preview of Android 12 for its 2021 flagship lineup. Android 12 Developer Preview 2 for the...

Hands-on with Android 12.1: First look at the update for foldable phones!

Google is expected to release the next major update to Android, Android 12, next week, but ahead of its release, we're already hearing about Google's plans for a follow-up update. Earlier this month, XDA first reported that Google is planning to release an interim update before 2022's Android 13, which we're tentatively calling Android 12.1...

Android 12: Everything we know so far about Google’s next big update, with changes from Beta 5!

Android is the world's most popular smartphone operating system, running on over three billion smartphones around the world. As a result, even the tiniest of changes in the OS has the potential to affect millions of users. But because of the way Android updates are delivered, it's debatable whether these changes actually make a difference....

This Week in Tech: New Surface products, Galaxy S22 & Pixel 6 Pro leaks, Google app updates, and more

The consumer tech landscape was rife with new launches, leaks, and updates this past week. Microsoft unveiled a host of new Surface products, and we got to learn a few more details about the upcoming Pixel 6 Pro. A few Galaxy S22 leaks also surfaced online months ahead of its launch, and Google released several...

Google Assistant is getting support for Material You dynamic colors on Android 12

Soon after showcasing its new Material You design language at I/O 2021, Google started rolling out design changes to its apps based on the new guidelines. With the Android 12 stable release right around the corner, the company has significantly ramped up its Material You rollout. In the last week alone, Google has rolled out...