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How to download Android 13 for Google Pixel and other Android devices

Get ready to dig into Android 13! The next major release of Google's OS is now available as a beta. For lucky owners of the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, or Pixel 4 XL, you’ll be among the first users to see what...

How to install Android 13 on Google Pixel and other Android devices

Android 13 is currently available as a beta release. You can give it a shot right now if you've got the right hardware, and there are quite a few supported devices this time around. You can experience the beta on the eligible Pixel smartphones, and a handful of non-Google devices. The pre-release builds of Android 13...

Android 13 Developer Preview 2 arrives with notification permission requests and other changes

February saw the release of the first Android 13 Developer Preview, and with it came the groundwork for the next iteration of the world's biggest operating system. It brought along a number of changes that benefit developers and made improvements to privacy, Material You, language controls, and more. Now the company has announced the second...

Android 13 DP1 allows Google Pixel 6 to run full-fledged Windows 11 as a VM

If you are familiar with Windows 11, you have almost certainly heard of Windows Subsystem of Android. Microsoft constructed its Android compatibility layer on the foundation of Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is based on the company's Hyper-V virtualization platform. Google took a similar approach while designing the Linux app functionality in Chrome OS, but...

The first Android 12 preview for Android TVs brings an all-new Google TV experience

Google just released the first Android 12 developer preview, and it gives us a good look at some of the major improvements coming in this year's big Android upgrade. It includes several changes that aim to make Android more intuitive and secure while also improving overall performance. Along with that, Google is also rolling out...

[Update: Delayed] Google will launch the Android 11 Beta on June 3rd, releases Developer Preview 4 today

Google announced the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February. The first Developer Preview was released earlier than we expected because Google wanted to give developers more time to adapt to their apps to the new APIs and platform behaviors. Since DP 1, two more Developer Preview builds have been rolled out to the...

Nova Launcher 6.2.13 beta adds new adaptive icon shapes inspired by Android 11

Google launched the first Android 11 Developer Preview earlier this year in February, which was followed by Preview 2, Preview 3, and recently, Preview 4. Even though the company did not highlight any developer features in the latest release, we discovered a couple of changes and new features when we tried it out on the...

All Play Store apps will eventually need approval from Google to access location in the background

Android 11's first Developer Preview is upon us, and there are going to be a ton of changes under the hood to discover and analyze. Given that it only just came out, we're only just beginning to discover new features. On Google's Android Developer blog, however, they've outlined one change that may go a long...

Android 11 tests a new screenshot preview with scrolling screenshot support

Android 11 is here, and with it comes loads of new features and under-the-hood improvements. While we're trying to discover them all, it may take some time before we find all of them. You may remember that before we knew that Google would drop the letter naming scheme entirely for Android versions, the company said...

Nokia 7 Plus gets another Android Pie beta before stable release

Nokia released the Nokia 7 Plus earlier this year in March and since then it's been able to garner quite the following of fans. Nokia has been one of the few smartphone OEMs who has been working on their Android 9 Pie beta program for a while. They released Android P Beta 2 for the...

Essential Phone now receiving latest Android P Beta build

Smartphone companies that are on top of their software update game are far and few between. We have companies like Samsung who took over a year to push out Android Oreo to the U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7. Then there are companies like Motorola who promise updates and then fail to do so. However, on the...

Android P Beta 4 is here for Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Today just got a lot more exciting. Google has just released the final Android P Developer Preview for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. This is Developer Preview 5 and Android P Beta 4, for those keeping track. Factory Images and OTA Files are available now! The previous developer preview/beta was...