• This new Android rival hit 10 million users in just one week

    9 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Earlier this week, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2 - the new operating system that will replace Google's Android on various smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other smart gadgets. HarmonyOS 2 is already compatible with dozens of existing Huawei devices.
    For a while, we thought that HarmonyOS would be a brand new, universal OS , similar to Google's own Android replacement, Fuchsia. But more recent reports have suggested Huawei's OS isn't as ambitious , as the Chinese company has just developed its own version of Android, which it hopes to deploy to millions of devices. The rollout is off...
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  • Android 12 is already breaking records and it's not even available for everyone yet

    Android 12 is already breaking records and it's not even available for everyone yet

    9 days ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    Yesterday saw the release of the 2nd Android 12 beta, one of a few that we'll see ahead of the final release sometime this Fall. There's a lot going on in this year's version of Android, as Google is upping the ante and including much more than performance boosts and subtle UI tweaks.
    Here's all of the fun stuff in Android 12 Beta 2
    In fact, Android 12 is arguably the biggest change to Android ever, if not the biggest since the HoloYolo days. What's more surprising about this, compared to years past, is that apparently, the Android 12 beta program is breaking records left and right. VP of...
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  • Google confirms future Android 12 beta release to bring back screen-on time

    Google confirms future Android 12 beta release to bring back screen-on time

    9 days ago - By Android Central

    Screen-on time helps users better understand their phone usage habits.
    What you need to know
    Google has confirmed that it will be bringing back screen-on time information with a future Android 12 build.
    The option to view your screen-on time since the last full charge was removed in the first Android 12 beta.
    You can still use a third-party app to check your screen time in Android 12 Beta 2.
    Google introduced a ton of new features with the first Android 12 beta last month - including Material You design tweaks and privacy enhancements. Weirdly, the first public Android 12 beta also removed...
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  • Android 12 Beta 2 available

    9 days ago - By All About Windows Phone

    At 'All About' Towers, we have a Google Pixel 4a 5G, and this is now firmly on Android 12, with public beta 2 now out, you can get it here for your compatible device. I've listed below what's new for this beta, in addition to all the under-the-hood stuff and UI changes from last month. And yes, note that this is Android 12 - while the Microsoft Surface Duo languishes on Android 10, with no confirmed upgrade date and continuing fire sales. Most decent Android handsets from the last few years have been on Android 11 for a while now.
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  • Android 12 Beta 2 Brings New Internet, Privacy Controls

    Android 12 Beta 2 Brings New Internet, Privacy Controls

    9 days ago - By Phone Scoop

    Google has released the second beta version of Android 12, which introduces several key features not found in the first beta. A new "Internet" quick setting consolidates Wi-Fi and cellular connections into one simpler control for Internet connections. Also new are universal, system-wide indicators and toggle controls for the microphone and cameras. It's now obvious at a glance any time any app is accessing the mic or camera, and such access can be switched off for all apps with one tap. There's also a new pop-up notification when an app accesses the clipboard and it contains data from...
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