Android 12

Google to Axe ‘Android Auto for Phone Screens’ App in Android 12

According to The Verge, Google's 'Android Auto for Phone Screens' app will no longer be available come Android 12. The stopgap app will be replaced by the 'driving mode' baked into Google Assistant, available within Google Apps. The native Android Auto interface available in some cars will remain unaffected. "For those who use the on phone...

Android 12 Beta 3 Adds Improved Face-Based Auto-Rotatation, More

Google today released the Android 12 Beta 3, and it brings a few new features to the table, including the long-awaited scrolling screenshots, smarter autorotation, and more. According to a new Android blog post, Google is introducing a new scrollable screenshots tool, and on-device search gets a big improvement when it comes to finding information...

Siri on iOS 15 Beta vs Google Assistant on Android 12 Beta [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_354976" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: In Depth Tech Reviews on YouTube[/caption] iOS 15 brings a number of enhancements to Siri, its virtual assistant, including native, on-device command processing that no longer requires an active internet connection, albeit limited to selected devices. Of course, Google Assistant has been able to work offline for quite some time...

Google Releases the First Beta of Android 12 for Smartphones

Google has just released the first beta of Android 12 for Pixel and other Android smartphones, giving users a look into some of the features that will be available in future releases. According to Google, Android 12 introduces the biggest design change in Android's history. From the colours to the shapes, light, and motion, everything has...

Google I/O 2021: What to Expect Next Week

[caption id="attachment_353462" align="aligncenter" width="1295"] Image: Google Events[/caption] After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google I/O, the company's annual summer developer event, is back on for 2021. But there's a catch: Google I/O this year will completely take place online. The event is set to stream live (and free for everyone) from...

Android OS 12 Features Leaked Ahead of Release

The folks over XDA Developers have just shared a hands-on preview of an unreleased version of Google’s upcoming Android 12 OS for smartphones and tablets, offering a first look at features not previously seen in the public developer previews. The upcoming Android 12 offers a handful of functional changes, including the ability to take scrolling screenshots....