How Google can fill the Android enthusiast void left by OnePlus

Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central

It’s coming any day now. Google’s first foray into creating its own chipset for its own device, is on the way with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. And while a lot is riding on these devices from a market share standpoint, there’s also a lot riding on them for Android enthusiasts.

LG is gone, HTC is hanging on by a literal thread, and Motorola is just different now. But if you jump back five years, the story was very different. Then, Samsung was still largely leading the charge, but it had much

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The Latest Android Auto Updates Make CarPlay Look Ridiculous

And without a doubt, this was true at so many levels, especially as every Android Auto update was more or less a Russian roulette. While for some people they came with major improvements, others ended up struggling even with the little things like playing music or using a voice command to set up a new destination in Google Maps.

Times have changed, though, and now CarPlay not only is no longer more reliable than Android Auto, but Google’s application is also getting more and more improvements at an impressive pace.

In other words, Google has managed to turn Android Auto

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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 systems in the world. With those updates come a lot of changes, and I’m personally equally excited for both. If you are looking forward to one more than the other, which are you more excited about?

Android 12 will bring a massive redesign to the

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Whatsapp will stop working on these Android phones, iPhones by November 2021

2021 is about to end in the next three months and that means there is another cycle of WhatsApp ending support for some Android smartphones and iPhones.
WhatsApp has shared a list of devices that will no longer support the WhatsApp messaging app starting November 1, 2021.
In general, these will be Android phones that are running on Android 4.0.3 or lower, and Apple iPhones that are running on iOS 9 or older.
If you are using an old Android phone or an iPhone then you may have to worry about Whatsapp support
If your Android phone doesn’t even
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Here are the first batch of smartphones getting ColorOS 12 (Android 12) –

A few days ago, OnePlus Weibo page announced that some models of Oppo and OnePlus will be upgraded to the ColorOS 12 operating system. This new ColorOS is on top of the latest Android 12 operating system. According to the report, ColorOS 12 is also the first batch of operating systems compatible with Android 12 in China. The first batch of early adopters includes the Oppo Find X3 Pro series and the OnePlus 9 series. The limited recruitment of ColorOS 12 based on the official version of Android 12 is now open. The compatible models include five smartphones. Out of

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Lenovo designs an Android handheld console, then decides against selling it

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Google officially releases stable Android 12

We have been used to see new Android upgrades coming in September, but Google seems to be a little late this year. We have been waiting for an official rollout in the beginning of the last month, but then, the company surprised everyone with the fifth beta of Android 12. A little later, reports emerged pointing to an October 5 release for Android 12. However, the company went ahead to roll out the final stable update of Android 12, today (October 4). However, there is a small catch with this update.

This Monday’s official release of the Android update isn’t

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Android 12 review – tests


More than a year has gone by since Google’s release of Android 11, so you know what that means, right? Android 12 is here – well, “here” in theory, as the rollout for even Google’s Pixel phones is taking a while. Despite continuing with the ‘boring’ dessert-less naming scheme, the company has packed quite a lot of new stuff into this iteration of its mobile operating system, more than we’ve been used to lately, so we took a deep dive and explored what’s new in Android 12 – features that are going to be live very soon on Pixels

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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!

Joe Hindy / Android Authority

Welcome to the 397th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:

  • WhatsApp spent its entire week doing stuff for its privacy. To start with, it changed its privacy settings around, a needed change because those settings haven’t had a change in years. It also announced encrypted backups for even more privacy. This is likely due to the beginning of an investigation about WhatsApp’s privacy and encryption. The lawsuit alleges that WhatsApp hires content reviewers who can see messages despite the company’s assurance that it can’t see anything users
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21 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/5/21

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today’s list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you’re looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you’re covered. This week I have the latest Final Fantasy pixel remaster from Square Enix, a fresh board game adaptation of Axis & Allies 1942, and a slick pixel-based auto-runner. So without further ado, here are the new

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