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Android, the most favourite and active mobile operating system of the world turns 10. And during the period, the operating system improved and strengthened a lot. The operating system becomes successful because it is an open source and it allows users to customize in their own ways. Android also offers many features which can’t found on other operating systems of the same field.

Having said that, the search engine giant Google unveiled the first Android smartphone and that was on September 23, 2008. The first ever Android operating system powered smartphone was dubbed as HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1, and the device came with the touchscreen as well as the slide-out physical keyboard. Well, along with the operating system, the smartphone brands also improved and developed innovative devices which make a user of Android more powerful in terms of looks, performance, and, of course, the software wise.

That said, even after the 10 years of Android, we are still using five features which the company is offering since the first version of the operating system. So without wasting any time let’s dive into the article to check those five features.

Android Market

The Android Market, is there in the Android operating system from the first version and it is still available on all the Android devices and this is the same thing which we use today at least once a day. Well, the Android Market is the new Google Play Store. That said, in 2012 the company merged Android Market with two other services and that is Google Music and Google ebookstore which combined effort rebrand it as the Google Play Store.

Synchronization

In the early stage of mobile phones, people used to save contacts in SIM cards and when they purchase a new device they have to swap the SIM card to a new device and they copy the number to phone memory and then again do the same to keep the important numbers. But the Mountain View company Google solved this situation with the feature of synchronization and the company still offers this facility to all the versions of its mobile operating system. With this feature, users can able to change their devices without the worry of losing the numbers or any other important data as things are automatically synchronizing in the background for you.

Application Organization

Google gives a huge importance in the area of application organization in its operating system and this makes the operating system more powerful and different in front of other rivalries operating system such as iOS, and this facility is there from the Android 1.0. Well, I don’t think that I need to expand this a lot, as we all use Android device on daily basis and we know how this thing is effective.

SMS And MMS

Before the arrival of instant messaging applications, the SMS and MMS are the most favourite features of phone users. As it allows them to connect with their near and dear ones every here and there and they can also see photos and videos through the MMS and Google keeps this feature from the early days of Android and it is still available to all the users.

Notifications

This is another area where the Google’s operating system has an upper hand over other operating systems, as Google always pays important for the notification systems and it is there from the first version of the OS and it slowly improved a lot. Well, now you guys already know how much it is improved from the previous version of Android in your own experience, and how it helps us to cope up with things and also to stay connected with the internet and with our near and dear ones.

So, these are the feature which we are using on Android from the early days and the operating system have to grow a lot and we believe that the company will bring more innovative features without losing these features and improve it more and more.

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Anker 2-in-1 Energy Bar Debuted

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Anker 2-in-1 Energy Bar Debuted

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It is a portable Power Bank
  • It comes with the Power IQ 3.0 charging technology
  • The price tag of the device is 109 yuan

 


 

Anker has unveiled the latest product Anker 2-in-1 Energy Bar in the market. The portable Power Bank comes with fast charging ability. We can charge smartphones and wearables. Let’s check the pricing, availability, and other features of the new power bank.

Features of Anker 2-in-1 Energy Bar 

The latest portable Power Bank supports a compact size. It weighs just 170g. It has a 20W PD charging ability and the device offers a two-pin design. The pins are foldable. So the device is portable and easy to carry.

The company offers Power IQ 3.0 charging technology. The device comes with PD 20W fast charging output. The power bank is compatible with Apple, and mobile phones of the manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, and other devices. 

Anker 2-in-1 Energy Bar also has a low-current charging mode. So we can charge our wearables like fitness bands, TWS headsets, and other gadgets.

Pricing and availability 

The pricing tag of Anker Energy Bar is 109 yuan. The company will make it available in China.

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Android 12 Public Beta Is Available: How to Install And What’s New

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Android 12 Public Beta Is Available: How to Install And What’s New

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  • The first public beta release of Android 12 is for Google Pixel 3 or a later model.
  • Android 12 comes with a new Privacy Dashboard for a better user privacy
  • The design language is called Material You

 


 

Google has unveiled Android 12 at its annual developer conference on May 18. Android 12 public beta has a modified user interface and increased privacy settings. A stable release of the updated operating system is expected later. We can download the first public beta of Android 12 (aka Android 12 Beta 1) and can use the key features. The new version introduces Material You design language. It makes Android as personal as possible. The first public beta release gives the experience of the privacy settings that Google offers. Now let’s check new features and installation details of the new operating system. 

How to install Android 12 Beta

We can download Android 12 Beta 1 from Google Pixel 3, 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4A, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 4A 5G, and the Pixel 5. To install the new version on the Pixel phone enroll the device from the Android 12 beta site. It is necessary even though we had already enrolled in the Android 11 Beta Program. After the enrollment, we can download Android 12 Beta. For manual checking go to Settings > System > System Update > Check for update.

For those who don’t have a Pixel phone, Google introduces Android 12 Beta 1. It is for a list of third-party smartphones that are a part of the Android 12 Developer Preview program.

Android 12 Beta 1 is useful for handsets like TCL 20 Pro 5G, Tecno Camon 17, iQoo 7 Legend, Mi 11, Asus ZenFone 8, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, Mi 11i, Mi 11X Pro, Realme GT, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra, and the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G. To check the process of installing the new version, go to the manufacturing links available on the Android Developers site.

New features of Android 12

Android 12 comes with a personalized all-new interface with a custom color palette. The developer also included new widgets that can be resized with much greater flexibility. Users can add a new theme based on the colors from each wallpaper. Google has added color extraction that enables us to apply any colors across the entire interface. The new custom color theme will be exclusive to Pixel devices. The color of the notification shade, the lock screen, volume controls, and widgets will be changed according to the theme.

The interface of the latest variant is more dynamic and responsive. The redesigned widgets help the company to provide interactive controls like switches, checkboxes, and even radio buttons to their widgets. The biggest change is the dramatic appearance of the user interface. The UI redesign is a part of the “Material You” concept, which brings a unified experience across all Google apps and services over time.

Instead of existing glow overscroll, there is a system-wide “stretch” overscroll effect. It will appear once they have scrolled past the end of the available content. It also comes with smoother audio transitions.

Android 12 has added redesigned system spaces, like the notification shade, quick settings, and the power button. The notification tray is at the top of the panel. The Quick Settings icons, larger and more colorful, gives additional controls to adjust system settings to a large extent. Google has tried to make a sense of freshness to the user interface. It also backed the controls for Google Pay and Home Controls. Google Assistant is similar to Siri in iOS, both work with long presses of the power button.

The new operating system supports faster and a more responsive experience. The developers minimize the CPU time for core system services by up to 22 percent. Moreover, Google has tried to cut the use of big cores by the system server by up to 15 percent.

There is a new indicator on the top-right corner of the screen. It appears when any of the installed apps is accessing the microphone or camera of your smartphone. Two new toggles in the quick settings panel help remove app access to the microphone and camera.

Moreover, Google also introduces new approximate location permission. There is an option to select whether to share our correct location or an approximate one. Besides, an app hibernation essentially hibernates apps that are not being used for an extended period. This improves user safety as well as optimize device storage and performance.

Google put forward a new privacy setting that gives the user more control and more transparency. We can control the information gathered by the apps. We can cancel permissions given to apps directly from the dashboard.

Another main feature in the Android 12 operating system is Android Private Compute Core as a built-in sandbox that helps the user to keep data private and store locally. It will work on Live Caption, Now Playing, and Smart Reply

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OPPO A93 5G Unveiled With Snapdragon 480 SoC In China

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OPPO A93 5G Unveiled With Snapdragon 480 SoC In China

Highlights

  • The smartphone is coming with a 6.5-inch FHD+ LTPS LCD panel
  • It has a triple camera setup comprising of a 48MP primary sensor
  • It has the support of 8GB RAM

Oppo has come into the market of China, with the latest 5G budget-friendly smartphone named OPPO A93 5G. A few days ago, a leak revealed all the details of the upcoming smartphone. The smartphone comes with a newly announced Snapdragon 480 SoC and a 90Hz display. It is the Qualcomm’s new budget 5G chipset. According to the report from Qualcomm that, brands like Vivo, OPPO, and Xiaomi will soon come with Snapdragon 480-powered phones. Vivo Y31s 5G is the world’s first Snapdragon 480 smartphone. Let’s check the features and pricing of the latest smartphone from Oppo.

Features OPPO A93 5G

The OPPO A93 5G has launched with a 6.5-inch FHD+ LTPS LCD panel. The handset features a 90Hz refresh rate as well as pixel density of 405ppi. It’s aspect ratio is 20:9. Moreover, the screen also supports the DCI-P3 colour gamut. The phone comes with the Snapdragon 480 SoC along with 5G capabilities. It supports 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. It has expandable internal storage via a microSD card.

Regarding the camera, the company offers a triple camera setup at the back. It contains a 48MP primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 followed by a 2MP portrait lens, along with a 2MP macro camera. An 8MP selfie camera houses in a punch-hole cutout at the front. The device gets a massive 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The handset is also packed with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlocking capabilities as well as a 3.5mm audio jack. The phone supports dual SIM.

Pricing of OPPO A93 5G 

The price tag of the top-end model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is CNY 1,999 (around Rs 22,600), while the price of the other variant, with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is not available.

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