Google says the focus this year is to make Android "more intuitive, better performing, and more secure." This is this week's biggest news. Our first official look at Android 12! The debut developer preview of the 2021 iteration of the world's biggest operating system is now available for developers. The software is in preview mode which means it is currently unstable and not suitable for regular users.
The Android 12 developer preview will only be available on Google Pixel devices so far starting from the Pixel 3 series forward. That means the Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL, Pixel 4/4 XL, Pixel 4a/4a 5G, and Pixel 5 are included in the list of eligible smartphones. Earlier Pixel phones and phones from other OEMs are not compatible and won't be able to install or work with the latest upgrade, but you can always use the Android Emulator within Android Studio if you want to see the latest OS.
Since we are in the early stages of the development of Android 12, this first developer preview won't feature many new customer-oriented features. Instead, most of the features available would be available for those who are interested in Android-related software development. As always, Android and mobile phone application developers will find consumer features within this code, so be ready to have more news and leaks in the upcoming weeks.
Google has already cleared what functionalities it wants to achieve with the Android 12 upgrade. It says that this version of Android will be "more intuitive, better performing, and more secure" than other versions. Last year, Google's big focus was on communication apps including notifications app, messaging apps, etc. We might see different priorities set by the company for the Android 12 developer preview
A lot of the confirmed features within Android 12 are more of technical nature. Google is aiming to work on better photography to compete with Apple and Samsung. It says Android 12 will allow for faster and higher quality image transcoding for better-looking photos with significantly smaller file sizes. Notifications will also be faster with more tools for developers to customize them. It will also be easier for devs to discover compatibility issues so they can get their apps up and running faster.
Another feature will allow a phone's vibration motor to sync with app audio, creating more 3D gaming and visual experiences. Likewise, gesture navigation will be easier and more consistent even if your phone display screen is fully covered with media or some other app. We are going to reveal a lot more cool features as we get more news and updates from the developer's community. So, stay tuned.
The recent rumor about the upcoming operating system update by Apple for iPhone is relatively shocking. A French technology blog reported that iOS 13 will not be compatible with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE, and support for the original iPad Air and iPad mini 2 will also be dropped. This is the second time we are hearing this rumor. Earlier an Israeli website The verifier reported that iOS 13 will be expected in this June at the Worldwide Developers Conference and may drop support for a number of iPhones and iPads. The site had a similar list of the iPhone for which iOS 13 won't be available. As for iPads, The Verifier believes Apple will drop support for the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and possibly the iPad mini 4.
If the rumor is true, it would mean that Apple dropping support for its three generations of iPhone at a time. This is rare and unexpected. As Apple used to provide software updates for its iOS for as long as possible. Even iPhone 5s and newer had support from iOS 11 and iOS 12. At the time iOS 12 launched some of the devices were already 5 years old. If Apple drop support for everything up to the iPhone 7 would leave only devices from 2016 or later on the list.
In the previous post we talked about Apple's new advertising campaign which encourages users to give back to their iPhones to Apple while upgrading for their iPhone. Many users would still choose to sell their old iPhones over eBay but after this the old iPhones would get their prices down in the market and more people would choose to trade-in for new iPhone now. iOS 13 is expected to be unveiled at Apple's annual WWDC keynote on June 3, so till than we can't say anything for sure. This is a rumor in question.
If you want to buy an Android Wear powered Smartwatch to pair with your Android Smartphone/Tablet, it's a very good idea especially with all the new features Available for the Wear platform. However, you might need to check if the Smartwatch you gonna buy will be compatible with your current Smartphone firmware/Android version.
Android Wear is designed to work with Android phones running 4.3 or higher. In this tutorial we will show you how to use the Official Google Wear Compatibility Check tool to see if Wear's Smartwatches will work on your device or not.
Follow these Steps:
1- First Make sure that the Android Device that you want to Check it's compatibility (Smartphone/Tablet); is connected to the Internet.
2- Open any Web browser you have it installed on your device (Chrome is preferred).
3- In the Address bar write this URL and open it https://g.co/WearCheck (not case sensitive).
4- After opening the URL, wait until it loads and check the result...
If you Got a Green Phone with a Green Watch logo, this means your device is Compatible with ALL Android Wear Powered Smartwatches. Hurray!
If you Got a Red Phone with a Red Watch logo, this means your device is NOT compatible with any Android Wear Powered Smartwatches and you might need to update your Smartphone firmware or upgrade it ot a newer model with Android 4.3+ in order to get this work. Hard luck!