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Latest Chrome OS Canary update is bricking some Chromebooks
The latest version of Google’s daily-updating Canary version of Chrome OS is bricking some Chromebooks, requiring a factory reset to fix. For enthusiasts and web developers, Google offers a few standard update channels for Chrome OS, ranging from Stable, which updates every four weeks, to Dev wh
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Google Stadia’s free trials don’t require an account, will add more games soon [Updated]
After announcing platform-exclusive features in two new games today, Google Stadia is quietly adding another new feature. Starting today with one title, Google Stadia is adding support for free trials to games and it doesn’t even require a Stadia account. Spotted by Gem, Google Stadia has opened
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How to try Android 12L on your Chromebook
Google has made Android 12L available for developers — and everyone else — to test out and see how well their apps can run on a large device, but not how you might expect. Here’s how to try a version of Android 12L on your own Chromebook. As part of the 2021 Android Dev Summit, Google announ
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Android 12 Security Hub starts appearing on older Pixel phones
The Pixel 6 has introduced a centralized settings page to manage your phone, app, and Google Account. This Security “Hub” is now appearing on older Pixel phones running Android 12.  The Security Hub appears in the main Android 12 Settings list on Pixel phones like before, but now features a
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Android 12L adds Unicode 14 support, preview the 37 new emoji today [Gallery]
The focus of Android 12L is on tablets and foldables, but the release is also coming to phones and Google is introducing Unicode 14 emoji support with it.  Unicode 14.0 was originally expected to arrive in 2021 but was delayed. The emoji creation process takes two years, and COVID-19 pushed back
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Here’s how the Android 12L taskbar works and what it looks like on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 form factor [Gallery]
Google is renewing interest in big-screen Android devices with the announcement of Android 12L. The upcoming “feature drop” add-on to Android 12 brings enhancements to multitasking and usability on these larger devices and, thanks to an emulator, we can see what those changes will actually look
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Best Android app deals of the day: SPHAZE, Speedometer GPS Pro, and more
We are now ready to collect all of Wednesday’s best deals on Android games and apps. You’ll want to browse through our coverage of today’s OnePlus bundle offers with up to $300 in savings, as well as everything in our Android deal hub, but for now it’s on to this afternoon’s app deals. Hig
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Pixel 6 lets you disable 2G as Tensor security core & Titan M2 with RISC-V architecture detailed
In addition to the camera today, Google is detailing the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’s security features that are based in software and Tensor hardware. It starts with the Tensor security core. This “custom designed security subsystem” is comprised of a dedicated CPU, ROM, one-time-programmable (OTP)
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Google confirms Android 12L features will be ‘coming soon’ to the Galaxy Z Fold 3
Android 12L is an expansion focused on foldables and other large-screen devices with plenty of exciting new designs and features to go with that. During its launch, Google confirmed that Android 12L’s features would be coming to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the not-too-distant future. During today’s
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Android 12L will get the first of three betas in December, Q1 2022 launch
Google today announced Android 12L as a release focused on tablets, foldables, and other large-screen form factors. It’s also coming to phones, and the company today provided a timeline for the Android 12L Developer Preview and Beta. Available today, Android 12L Developer Preview 1 (DP1) is an
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Google helping bring Material You and large screen experiences to Android w/ new developer tools
As part of this year’s Android Dev Summit, Google has unveiled a suite of new tools for developers, making it easier to use the new Material You design language and create apps for larger screens. Back at Google I/O, Google unveiled their third iteration of Material Design, the colorful new Mate
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Android 12L is also coming to phones, Beta Program for Pixel coming later
At the 2021 Android Dev Summit, Google announced Android 12L as a “feature drop” for foldables, tablets, and Chrome OS, but it will also be coming to phones, and Pixel devices – in the future – can sign-up for a Beta. Google today is “keeping the focus” on large screens as “most of t
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Google unveils Android 12L for foldables, tablets, & Chrome OS; emulator developer preview today
Android 12’s public rollout (for Pixel phones) started last week and that normally serves as the operating system’s big release for the year. In 2021, Google is doing something different and announced “Android 12L” for foldables, tablets, and Chrome OS today. For the past few years, Google
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Deals: Galaxy Buds Pro hit $141, OnePlus smartphone bundles $300 off, more
All of today’s best deals kick off with Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro falling to an Amazon low of $141. That’s alongside OnePlus Android smartphone bundles and more. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro fall to new Amazon lowAmazon is now off
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Google is now accepting requests to remove images of minors from Search results
Announced in August as an added privacy measure, Google is now rolling out the ability for parents/legal guardians to request the removal of images of their child (minors under 18) from Google Search. Live now on Google’s support site, the removal request allows for the removal of images of mino
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Google details more ways the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro cameras use Tensor
With the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro officially launching tomorrow, Google today detailed some additional places where its custom Tensor SoC is being used to improve and power the camera. Google already detailed some of these advancements at the Pixel Launch Event, but started by reiterating how Live HDR+ V
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Samsung ends Android 12 beta on Galaxy S21, shows off One UI 4’s colors, features in new video
Android 12 is perhaps the biggest update to the platform in years, but most of its best designs and features are primarily on Pixel. Samsung has been working on its One UI 4 update based on Android 12, and in a new video the company shows how it’s adopting some of Google’s features from Pixel.
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LumaFusion video editor to come Android, Chrome OS in ‘coming months’ as development begins
While Android has its fair share of solid video editing apps, Chrome OS has to make do with some fairly basic and substandard options. That is set to change as the team behind the excellent iOS and iPad-only LumaFusion has confirmed that development has started on dedicated Android and ChromeOS vers
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Google’s Pixel 6 Pro makes a surprisingly great drone camera [Video]
It’s been well established that the Pixel 6 Pro’s camera is pretty great, but as it turns out it can handle more than the typical smartphone photography. Case in point, a YouTuber slapped a Pixel 6 Pro onto a drone and the results are actually pretty great. OriginaldoBo shared the results of p
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Sundar Pichai says Google hardware & platform teams are ‘thinking through’ AR
During the Alphabet Q3 2021 earnings call, Sundar Pichai was asked about augmented reality and the CEO shared some brief thoughts about what Google is working on in the AR area. Compared to other companies, namely Facebook, Google has not talked about augmented reality hardware in any significant
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