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Android 12L is built for tablets and foldables, but now you can run the beta on Pixel phones

It’s only been a few months since Google released Android 12, but now you can beta test the next version of Google’s operating system for smartphones and tablets. Android 12L is expected to launch in early 2022 with numerous optimizations for large-screen devices including tablets and foldables. Google released a developer preview for the Lenovo […]

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AetherSX2 beta released: PS2 emulator for Android

AetherSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator that runs on Android devices and which early testers have indicated offers strong performance on recent phones with flagship-class chips from Qualcomm Snapdragon or MediaTek. Now you can try it out for yourself. AestherSX2 Beta is now available for free from the Google Play Store. Note that this is […]

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Best Buy’s answer to Amazon Prime offers free shipping, discounts, tech support, and 2-year warranties for $200 per year

Amazon dominates the internet retail space, but a handful of bricks and mortar companies have been making moves in recent years to better compete. One strategy? Leverage your own strengths to launch an Amazon Prime-like service with features Amazon can’t currently match. Last year Walmart launched Walmart+ which offers free shipping for $98 per year, […]

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Android 10 includes dark theme, gesture navigation, and more

Google rolled out the first beta of Android Q earlier this year, but the company has now confirmed that the next version of its smartphone operating system will be called Android 10 when it launches later this year. On-device machine learning Among other things, Android 10 will include native support for 5G cellular connectivity and […]

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Google releases Android Q beta for all Pixel smartphones

The next major version of Android brings native support for foldable devices, new privacy features, additional features for enterprise users, and a new “sharing shortcuts” API that should make it easier to share content from one app using another. Android Q won’t be finalized until sometime this fall, but if you have a Google Pixel […]

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Google release Android O Developer Preview 3 with final APIs

Google Android O is coming soon, and developers now have access to the final versions of the APIs needed to developer for the latest version of Google’s operating system. Android O Developer Preview 3 is rolling out to members of the Android Beta Program starting today. Update: Oh, and it looks like we have a […]

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Google Play Store adds “Early Access” section for beta apps and games

Google is making it a lot easier for Android users to find, install, and manage beta apps. The company has been allowing users to try beta versions of apps for a while, but in the past the process was pretty cumbersome. Now all you have to do is open the Google Play Store, tap the Early […]

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Apple releases iOS 9 public beta

Apple has a long history of letting developers test beta versions of its iPhone and iPad operating system before they’re available to the public. But now Apple is letting the general public try a pre-release build of iOS for the first time. You can download iOS 9 public beta by visiting beta.apple.com on your iPhone or […]

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Hound is an Android voice search app on steroids (from makers of SoundHound)

Google’s Voice Search tool for Android lets you ask Google all sorts of questions: you can check the time, weather forecast, movie showtimes, and more. But the makers of the SoundHound app (which uses audio recognition to tell you what song is playing nearby) think there’s room for a voice search app that can do […]