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Android 11

Pixel 5 Speed

Pixel 5 just got a major performance boost

April 6th, 2021

The Pixel 5 rocks the mid-range Snapdragon 765G platform, a massive compromise Google made for its flagship series last year. Reports at the time said Google chose the 765G to save money and pass those savings to the customer. The 765G can’t match the Snapdragon 865 that powers many of last year’s Android flagships, and …

Android 11 Release Date

Is Google growing tired of Android?

September 9th, 2020

Google just released the final version of Android 11, which can be installed on Pixel phones and a few select Android handsets from several Chinese smartphone makers. Google’s 2020 Android update seems to be less exciting than ever, even though the operating system is getting a few exciting features this year. It doesn’t help that …

iOS 14 Beta Emoji

Look at all the new emojis coming to iOS 14 and Android 11

July 17th, 2020

iOS 14 and Android 11 will bring over brand new emoji this fall, and some of them will be available in the beta releases that precede the rollout of the final software versions. Apple previewed 13 emoji to celebrate World Emoji Day, including ninja “Italian Hand,” and transgender symbol. Google made more changes to its …

Android 11 release date

Android 11 release date seemingly leaked by Google

July 8th, 2020

Google published a “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit on YouTube this week that included a slide that seems to give away the release date of Android 11. According to the slide, Android 11 will launch to the public on September 8th. Google has yet to officially announce the release date of Android 11, but beta …

Android 11 Beta

Android 11 has a cool notification feature the iPhone should totally steal

June 11th, 2020

Android 11 beta features a brand new notification system that splits notifications into three categories, including a group that collects all chat notifications. Called Conversations, the top notifications tab always sits at the top of the notifications screen right under the quick settings menu, giving users instant access to the notifications they’d be looking for …

Android 11 Beta

Android 11 Beta 1 now available – here are the biggest changes

June 10th, 2020

Google launched Android 11 Beta 1 on Monday, and it’s now available to the public. Android 11 Beta 1 focuses on three themes: People, Controls, and Privacy. Android 11’s biggest changes aren’t as easy to see as some of the past Android releases. Following a series of substantial roadblocks, the Android 11 Beta is finally …

Android 11 Beta

Android 11 will make installing unknown apps more annoying

June 4th, 2020

Early Android 11 beta users have discovered that installing apps from unknown sources will be slightly more annoying going further. The sideloaded apps will crash as users allow installation permissions, and that’s a feature, not a bug, that’s probably related to new storage security and privacy features. Android users who tested the Android 11 Developer …

Android 11 Beta

Android 11 announcement delayed due to protests over police brutality

May 30th, 2020

The Android 11 beta release date was just postponed, as Google decided to cancel the launch event it had planned for June 3rd. Google announced the change of schedule via Twitter, saying that “now is not the time to celebrate.” The move comes in response to the wave of protests against police brutality that followed …