Google Photos messed up by Android 11’s scoped storage

Android 11 has introduced the Scoped Storage system. One noticeable effect of this is the challenge in loading non-Google Play apps. We first learned about this update when the Android 11 Developer Preview was released by Google in early February. It is one of the many privacy and security improvements the Android team has worked […]

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Breaking: Samsung One UI 3.0 Android 11 public beta is now live!

It’s finally here. Samsung has released its One UI 3.0 Android 11 beta for the general public. The company previously opened up a One UI 3.0 beta for developers in the United States and South Korea. It only made the beta firmware available for Galaxy S20 series handsets initially. Samsung fans who are not developers […]

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Android 11 ends support for Google Daydream VR, software

Our last mention of Daydream was almost half a year ago. The Samsung Galaxy S9 on Android 10 stopped working with Daydream. It was somewhat expected since last year, the Google Daydream View project was no more and VR headset sales stopped. Even before that, other services like Hulu already stopped supporting Google Daydream VR. […]

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Hey Samsung, how about including Galaxy S20 FE in the One UI 3.0 beta?

With the Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung is making it abundantly clear that it views its fourth Galaxy S20 model as a flagship smartphone, and the company isn’t wrong. Where the Galaxy S10 Lite was a mid-range phone with flagship elements (and a good one at that), the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition offers much of the […]

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Google Camera app still has video size limit on Android 11

Before the Android 11 stable edition was officially released, Google has been revealing a lot of information about the new platform version. We shared that it would limit camera apps to improve security and privacy. We also noted the 4GB cap on videos. The Android team is said to have removed the said function but […]

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Android 11 for Android TV brings gamepad support, other features

Google has officially announced Android 11 support for Android TV platform and this is exciting news. There are not going to be many changes as for the visual interface is concerned but the gaming-centric upgrades will matter to the most. This new development will surely bring more adoption for Android TV 11 as compared to […]

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Android 11 improves lockscreen, authentication methods for better security

Smartphones have become an extension of our digital as well as physical identities, putting our private information at risk from unwanted intrusion. With Android 11, Google is full-proofing the lockscreen and authentication methods such as biometrics and modalities. The lockscreen is more like the main door of your house, that’s why Android 11 makes sure […]

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Android 11 coming to Android TV with under-the-hood improvements

Android 11 is finally being release for Android smartphones that are slated to get the major update. But Android TV owners will also be getting something to look forward to as they will also soon be getting Android 11 on the platform. However, most of the improvements that you’ll see here are more under-the-hood rather […]

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Official changelog for Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta update is here!

After announcing the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 series last month, Samsung released the new software to registered developers in South Korea and the US last week. Now, the official changelog for the One UI 3.0 beta update has surfaced, explaining the changes and improvements that Samsung is bringing with […]

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Huawei begins incorporating certain Android 11 features in EMUI 11

Ongoing US trade restrictions have capped the growth of Huawei but the Chinese smartphone maker is not bogging down. An example of this is the launch of new Huawei earphones, smartwatches, and notebooks in the past week. Now we learn that Huawei will be incorporating some features of Android 11 in the company’s own EMUI […]

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Android 11 is making Android Auto edgy, users report issues

In spite of various beta releases and testing, the final version of Android 11 is slightly buggy with Android Auto. Users on Google Forum and other platforms like Reddit are reporting bugs in Android Auto after updating their devices to the new operating system from Google. Users’ claim of audio getting cut off and apps […]

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