All About Android

May 18th 2021

All About Android 525

Android 12 is Material You

Privacy Dashboard, Wear, Project Starline, LaMDA, Pixel 'Passport'
Records live every Tuesday at 8:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Pacific / 01:00 (Wed) UTC.
Guests: Michael Wolfson
Category: News
  • Android now powers over 3 billion devices
  • Android 12 Preview: First Look at Google's Radical New Design
  • Android 12 Beta: Designed for you
  • Android 12 will have more precise privacy controls, but experts aren't fully convinced
  • Android 12 Will Let You Fine-Tune Permissions on Data-Hungry Apps
  • Android 12 adds kill switches for camera and mic permissions
  • Now You Don't Have to Worry About Losing Your Chromecast Remote
  • Android phones will act more like iPhones in Android 12
  • Google is building a digital car key into Android 12, arriving on select phones later this year
  • Android 12 Beta 1 goes live for Pixel phones at Google I/O 2021
  • What’s new for Wear
  • Google Is Finally Taking Smartwatches Seriously
  • Google and Samsung unite to reboot Android watches, with a dose of Fitbit too
  • Samsung teases plans to release a Wear OS smartwatch w/ support ‘long into the future’
  • Fitbit devices will run Wear OS in the future
  • Google Project Starline is a holographic video conference system, and you can’t have it
  • Google Assistant is going to get a lot more conversational with LaMDA
  • Google Photos to add more personalized Memories collections, 3D Cinematic photos
  • Google Photos is creating animated cinematic photos out of (nearly) nothing
  • Google Photos finally adds a Locked Folder for your private pics
  • People of color are getting a better camera from Google
  • Incredibly detailed Google Maps will be available in 50 cities this year
  • Google is helping you stay safe with new map routing options and telling you when public spaces are crowded
  • Chrome is automating the most annoying part of dealing with a password breach
  • Android 12 Beta reveals model numbers for Pixel 6 family, including foldable ‘Passport’
  • Flutter 2.2 announced for faster, less crash-y apps
  • Flutter SDK will be ready for the new ‘Material You’ design language
  • Samsung is working to port Google’s Flutter SDK to Galaxy Watch and other Tizen devices
  • Jetpack Compose 1.0 launching in July; ‘Material You’ support coming soon
  • Firebase gains App Check security, revamped Remote Config, and more

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