Google android – Android Apps Critic http://androidappscritic.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:11:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://androidappscritic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Google android – Android Apps Critic http://androidappscritic.com/ 32 32 Google’s ‘Android Team’ turns Drake’s latest ‘banger’ into an Apple diss track on RCS https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-team-turns-drakes-latest-banger-into-an-apple-diss-track-on-rcs/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:03:39 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-team-turns-drakes-latest-banger-into-an-apple-diss-track-on-rcs/ Well, here’s something you don’t see on many “normal” news days, let alone a Sunday. Google’s official Android Twitter account, which is typically used to, well, announce special Android features and key “selling points” in a fairly straightforward and non-controversial way, is making serious waves with a rare Apple jab in disguise in an “unofficial […]]]>

Well, here’s something you don’t see on many “normal” news days, let alone a Sunday. Google’s official Android Twitter account, which is typically used to, well, announce special Android features and key “selling points” in a fairly straightforward and non-controversial way, is making serious waves with a rare Apple jab in disguise in an “unofficial lyric explanation video” of one of Drake’s last songs.

Impressively, this comes just around 48 hours after the surprise release of the ‘Texts Go Green’ album, including ‘Honestly, Nevermind’. Of course, the title of said track made Big G’s mission to call on its rival to resist the adoption of the RCS protocol quite easy, especially after doing the same thing (minus the timely pop culture reference) several times in the recent past.
While extremely simple in execution (some might even say rudimentary), the 38-second video featuring the catchy “Texts Go Green” audio intro and a short PSA narrated by Google’s text-to-speech robotic voice manages to be both very informative (just ask none other than Ryan Reynolds) and decidedly effective in bringing negative attention to Apple.
Technically, Google doesn’t openly mock or criticize its competition here, even resorting to (sarcastic) flattery to argue for “a super-talented team of engineers” at Apple to do the right thing on the complicated issue of fragmentation. courier services.
For those of you who have been living under a rock for a few years, the search giant behind the world’s most popular mobile operating system has championed the widespread adoption of Rich Communication Services (RCS), working hard towards the technology goal of enriching everyone’s basic text experience with the three major US carriers.
Without surprise, Apple has not yet joined the initiative, which unnecessarily complicates the life of Android and iPhone users. For instance, End-to-end encryption cannot be used between the two platforms, and the same goes for many other useful features that are supported separately by Apple’s iMessage app and all the different RCS implementations. on the market today.

On top of everything, we obviously also face a chromatic problem, which Apple could also easily solve by integrating RCS into its iMessage service and preventing texts from going “green”. Of course, the green and blue bubbles could very well exist even if the Cupertino-based tech giant cracks under all that public pressure and decides to extend an olive branch to Google… at some point in the future. Until then, we can probably all agree on one thing: this Drake song is an absolute bang.

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Google’s Android 13 Beta 3.2 update fixes number of bugs https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-13-beta-3-2-update-fixes-number-of-bugs/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:15:49 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-13-beta-3-2-update-fixes-number-of-bugs/ This latest Android 13 Beta 3 certainly had some issues that Google deemed serious enough to be fixed quickly. After releasing a quick fix for Android 13 Beta 3.1 last week, Google is back today with an Android 13 Beta 3.2 update. The update is again a patch that fixes a number of bugs including […]]]>

This latest Android 13 Beta 3 certainly had some issues that Google deemed serious enough to be fixed quickly. After releasing a quick fix for Android 13 Beta 3.1 last week, Google is back today with an Android 13 Beta 3.2 update.

The update is again a patch that fixes a number of bugs including the back gesture not working properly, the At A Glance settings page being weird, the microphone turning on and off unexpectedly and crashing apps, like Google Photos.

Here is the full list of Android 13 Beta 3.2 patches:

  • Fixed an issue where the back gesture was not working in some apps.
  • Fixed an issue where the At a Glance settings page would collapse inconsistently when scrolling.
  • Fixed an issue where some apps would instantly crash upon opening.
  • Fixed an issue where the microphone would turn on and off unexpectedly during unbound device use.
  • Fixed an issue where the Google Photos app crashed frequently.

The build is rolling out as TPB3.220610.004 and the new OTA and factory image files are already available for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, and Pixel 6 series. ‘Android, this update should go live.

Release date: June 16, 2022
Version: TPB3.220610.004
Emulator support: x86 (64-bit), ARM (v8-A)
Security patch level: June 2022
Google Play services: 22.18.19

Feel free to grab this update right away. To know how to flash a factory image, it’s here. To find out how to flash an OTA .zip file, it’s here.

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iOS 16: 5 Apple features “borrowed” from Google’s Android operating system https://androidappscritic.com/ios-16-5-apple-features-borrowed-from-googles-android-operating-system/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:41:56 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/ios-16-5-apple-features-borrowed-from-googles-android-operating-system/ For iPhone users, iOS 16 is a fresh coat of paint that makes your iPhone look almost “new”. Originally announced during Apple’s keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the software update for iPhone will be available in public beta next month, then widely released later this year around the same time as the iPhone […]]]>

For iPhone users, iOS 16 is a fresh coat of paint that makes your iPhone look almost “new”. Originally announced during Apple’s keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the software update for iPhone will be available in public beta next month, then widely released later this year around the same time as the iPhone 14 launch. But if you’re an Android user, some of the new features in iOS 16 don’t exactly look “innovative” and “different” from what’s available on the mobile OS. from Google for years. Here are five iOS 16 features that Apple “borrowed” from Google and Android.

New lock screen experience

One of the most talked about features of iOS 16 is the new lock screen customization experience that lets you add widgets for a quick lock screen preview. These include the weather, the battery status of your AirPods, upcoming calendar events, and more. The new lock screen on iOS 16 looks fantastic, but it’s a feature that debuted on Android in 2012 with the launch of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In fact, Google has allowed users to add a clock, calendar, and other items to the lock screen. With Android 5.0, Google removed this feature, but Samsung OneUI still offers preset lock screen widgets. Suffice to say that Apple was strongly inspired by Google for a smarter lock screen.

translate camera

Once iOS 16 becomes widely available, iOS users may find it easier to translate text from images captured through the iPhone camera app. All they have to do is open the Camera app and then point it at the text to be translated. Hardcore Android users will instantly recognize this feature available through the Google Translate app, allowing you to point your camera at text for overlaid translation in the live viewfinder. Although Apple is finally bringing this feature to iOS users, it is limited in nature. Basically, the Translate feature takes a photo and then overlays a translation over some text in the captured image.

Auto-share in photos

A highly requested feature in iOS 16 that users have wanted for a very long time is shared photo libraries. Finally, Apple has made it easy to set up a separate Photo Library that up to five people can use, thanks to iCloud Shared Photo Library. For those unaware, Google has had Shared Libraries since 2017. So Apple’s iCloud Shared Photo Library feature was taken straight from Google’s Page Book, minus a few tweaks here and there. iCloud’s Shared Photo Library feature can be shared with up to five other people, and each contributor has access to add, edit, bookmark, caption, and delete photos . By comparison, Google Photos allows “unlimited” contributors to an album, but you can also use the Partner Sharing feature which limits sharing your library with just one person.

Live captions

Another feature that arrived on iOS 16 but is already available on Android is Live Captions. Apple said Live Captions can transcribe any audio content — FaceTime calls, video conferencing apps or in-person conversations — into English on iPhone, iPad and Mac. Google started offering live captioning features with the release of Android 10 and is now available in English on Pixel 2 and later devices. It’s good to see Apple finally catching up with Google and bringing live captions to a lot of people.

Cancel/schedule sending emails

iOS 16 will allow people to schedule your email and unsend it. This is something Google first added in Inbox, an experimental alternative to Gmail. Unfortunately, Google killed the Inbox Inbox app in 2019. Either way, you’ll be able to use the same features with iOS 16’s built-in Mail app. For iPhone Mail app users, the possibility to schedule the sending of emails in advance and the possibility of canceling the sending of an email in case of need (you will only have 10 seconds to cancel the email sent ) make Apple’s native mail app competitive with rivals like Gmail.

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Google Android 13 Beta 3.1 released for developers https://androidappscritic.com/google-android-13-beta-3-1-released-for-developers/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 20:26:15 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/google-android-13-beta-3-1-released-for-developers/ Google has released a new Android 13 beta for developers, the new version is Android 13 Beta 3.1 and it comes just a few days after Android 13 beta 3 which was released last week. This update mainly contains bug fixes and performance improvements, it doesn’t appear to include any major new features. Here are […]]]>

Google has released a new Android 13 beta for developers, the new version is Android 13 Beta 3.1 and it comes just a few days after Android 13 beta 3 which was released last week.

This update mainly contains bug fixes and performance improvements, it doesn’t appear to include any major new features.

Here are Google’s release notes on the new Android 13 beta 3.1 update:

If you are already running a Developer Preview or Beta build, you will automatically receive an OTA (over-the-air) update to Beta 3.1.

This minor Android 13 Beta 3 update fixes an issue where the Android Beta Feedback app was not available on Android 13 Beta 3 in some cases.

As with previous versions, Android 13 includes behavior changes to help improve performance, battery life, security, and privacy. In some cases, these changes may affect apps until they are updated to support Android 13, so you may see impacts ranging from minor glitches to more significant limitations. In general, most apps will work as expected, as will most APIs and features, but please review the known issues listed on this page to get a better idea of ​​what to expect.

You can find more details about the latest Android beta on Google’s Android developer website at the link below.

Android 13 will launch later this year with the new Google Pixel smartphones, we don’t have an exact release date yet.

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Google’s Android 13 will bring HDR video, Bluetooth LE audio and more https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-13-will-bring-hdr-video-bluetooth-le-audio-and-more/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:16:00 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-13-will-bring-hdr-video-bluetooth-le-audio-and-more/ Google has released the third Android 13 beta for Pixel devices. The stable version is expected to be released later this year alongside the Pixel 7. Google released the third Android 13 beta for its Pixel devices, putting the OS at the early stage of platform stability. Google released the first developer preview of Android […]]]>

Google has released the third Android 13 beta for Pixel devices. The stable version is expected to be released later this year alongside the Pixel 7.

Google released the third Android 13 beta for its Pixel devices, putting the OS at the early stage of platform stability. Google released the first developer preview of Android 13 in February, followed by developer preview 2 in March. This was followed by the first public beta in April and the second public beta at the Google I/O developer conference last month. The final beta is expected to launch in July before the stable version rolls out alongside the launch of the Pixel 7 in August.

Until Android 9, Google named each version of Android after desserts and sweets. It started with Android 1.5 Cupcake and continued through Android 9 Pie. In between, the company has also partnered with FMCG companies to come up with names like Android KitKat and Android Oreo. However, that all changed with Android 10, when the company decided to remove the fun naming convention to clear up confusion in non-English speaking countries where people often didn’t know what those names meant or even how to pronounce them correctly.

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With the third beta version of Android 13, the operating system has reached the first stage of the platform stability milestone, which means that the operating system APIs and app-related behaviors have been finalized. . This means that developers can now deploy compatibility updates without worrying about changes that might break compatibility with the final release. In fact, Google recommends developers update their apps now to target the latest API. Android 13 beta 3 also includes new features for large-screen devices, such as tablets. This includes a new taskbar, multi-window mode, and new optimizations to improve the experience of apps that aren’t yet optimized for the widescreen experience.


New features in Android 13


Android 13 rendering

Android 13 will largely be an iterative upgrade over its predecessor, but it will still bring exciting new features, including a more intuitive QR code scanner, a Google search bar in the app drawer, and controls smart home solutions. It will also implement system-level verification to prevent downloaded apps from abusing accessibility APIs to run malware on compromised devices. New privacy features include a private photo picker and more granular notifications and media permissions. Some of the other new features include HDR video, new Material You theme options, additional clock style on lock screen, redesigned “Now Playing” widget in notification area, native support for Bluetooth LE audio, per-app language settings, secondary profiles for NFC settings, and more.


Those with a recent Google Pixel device can download and install the latest version through the Android Beta program, but note that beta and preview versions usually come with a host of bugs as well as other performance and functionality issues. stability that could hamper productivity. Therefore, users are advised not to install these builds on their daily drivers and only use redundant devices to try out these builds. In both cases, users trying to install the Android 13 beta should back up their device first as insurance against possible problems.

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YouTube TV extends 5.1 surround sound to Google/Android TV and Roku https://androidappscritic.com/youtube-tv-extends-5-1-surround-sound-to-google-android-tv-and-roku/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 10:39:47 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/youtube-tv-extends-5-1-surround-sound-to-google-android-tv-and-roku/ YouTube TV is rolling out support for Dolby 5.1 surround sound on more platforms. In addition to Cast-based Chromecasts and select TV models from Samsung, LG and Vizio, the immersive audio experience is now also available on Google TV, Android TV and Roku devices. The list of supported devices includes Chromecast with Google TV. Google […]]]>

YouTube TV is rolling out support for Dolby 5.1 surround sound on more platforms. In addition to Cast-based Chromecasts and select TV models from Samsung, LG and Vizio, the immersive audio experience is now also available on Google TV, Android TV and Roku devices. The list of supported devices includes Chromecast with Google TV.

Google originally announced Dolby 5.1 surround sound for YouTube TV in June last year. The company rolled out the feature to traditional Chromecasts and Samsung, LG and Vizio TVs with “Cobalt 20 or higher” shortly after the announcement. Earlier this year, YouTube TV revealed that it was actively testing the immersive audio experience for more devices.

YouTube TV Tuesday announcement the expansion has finally begun (via). All eligible Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices should get support for Dolby 5.1 surround sound this week. Of course, you’ll need a speaker system that’s compatible with a supported device. If your entertainment system meets all the requirements, YouTube TV automatically plays compatible programs or videos in surround sound. This will greatly improve your listening experience.

You can also check if a program is available in Dolby 5.1 surround sound. So if you’re not sure you’re getting the best audio experience, you can dive into the player controls for the video that’s playing, select the three-dot menu, and select the “bug” icon. This will open a “Stats for Nerds” window at the top of the video. If you see AC-3/EAC-3 in the codecs section, you are consuming the content in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

To check the Cobalt version of your Samsung, LG or Vizio TV, open the YouTube TV app on the TV and go to your profile picture > About > App Version. You will find the version number of Cobalt here. If it’s 20 or higher, your TV supports Dolby 5.1 surround sound for YouTube TV.

Dolby 5.1 surround sound for YouTube TV will expand to other devices

In March this year, Google shared an update on the progress of Dolby 5.1 surround sound for YouTube TV. At that time, the company was testing the feature for Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices. Additionally, he also revealed that YouTube TV is “working internally and with partners” to enable the immersive audio experience on Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, and game consoles. This update is unchanged after the last expansion. The company doesn’t seem to have made any noticeable progress yet. We will keep you posted as we have more information.

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Today’s Google is still paying for yesterday’s Google mistakes https://androidappscritic.com/todays-google-is-still-paying-for-yesterdays-google-mistakes/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 15:38:05 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/todays-google-is-still-paying-for-yesterdays-google-mistakes/ This week, Google announced it would combine Meet and Duo, but promised to keep the best features of both video calling apps in the joint venture. News like this is no longer surprising. The company is notorious for frequently launching and then ruthlessly abandoning apps and services. So much so that we have a Google […]]]>

This week, Google announced it would combine Meet and Duo, but promised to keep the best features of both video calling apps in the joint venture. News like this is no longer surprising. The company is notorious for frequently launching and then ruthlessly abandoning apps and services. So much so that we have a Google Graveyard documenting every short-lived project he took on.

My instinctive reaction, and that of many people who have found themselves stuck on the Google roller coaster ⁠ – especially the messaging one ⁠ – has been to sigh in resignation. Will we really get the best of both applications? Can Google teams even pull off a merger like this without at least dropping one? Of course they’ll screw it up, I thought, because that’s their modus operandi.

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But as I read more about the news, especially The edge‘s report that includes some choice quotes from two Googlers, I had to rectify my knee-jerk reaction. I see greater logic at play despite the many messaging and calling apps and strategies we’ve had over the past decade (Google Talk > Hangouts > Duo > Meet and Chat > ​​the new Google Meet). There’s finally a sense that Google “gets it,” despite the convoluted way the transition will happen.

The Google that was overflowing with ideas and lacking in clear vision and direction is no more.

But above all, this consolidation is just one more sign in a long, long series of decisions that seem to be aimed at cleaning up the residual mess of a Google that, from where I’m sitting, doesn’t really exist anymore.

I’m talking about the end of a Google that played fast and loose with projects, launching new ones every two weeks, killing as many in the same amount of time. A Google that kept realizing that the projects it had already spent years on no longer aligned with its larger strategy. Or even worse, another internal team had already implemented something similar without any user connection in between. A Google that introduced Nexus tablets, then Pixel tablets, then Chrome tablets, then ditched tablets altogether, to announce another Pixel tablet for 2023.

Google IO 2022 Quick Pairing

This Google seems to be on its way out. I think the signs have been there for a while, but I finally started putting them all together after I/O 2022. During the main conference, I could feel a clear change. Google was talking about an ecosystem, products and services working together, and everything that I, as a dedicated Android user of 11 years, wanted to hear. For once, there was a clear line between the various announcements and a deliberate goal to make each product work with the rest.

There is a clear line between the various announcements and a deliberate goal to make this product work with this product.

As I said, the signals have been there for a while:

  • Google removed the separate Nest app and moved all smart home controls to the consolidated Home app.
  • He renamed G Suite to Workspace and established tight integration between Gmail, Calendar and Drive – the three essential tools for any employee and any business.
  • He ditched Play Music in favor of YouTube Music, since most people were already consuming their music on YouTube anyway.
  • He went back to the terrible new Google Pay app and opted for a better Google Wallet experience.
  • He ended Inbox, his duplicate email interface, and decided to focus on the main product everyone uses: Gmail.
  • It ditched the standalone Trips app in favor of a search-integrated trip planning experience because how do you plan your trips? You start by searching.
  • It has integrated its visual search engine for the world, Lens, across camera, photos, search, web, and many facets of its services.
  • It ditches the side project of running Android Auto on phone screens and instead focuses on the car display experience.

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Of course, many of these transitions (and countless others that I’ve probably overlooked) didn’t go smoothly. And of course, there are still many unhappy users of Play Music and G Suite. But when you look at the big picture, you can see how one focused product is better than two or three that do some of the same things, but not all of them, and don’t integrate well with each other.

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A clear manifestation of this new Google, and one I’ve cited a few times recently, is how quickly major Google apps have embraced its new Material You design aesthetic. Remember how it took over two years for the original Material Design to be available in a few Google apps? Or when Google Maps got a dark mode in early 2021, two years after dark mode support was introduced in early Android 10 betas? By comparison, most apps were Material You ready for the launch of the Pixel 6 series, just months after the updated design language was introduced. The old Google could never have pulled this off.

We used to see glimpses of cooperation between Google’s products, but scratch below the surface and you’ll notice there were limitations everywhere.

Google is now more focused on building an ecosystem. Building on the success of the Pixel 6, it wants to integrate phones, tablets, watches, headphones, smart home devices, and more. He’s had the pieces of the puzzle for years now, but they haven’t worked together very well. We used to get glimpses of cooperation between them, little hints that our phone and watch could talk to the same voice assistant or that our computer could stream content to our TV, for example. But scratch below the surface and you’ll notice there were limits. Google Assistant doesn’t have the same capabilities on phones and watches (not to mention speakers and computers). The YouTube experience is slightly different between phones, desktops, smart TVs, and streaming instances; I still don’t understand how you can’t queue on mobile, for example, but can on the web or when your phone is streaming.

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But during I/O, Google showed ways to move things between your phone and tablet. And just two days ago, we saw an improved YouTube experience between phones and smart TVs. Nearby Sharing is slowly turning into a real competitor to Apple AirDrop. Chrome OS Phone Hub is evolving to be a solid link between your phone and your computer. Fast Pair is more ubiquitous among accessories and bridges the gap between them and our phones.

Nearby Sharing on Android

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I may be too optimistic. Maybe I interpret the signs as I want. But I can see a more Apple-esque approach here, in a good way. There is an obvious effort to consolidate, streamline, plan ahead and stick to the plan, instead of going where the wind blows and changing strategy at any time. There is a clear vision now, and I feel more confident to bet on its success than its failure. (And to be clear, I don’t expect the cool side projects to stop, but I don’t think they’ll be front and center like Inbox or Allo or Daydream once were.)

If a ship deviates from its course, it must travel a few miles in troubled waters before resuming its original course.

But as we go down this path with the company, there are bound to be more abandoned projects and more unpopular decisions. The Duo and Meet merger will surely not be the last. If a ship deviates from its course, it must travel a few miles in troubled waters before resuming its original course. And that’s where we find ourselves now. Today’s Google is different, but it’s still paying for the mistakes of yesterday’s Google, and it’ll be a while before we see the true path we’re on.

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You need to update Google Android, Chrome, Windows, iOS and Zoom https://androidappscritic.com/you-need-to-update-google-android-chrome-windows-ios-and-zoom/ Tue, 31 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/you-need-to-update-google-android-chrome-windows-ios-and-zoom/ May was another busy month for security updates, with Google’s Chrome browser and Apple’s Android, Zoom and iOS operating system releasing patches to fix serious vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, things didn’t go well for Microsoft, which was forced to release an out-of-band update after a disastrous patch on Tuesday during the month. And Cisco, Nvidia, Zoom, and […]]]>

May was another busy month for security updates, with Google’s Chrome browser and Apple’s Android, Zoom and iOS operating system releasing patches to fix serious vulnerabilities.

Meanwhile, things didn’t go well for Microsoft, which was forced to release an out-of-band update after a disastrous patch on Tuesday during the month. And Cisco, Nvidia, Zoom, and VMWare have all released fixes for pressing flaws.

Here’s what you need to know.

Apple iOS and iPadOS 15.5, macOS Big Sur 11.6.6, tvOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6

While Apple was expected to announce iOS 16 at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the iPhone maker likely released its last major 15-point iOS update in May. It came with new features, but iOS and iPadOS 15.5 also patched 34 security vulnerabilities, some of which are serious.

Security issues addressed in iOS 15.5 include flaws in the kernel, as well as the WebKit browser engine, according to Apple’s support page. Fortunately, none of the fixes released in iOS and iPad 15.5 are being used in attacks, according to the company, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be if you don’t update now.

Meanwhile, macOS, tvOS and Apple Watch users should update their devices as soon as possible, as Apple has also released an emergency update to fix an issue it says is already being used in attacks. . The flaw in Apple AVD, tagged CVE-2022-22675, could allow an application to execute code with kernel privileges. Problems in the kernel are as serious as it gets, so it’s worth checking and updating your devices right away.

Microsoft Flubbed May Patch Tuesday

Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday was something of a disaster for the diligent companies that installed it immediately.

On May 10, the company released security updates to fix 75 vulnerabilities, eight rated as serious and three exploited by attackers. The issues fixed in May’s Patch Tuesday were significant, but there were soon issues for some Microsoft users, who reported authentication failures after installing the latest updates. This has impacted people using client and server Windows platforms and systems running all versions of Windows, including Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022.

In a bid to fix the issue, the company was forced to release an out-of-band update for Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, and 2022 on May 20. The update will not install automatically – you must download it from Microsoft’s Update Catalog.

Firefox 100.0.2

In early May, Mozilla released Firefox 100, comprising nine security patches for its Firefox browser, seven of which were rated as high severity. But later in May, ethical hackers from the Pwn20wn competition in Vancouver were able to demonstrate how attackers could execute JavaScript code on devices running the latest Mozilla software. Mozilla fixed the issues in another update Firefox 100.0.2, Firefox ESR 91.9.1, Firefox for Android 100.3, and Thunderbird 91.9.1. Click on these update buttons.

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The May Android security update is significant, patching 36 vulnerabilities, including an issue already exploited by attackers. This exploited flaw is a privilege escalation bug in the Linux kernel known as “The Dirty Pipe”.

The flaw, which affects new Android devices running Android 12 and later, was disclosed by Google in February, but it took some time to reach the devices.

Other Android security patches in May include 15 high-severity vulnerabilities and one critical-severity vulnerability in Qualcomm components, two denial-of-service flaws in Android system, and three high-severity issues in MediaTek components.

Google Pixel and Samsung users, in particular, should look out for the May update, as additional vulnerabilities have been patched on those devices. The update has so far reached Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, as well as the Galaxy Tab S8 series, Galaxy Watch 4 series, and Galaxy S21 series.

Chrome 102

Another month, another major Google Chrome security update, this time for 32 issues, one of which is rated as critical and eight are rated as very serious. The critical issue, CVE-2022-1853, impacts IndexedDB functionality, while the top-rated flaws affect areas such as DevTools, UI foundations, and user training function.

None of the flaws patched in Chrome 102 have been exploited, Google says. This contrasts with April, when the company released emergency updates to fix several vulnerabilities already exploited in its Chromium-based browser.

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Google’s Android 11 installed on 28.3% of smartphones: Report | News https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-11-installed-on-28-3-of-smartphones-report-news/ Mon, 23 May 2022 09:30:44 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-11-installed-on-28-3-of-smartphones-report-news/ Google has updated its chart showing the percentage of Android devices running specific versions of Google’s Android mobile operating system. According to the latest information, Android 11, which was released in 2020, is the company’s most popular operating system, capturing 28.3% of Android’s market share. According to a report by 9To5 Google, while Android 11 […]]]>

Google has updated its chart showing the percentage of Android devices running specific versions of Google’s Android mobile operating system. According to the latest information, Android 11, which was released in 2020, is the company’s most popular operating system, capturing 28.3% of Android’s market share.

According to a report by 9To5 Google, while Android 11 accounts for about 28% of Android’s market share, Android 10, released in 2019, accounts for 23.9% of Android OS’s overall market share. The third big piece of the pie was captured by Android 9 Pie with 16.2% of the market. It was followed by Android 8 Oreo with 11.3% market share.

Interestingly, Android 12, which was rolled out last year, remains absent from the list for the second time in a row.

It should be noted that previously, Google freely shared information related to the distribution of its Android operating system. Over time, the company started updating it less frequently, before removing it completely in 2018. Then, almost a year later, the company started showing Android distribution numbers in Android Studio, the data being updated every six months.

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Now, according to the latest data shared by the company, its Android 11 mobile operating system is leading the adoption when it comes to the Android ecosystem. The latest report also shows that Android 11’s market share has steadily increased. It fell from 24.3% in November 2021 to 28.3% in May 2022.

Information shared by Google also shows that the overall market share of Android 10 fell from 26.5% in November 2021 to 23.9% in May 2022. Similarly, the market share of Android Pie also declined , rising from 18.5% in November 2021 to 16.2% in May this year. .

All these data show that Android users are actively updating their devices to download and install Android 11 on their smartphones. The data also shows that Android 12, which is now about seven months old, has yet to capture a significant share of Android’s market share in order to make the list. OEMs have been slow to roll out Android 12 to their older devices. This, coupled with the fact that many smartphones launched in 2022 have so far been powered by Android 11, doesn’t exactly make Android 12 adoption any easier. At this rate, we’ll have to wait another six months for the details of adoption. of Android 12. At that time, Google reportedly started rolling out Android 13 to select devices.

Google’s Android 11 installed on 28.3% of smartphones: the report appeared first on BGR India.

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Google’s Android 13 will test native “out-of-the-box” support for braille displays https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-13-will-test-native-out-of-the-box-support-for-braille-displays/ Fri, 20 May 2022 04:12:00 +0000 https://androidappscritic.com/googles-android-13-will-test-native-out-of-the-box-support-for-braille-displays/ In order to make it more convenient for braille readers to use the platform, tech giant Google announced that android 13 Beta will have native support for braille displays. The company said it makes it easier to use Android for braille readers. “Available in our upcoming Android 13 beta in a few weeks, we’re starting […]]]>
In order to make it more convenient for braille readers to use the platform, tech giant Google announced that android 13 Beta will have native support for braille displays.



The company said it makes it easier to use Android for braille readers.

“Available in our upcoming Android 13 beta in a few weeks, we’re starting to build out-of-the-box support for braille displays in To respondour Android screen reader,” the company said in a blog post.

“An updatable braille display is an electromechanical device that creates braille patterns by lifting rounded pins through holes in a flat surface. Braille-savvy computer users use the braille display to read braille dots representing text by touch. text,” he added.

Along with the screen, users can also input Braille. These devices help deafblind people to access mobile phones and blind people to use their phones silently.

Google mentioned that previously users connected their Android devices to braille displays using the BrailleBack app, which required a separate download from the play storeor used a virtual keyboard in Talkback instead of a physical device.

With this new update, no additional downloads are required to use most braille displays.

Users can use braille displays to access many of the same features available with Talkback. For example, they can use the display buttons to navigate their screen and then perform activities such as writing an email, making a phone call, sending a text message, or reading a book.

There are also new shortcuts that make it easier to use braille displays with Talkback.

Users can join the Android beta program to try Talkback 13 in the next beta.

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