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Android 11 Developer Preview 2: Here are all new features API and changes

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Following the chain of developer preview releases, Google has released the second developer preview of Android 11 for developers. This new preview build includes different new developer API for features and app customizations.

As an early beta build, this version could be full of bugs and will be improved as it’s being developed ahead of the public beta.

Here are the features API and changes mentioned in the Android 11 Developer Preview below.

  • Smooth Scrolling Animations: The new synchronized IME transitions allows to synchronize app’s content with IME (input method editor, aka soft keyboard) and system bars as they animate on and offscreen, making it much easier to create natural, intuitive and jank-free IME transitions.
  • Customizable app refresh rate: Apps and games can now set a preferred frame rate for their windows such as 60, 90 and 120Hz.
  • Resume on reboot: With resume on reboot, apps can resume normal function and receive messages right away – important since OTA updates can be scheduled overnight while the device might be unattended.
  • Foldable phone support: Android 11 now supports a hinge angle sensor that lets apps query directly or through a new AndroidX API for the precise hinge angle.
  • Call Screening: To manage robocalls,  Android 11 brings new APIs to let call-screening apps do more to help users. In addition to verifying an incoming call’s STIR/SHAKEN status (standards that protect against caller ID spoofing) as part of its call details, call-screening apps can report a call rejection reason. Apps can also customize the post-call screen to let users report a call as spam or adding to contacts.
  • 5G API: Allows to quickly check whether the user is currently on a 5G New Radio or Non-Standalone network. Developers can use this to highlight the app’s 5G experience or branding when the user is connected.
  • App compatibility: In Android 11 we’ve added new processes, tools, and release milestones to minimize the impact of platform updates and make them easier for developers.
  • Privacy: Developers now have to use new foregroundServiceType API to use Camera or Mic data in their app.
  • Scoped Storage: Adds support to migrate files from the legacy model to the new scoped storage model, and better management of cached files.

Android 11 Timeline, milestones, and updates:

The Android 11 Developer Preview program runs from February 2020 until the final public release to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and OEMs, planned for Q3 2020.

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Android 13 Beta 3.3 Rolling Out: Check the changelog

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Google started rolling out the latest Android 13 Beta 3.3 on the Pixel devices on the 27th of June 2022. This update comes with fixes for bugs and issues. The beta devices were waiting for this update because there were facing many issues and bugs like overheating, battery drainage, Wi-Fi and connection bugs, etc noted throughout the testing. The build number of this Android 13 beta 3.3 is TBP3.220617.002 and it is available to download for the Pixel devices.

According to the report, on Monday, suddenly the Pixel users got the new update i.e. of Android 13 beta 3.3. This update will improve the performance and stability by applying fixes for WiFi, Bluetooth, connectivity, battery, pixel launcher, installs user interface stability as well as fixes for the kernel.

Below you can check the detailed changelog of the Android 13 Beta 3.3:

  • Fixed the Wi-Fi connectivity issue:- On analyzing the reports of some users stating the issues with Wi-Fi connectivity the company has fixed it with the latest update.
  • Fixed the issues with BluetoothManagerService:- This update fixed the issues with Bluetooth connectivity and the slow performance of the device.
  • Fixed the Connectivity Thermal Power Manager issues:- Some users have reported the issues with Slow UI Furnishing and unresponsiveness in apps and battery problems. This update fixes the issues related to it.

This update also fixes some other bugs and issues such as

  • Fixed the Pixel Launcher issue:- This update fixed the issues where the users turned Always show Keyboard Option for the app drawer but the keyboard appears after the app drawer is not in use.
  • Fixed the UI crash issue:- This update fixes the issues reported by some users in gesturing back and UI crash.
  • Fixed a Kernal Panic issue:-  This updated some issues related to lib/list_debug.c that caused a kernel panic for some devices.

Eligible pixel devices can download and install this beta version, by checking for updates.

(Source – Google | Via – 9to5google)

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Hermit spyware is dangerous for Android and iOS: Google

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Google has started giving notifications to all Android and iOS global users for the new Hermit spyware attacks in Kazakhstan and Italy. The company states that the new Spyware attack is targeting the people of different countries. The name of this Spyware is Hermit Government Grade Spyware.

According to the latest report, Hermit Government Grade spyware use Government official to target the victims in the different countries and works on several modules. Apart from, Kazakhstan and Italy Hermit spyware is also spotted in Northern Syria. Hermit spyware is targeting iOS as well as Android users and its app for iOS carries six different harmful vulnerabilities two were unknown and were discovered recently.

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Hermit spyware use government official to operate and catch the victim in their traps. the several modules allow it to collect and control different types of victim information or data from the victim’s device such as:-

Calls logs, Photos, Emails, Messages, and Device location and redirect and record the ambient audio and phone calls.

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A harmful link is sent to the target user via “TEXT MESSAGE” for downloading the harmful applications from unknown sources. Google stated that it had notified all the infected users of Android and updated the Google Play Protect for other Andriod users which will now stop the harmful app from running in the background.

“Installing the downloaded APK requires the victim to enable installation of applications from unknown sources. Although the applications were never available in Google Play, we have notified the Android users of infected devices and implemented changes in Google Play Protect to protect all users.” wrote Google.

A recent report says that Hermit used the government officials for cutting the mobile data service from the network provider and then said to install the harmful app for restoring the data. Below you can check a screenshot of the app that prompts users to tap on the corresponding apps to fix their current app account-related issues and then begin an unknown background process to install and occupy an important pieces of information as mentioned above.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9T begins collecting June 2022 security update

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Xiaomi June 2022 security update is now taking its steps towards the entry-level Redmi 9T smartphones. The update is rolling out in Europe and Taiwan for the respective smartphone users through the OTA distribution.

So far, the Chinese manufacturer has pushed off the latest June 2022 security patch to many of its devices. Starting from the flagship models to reaching the entry levels, the company tried to cover all the devices with the latest improvement patches.

For the moment, Xiaomi Redmi 9T June 2022 security update is landing on the MIUI version V12.5.8.0.RJQEUXM and package size 2.8GB in Europe. Meanwhile, users residing in Taiwan are grabbing the June 2022 update with build number V12.5.4.0.RJQTWXM and package size 2.7GB.

Although the device is catching a fresh security patch. Yet, it is still running on the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 system. Redmi 9T will get a major Android update or it has to rely on the same built is still a big question for its users.

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How to install the latest patch?

While the update is taking time to reach the compatible units. Users can try the manual way to install the new update to their device. Just run to the Settings menu, and select the About Phone section followed by the System Updates. Further, follow the on-screen norms to install the new patch.

Redmi 9T Specifications

The cost-effective smartphone that appears in four dashing colors, features an IPS LCD panel. With a 6.53-inch screen, it has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with 395 PPI pixel density. Besides, the device attaches a Snapdragon 662 processor and a 6000mAh battery.

On the optical side, the handset sports a quad-camera framework with a 48MP main shooter, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a couple of 2MP macro and depth sensors. It further has a 8MP selfie camera at the top-center of the front screen.

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