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On October 4, Google announced Android 12 open source under the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) series. The software maker announced that this version will be available to test on many smartphone makers including Samsung, Oppo, OnePlus, Relme, Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, and other devices.

According to Google, over 225,000 people took part in the beta activity and sent over 50,000 issues and bug information to the company to resolve issues and improve the Android 12 software system.

Now, let’s check what the latest installment of the Android 12 Open Source brings for the developers before it lands for the general users.

New Android user interface:

Material You: There’s a new Android 12 design language called “Material You” that helps developers to polish their Android apps to the fullest. There are Redesigned widgets that bring more useful and contentful widgets on the go with improved layout structure.

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There are improvements and design changes made to the notification UI, stretch overscroll, the app launched splash screens that have more customizations to attract users and improve the UX.

Android 12 redesigned widget

Performance:

Software is known for its performance and simplicity and Android 12 seems to promise something similar. Google said to reduce the CPU time used by core system services by 22% and the use of big cores by 15%. The company has also improved app startup times and optimized I/O for faster app loading and improved CursorWindow by as much as 49x for large windows for database queries.

There are new responsive notifications to reduce latency for apps started from a notification. In addition, the Android 12 AOSP, will help you to deliver, better machine learning and AI performance features through the Neural Networks API.

Privacy:

Don’t forget that privacy is one of the major concerns of app users. Therefore, Android 12 has a few sets of improvements in this section as well. A new privacy dashboard has been added in the Settings menu to provide users better visibility over when your app access any of the phone’s crucial services such as camera, location, and microphone.

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Some of the other increments in privacy features include a new approximate location feature that can be used if an app requests you to permit a precise location. New quick settings toggle added for Microphone and camera to instantly terminate their access. Now you can also access nearby device search features without requiring to enable location permission.

Android 12 location permission

User Experience:

Time to jump into a most important topic – user experience. Android 12 aims to deliver a new unified API that lets you receive rich content in the app’s UI from any source including

  • Clipboard
  • Keyboard
  • Drag and drop

There’s also back-compatibility added the unified API to AndroidX.

Rounded corners are also a new use case that will be widely available on Android 12. Google confirmed to exceed the limits, and deliver a new UX experience with rounded corners and details that you can manage on your UI elements as the developer.

Time to mention another hit feature – blurs, color filters, and other effects.

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The new Android 12 APIs make it easier to apply common graphics effects to your Views and rendering hierarchies. You can use RenderEffect to apply blurs, color filters, and others to RenderNodes or Views.

Android 12 blur render background

Developers can also create frosted glass effects for your windows background using a new API or use blur all of the content behind a window. There’s more…

Enhanced haptic experiences – Android 12 expands the tools you can use to create informative haptic feedback for UI events, immersive and delightful effects for gaming, and attentional haptics for productivity. More here.

New camera effects and sensor capabilities – New vendor extensions let your apps take advantage of the custom camera effects built by device manufacturers—bokeh, HDR, night mode, and others. You can also use new APIs to take full advantage of ultra high-resolution camera sensors that use Quad / Nona Bayer patterns. More here.

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Better debugging for native crashes – Android 12 gives you more actionable diagnostic information to make debugging NDK-related crashes easier. Apps can now access detailed crash dump files called tombstones through the App Exit Reasons API.

Android 12 for Games – With Game Mode APIs, you can react to the players’ performance profile selection for your game – like better battery life for a long commute, or performance mode to get peak frame rates. Play as you download will allow game assets to be fetched in the background during install, getting your players into gameplay faster.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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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.

Lookout and Working:-

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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Xiaomi Redmi 9T June 2022 update

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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June 2022 OxygenOS 11 update rolling out for OnePlus Nord N100

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June 2022 update OnePlus Nord N100

OnePlus Nord N100 smartphone is receiving a new software update accompanying the latest June 2022 security patch. The update reports to bring improvements to the device functions and increase the stability of the mobile system.

The June 2022 security update for OnePlus Nord N100 is landing on the OxygenOS 11 interface in Europe and North America. However, the rollout is taking place in incremental batches. Hence, covering all eligible units in the respective regions will take some time.

According to the changelog, the update only installs the latest security patch. Still, the update is quite useful as it marks an end to several new bugs and vulnerabilities found in the last software build. Besides, the fresh patch provides better system security.

Users can check the changelog and other important information about the software, below.

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Software Info:

Latest Version

  • EU: 11.0.6.BE83BA
  • NA: 11.0.7.BE81AA

Changelog

System

  • [Updated] Android security patch to 2022.06

June 2022 update OnePlus Nord N100

How to Update?

Since the OTA update will take some time to reach all the smartphones, Users can check on the update by:

  • Heading to the Settings menu
  • Select the System option
  • Tap on the System Update
  • Follow the on-screen prompts
  • Select Download & Install option

OnePlus Nord N100

The 6.52-inch display smartphone features an IPS LCD panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz. Further, it sports a triple-lens structure that comprises a 13MP main snapper, a 2MP macro sensor, as well as a 2MP depth sensor. It has an 8MP selfie shooter at the top-right corner of the front screen.

The Midnight Frost look device packs a battery with a capacity of 5000mAh that gives a rapid charging of 18W and an octa-core Snapdragon 460 chipset with Adreno 610 GPU.

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