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Clubhouse app is now available for Android users

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The new type of famous social networking application- Clubhouse is solely used by iOS users and has about 2 million active users, which made it very popular among Social Media Network Apps.

Clubhouse has announced it will roll out a new version of the Android app in the US, which will be available by May 9. The US users of Andoird smartphones can found this app on the Google Play Store.

Today, we are thrilled to share that Clubhouse for Android will start rolling out in beta immediately. We will begin gradually, with the U.S. today, followed by other English-speaking countries and then the rest of the world. Our plan over the next few weeks is to collect feedback from the community, fix any issues we see and work to add a few final features like payments and club creation before rolling it out more broadly.

The other desired users can part in the beta activity on the Clubhouse page in the Google Play Store. Once a user has pre-registered for the activity he/she will be further notified when the app is available for testing, followed by the general version later on.

To be mentioned, the iOS-exclusive application has total virtue of about $4 billion and many high-profile users including celebrities, politicians, investors, and entrepreneurs. This app is giving a really tough competition to other SNS (Social Networking Sites) like Twitter.

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The Clubhouse team has been developing the Android app version at the starting of this year also started to test the beta version externally this month. At the same time, this team is approaching other communities to give feedback so they can be developed accordingly and meets the requirements.

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Google Android 13 reportedly restricts sideloading of apps

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Android 13 ceases sideloading of apps to avoid unofficial accessibility services

Google is making efforts to break down the path of apps sideloading with the newest Android 13 operating system. By doing so, the company will mark a full stop on all the ways that grant access to some accessibilities services.

According to the reports, Android 13 has initiated a new move for sideloading apps. As a result, it will become difficult for the users to install the applications outside of the official Play Store. However, Google defines a big reason for taking this step.

The reason behind this Restriction:

When a user performs any task out of the legal platform, it gives rise to several risks for the system. Google explains that when an individual installs any application from an APK file, it opens the gate for various phishing attacks and malware to enter the device. Thus, it becomes very easy for spammers to hack the internal system and read confidential matters.

Android 13 ceases sideloading of apps to avoid unofficial accessibility services

Users can still use Accessibility Services

Although the US manufacturer is trying to shield the privacy of its users, it hadn’t closed the access completely. Individuals still have a choice to sideload the applications. Users can enable or disable the dialog box question for the restricted apps accordingly. Further, users can activate the access in the “allow restricted settings”.

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A notable point that appears here is that Google is only making restrictions over the sideloading apps with Andriod 13. However, other fields like F-Droid and Amazon Stores would not show any such prohibition while installing such stuff.

The changes in these regulations might take place in the time ahead with a stable release of Android 13. But for now, the company is strongly denying the allowance of sideloading apps. One can see this ultimate variation with the call recording applications.

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Why Huawei phones have no Google apps: Reason

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Google apps come with a variety of services and can be found on any Android smartphone. Huawei was also in the same club but everything was changed since the events of May 2019 that lead us towards the removable of Google Mobile Services from phones launched after the above-mentioned timeline.

Time to dive into why you cannot access Google apps pre-built into new Huawei phones.

In May 2019, Huawei was included in the U.S. entity list, a special order from the U.S. commerce department. This order bans top Chinese entities including Huawei from purchasing or selling goods inside the U.S. territory. This results in the lack of access to required components to build new products such as new chipset as well as other important parts of the phone.

The follow-up event has brought in the entrance of Google, which announced to pull Google Mobile Services (GMS) certification eligibility from Huawei phones. Thereafter, new models and including Huawei Mate 30 series haven’t featured Google apps pre-installed coming out of the box.

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Old Phones retained GMS:

The entire scenario has created big havoc among consumers, and many concerns generated among the consumers since then. One of them came from existing smartphone users such as P30 and Mate 20 series that were launched with GMS. However, Huawei and Google later clarified the situation that phones launched before May 2019 and packs with Google services will continue to work as usual and receive software updates on time.

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Google Mobile Services (GMS):

Google Mobile Services or GMS consist of proprietary applications and application programming interface services from Google that comes pre-installed on Android devices including smartphones, tablets, and other eligible smart devices.

HMS:

To fill the shoes left empty in the absence of GMS, Huawei introduced Huawei Mobile Services AKA HMS. This suite includes various new applications and empowered its own application distribution platform – AppGallery to increase the number of developers.

Since Google’s app ecosystem is so vast and powerful, Huawei is continuously improving the developer’s support so that they can develop robust apps and bring them to the AppGallery application store.

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Conclusion:

So, here we are and now you could have a better understanding of why new Huawei phones don’t come with pre-installed Google applications in them.

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Android 12 Custom ROM Download Link [List]

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Android 12 Custom ROM

Google’s Android 12 is now official, the software maker is already out under the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Aside from the Pixel devices, Samsung and OnePlus’s top flagship are also eligible to enjoy the latest version of Android via the beta testing program.

Android 12 comes with a new user interface powered by Material You, smart features, a better and round UX design as well as numerous security enhancements over the previous version of the Android operating system.

The Android 12 Beta program will be initiated by other Android users such as – Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, and other Chinese as well as international brands. Following a successful beta run, these device makers will send stable Android 12 based software skins to corresponding smartphones.

However, different OEMs have their own rollout and upgrade processes. For instance, some rollout procedure to major version takes time, while some wait even to begin the testing activity.

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Still, there’s another way that Android phone users can install the latest Android version using an “Android 12 custom ROM”. There are plenty of developers on XDA that made this possible and brought you a collection of Android 12 custom software builds.

Download Android 12 custom ROM, which enables you to flash your phone (eligible) with the Android 12 and install the latest software features on the devices.

To be mentioned, the possibility of BUGS and Issues in these custom software is likely to be there because these aren’t Official builds of the respective smartphone maker. Below you can download the latest custom Android 12 ROM.

Android 12 Custom ROM

1. Asus:

2. Lenovo:

3. Motorola:

4. Nokia:

5. OnePlus

6. Realme:

7. Samsung:

8. Xiaomi:

9. Essential

10. Google

11. LG

12. Raspberry Pi

13. Razer

14. Sony

15. HTC

Some known issues on OnePlus Devices:

  1. Encryption is not working, so it is disabled. If you have /data encrypted, do not flash this ROM without formatting /data first.

How to install these custom Builds on OnePlus:

  • Backup everything.
  • The provided zip can be installed using the TWRP recovery: clear data while doing that.
  • The ROM expects the firmware from OOS 10.0.1: different firmware is not tested.
  • GApps is not available for Android 12 yet.
  • The provided recovery allows only flashing signed images: use TWRP if you need to flash GApps or different packages.
  • If you want to keep the TWRP flashed, flash the persist_twrp.zip provided here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/aosponeplus/files/Misc/
  • And flash the TWRP image you prefer.

Information regarding the Xiaomi Android 12 Custom Build:

Features that are currently working on MIUI 13 build:

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  • Boots
  • RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
  • Fingerprint
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Camcorder
  • Video Playback
  • Audio
  • Sensors
  • Flash
  • LED
  • GPS
  • Volte

Instructions :

  • Download the latest build and GApps
  • Reboot to recovery
  • Flash proper vendor and firmware
  • Flash the latest build and GApps
  • Reboot
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