TCL started releasing phones under its brand name in 2020, but it has been nothing to write home about until now. The TCL 30 V 5G brings 5G support on Verizon’s network in the US for a surprisingly affordable price tag of $300.
In November last year, Xiaomi said that its MIUI 13 skin based on Android 12 would soon be available in the Chinese market. Now, the company has confirmed that the software update will roll out internationally as well. Here’s a list of the devices that would get the MIUI 13 update in due course.
Google has long been interested in quick commands for Google Assistant that won’t need to be preceded by the “Hey Google” wake word. Now you can stop the voice assistant mid-sentence by just saying “stop.”
Rumor has it that Google is developing a new Google TV-powered Chromecast device codenamed “Boreal.” It was expected to be a high-end device, but a report now claims it would be priced more affordably than the current-generation model. Here’s more detail about this device.
One of Android 12’s highlighted features was the dynamic theming engine that pulled colors from the current wallpaper to change the system-wide color scheme. Now, Google’s Image Search results could feature a similar implementation where the colors in the image define the colors in the search results page.
Top Android Stories of the Week: Samsung Debuts Exynos 2200, Google Rolls Back White Noise Update for Nest, More
In case you missed events and exciting news from the world of Android this week, check out this roundup of top stories so you’re all caught up with everything Android.
Samsung is expected to launch its S8 range of flagship tablets alongside the Galaxy S22 smartphone at the Galaxy Unpacked event in February. The company accidentally leaked an image of the Galaxy Tab s8 Ultra on its website earlier this week. Now, full-blown retail listings for the entire lineup have been spotted.
One of Google Assistant’s features helps you relax after exhausting activities by playing soothing sounds, called white noise, on your Nest speaker and other devices with speakers. The company has now rolled back an update to the feature after widespread user complaints.
Samsung appears to have unintentionally leaked images of an upcoming flagship Galaxy series tablet on its own website. The images appear to be of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and the display features a notch that Samsung mocked Apple for when the iPhone X launched.
Samsung has pulled the wraps off its Exynos 2200 chip for smartphones. It is the first SoC to feature AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture, enabling desktop-grade graphics features such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing.