Asus started rolling out Android 12 to the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip back in December. It took the Taiwanese company almost five months to continue what they started. Android 12 is now available for Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro released in 2020.
The new firmware has version number 31.0210.0210.250 for both models. As usual, new software is being distributed in batches, so it may take a few days before all the smartphones in the world receive the update notification. You can go to Settings > System and click on System Updates to manually check for an update.
If you ever want to go back to Android 11 from Android 12, you will lose all your data. Therefore, before updating to Android 12, it is recommended to make a backup just in case.
The Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro get all the Android 12 innovations, as well as updated built-in apps, a “corrected” quick settings panel, notification panel and volume panel, and a system charging animation. Asus Safeguard has been replaced with the standard Emergency SOS feature.
Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra users will soon be able to try out Android 13 and One UI 5.0. The public beta version of the firmware will be released in mid-July
Rumors attributed the release of the public beta version of the One UI 5.0 interface based on Android 13 in July this year, and now the source has given a little more detail on this matter. The “window” for the release of the beta version of One UI 5.0 has been clarified – this will happen in the third week of July, from the 11th to the 17th.
The flagship smartphones of the Galaxy S22 series will be the first to receive One UI 5.0, which is logical. But the source writes that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 will join the beta testing program pretty quickly. Well, the final version of One UI 5.0 will appear only in October. However, this is still earlier than the release of One UI 4.0 took place at one time.
Popular Action Launcher Android skin gets more free features
Action Launcher is a fairly popular shell for the Android operating system among paid ones. The developers have released Action Launcher v50, which has many more free features for those who do not want to pay for such features.
The app has gone through a lot of improvements over the years to keep up with some of the key improvements made by Google. However, in recent times there has been more and more criticism that the free basic version had a minimum number of features.
The Action Launcher’s implementation of the Freemium system has historically been terrible. We pushed people too aggressively to buy the Plus upgrade, which turned off so many people, and the app was hardly interesting for non-paying users.
Action Launcher v50 is suitable for everyone whether you pay or not. The new version offers an improved search engine that uses the Pixel Launcher. Action search gives you the best results on the web and on your device, as well as some action launcher settings that can be toggled right from the home screen.
In addition to action search and other free features, the action launcher’s own settings are changed. The app adds a settings search bar as well as shortcuts to recently changed settings.
Huawei introduced a 65-inch 4K tablet with Windows and Android preinstalled
Huawei has introduced a large 65-inch tablet with legs in China – a novelty called the IdeaHub Board 2 is designed for use in the office. It can be used as an interactive screen when demonstrating a presentation, conducting seminars, etc.
The device is equipped with a 4K screen. Naturally, touch. There is also a powerful built-in audio system. The hardware platform is based on a 4-core processor, the volumes of operational and built-in flash memory are 4 and 32 GB. Interestingly, two operating systems are provided here at once – Android 9 and Windows 10, and you can switch between them at the touch of a button.
What’s more, the device gives you access to the branded IdeaHub app store, which has over 100 apps tailored to fit on such a large display.
IdeaHub Board 2 supports connecting peripherals (mouse or webcam), for which there are USB-C and USB-A ports. The dimensions of the device are 1485 x 92 x 893 mm and the price is $1535.
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