Enthusiasts came to the aid of the users of the legendary Xiaomi flagships, which the company itself ignored. We are talking about the Android 11 operating system for models such as Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Mix 3, Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
Note that Xiaomi released a proprietary MIUI 12 shell for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Mix 3, Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro back in 2020, but in all three cases it is based only on Android 10.
Now version of Android 11 has become available for these models from the creators of one of the most famous and long-running projects – custom firmware Paranoid Android.
In 2020, the Paranoid Android team announced the return of the project, releasing a firmware based on Android 10, while the last official release was based on Android 7 Nougat and took place at the end of 2018. The Paranoid Android team is already testing Android 11 on select models, and now these favorites have been joined by Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Mix 3, Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
Paranoid Android Ruby test builds are available for these models. According to the thematic resource XDA Developers, they are more stable than the earlier “alpha” builds of Paranoid Android based on Android 11. However, installing such firmware is solely at your own peril and risk, knowing well what you are doing.
Unlike some other custom firmwares, Paranoid Android comes preinstalled with the Google Play online app store, as well as other standard Google apps and services.
Debuting in 2018, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the first ceramic smartphone to support wireless charging. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S out of the box ran MIUI 9 shell based on Android 8 Oreo out of the box. A more recent slider, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, debuted with Android 9 Pie.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro debuted in 2018. The smartphone is a variation of the standard Xiaomi Mi 8, but with a fingerprint sensor built into the screen, like the premium Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Initially, Android 8.1 Oreo was installed on it.
Telegram Big Update: Custom Animated Emojis, Voice Blocking, and More
The team of the popular messenger Telegram announced the release of a major update for all major platforms.
The update offers a new platform for creating emojis, animated emojis in message texts and captions for media files, custom emoji sets, the ability to gift Telegram Premium to another user, blocking voice messages, and much more.
The new emoji creation platform allows you to upload your own sets with unique characters for Premium users. New animated emoji can be added directly to the text of messages or captions for photos and videos to convey any emotion – even in the middle of a phrase. The first 10 animated sets with over 500 emojis are already available to premium users. New sets and emoji will appear regularly.
Interactive Animated Emoji – If either party clicks on a message with an emoji, both chat participants will see a full-screen animation at the same time.
The new sticker panel in Telegram for iOS lets you quickly and easily switch between stickers, emoji, and GIF sections, just like in the Telegram apps for Android, desktop, and browsers.
Premium-users have a new option in the settings: to prohibit the interlocutors from sending voice and video messages. With its help, you can choose who can send such messages: “Everyone”, “My Contacts” or “Nobody”.
If the user already has a paid Telegram Premium subscription, he can share all the benefits with family, friends and colleagues by giving them a prepaid subscription for 3, 6 or 12 months – at a nice discount.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the first smartphone with Android 12L
Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold4, was unveiled this week and is immediately available for pre-order. According to Samsung, the new foldable flagship comes with One UI 4.1.1 out of the box and has a host of new features for optimal multitasking that have been developed “together with partners.”
The main attention during the announcement was given to design, screens and cameras, but an important novelty went unnoticed. The fact is that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the first smartphone that will ship out of the box with the Android 12L operating system.
Google initially introduced the L version of Android 12 back in October 2021, and then reminded about it six months later. L stands for large screens, meaning this operating system is designed for foldable smartphones, tablets, and Chrome OS devices. Android 12L can be installed on any device, but it’s optimized for multitasking and apps have been redesigned for larger screens.
Google apps are arranged in two columns, making it easier to navigate on the square display, while productivity and social media apps also know when the device is folded, so they switch to their normal orientation.
Android 12L will only be in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 for now, the small Flip4 clamshell has received the standard version of Android 12.
In the morning we published a comparison of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Xiaomi Mix Fold 2.
Round AMOLED, sapphire crystal, SpO2, NFC, 14 days autonomy, support for third-party applications. Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro presented
As expected, Xiaomi presented the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro smartwatch today at a big presentation.
Xiaomi’s flagship 46mm smartwatch model boasts a round AMOLED screen protected by sapphire crystal and a stainless steel case.
The battery life reaches 14 days. A new generation of fast wireless charging is also announced. The watch received support for third-party applications.
Among the main characteristics are a 1.47-inch AMOLED screen, a 500 mAh battery, water protection (5ATM). Over a hundred sports modes are supported.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro is priced at $222. When buying, you can choose a variety of straps, including leather and steel.
The news is being updated.
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