The WhatsApp team is preparing new drawing tools for its Android app.
And while this update stays within the basic drawing and editing features, it will give users more options when going through quick image editing.
New drawing tools for WhatsApp
WhatsApp has some basic options to edit the images that we share in the chat. For example, we can crop the image, rotate it, add text and add stickers or emojis, among other options.
And it looks like more editing options will be added in the near future. As mentioned WABetaInfo, in the source code of the beta of WhatsApp for Android a small novelty appears: new different pencils to write and draw on the images.
A small change, but one that provides more options to add a personal touch to the images we share. And on the other hand, it would also be bringing to the WhatsApp app for Android an option that until now is exclusive to iOS. Yes, the option that allows you to blur images.
At the moment, the new drawing pencils are not even part of the current WhatsApp beta. So we will have to wait for the different test phases to pass so that we can see them in one of the future updates of the stable version of WhatsApp.
In a previous article, we told you about all the WhatsApp features we hope to see in 2022, so now we’re adding a new option to make editing images a little more fun.
39 Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco phone models will receive MIUI 14. List of models and new details about MIUI 14
Xiaomi was supposed to unveil the MIUI 14 firmware and Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro flagship phones today, but the event was canceled due to the death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. However, a detailed list of innovations and changes implemented in MIUI 14 has already been published on the Web. Usually, such a list is shown to the user when installing a fresh firmware. So what’s new in MIUI 14?
Personalization options have been expanded: new widgets and “super icons” will appear, something like a Tamagotchi (animated image of a plant or pet) can now be installed on the home screen, and applications that are used most often will be highlighted in folders on the home screen.
In MIUI 14, you can click on any text in the gallery image, highlighting it in this way, and translate it into one of 8 languages. There will also be “live subtitles” in the system. The Mi Smart Hub app will be radically updated – it will work faster and get support for more devices. MIUI 14 will allow you to forward incoming calls to a tablet, and if the phone is connected to a TV and text input is required, then this can all be done on a smartphone.
MIUI 14 will bring family-focused services. It will be possible to create a group of up to 8 people with different restrictions for each and share content in the group. “Family services” will allow you to set a common album as a screensaver on TV, exchange data on the physical condition and vital signs of all members of the group. Child accounts have a range of parental controls, from limiting screen time to using apps only from the safe zone.
In MIUI 14, the Xiao AI proprietary voice assistant will be greatly improved: it can be used as a scanner, translator, spam call filter, etc.
Xiaomi has already talked about a number of other innovations in MIUI 14: the firmware file itself will become smaller, applications will take up less memory, and almost all pre-installed programs (with the exception of the eight main ones) can be deleted.
As for the updated list of smartphones that will receive MIUI 14, it looks like this:
- Xiaomi 12S Ultra;
- Xiaomi 12S Pro;
- Xiaomi 12S;
- Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimension Edition;
- Xiaomi 12 Pro;
- Xiaomi 12;
- Xiaomi 12X;
- Xiaomi 11 Ultra;
- Xiaomi 11 Pro;
- Xiaomi 11;
- Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G;
- Xiaomi 11i;
- Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge;
- Xiaomi 11X;
- Xiaomi 11X Pro;
- Xiaomi Mix 4;
- Xiaomi Civi 1S;
- Xiaomi Civi;
- Redmi K50 Ultra;
- Redmi K50 Pro;
- Redmi K50G;
- Redmi K50;
- Redmi K50i;
- Redmi K40 Pro+;
- Redmi K40 Pro;
- Redmi K40S;
- Redmi K40 Gaming;
- Redmi K40;
- Redmi Note 11T Pro+;
- Redmi Note 11T Pro;
- Redmi Note 11 Pro+;
- Redmi Note 11 Pro;
- Redmi Note 10 Pro;
- Poco F4 GT;
- Poco F4;
- Poco F3 GT;
- Poco F3;
- Poco X4 GT;
- Poco X3 GT.
OnePlus is following in Samsung’s footsteps. OnePlus phones will receive Android updates for four years from 2023
OnePlus today announced that select phones released from 2023 will receive Android updates for four years. This means that those OnePlus models that debut with Android 13 will eventually get Android 17. There are also plans to expand the security update program to cover a five-year period.
True, not all OnePlus phones will be updated for so long. The new policy will only affect “certain models”, and these will most likely be flagships. And the very first contender is OnePlus 11.
OnePlus also confirmed the release of OxygenOS 13.1 firmware in the first half of 2023. The emphasis will be on safety. Also, the company is already working on OxygenOS 14, but there are no details about it yet: it’s too early to talk about the firmware, which will be released in October-November next year.
Elon Musk again postponed the introduction of paid verification on Twitter
The updated Twitter Blue subscription may not appear on iOS even after it is resumed. The reason is simple – Elon Musk does not want to pay 30% commission on each transaction to Apple. Considering that on iOS all payments go through Apple in one way or another, this mechanism cannot be bypassed yet.
It is noteworthy that during the first launch, it was possible to buy a subscription only from the iOS version of Twitter. As for the restart, it has been postponed for the time being. At the same time, the subscription will receive other changes. For example, the price will not be $7.99, but exactly $8. Verification by phone number will also be required.
Note that the original plan was to restart the subscription on Tuesday, November 29, but Musk changed plans at the last moment.
And earlier, Elon Musk invited a well-known hacker of the iPhone and PlayStation consoles to Twitter. His task was to improve the search engine in the social network. At the same time, the hacker and developer got a job in the most junior position and only for a while.
Also, the billionaire has previously criticized Apple for high commissions when buying applications. However, Google is no better off.
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