While Google is only testing Android 13, the network has information about the preparation of a big release in 2023 – Android 14 U.
This is not surprising, since the company will start working on big updates much in advance. For example, similar “evidence” for Android 13 was discovered in the summer of 2021.
This time, enthusiasts have discovered a new document in the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code repository Gerrit, which says that Google has decided to name the version of Android 13 U Upside Down Cake. This is the first mention of an internal codename for the next version of Android.
Google stopped publicly naming versions of Android with the addition of a “sweet” name with the release of Android 10, but the tradition of codename “dessert” names continues to be kept by the company’s developers for internal purposes.
Upside Down Cake is an “inverted” cake or cake – a fruit filling is placed in the bottom of the mold, and after baking, the finished cake is turned over and a layer of fruit is on top.
So far, desserts like this have been used for Android internal or public names:
- Android 1.5: Cupcake (cupcake);
- Android 1.6: Donut (donut);
- Android 2.0: Eclair (eclair);
- Android 2.2: Froyo (frozen yogurt);
- Android 2.3: Gingerbread (gingerbread);
- Android 3.0: Honeycomb (honeycombs);
- Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich (ice cream sandwich);
- Android 4.1: Jelly Bean (chewable);
- Android 4.4: KitKat (KitKat chocolate bar);
- Android 5.0: Lollipop (lollipop);
- Android 6.0: Marshmallow (Marshmallow);
- Android 7.0: Nougat (nougat);
- Android 8.0: Oreo (Oreo sandwich cookie);
- Android 9: Pie (pie);
- Android 10: Quince Tart (kind of sweet pie);
- Android 11: Red Velvet Cake (Red Velvet Cake);
- Android 12: Snow Cone (popsicles in a cone);
- Android 13: Tiramisu (tiramisu).
Paid apps in Huawei AppGallery can be downloaded completely free of charge: Huawei has not yet responded
Since Huawei was under US sanctions, Huawei has been forced to switch to its own software solutions as it is banned from using Google services. One of them is the AppGallery app store, which has become a replacement for Google Play.
AppGallery has a pretty serious issue that one developer says has remained unresolved for months, even though he reported it to Huawei back in February. This vulnerability allows anyone with a little bit of technical skill, some free time, and a bit of inclination to put in a little effort to download and install any paid app from AppGallery without paying for it. Of course, for developers who support Huawei by releasing their apps in the AppGallery, this is very bad news.
Dylan Roussel, the developer who discovered the problem, emphasizes that this vulnerability is on the side of Huawei, which still remains unresolved. The bottom line is that the AppGallery API does not offer any protection for paid apps.
Roussel himself was able to download and use several paid apps by exploiting this vulnerability. Obviously, this is a big problem, because with the active exploitation of the vulnerability, developers will receive less profit from the possible sale of their applications.
It remains to be hoped that Huawei will soon solve the problem.
The new king of Android: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus is 10% faster and 30% more energy efficient than its predecessor
Tomorrow, Qualcomm will host an event where the company plans to unveil its flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus mobile platform. But the key characteristics of the single-chip system leaked before the announcement.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus (SM8475) will be manufactured using 4nm process technology by TSMC. The platform will offer an overall performance boost through overclocking. The processor will still retain the “1 + 3 + 4” architecture. It will receive the main Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex A710 cores and four Cortex-A510 cores.
According to well-known insider Digital Chat Station, the architecture of the CPU and GPU remained the same, but at the same time significantly (30%) improved energy efficiency. Productivity increased by 10%.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will replace the existing Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and will soon be available in flagship smartphones from various brands.
Digital Chat Station was the first to report the specifications of Xiaomi 12 and Redmi K50.
The latest Google Camera (GCam Go) for low-cost Android devices is out
There are many ports of the original Google Camera (GCam) for different brands of smartphones. However, the app may not work on low-end devices for which the GCam Go app is made.
Camera Go v2.12 is the latest stable version of GCam Go and is already available for most Android Go devices. It works great on devices running Android 8.0 or later.
This version includes support for HDR+, night mode for low-light photography, support for additional camera modules, and other improvements. The app supports a wide range of devices from leading OEMs including Samsung (both Exynos and Snapdragon), Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo and more. The app works well with all the leading SoCs on the market, including Snapdragon, MediaTek, and Exynos.
What’s new in GCam Go v2.12:
- Added support for ultra wide-angle lenses
- Fixed intermittent support for many devices including Redmi Note 7 series and several Samsung devices
- The application now supports 32-bit and 64-bit architecture
- Fixes for HDR+ and color grading. Night mode has also been improved
- Updated GUI and in-app layout
Download GCam Go v2.12 MOD APK.
Rostec introduced a portable radar system to protect against drones
Ruselectronics holding, part of the Rostec State Corporation, has developed a portable radar station (RLS) to protect critical infrastructure from...
A couple of weeks ago, the LHR protection in Nvidia graphics cards was cracked, which allowed everyone to use accelerators...
Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin outlined the launch date for the Luna-25 spacecraft, which is to be launched from...
iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max became the best-selling phones in the world
Analyst Francisco Geronimo of IDC reports that Apple’s iPhone 13 was the world’s best-selling smartphone in the first quarter of...
Wearables6 days ago
The latest Google Pixel Watch smartwatch may get the Samsung Exynos 9110 platform from 2018
Components7 days ago
AMD will do it again. Ryzen 7000 processors may be 25-35% faster than the current generation
Phones7 days ago
An improved version of the Huawei Mate 40 smartphone went on sale under the name TD Tech M40 in China
Components4 days ago
World’s first 14″ laptop with 75Wh battery and Magic OS. Honor MagicBook 14 unveiled with 2K screen, Intel Core 12 processors and GeForce RTX 2050 GPU