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News on Mobile OS Releases, July  2021

Android 12 

Android 12 Beta 3

Devices with a fingerprint scanner have now received a new animation when unlocking in Android 12 Beta 3. This new “wave” animation effectively copies other lock screen animations added in Android 12 Beta 2.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

 

It looks like Android 12 won’t bring back font, icon customization because of Material You

 In Android 12, though, it seems the ability to swap fonts and icons is being removed in favor of Material You. We saw Google fully implement its new Material You design language complete with a new style picker that gives users a bit more control.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

 

Android 12 adds ‘Game dashboard’ and ‘Play as You Download’ in Google Play Store

On the first day of this year’s Games Developer Conference, Google introduced a handful of Android 12-specific features to improve the gameplay experience, including a game dashboard and the ability to get into titles much faster.

Full content and details (external sources):  9to5Google

 

Apple iOS 

Apple releases iOS 14.7 with support for the MagSafe battery pack

Apple has released iOS 14.7 to all supported iPhones. iOS 14.7 brings support for the MagSafe battery pack that the company quietly released a few days ago. The new software also introduces an Apple Card Family feature.

Full content and details (external sources): GSMArena, 9to5Mac

 

Apple releases latest iOS 15 public beta with Safari changes and more

iOS 15 public beta 3 includes a handful of notable changes, such as Safari design changes, new Music widgets, and more. Apple’s new software version won’t be complete until the fall, at which point it will be released to the general public.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac

 

iOS 15: Here are the devices that support Find My when turned off

With iOS 13, Apple has implemented a new version of its Find My network that works offline.

Now with iOS 15, Apple has gone one step further and finally allowed powered-off devices to be tracked through the Find My network. Unfortunately, due to technology limitations, only some iPhone models can be located when turned off.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac

 

HarmonyOS 2.0 

Public HM OS 2 beta starts for the first batch Honor devices

Huawei has announced the HarmonyOS 2.0 (HM OS 2) public beta for 12 Honor devices. To be mentioned, this is the first batch of Honor devices that participated in the HM OS 2 public beta.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral, GSMArena

 

Customized HarmonyOS software skin already prepared by a third party phone maker

Huawei has announced HarmonyOS as an open-source operating system. With version 2.0, the Chinese tech company has invited third-party phone makers to join the HarmonyOS ecosystem.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

 

EMUI11

49 issues on EMUI 11, 10.1, 10, Magic UI 4 and Magic UI 3.1 got fixed with July 2021 security patch

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiUpdate

 

July 2021 EMUI and HarmonyOS updates

Huawei has officially released the HarmonyOS for its smartphone in the form of beta and stable. In terms of EMUI updates, the company has recently completed its stable EMUI update rollout plan for all countries.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiUpdate

 

EMUI 11 and HM OS gets real-time AI translation for Celia voice assistant

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

 

HarmonyOS Control Panel: Control all in one place

The latest Control Panel is a combination of different settings and provides simplicity over its predecessor in the EMUI 11. The control panel is an easy solution to manage media, audio, shortcut switches, and paired devices. 


Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral