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We’re running a poll now asking what your early impressions of the Android 12 leaks are like.
But major Android upgrades in this era don’t always capture the imagination of people. Even enthusiasts may struggle to think of more than a few nice things that made Android 11 that much better than Android 10. For example, I love the media controls and improved smart device controls that were added in Android 11, but they were hardly groundbreaking.
However, Android is a mature operating system. Improvements aren’t game-changers like they were when an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean felt like getting a new phone.
But now the first release of Android 12 is right around the corner, and there are already things that look like they’ll matter. Over in the Android 12 rumor hub we’re keeping updated, these early rumored features look like they might be really useful:
The catch is that early Android developer previews sometimes contain nifty features that don’t make the final cut of the public release. Bear that in mind before you get too hyped.
What Apple doesn’t want you to know about the App Store👇
“The apps you love, from a place you can trust” they tell you. But the reality is far from it.
A 4.5-star app? Might as well be a multi-million dollar scam.
How, you ask?
— Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) February 12, 2021
Another fun week in tech — thanks for reading, and catch you in the next one.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.