Android 12 debuted earlier this week at the keynote on Google I / O 2021. The new version of Android has a list of customizations and vibrant color effects. Google also introduced new privacy options for Android 12. In addition to the next-generation Android operating system, Google introduced a new version of Wear OS at the I / O keynote. Like Android 12, the new Wear operating system brings new changes at the interface level. It also comes with fitness features from Fitbit and optimizations for Samsung Tizen.
On this week’s Orbital Gadgets 360 podcast, host Akhil Arora talks to review editor Jamshed Avari and senior reviewer Sheldon Pinto about the Android 12 and Wear OS announcements made on Google I / O 2021.
Android 12 was projected as all about customization and personal. The device has a brand new visual style that inherits various custom skins that smartphone makers often use on their phones over a standard Android experience. The purpose of improving the UI on the new version of Android is to encourage manufacturers to do the vanilla treatment over and above their proprietary offerings. This is also supposed to give users a reason to look for a smartphone that has a fully stocked interface – like a new Pixel phone, for example.
Google also unveiled new privacy features for Android 12, some of which look similar to Apple’s for iOS 14 in recent months.
Like Android 12, Wear OS is getting a facelift this year with third-party tiles and the new tip for switching between apps and gesture support. Samsung is also working with Google this time and is offering the new Wear OS version the energy efficiency and other functions of Tizen. Fitbit’s fitness-oriented functions will also be integrated into the new wearables operating system as an integrated package.
Highlights from Google I / O 2021: Android 12, Wear OS, maps, photos updates; LaMDA, Starline project announced
In the second half of this week’s Orbital episode, Akhil talks to zombie nerds Ali Pardiwala and Shayak Majumdar about Zack Snyder’s new zombie heist thriller – Army of the Dead. The film can be viewed on Netflix and stars Dave Bautista and Ella Purnell.
Army of the Dead (which lasts almost two and a half hours) was announced back in 2007, but work on it didn’t begin until 2019. The plot of the film is set in Las Vegas, although it functions more like a video game mission in a post-apocalyptic western wasteland.
Army of the Dead Review: Zack Snyder’s Netflix Zombie Heist movie takes a bullet to the brain
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