The Android operating system offers many features that most users are unaware of. Those features one can use to save time and other things. In the same way, we are again back with another amazing Android tip that you will love to use.
We’re going to talk to you today about the chat bubbles functionality. Chat bubbles are supported by all messaging app that is compatible. Regardless of whether you are using the main app or not, a conversation bubble is a persistent shortcut symbol that is always there on the screen.
You will be taken directly to the other person’s chat window. Simply put, it develops a shortcut for you that you may utilize to save time. We will tell you the step-by-step process of how to enable chat bubbles on your Android Phone and we will also put screenshots that will help you to understand the steps in an easy manner.
Chat bubbles can be enabled by going to Settings > Apps and notifications > Notifications > Bubbles. Then, select the conversation you want to enable the feature for from Settings > Apps and notifications > Conversations to turn any chat into a bubble.
Use this amazing Android tip on your phone to save your time
Android 13 Themed Icons support available for these Samsung apps [Material You]
Android 13 is the latest Android version that brings many new features and functional enhancements for a smooth user experience. With a slew of features, Google has impressively improved the overall look and feel of Material You theming.
Google introduced the Material You design language with Android 12, letting you style your phone’s home screen in a unique way. At that time, you could only change the icons of certain apps that the system allowed. You could change the icons for Google Apps in Pixel smartphones and Galaxy Apps in Samsung smartphones.
Android 13 has evolved the Material You theming feature. Now, you can customize non-Google apps to match your phone’s wallpaper themes and colors to make your device’s home screen look more cohesive and unique.
With One UI 5.0 Beta, Samsung introduced Themed Icon support for various One UI apps alongside Google and third-party apps. To do so, the company has tweaked the One UI Home stock launcher app with help of Material You design language.
The Korean tech already started testing One UI 5.0 beta based on Android 13 for Galaxy S22 devices. Let us know which Samsung apps support themed icons.
Samsung Apps Android 13 Themed Apps Icons Support
- AR Zone
- Galaxy Shop
- Galaxy Store
- Galaxy Wearable
- Game Launcher
- My Files
- Samsung Free
- Samsung Global Goals
- Samsung Health
- Samsung Members
- Samsung Notes
- Samsung TV Plus
- Samsung Smart Switch
Samsung Android 13 Coverage:
Google made AV1 video coding support mandatory for Android 14 devices
Android smartphone makers are currently rolling out the Android 13 update for their compatible devices. Meanwhile, Google has started working on the next-gen Android 14 operating system that will come with several advancements including new tweaks for AV1 video coding.
Going by the new information, Google is making AV1 video coding support mandatory for all devices that will run Android 14 OS. Therefore, if smartphone developers want their phones or tablets to run Android 14 OS, they will have to bring AV1 video coding support into the system.
What is AV1 video coding? It is a free video standard with an improved compression system that allows for huge data efficiency savings without degrading video quality. Making it mandatory for Android 14 will be key to moving forward in the world of high frame rates, 8K resolution, HDR standards, and audio demands.
As Esper’s Mishaal Rahman shared in his excellent Android 14 preview, the new AV1 requirement is codified in the Android Open Source Project Gerrit. The entry reads:
“As per Android CDD (Compatibility Definition Document) 14, section 2.2.2 and section 2.6, handheld and tablet device implementations must support decoding AV1.”
As a result, those Android device owners who are eagerly waiting for the Android 14 interface, need some modifications to their system.
In addition to this, the new report also suggets that some devices that will launch with the Android 14 operating system will be forced to support 64-bit-only apps, which means it’s finally spelling the end for 32-bit-only applications.
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Android 14 Operating System
On August 15, 2022, Google released the 13th generation of Android OS – Android 13. Firstly, the search giant rolled out this major update for Pixel devices and confirmed to release this major version for other Android devices including Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Realme, and Oppo later this year. As of now, limited devices have received the Android 13 update, however, we have started hearing information about the next Android OS i.e. Android 14.
Android 12 was released in 2021, Android 13 in 2022, and just following the tradition, Android 14 will be a major Android update of the year 2023. Like previous Android OS, we can expect that Google will start Developer Preview and Beta update in the first half of the next year and a stable update will push in the second half.
Android 14 Latest Information:
[October 1, 2022]: AV1 Codec
Google could make it mandatory for smartphone manufacturers to support the AV1 video codec if they want to run Android 14. This information has been spotted by Esper’s Mishaal Rahman inside the comments left in recent commits to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
[September 2, 2022]: Satellite Connectivity
- The senior VP of Google Platforms & Ecosystem, Hiroshi Lockeimer revealed that the company has started working on connecting phones to satellites. It is expected that Google may introduce a satellite connectivity function through the major version update of Android 14 next year. Check more details here
[August 30, 2022]: First Beta Update
- Some reports suggest that Google may start the Android 14 beta release in April 2023 and its Developers Preview may begin in February as the company has shortened the Android 13 QPR Beta. Check more details here
[April 23, 2022]: Codename
- The information suggests that the codename of the Android 14 operating system is “Upside Down Cake”. In an alphabetical manner, Google gives a dessert name to every new Android version. Check more details here