Android Planet keeps you up to date with all the news from the Android world on a daily basis. If you have not been able to follow everything last week, we will update in this news overview. This is the most important Android news of the past few days.
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Google releases first Android 12 test version: this is new
The first test version of Android 12, designed specifically for developers, is now available. As with Android 11, the latest Android version will be made available early in the year, although normal users will have to wait a while. The first Developer Preview of Android 12 does not contain all the new features, but Google does say that the Android version should be ‘more intuitive, faster and safer’. In addition, the notifications, which with Android 11 were already considerably overhauled, are further improved. As a result, they should look more modern and be even finer and easier to use. In addition, they will soon be able to show more information without you having to open the message yourself.
→ Read more about the first Android 12 Developer Preview
→ These are the eight coolest little features of Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G: differences, prices and specs leaked
At first glance, there are few differences between the Samsung Galaxy A52 and A52 5G, which are now fully leaked. The devices have almost an identical design. For example, both smartphones have a 6.5-inch super AMOLED screen. Both the 4G and 5G variant are also equipped with a built-in fingerprint scanner under the screen, so writes WinFuture. The camera setup is also the same for both devices and the phones have four lenses on the back. The main camera has a resolution of 64 megapixels. In addition, there will be five and two megapixel sensors.
→ Read more about the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G
Motorola Moto G30 official: you should know this about the budget smartphone
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G30, a new budget device that is coming to the Netherlands soon. The Motorola Moto G30 is notable for its large 6.5-inch screen, which also has a high refresh rate of 90Hz. This means that the screen is refreshed 90 times per second and therefore delivers very smooth images. Displays with a high refresh rate are often seen on high-end smartphones, but nowadays also appear on affordable Android phones. The resolution is relatively low at 1600 by 720 pixels, so images look less sharp on the Moto G30. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 662 processor, which can also be found in other Motorola phones.
→ Read more about the announcement of the Motorola Moto G30
Download: Samsung Galaxy A51 gets Android 11 in the Netherlands
Samsung has released an Android 11 update for the Galaxy A51, a phone that is very popular in the Netherlands. This will update the smartphone to the most recent Android version. The Android 11 update for the Galaxy A51 is 1.95GB in size, which makes it smart to download and install it via a WiFi connection. Otherwise you may quickly go through your data bundle. The software update also includes the Android security update from February 2021, making the A51 completely up-to-date again. After updating, the device runs on version 3 of One UI, Samsung’s own software. The One UI 3.1 update will follow later.
→ Read more about the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy A51
‘Chromecast with Google TV will soon receive protected child profiles’
It is currently impossible to create separate child profiles on the Chromecast with Google TV. This ensures that children easily come into contact with unsuitable images. This will soon change. An update will make it possible to create protected child profiles within Google TV, so that children only have access to predefined apps. YouTube Kids will also be accessible by default. To exit Child mode, you must enter a PIN.
→ Read more about the child profiles on the Chromecast with Google TV