• Android Q desktop mode launcher is pretty amazing

    27 days ago - By Phandroid

    If you didn't already know, Google will be including a desktop mode in Android Q which will allow a launcher on a phone to morph into a desktop view when a smartphone is connected with an external monitor. The implementation that we've seen so far with the stock launcher on Android Q is pretty basic with a button in the bottom right corner which acts as the app drawer and free-form app windows for supported apps.
    Fortunately, developers are already working on their own launchers for Android Q which would deliver a more traditional desktop experience. One of the launchers that's currently...
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  • The Pixel ‘Ambient display' will get better palm rejection in a future update

    The Pixel ‘Ambient display' will get better palm rejection in a future update

    27 days ago - By 9to5Google

    One of the neatest aspects of the Pixel line - and many other devices - is the excellent ‘Always-on display' function. On Pixel devices, it's called ‘Ambient display', and Google is looking to improve the palm rejection of the feature.
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  • Google Pixel 4 could have better color capture than any other Android phone

    Google Pixel 4 could have better color capture than any other Android phone

    27 days ago - By Tech Radar

    If there's one small advantage that iPhone cameras have over their Android counterparts, it's that they capture a larger range of colors, but it looks like Google might catch up in that regard, judging by lines of code found in the Google Camera app. Discovered by XDA Developers , the lines of code would allow the camera app on Android devices to capture images in the P3 color gamut instead of sRGB - and this could make a substantial difference, though notably the code is currently disabled, so Google hasn't made the change yet. sRGB is the color gamut used by all Android phones, and it...
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