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Google has released the stable build of the Android 11 update for Pixel phones. This includes the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4a series of devices.

To carry out the update navigate to heading into Settings > System > Advanced > System update. You can find the factory images here and the full OTA images here.

Android 11 had lots of new features, many of which are focused mainly on messaging and notifications. The notifications shows a separate section for messaging apps, which help separate messages from other notifications on your phone. The new Bubbles feature, an absolute rip-off of the Facebook Chat Heads, will display floating elements on the edge of the screen, which keeps recent chats from all your messaging apps.

Android 11 also comes with a new screen recorder feature. This has been included by most third-party OEMs by now within their software but will be new to Pixel devices.

The power button menu is completely overhauled. Making you see all of your smart home devices when you press and hold the power button. It will also show your payment options for instant payments with NFC readers.

More changes are in the media controls aspect, with a UI reminiscent of iOS. The media player notification will now let you quickly switch the audio output device between your phone speaker, your headphones, or a Chromecast enabled device nearby.

Android Auto arrives in a wireless rig on Android 11, as long as your vehicle’s audio system is compatible.

On the privacy settings, Android 11 brings in two new features. It allows you to grant one-time access to permissions to apps. This way, you don’t have to worry about manually disabling the permission after you are done using the app or wonder if it is using it in the background. Second, if an app isn’t used for a longtime, Android will automatically revoke its permissions so it doesn’t continue to access data in the background.

Google is also increasing the number of security and privacy updates that can be sent to your device through Google Play, so your phone doesn’t have to get a full OS update for them. These updates can just be go on in the background like app updates.

For Android Enterprise users, Android 11 gives a new work profile that lets the IT department ways to manage the device without accessing your personal profile information.

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Android 11 now ready for Pixel phones

Lastly, Pixel device owners will also get some exclusive features, like app suggestions on the home screen based on your daily routines. And new overview actions that lets you to take a screenshot of an app and select text and images, and more.

Aside from Google, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi are also making their Android 11 update available today. However, there is a catch. Unlike Google, these OEMs are only offering a public beta today. Secondly, these updates are only available on a handful of devices and in case of Realme, only to the first 100 people.

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Tech gaints Apple unveiled four new devices this week – two watches and a tablet but none made it to the top of our trending chart

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max will have to wait till two months to hit the shelves. Surprisingly people are already asking about it.

The Poco X3 NFC comes down in second with the new iPad Air rounding up the top three. An amazing achievement for a tablet, but then it’s hardly a surprise that people want to check the first Apple A14 chipset device.

Read Also: iPhone 11 becomes the most sold phone in Q1 2020 at 19M units – Omdia

The Samsung Galaxy M51 is just behind, the two new Apple devices stoping it from repeating its second position finish.

Realme 7 Pro is now in fifth, ahead of the Redmi duo of Note 9 Pro and Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy A51 takes eight as the upcoming Realme C17 already cracked the top 10. It even outplaced the Sony Xperia 5 II, which just debuted the other day.

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Latest trailers: Your Honor, Chicago 7, and The Mandalorian

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Latest trailers: Your Honor, Chicago 7, and The Mandalorian

My weekend was more about the Star Wars kick sit view, watching The Empire Strikes Back, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi, keept me on seat till the great news of a new trailer for The Mandalorian’s second season came in.

Here’s the original trailer:

THE MANDALORIAN, SEASON TWO

Arriving hot on the stables, we have the first trailer for the second season of the wildly popular Disney Plus show The Mandalorian. The Child is back (aka “Baby Yoda”). Or, he will be back, on Disney Plus October 30th, with “stories of eons past.” No doubts it’s taken off from where we left off last season. Do the magic hand thing, Baby! So excited. Enjoy!

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YOUR HONOR

Bryan Cranston comes back to television (yaaaaay!) in a series about a judge whose son gets tuggled in a hit-and-run. Turns out the person his son hit and killed was the son of a local crime lord. Just how bad the Breaking Bad tables now looks?, Walter White. Your Honor debuts on Showtime in December.

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

We both have been anticipating this for a While now: The Aaron Sorkin-directed drama about the trial of a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters accused of trying to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Sacha Baron Cohen remains a supper choice to act as the activist Abbie Hoffman; the rest of the cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, and Eddie Redmayne, so, you know, not newbies. The Trial of the Chicago 7 will be available for streaming and download on Netflix by October 16th.

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Realme 7 Ready For Full Review

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How Realme managed to increase sales of their products during the pandemic remains facinating. Observing its latest lineup probably tells it will be able to maintain the momentum in the second half. One reason for that to happen is the arrival of the Realme 7 – a new phone with mind-blowing specs and an aggressive price tag.

We got one on hand, and here are our initial knowledge before we go through with our detailed testing process and full review.

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Our unit comes in with a Mist Blue color and it looks quite beautiful for a phone in these price segments. The back has a two-tone finish with the two parts not only differing in their colors, but also in the way they reflect light.

Realme 7 Ready For Full Review

The front is has a tall LCD, while the fingerprint scanner is on the right side. There is a single punch hole in the top left corner.

The phone support 30W fast charging, as seen by the charger in the box. Realme hasn’t announced a fancy name of the standard like the SuperVOOC 2.0 rebranded into SuperDart, but it is the familiar VOOC 4.0 technology. Realme promises a full charge of the ample 5,000mAh battery in 65 minutes.

Realme 7 Ready For Full Review

We are exploring the rest of the features it offers – everything from the camera to the to the display and its variable refresh rate capabilities. Stay around for the full review.

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