Microsoft just announced the latest chapter in the Windows operating system narrative: Windows 11. Among the new additions and features introduced was Android apps for Windows 11. This feature will seamlessly integrate Android apps into the Windows operating System.
Android apps for Windows 11 will be seamlessly integrated into the operating system
The announcement that Android apps will be coming to Windows 11 probably shocked just about everyone. It was a relatively small section of the presentation, but it tells a lot about what to expect. In the announcement, Panos said that the integration will use Intel bridging technology in order to make a seamless experience.
“Seamlessness” is the operative word, as the question likely on everyone’s mind is, “How will the apps behave on the Windows platform?” Forcing Android apps into a desktop space is still proving to be a challenge on Chromebooks. Sometimes, apps just don’t behave the way they’re intended when outside of a phone screen.
In the presentation, however, we see TikTok being used. The app is being moved around and interacted with as though it were a standard Windows application. This shows that this is not just an Android app emulator. Android apps look like they will be integrated on a deeper scale.
Not all Google apps will be available, unfortunately
There will be a caveat that may actually turn a lot of Android users away from this feature. The apps will be available through the Amazon app store, not through the Google Play store. This is significant to note because it means that you will not be able to use Google apps on Windows 11. You won’t get access to apps like Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Translate, etc. Keep in mind though that all those things are already available on desktop via the web.
This was, understandably, glossed over in the presentation. This was one one of the reasons why Windows Phones were so devoid of apps. Microsoft was not granted the ability to utilize Google’s services. This is why, to most peoples’ frustration, there was no YouTube app ever launched for Windows Mobile.
When will Windows 11 launch, and how much will it cost?
Folks who enjoyed the presentation are probably looking forward to getting their hands on Windows 11. There’s no definite date to mark just yet, but we know that it will be a couple of months from now. According to 9To5Google, we can expect to see an official launch this fall. Since Microsoft put out a bunch of hints centering around the number 11, it make sense for the launch to be sometime in November.
As for the cost, this is going to be a free upgrade. We’re unsure as to the minimum system requirements needed to run Windows 11, but more information should come out as we near the official launch.
Windows 11 Launch Live Updates
Microsoft is soon going to launch Windows 11 for personal computer users. The company will launch it at an event on June 24. Windows 10 was launched in 2015 i.e. five years ago and since then it is running. Now the company is all set to launch the new Windows 11. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chief Product Officer Panos Panay both will be present at the event. The company is also sending media invites for this event. The event will be held on June 24 from 8.30 pm. However, there is no official announcement from Microsoft. But company’s CEO Satya Nadella said at Build Conference event that the biggest update of the decade is coming to the Windows operating system.
As far as the next generation Windows is concerned, this time the company can make some changes in the user interface. The codename of Windows 11 can be Sun Valley. Many changes have been made in it, such as a new start menu, rounded corners, and more. Support for Dark Mode can be found in Windows 11 where the main elements of the UI such as Start Menu, File Explorer, Context Menu can be available with rounded corners. With the new update, a new Windows logo can also be launched. Recently some of its photos were leaked, which revealed that the new logo will be presented with a new Sun Valley design theme with blue color.
According to a report, not only Windows 10 users will get the update of Windows 11 but also those with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be beneficial. The report further states, if the Microsoft made these changes, then the number of users of its new Windows can see a tremendous increase.
The leaked reports suggest the biggest change in the new window will be the taskbar. It can now be shifted towards the center and can also get a new start button and menu. The Start menu is without live tiles and can have a quick shutdown/restart button for pinned apps, recent files, and Windows 11 devices. Although there’s not much information available about Windows 11 right now, but we can’t wait more for this new Windows to be made available to us.
Windows 11 check more
Opensignal has announced that it added 5G coverage maps to its mobile app. This feature is now available in both its apps for iOS and Android, in case you were wondering.
Opensignal app now includes 5G coverage maps
The Opensignal app has been around for a long time now, and it offered you a way to find the best coverage and fastest speeds with the included network coverage maps. Well, that hasn’t changed, but 5G is a part of the picture now.
You can now see 5G experience at street level using speed test and signal data from local users, says the company. This can be quite a useful feature if you’re travelling, for example, and you’re not sure of how good the coverage is.
This gives you a great tool to check out download strength in remote areas, for example, and also to compare your network to other providers in your area. It could also give you an answer if you need a 5G smartphone or not.
This app can show you if it’s worth upgrading to a 5G phone or not
The 5G coverage is still not great, needless to say, and for the vast majority of you, getting a 5G handset just for 5G is probably not a good idea. This app can answer that question for you, though.
The Opensignal app does come with a speed test feature included, of course. It tests your mobile connectivity and signal strength. The app will run a 5-second download teste, 5-second upload test, and a ping test to provide you with a measurement of the internet speed.
Opensignal has provided a close-up of a map of Montreal from the app, shown below. This has been provided just to show you an example of what you’ll find inside the app with this new feature.
The Opensignal app is free to use, and it does not come with ads either. It works really well, and holds a 4.2-star rating in the Google Play Store. If you’re planning on upgrading, or simply want to know what’s the status of 5G in your area, feel free to download the app.
Battery Guru already passed few major updates in the past and brought nice features to the users, coming from wider range of the devices support, over health estimation to the app design it self. Today we are announcing new features that users requested since early beginnings. Since Battery Guru was more dedicated to charging related features this request was just one entry on TO-DO list. Now it's time to work on it and make even more satisfied users.
Discharging history will be dedicated for all the past battery discharging sessions including all events happened at that time. Idea for this is having a list of expandable cards, when collapsed, card will contain next elements:
When card is expanded it will contain next elements:
For now this seems as enough information rich feature, if you have any more idea, want to suggest some nice addition and also a telegram user, write a suggestion into a Telegram Group.
Re-calibrate the app
This feature will let you re-calibrate app at any time, reason for re-calibration is obvious, wrong data shown or some failure in general. This usually happens with the users who tend to use custom kernels. After flashing it, device starts to report wrong polarity or even different battery capacity as users reported. Why to reinstall app and lose all the history when you can simply recalibrate it. This function will stop the current app service and pass you to the application intro (thing you see first time after installing the app) where you can do recalibration.
For any suggestion, idea or bug report you can join Telegram Group.
Ulefone is well-known for making rugged smartphones, and the Armor 11T 5G definitely belongs in that category. The company announced this phone not long ago, and it now decided to show how tough it is. The Ulefone Armor 11T 5G durability test video surfaced on YouTube.
The Ulefone Armor 11T 5G proves its toughness in a video durability test…well, a series of them
This video has a duration of around two minutes, and it shows you a number of durability tests, actually. The first one shows a phone being dropped from 3 meters of height. The phone handled it just fine.
The device didn’t get damaged during a 10-meter drop across 50 stairs either. That’s a rather unusual scenario that probably won’t happen, but still, it’s nice to see that the phone can handle it.
Even when the device got dropped into dirty water used for painting the walls, it was just fine after being cleaned. The following test showed the phone being frozen at -18 degrees Celsius. It spent 15 hours in the freezer.
The company even decided to put the Armor 11T 5G into some concrete, just to prove a point. When the phone got released from concrete, it was just fine.
Ulefone even allowed a person to stand on the devices
To finish things off, Ulefone placed two Armor 11T 5G devices next to each other, and allowed a person to step on them. It demonstrated that they worked fine while the person was standing on them.
It is noted during the duration of the entire video that people shouldn’t try this at home. That goes for all tests shown in the video. While the phone can withstand all of this, Ulefone doesn’t really guarantee anything and recommends you not to try it.
The Ulefone Armor 11T 5G sure is a tough device. If you’re interested in this rugged smartphone, you can get it from AliExpress for $499.99. Tap the link down below for more information, while the durability test video is embedded below as well.
OnePlus has confirmed that OxygenOS is not going away. As many of you know, OnePlus’ CEO announced that the company will “further integrate” with OPPO. He shared that information a couple of days ago.
Following the news, many users were worried that OxygenOS will cease to exist, and that ColorOS will take over. The OxygenOS 12 beta build did not inspire much hope either.
OxygenOS is not going away following OnePlus’ merger with OPPO
Well, you can rest easy, as OxygenOS is staying put. Pete Lau confirmed the information to MySmartPrice, as the site reached out for clarification. Pete Lau once again said that OnePlus will continue to operate as an independent brand, and will keep developing OxygenOS for its devices.
This is applicable for all markets other than China, of course. In China, OnePlus is using an OS called “HydrogenOS”. That is also OnePlus’ operating system, but it’s different than OxygenOS.
That is basically everything that was shared by the source. Pete Lau just wanted everyone to be clear that OnePlus, and its software, are not going anywhere. The two companies will work closely together, but that’s nothing new.
The two companies have been sharing resources for a long time
OPPO and OnePlus have been sharing resources for a long time now. After all, both companies are owned by the same company, BBK Electronics. The same goes for Vivo, actually, in case you didn’t know.
They’ve been inspiring each other for a long time now. This news only makes things official, in a way. Pete Lau said that this integration will allow OnePlus to get access to even more resources, though.
In his blog post, Pete Lau promised that such integration will help OnePlus provide faster updates, and also more stable ones at the same time. The company was already quite fast when it comes to updates, so this does sound quite promising.
Just to be clear, OnePlus as a brand is not going anywhere, nor will it cease to exist in any way.