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Tip: Android 11's built-in screen recorder also works for voice calls

Tip: Android 11's built-in screen recorder also works for voice calls

Android 11 is the first Android version to ship with a built-in screen recorder on Pixel phones. The native solution has a few tricks up its sleeve compared to third-party options. It's capable of recording sound in a few more places, and you can use that to your advantage when you want to record a phone call (if call recording isn't live in your Phone app, that is). Google even advertises as much in one of its YouTube videos detailing Android 11's top features.

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Samsung extends One UI 3 beta to Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra owners

Samsung extends One UI 3 beta to Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra owners

Now that Android 11 is out, the race has begun to see which OEMs can be the fastest to push the new software to older phones. Samsung started rolling out its Android 11-based One UI 3 beta earlier this month, and now the program is expanding to include Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra owners — but only on certain networks in the US.

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Annoying Android 11 bug prevents apps from going fullscreen

Annoying Android 11 bug prevents apps from going fullscreen

Android 11 is over a month old now, but we're still coming across new bugs in the official release. From glitchy media controls to issues with multitasking, the new things introduced in the latest Android aren't all good. The latest bug worth writing about affects mobile gamers in particular, but it's annoying for anyone who uses apps that go fullscreen.

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OnePlus 8T update adds Canvas AOD wallpaper and a bunch of improvements

OnePlus 8T update adds Canvas AOD wallpaper and a bunch of improvements

Before the OnePlus 8T is even in the hands of consumers, it's getting a sizable update with a few important fixes and an interesting new feature. OxygenOS 11 finally introduced the long-awaited always-on display mode, and this latest update comes with another creative option for it named Canvas.

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Scoped storage on Android 11 is ruining the Google Photos experience

Scoped storage on Android 11 is ruining the Google Photos experience

If you plan on buying a phone with Android 11 soon, you'll want to get used to your manufacturer's gallery app. And if you're going to be using Google Photos on something that's not a Pixel, be prepared to confirm every single thing you want to delete on the app. The reason why boils down to a new, well-intentioned policy in the operating system that leaves end users with some annoying consequences.

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US unlocked models are now eligible for Samsung's public beta release of One UI 3

US unlocked models are now eligible for Samsung's public beta release of One UI 3

Samsung has been hard at work preparing the next One UI release based on Android 11. We got a taste of what's in store thanks to a changelog seen earlier this month, and yesterday, the public beta began rolling out to S20 devices in South Korea. Now it looks like users from other areas are getting in on the fun — and here's how you can too.

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Asus Zenfone 7 Pro gets Android 11 in closed beta program

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro gets Android 11 in closed beta program

Android 11 has been available on Pixel phones for a while now, but most other devices are still on Android 10. Asus started accepting closed beta signups for the Zenfone 7 Pro last month, and now the first Android 11 build is rolling out to testers.

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The OnePlus 8 series gets Nightscape and portrait mode in video with OxygenOS 11

The OnePlus 8 series gets Nightscape and portrait mode in video with OxygenOS 11

OxygenOS 11 is OnePlus’ Android 11-based, totally revamped software skin, following in the design philosophy of Samsung’s One UI to allow for better one-handed use on big phones. After what was a relatively short beta cycle, OnePlus has decided to go ahead with releasing the stable version of Android 11 to its latest flagships ahead of next week's 8T event. The OxygenOS 11 update is now rolling out first to the 8 Pro and 8, while older models will have to wait a little longer for their turn.

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Annoying Android 11 multitasking bug squashed in October update

Annoying Android 11 multitasking bug squashed in October update

Android 11 introduced a bunch of new features, including some tweaks to the recent apps screen that saw the addition of helpful buttons and the removal of an unhelpful gesture. But those aren't the only changes the new release brought to the app switcher — some users reported that the recent apps screen is completely borked on the final version of Android 11. Thankfully, it seems that the issue has been resolved in the latest October patch from Google.

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Samsung has started rolling out the first public beta of One UI 3.0

Samsung has started rolling out the first public beta of One UI 3.0

Android 11 brings with it a lot of cool new features, but most phones don't have them just yet. Samsung has been testing its Android-11-based One UI 3.0 with developers in preparation for a broader beta, and now it looks like the first release of the public beta has arrived.

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