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Seven OxygenOS features we hope to see in stock Android someday

Seven OxygenOS features we hope to see in stock Android someday

Much more than hardware, OnePlus has matured on the software front in its relatively short existence in the smartphone space. In all these years, OxygenOS has embraced some neat little features that, in their own imperceptible ways, make our lives much easier. We’ve always liked how OnePlus handles customizations and its myriad of accessibility features. Now that some of these OxygenOS elements have lately been creeping into stock Android, we’re left wanting more.

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Pixel phones might get customizable lock screen clocks in Android 12

Pixel phones might get customizable lock screen clocks in Android 12

Pixel phones have become pretty customizable thanks to the Pixel Themes app first introduced with Android 10, but there's one part of the Pixel skin that you can't tweak too much — the lock screen. The Android 10 beta suggested that we might get some custom clocks at some point, but when the OS went stable, no traces of alternative clocks were left. That might change with Android 12. It looks like Google will include Pixel-exclusive lock screen clocks.

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Samsung Clock gets bedtime mode with Digital Wellbeing integration (APK Download)

Samsung Clock gets bedtime mode with Digital Wellbeing integration (APK Download)

Samsung has been updating a lot of its apps recently, adding plenty of new features and further refining the software experience it offers. The latest such update is for the One UI Clock app, which has picked up a new bedtime mode that helps keep track of your sleep patterns and integrates with Digital Wellbeing.

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Here are 3 new things your Android phone can do

Here are 3 new things your Android phone can do

Android is doing its darndest to become a better OS update by update — even beyond the actual OS upgrades. New pushes to Google Play Services and apps will improve how people reach emergency services, get them to bed, and bring the world clearer and closer to those with vision loss.

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Chrome OS 85 adds clock and weather widget to Ambient Mode

Chrome OS 85 adds clock and weather widget to Ambient Mode

Google has been working on an Ambient Mode for Chrome OS for quite a while — like Chromecasts or Nest displays, it's meant to show you a slideshow of artworks or a selection of images from your Google Photos library while your laptop is charging. For a few months, that's all the feature did, but the latest developer build of Chrome OS 85 changes that, as Chrome Unboxed reports. When you activate the corresponding flag in that channel, you'll see a clock and a weather widget in the bottom left corner, just like you would on a Chromecast. It's still work in progress, though.

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Google Clock v6.3 moves navigation bar to bottom, delivering new Bedtime features

Google Clock v6.3 moves navigation bar to bottom, delivering new Bedtime features

As part of Google's third Pixel Feature Drop, the Clock app is picking up a whole new set of organized "Bedtime" features. But that's not the only change it's getting. The latest version of the app also moves the app's tabbed navigation bar down to the bottom of the screen.

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Digital Wellbeing may soon use your phone's ambient light sensor and gyroscope for sleep tracking

Digital Wellbeing may soon use your phone's ambient light sensor and gyroscope for sleep tracking

One of the most important components of our health is how we sleep. You might consider it as part of a complete, healthy lifestyle — in which case, you'd use an app like Google Fit to track that data — or you might just be focused on how your screen-based activities at bedtime affect your sleep. In that regard, Google may be deploying a two-pronged solution for you to monitor the quality of your slumber through its Digital Wellbeing app.

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Wear OS now periodically reminds you to wash your hands

Wear OS now periodically reminds you to wash your hands

Frequently washing your hands is one of the best defenses against contracting (and spreading) the coronavirus. Google already came up with a horrible song for timing your hand-washing, but if you have a Wear OS watch, you'll now receive periodic reminders to get scrubbing.

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New Amazon Echo and Echo Dot with clock smart speakers are available for purchase

New Amazon Echo and Echo Dot with clock smart speakers are available for purchase

A couple of weeks ago, Amazon unveiled a bunch of new smart speakers, including the all-new Echo, as well as a refreshed Echo Dot that features a built-in LED clock. Both devices are now available on the retailer's site, selling for $100 and $60, respectively.

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Google Clock 6.1 adds music alarms for Pandora and YouTube Music [APK Download]

Google Clock 6.1 adds music alarms for Pandora and YouTube Music [APK Download]

Last year, Google added the ability to select songs, playlists, or albums from Spotify as alarm sounds in its Clock application. Google Clock 6.1 is now rolling out in the Play Store, and it expands on this feature — users can now pick music from Pandora and YouTube Music.

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