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Android 12 is finally getting smart enough to not bug you about choosing apps to open links

Android 12 is finally getting smart enough to not bug you about choosing apps to open links

Choosing default apps for services like email or navigation helps make your gadget feel personalized — it's always been one of Android's greatest strengths. For its next major update, Google is looking to help streamline the experience of opening direct links. It might seem like a small change on the surface, but the latest modification to web linking in Android 12 DP3 could go a long way in making the OS feel a lot faster.

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Getting To Know Android 4.1, Part 4: Miscellaneous Stuff, The New Default App Picker, And Insight From A Googler!

Getting To Know Android 4.1, Part 4: Miscellaneous Stuff, The New Default App Picker, And Insight From A Googler!

GTKA is back! For those that don't know, this is the series where we compare the new version of Android to the previous one, in excruciating detail. I'm going to dub this the "Miscellaneous edition," because there is a bunch of new things I want to talk about, but they don't really fit into a nice, organized category. (This doesn't mean I'm running out of things to talk about, not by a long shot.) The usual GTKA style applies, Ice Cream Sandwich is on the left, Jelly Bean is on the right. Let's get to it:

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Has anyone else noticed a general toning down of the Tron design from Honeycomb to ICS to Jelly Bean?

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