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Second Android 12 Developer Preview rolls out for Pixels today

Second Android 12 Developer Preview rolls out for Pixels today

Android 12 Developer Preview 2 is here, giving us our second glimpse at the in-development state for the next version of Android. As you should expect, Google's announcement only highlights a handful of developer-facing changes with this latest release, but we're sure there are plenty of other exciting tidbits hidden inside — especially given the sheer volume of features spotted in-development with DP1. While we all wait for our phones to update, let's dig through the changes Google is willing to talk about.

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Picture-in-Picture perks coming to Android 12, plus bubbles tweaks

Picture-in-Picture perks coming to Android 12, plus bubbles tweaks

Android 11 finally gave us the ability to resize picture-in-picture windows, but it's an inconsistent feature that's tough to trigger in its current form. According to our friends at XDA Developers, Android 12 will introduce new methods that should be a little easier to discover and trigger, including a double-tap, pinch-to-resize, and even a "stashing" feature that hides it to one side temporarily. Android 11's bubble notifications might also pick up new animations in Android 12.

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LiveXLive brings picture-in-picture video playback to its Android app

LiveXLive brings picture-in-picture video playback to its Android app

LiveXLive, the streaming app formerly known as Slacker Radio, has incorporated video into its content offerings. Now, its developers have decided to bring along one of Android's handiest features for video — picture-in-picture playback.

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Fire TV update lets you quickly check your security camera feed without pausing the show

Fire TV update lets you quickly check your security camera feed without pausing the show

Amazon just started sending out a big home screen redesign to Fire TV devices, but that's not all the new stuff that's coming. Owners of the second-gen Fire TV Cube, 2020 4K Toshiba Fire TV, and 2020 4K Insignia Fire TV will soon be able to view their security camera feeds in picture-in-picture mode without interrupting the content currently playing.

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16 major iOS 14 features Apple 'borrowed' from Android and Google

16 major iOS 14 features Apple 'borrowed' from Android and Google

Unless you've been forcibly avoiding the news, you know iOS 14 is now a thing. But if you don't use an iPhone (or maybe even if you do), you might not have bothered checking out what was new in Apple's latest mobile operating system. But as fail to be basically every year we watch the WWDC keynote, no one on the Android Police was surprised to have one recurring thought: "hey, that feature looks familiar." Apple apparently felt very inspired by Android in the last year, and iOS 14 has a whole bunch of "world-first" innovations to show you that—very coincidentally!—also

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Netflix trailers now play inside WhatsApp chats just like YouTube videos

Netflix trailers now play inside WhatsApp chats just like YouTube videos

It's been possible to watch shared YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram videos right in WhatsApp's native picture-in-picture player for a long time already, and now Netflix has joined the list of supported services. Whenever you share a link to a show or movie from the streaming platform, you and your recipient will be able to view the trailer (if one is available) right in WhatsApp.

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Chrome OS 81 comes with gesture navigation and PIP support (Update: Rollout halted)

Chrome OS 81 comes with gesture navigation and PIP support (Update: Rollout halted)

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, which already forced some schedule adjustments on Google developers, the company has launched Chrome OS 81 to the stable channel. The latest release packs a new gesture navigation for the tablet mode and adds picture-in-picture support for Android apps. It also shrinks the taskbar ever so slightly to give you more screen real estate.

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Pluto TV's latest update brings a new interface, drops picture-in-picture and streaming quality settings

Pluto TV's latest update brings a new interface, drops picture-in-picture and streaming quality settings

Lots of folks are probably watching Pluto TV these days, given that it's free, cross-platform, and has tons of streaming channels (including live news). Those of you using it on Android may notice a new interface the next time you fire the app up. Originally landing on other platforms like iOS and Roku, now it's made its way to Android.

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All the smaller features in Android 11 Developer Preview 2 you might have missed

All the smaller features in Android 11 Developer Preview 2 you might have missed

As expected, the second Android 11 Developer Preview had a few more features hidden inside it than Google let on in the initial announcement. We've covered several of the more prominent features in individual posts, but to save a bit of time, we've compiled the rest of the changes spotted (so far!) in this list.

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Google tests picture-in-picture button in Chrome media controls

Google tests picture-in-picture button in Chrome media controls

Late last year, Google formally announced media playback controls for Chrome after they were spotted in testing in Chrome Canary. Then the company didn't actually roll it out until this January. Now Google is testing an Android-like tweak for those controls: a new picture-in-picture button.

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