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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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Pixel 3a bug introduced in December 2020 update messes with the corners of the screen

Pixel 3a bug introduced in December 2020 update messes with the corners of the screen

Before smartphone makers switched to edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-less designs, we had a small transition. Some smartphones rounded-off the corners of their rectangular screens to emulate the high-end look. In many cases, these phones actually just had square displays, and the effect was done in software, or via masking in the front glass. That includes the Pixel 3a. And unfortunately for folks that own one, that software masking broke at the end of last year.

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Android Q Beta 2 fixes screenshots, no longer shows rounded corners and notches

Android Q Beta 2 fixes screenshots, no longer shows rounded corners and notches

Thank the heavens: Google has fixed the screenshot issue from Q Beta 1 that caused rounded corners and notches to be visible. Unsurprisingly, people were not happy with their screenshots being made so ugly, so we're glad that Google has reverted this so quickly.

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The Verge reveals [some of] the LG G6 in leaked photo, with rounded screen corners

The Verge reveals [some of] the LG G6 in leaked photo, with rounded screen corners

Last year's LG G5 didn't do so hot, largely owing to its embarrassing build quality and poorly-executed modularity push. Judging from this latest leaked image, the Korean tech giant is looking to correct the mistakes it made with the upcoming G6.

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[New App] RoundR Rounds The Corners Of Your Device's Screen, Because Why Not?

[New App] RoundR Rounds The Corners Of Your Device's Screen, Because Why Not?

As an Android site, we try to keep a close eye on newcomers to the Play Store. Sometimes that helps us find new, innovative, and highly useful apps. On the other side of that, it also help us find WTF apps for the roundups. But every once in a while an app shows up that simply baffles the mind, because its existence is so seemingly questionable it's hard to imagine why it's a thing in the first place.

And that's what RoundR is.

Basically, it rounds the corners of your homescreen and all apps. Rounded. Corners. That's it. Because square corners are offensive and rude to some, I guess.

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