Lilbits: new Android and Windows 11 features, Pocket PC handheld and Honor 60 smartphone


It can be easy to forget that you’ve granted an app permission to track your location or access your local storage if it’s an app you rarely use. So, Google introduced a feature with Android 12 that will automatically revoke permissions for apps that you haven’t launched for a while. You can always re-grant permissions the next time you run them, without worrying about apps you’ve forgotten to track your data.

Now Google has announced plans to roll out the same feature to all devices with Google Play Services that run Android 6.0 or later. This is one of the many new features coming soon to Android devices.

Android app permissions

Here is a summary of the latest technology news from the web.

New features coming to Android [Google]

Other new features include new Emoji Kitchen combinations, new widgets for Google apps, Celebration-based Google Photos memories, Android Auto and Family Bell updates, which lets you ring phones, speakers smart speakers and smart displays at the same time to keep the family on time.

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22509 [Microsoft]

Windows 11 preview version 22509 brings easier adjustments to Start menu, taskbar date and time when connected to secondary monitors, and settings updates, notifications , Microsoft Edge, and airplane mode, among others.

The Start menu can now be configured to show more Pins or Recommendations

Honor launches Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro in China [xda-developers]

Honor 60 is a mid-range phone with a 108 MP main camera, 66W fast charging, 120Hz FHD + OLED display, and Snapdragon 778G processor. There is also a Pro model with slightly better specs.

Android 12 is coming to Android TV [9to5Google]

Google has released Android 12 for Android TV, although it’s only officially available for the ADT-3 development device so far. New features include 4K UI rendering, Android 12 privacy flags, and HDMI CEC 2.0.

A Sneak Peek of Popcorn Computer’s New Pocket PC [TuxPhone]

Take a real-world look at the Popcorn Computer Pocket PC, a Linux compatible portable device with an Allwinner A64 processor, 4.95 inch FHD display and QWERTY keyboard.

First Look at Manjaro Linux with KDE Plasma Mobile on the PinePhone Pro [@LukaszErecinsk1]

The upcoming PinePhone Pro has a faster processor, faster RAM, and several other features that should make the Linux compatible phone much more responsive than the original PinePhone. Software development is still in its early stages, but this preview of an early version of Manjaro Linux with the Plasma Mobile UI makes it much smoother on the PinePhone Pro than on the original.

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