Here’s the latest look at Android 11’s new and revised emoji

Even before the Android 11 Developer Preview, Google this year announced that the upcoming OS would introduce 62 new characters, as well as 55 skin tone and gender variants. The new emoji are not yet usable in Android 11 Beta 1, but a look at more-final designs have been shared with us today.

Download 265 ringtones, alarms, and notifications from Google’s Sounds 2.3

The Sounds application, which comes pre-installed on Google’s Pixel devices, is stock-full of ringtones, alarms, and notification sounds for you to choose from. The app works on non-Pixel phones too, like the Galaxy S10, but not all. That’s why we’ve decided to share with you all the sound files included in it, so you can use them on any device (including your desktops if you like that).

Google’s new One Tap system will make sign-ups and logins easier on Android

For the past couple of years, I’ve felt like the notion of registering for a service by filling in a form seems like an aging ritual. A lot of that hassle has been sorted by autofill systems, but you still have issues like remembering whether you signed up with your Google or Facebook account, or if you used a password, or if you even registered in the first place.

Google Messages gets an ‘attach recent photos’ prompt

Slowly but steadily, Google is turning its Messages app into a viable contender for the messenger market. As Google rolls out RCS to more and more countries, the app’s chat features become more prominent, like photo attachments or stickers you’d usually have to send via MMS. As such, Google has decided to test an “attach recent picture” button in the latest beta version, but it’s of questionable value at best.

How to Turn an Old Android Device Into a Cool

What do you do with your old Android phones or tablets? That question usually prompts three tired answers. You might trade them in for a new purchase. Or you could resell them on eBay. Probably, though, you will just stuff them in a drawer as emergency backups.

Better options exist, however, that would let you continue to get value from your aging devices. For example, you could download Google maps to create a dedicated in-car GPS navigator, or you could turn them into webcams.