News on Mobile OS Releases, August 2022

August 2022: The Latest News on OS Release


Here’s every app that supports Material You’s themed icons on Android 13

Google debuted the ability to have themed icons on the homescreen in Android 12. Now, in Android 13, third-party apps can get in on the fun of themed icons.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

Android 13 will automatically clear your clipboard after about an hour

Android 13 is finally here. One change you might notice after installing Android 13, is that your clipboard is empty after a certain period of time. Starting with Android 13, the system clipboard will clear itself after a “certain period of time.”

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

Google launches Android 13, rolling out now to Pixel phones

Android 13 starts on the lockscreen with redesigned media controls that take up roughly twice the height of the previous iteration.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google


Apple iOS 

iOS 16 Beta 5 Brings Back Battery Percentage

Apple has just released its iOS 16 developer beta 5 and it brings a battery percentage to the battery icon in the status bar.

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets

Apple stops signing iOS 15.6 following iOS 15.6.1 release, downgrade no longer possible

Apple has stopped signing iOS 15.6. As a result, users can no longer downgrade iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software from iOS 15.6.1 to iOS 15.6. This has a direct impact on users waiting for jailbreak tools.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac

iOS 16 beta 7 now available as Apple wraps up final development

iOS 16 beta 7 is now available to developer beta testers as we inch closer to an official release next month. We aren’t expecting many new features in iOS 16 beta 7 as Apple is finalizing the release ahead of a September launch.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac

Apple Releases iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, macOS Monterey 12.5.1, Fixes 2 Security Vulnerabilities: Details

Apple has released the iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 updates. The three security updates bring fixes for a Kernel and a WebKit vulnerability. With the macOS Monterey 12.5.1 update, Apple fixes an issue that allowed an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

Full content and details (external sources): Gadgets



Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 Eligible Devices

Huawei unveiled the self-developed HarmonyOS 3.0 operating system for its eligible devices during the new product launch conference. The company will bring the stable version of the software by September.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

Huawei HarmonyOS 3.0 Beta Tracker

Huawei has introduced the HarmonyOS 3.0 with some tempting features and has even begun the beta activity for eligible devices.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral



EMUI 13 to bring new large folders sizes

EMUI 12 is currently expanding but we now have to move towards the next version – EMUI 13 which will sport new large folders sizes.

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