Google just updated its Play Store Policy, which will go into effect on May 11th. One of the improvements is aimed at permanently removing call recording apps from Android.
As Reddit user NLL Apps pointed out, this policy change has an impact on app developers’ use of the Accessibility API. “The Accessibility API is not designed and cannot be requested for remote call audio recording,” Google says. In a developer webinar that was webcast live, Google clarified the rules.
Third-party call recording apps on the Google Play Store won’t be able to function after May 11
Over the course of numerous Android releases, Google has gradually deprecated and removed APIs that enable call recording. This is done for the sake of privacy and security, as well as the fact that call recording rules vary greatly from country to country. Call recording is disabled by default on Android 10. As a result, Play Store apps began leveraging the Accessibility API to record calls in order to get around the limitation. After Google rolls out the new adjustments next month, this will no longer be possible.
However, Google’s regulation only applies to third-party call recording apps available on the Google Play Store. Native call recording on phones using the Mi Dialer, such as the Google Pixels or Xiaomi phones, will not be affected.
OnePlus Dialer Call Recording
For the first time, OnePlus added call recording to its native OnePlus dialer for some regions, and believe it was on the OP3 (T) in 2017. However, with the launch of the OnePlus Nord, the company ditched the OnePlus comm suite in favour of Google’s. This meant that call recording without notice was no longer available in the regions where it was previously available, and it remains unavailable in those regions where the OnePlus dialer does not support it.
Google Play Policy Updates – Developer Webinar
“If the app is the default dialer on the phone and also pre-loaded,” the presenter explained in the developer webinar on the Google Play policy updates, “accessibility capability is not necessary to get access to the incoming audio stream, and hence will not be in violation.”
Because they come pre-installed on the phone, system apps can basically get any permission they want. Third-party apps, on the other hand, do not have the same freedom and must obtain permissions.
What remains to be seen is whether developers will adopt the new policy changes before the May deadline, or whether Google will resort to removing non-compliant apps from the Play Store.
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Here is a list of devices that are eligible for OxygenOS 13.1 update with Bloatwares and Some Expected Features
People are waiting for the 13.1 Update. Finally. OnePlus officially announced for Oxygen 13.1 update on 4 April. 2023. The first device that comes with OxygenOS 13.1 out of the box is OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite.
What are the Changes?
There are no major changes. Only some minor changes have been done.
Some changes we can expect after this update:
- Calculator app Easter Egg: The first change we can expect is the Easter Egg in the Calculator App.
Before OxygenOS 13. When we write 1+= We can see the easter egg of Never Settle (as shown below) But it has been removed in OOS 13.
ONEPLUS New Easter Egg | ONEPLUS calculator trick | Oneplus easter egg in calculator 😍 pic.twitter.com/90LnU2pd2e
— Kshitiz Jangra (@kshitizz022) September 10, 2022
- Battery Health: We can expect the Battery Health feature in the Battery section like OnePlus 11 Series and iPhones. It is one of the most beneficial features for people who bought second-hand OnePlus devices.
- Lock Screen: We can also expect some customization features in the Lock Screen with OxygenOS13.1
- Per-App Language: We can expect this feature as this is available in Stock Android 13 provided by Google. With this feature, we can use different languages in Different Apps. If you want to know more about this feature then read this.
- Improve Themed Icons: As we all know themed icons are not supported by most third-party apps. But we can expect the themed icons for the apps after OOS 13.1
- Better Connectivity: We can expect better connectivity of Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi, and Internet Connectivity.
- New Interface while connecting Bluetooth Earbuds, and Headphones: we can expect a new interface when we connect the earbuds.
- Improvements in gestures and motions: We can expect new gestures or improvements in the Gestures after this OOS 13.1 Update.
Hot Apps and Oppo’s ColorOS Browser in OxygenOS 13.1?
We may get Bloatwares In OOS 13.1 As seen in OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite. Here are some pictures
After seeing the Pictures. We are sure that we got Oppo’s ColorOS Browser, Hot Apps, etc. This is unexpected. As said by OnePlus when they merge with Oppo. OxygenOS won’t get Bloatwares but now Bloatwares are coming in OxygenOS13.1
Credit:OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite user
Note: We are not responsible if any of the following updates won’t come. As it is only expected.
If we talk about the devices which are eligible for this update.
Devices Eligible for OxygenOS 13.1
OnePlus 11 Series:
- OnePlus 11
- OnePlus 11R
OnePlus 10 Series:
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- OnePlus 10R
- OnePlus 10T
OnePlus 9 Series:
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 9RT
OnePlus 8 Series:
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8T
OnePlus Nord Series:
- OnePlus Nord 2
- OnePlus Nord 2T
- OnePlus Nord CE
- OnePlus Nord CE 2
- OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
A user of Nothing Phone 1 is getting Green Line Issue
As most of the users who are using Smartphones of OnePlus 8 and 9 series are Green and Pink Line issues in their Smartphones after updating their devices to OxygenOS 12 or OxygenOS 13. In OnePlus this issue occurred after the Integration of Oppo’s ColorOS into OnePlus’s OxygenOS. In OnePlus smartphones, people have to replace their Displays to fix this issue. The Display is replaced for Free if your device doesn’t have any physical damage or dent. If you have any physical damage or dent on your device then you will be charged for the Display Replacement. Most of the users are charged for Display Replacement.
Nowadays, the same issue also occurs with a Nothing Phone 1. A user on Twitter whose username is @JB_O07 has reported that their friend is having this issue. They have a green line on their Nothing Phone 1.
Green line Nothing Phone 1
If we talk about how the reasons for this issue. So, I have read the comments below this Tweet. The reason I think is, Probably this is due to the OLED Panel used in Nothing Phone 1 Display. But according to comments. Some users said that this is due to Nothing OS 1.5.3 which is based on Android 13. But the user who Tweet tells us that this isn’t due to this update. Some say that this is due to Extreme Heating Issues. But I don’t think that the line issue is due to Extreme Heating.
Note: These are just probably. We are not sure about the real reason.
The only way to fix this issue is to just change the Display as like OnePlus smartphones. You have to visit the service center.
Free Display Replacement?
There is not any official confirmation for this but OnePlus give free Display Replacement. If the device doesn’t have any physical damage. Doesn’t matter even if it’s in warranty or out if warranty.
OnePlus Nord 3 Specification, Pricing, Expected Launch Date – Everything you need to Know
OnePlus has released a new smartphone in their Nord Series. This year they are going to release OnePlus Nord 3. Most people said that OnePlus Ace 2V which is already launched in China is OnePlus Nord 3 in India. OnePlus Nord 3 is said to be the Successor Of the OnePlus Nord 2 as Nord 2T doesn’t have any changes. Just we get a new look with Mediatek Dimensity 1300. But Now with Nord 3, we get new changes and also a better performance.
If we talk about Specifications. So, as OnePlus Ace 2V launched. So we also know the specifications of Nord 3
It comes with a 1.5K Amoled Display with 120 Hz Refresh Rate.
We are getting Mediatek Dimensity 9000.
With LPDD5X RAM With UFS 3.1 Storage.
Peak Brightness is 1450 Nits.
5000 mAh with 80 Watt Fast Charger.
If we talk About the Camera, So Primary Sensor is 64 Megapixels. 8 Megapixels UltraWide, and 2 Megapixels Macro as usual. 16 Megapixels Selfie.
It also has Alert Slider and In-Display Fingerprint Sensor as usual.
We can expect the base variant comes in 30K. If we talk about Launch. So, we can expect it in June 2023.
OnePlus Ace 2V with Dimensity 9000 is launching on March 7 in China !!
The device will launch globally as OnePlus Nord 3.
• 6.7″ FHD+ 120Hz Amoled
• 50MP + 8MP + Useless, 16MP🤳
• Mediatek Dimensity 9000 SoC
• Alert Slider, In-display FS pic.twitter.com/795JQqC3oy
— Debayan Roy (Gadgetsdata) (@Gadgetsdata) February 27, 2023