Welcome to the 441st edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week:
- The first round of the James Webb telescope started circulating this week. They are quite beautiful, and they also make for excellent wallpapers. In case you’re interested, we wrote up a quick tutorial along with links to the full-resolution images.
- WhatsApp released a new feature this week. You can now react to WhatsApp messages with any emoji. Initially, you were limited to about a half dozen different emojis. That restriction is now gone.
- Google released Android 13 beta 4 this last week. There isn’t much about it worth mentioning. It’s basically a release candidate for Pixel devices. However, beta 4 should be the last beta before the full release. Hold on to your hats, it’s coming sooner rather than later.
- Microsoft is already making plans for Windows 12. Reportedly, the company is aiming for a 2024 release or roughly three years after Windows 11. This would make it a three-year release cycle. That’s a similar time frame between Windows 7 and 8 and then again between 8 and Windows 10. We’ll see what happens.
- Google launched Chrome OS Flex this week. It allows you to run Chrome OS on a Windows or macOS machine. Google certified it to work on over 400 devices currently on the market. This is a big deal, especially if you like running Android apps or games on your computer. Hit the link to learn more.
Charlie in Underworld
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