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iPhone Feature Request: Copy ‘Skip Lock Screen’ feature from Google’s Pixel 4

Face Unlock on Google’s Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone’s Face ID, but it does have one feature I’d like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen.

Copying that would be perfectly fair, as Google has recently confirmed that it will be copying at least part of Face ID’s Require Attention feature…


The Pixel 4 will copy Require AttentionLike Apple’s iPhone X, XS, and 11, Google’s new flagship Pixel 4 smartphone can unlock by recognizing your face. However, the company quickly came under fire when it was revealed that the device can be unlocked even when the owner is asleep, simply by someone else holding it up to their face.

With iPhones, there is a Requires Attention toggle. When this is on, your iPhone will only unlock if your eyes are open and you are actually looking at the screen. Google has now said that it plans to copy at least the first part of this requirement.

Google this evening confirmed to The Verge that it’s “been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be ope…

how to download Android 8.0 Oreo for smartphone users right now

download Android 8.0


Now that Google has unveiled the official name of Android O, which is Android 8.0 Oreo, you might be thinking how and when you can get your hands on the new OS version. 



Developers and those who are familiar with the industry already know that select smartphone users can download the beta version of the OS. 

The consumer version of Android 8.0 Oreo is still few days away.

The Over The Air (OTA) version will be first hitting the Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel and the Pixel XL smartphones along with the Pixel C tablet and the Nexus player. The beta is available for the smartphones as well. 


If you cannot wait to try the Android 8.0 Oreo and are ready to be a bit adventurous with your device, here's how you can get it right now.




  • Step 1: You can simply head to the Android Beta Program page by Google and sign in.

  • Step 2: After signing in, you will need to 'Enroll' the device and check if the device supports Android 8.0 Oreo beta.

  • Step 3: After enrolling the device, you would have to agree with the terms and conditions by Google.

  • Step 4: Once done, the system update for Android 8.0 Oreo will be made available for your enrolled device.


Mind you, the system update generally shows up in no time. However, in some cases it might take more time than usual. Furthermore, since this is a beta release, you may encounter some bugs as well.


Some devices which support Android 8.0 Oreo beta


  • Besides Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel and the Pixel XL, some other smartphones too are confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. 

  • Samsung has said that most of its new Galaxy A series and J series smartphones along with the Galaxy S8, S8+, S7 and the S7 Edge will get the new OS version. 

  • Some of the other companies that have confirmed Android O for its select handsets are Sony, HTC, OnePlus, Nokia, Asus, Micromax and Essential.


source: gadgetsnow


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iPhone Feature Request: Copy ‘Skip Lock Screen’ feature from Google’s Pixel 4

Face Unlock on Google’s Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone’s Face ID, but it does have one feature I’d like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen.

Copying that would be perfectly fair, as Google has recently confirmed that it will be copying at least part of Face ID’s Require Attention feature…


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