Update to… Android 12, Mercedes EQS even more autonomy and beta program for Google Home

Didn’t have time to follow the news yesterday? Here is what marked Wednesday August 17: Google explains the update of Pixels to Android 12, Brabus unveils a more autonomous version of the Mercedes EQS and Google is looking for beta testers for Google Home. To not miss any news, remember to subscribe to the Frandroid newsletter.

Android 12 instead of Android 13, Google explains that it was not a mistake

As Google started rolling out Android 13 to its Pixels, some users were surprised to see that their Google Pixel on Android 12 was going to be updated to… Android 12. Google has confirmed to us that it won’t. was not a mistake, even if the coincidence seems awkward. In fact, it is indeed an update to a more advanced version of Android bringing its share of fixes. The update to Android 13 should arrive gradually in the coming weeks.

Brabus increases the already gargantuan autonomy of the Mercedes EQS

The German car tuner Brabus, specialist in Smart and Mercedes vehicles, has unveiled an improved version of the already impressive Mercedes EQS. This version makes it possible to gain in aerodynamics in order to gain up to 7% autonomy. To do this, Brabus lowered the vehicle at the front and rear, integrated new spoilers, a new spoiler and closed rims.

Google Home: you can participate in its redesign, but under certain conditions

Like many tech companies, Google regularly seeks beta testers to evaluate its new products. This time, it is the turn of the Google Home application to be the subject of a test program. But unlike classic tests, carried out randomly in a/b testing, Google is now looking for volunteer testers to join its Google Nest Trusted Tester Program. Testers will not only need to sign a nondisclosure agreement, but also have one or more Nest products in their possession.

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