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Android smartphones could get an in-call floating

The modern manner of handling multitasking whilst on a name isn’t precisely the handiest one on Android smartphones. Tapping the returned button in the course of an ongoing call means that the simplest way to get back to the dealer is to tug down the notifications tray, locate your ongoing call notification after which faucet on it to the convention and so on.

The in-call floating button. 9to5GoogleThe in-call floating button. 9to5Google
The irritating bit is finding the call notification, that is why most of us might really tap on Recents and discover the smartphone (or dialer) app after which resume making a change with an ongoing name.

Google knows Android call control is a hassle and it is trying to deal with it in a manner,

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which would be much less taxing than the modern method which includes the two techniques noted above.

9to5Google have controlled to allow an experimental feature in model 11 of the Phone app, that’s the default dialer app for Google’s Nexus and Pixel devices. If you hit the back button in the course of a name, your dialer screen will now be minimized to a floating bubble.

The bubble will snap to the left or the right aspects relying on where you drag it and could waft above any app this is present day jogging on display screen, similar to the Facebook Messenger Chat Heads.

 

Tapping at the in-game floating button will see the round icon amplify to reveal toggles for a speakerphone, muting and hanging up.

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The floating button isn’t always exactly a new function. BlackBerry has been using the identical on its recent KeyONE smartphone as properly. It’s reachable and can be moved around even as you figure on other apps beginning files for reference at some stage in a name.

Hopefully, this new characteristic makes it to the subsequent firmware update or to Android O., For now, it appears greater like a function that would arrive on Google’s very personal Pixel range of devices rather than each Android tool out there. But allow’s desire that Google brings it to all Android devices in the future replace.

There have been many updates to WordPress in the last few months, which can cause some confusion and floating  lead to questions about Android  smartphones 

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when (and how) to upgrade. The latest update, as of this writing, is a major jump, to 3.7.1. The main question people ask is, “Do I upgrade right away?”

The best practice is to wait a week or so before doing that. Often, on the initial release of a WordPress update, there are unforeseen glitches. It is best to wait until those glitches have been ferreted out by others and incremental fixes implemented. With the latest version, there have been some minor changes already, so it recently went from 3.7 to 3.7.1. This is usually a good sign that it has been tested and fixes found to any problems that have been discovered with the update.

Once you’ve waited a week or so and you do decide it is time to do the upgrade, there are several safety things to do first, just in case. The main one, of course, is to do a full backup. (A full backup means backing up both the database and all the files. Many backup programs or plugins only do the database. Choose one that will also do the files.) That way, if the upgrade trashes your site, you can restore it to the previous version with your backup copy. Once the backup is done, update any plugins first, then your theme. You can do these updates in your WordPress admin area under “Dashboard/Updates”.

Once you do that, check the site to make sure these haven’t caused any issues.

Hopefully, this new characteristic makes it to the subsequent firmware update or to Android O. For now it appears greater like a function that would arrive on Google’s very personal Pixel range of devices rather than each Android tool out there. But allow’s desire that Google brings it to all Android devices in a future replace.

There have been many updates to WordPress in the last few months, which can cause some confusion and lead to questions about when (and how) to upgrade. The latest update, as of this writing, is a major jump, to 3.7.1. The main question people ask is, “Do I upgrade right away?”

The best practice is to wait a week or so before doing that. Often, on the initial release of a WordPress update,

smartphones

there are unforseen glitches. It is best to wait until those glitches have been ferreted out by others and incremental fixes implemented. With the latest version, there have been some minor changes already, so it recently went from 3.7 to 3.7.1. This is usually a good sign that it has been tested and fixes found to any problems that have been discovered with the update.

Once you’ve waited a week or so and you do decide it is time to do the upgrade, there are several safety things to do first, just in case.

Then, it’s finally time to do the WordPress update. Once it has run, check around to see if it broke any of your plugins, interferes with your theme, etc. If all is well, relax until the next upgrade comes out. If there are minor issues, sometimes disabling an offending plugin or two will fix them. If not, it’s time to revert back to your backup.

I’ve started the rollout of the latest version of WordPress on a couple of my test sites and so far don’t see any problems. Most of the changes are in the background. The main change to this version is the automatic background updater, which automatically updates WordPress for minor security releases, which don’t tend to be very intrusive. (There are ways of turning off this feature if you don’t like it, but they involve editing your core files, which I never recommend.)

Geoff Hoff builds web sites for himself and others. He also teaches both the tech aspects of being online and the creative aspects of being online. For more information on Updating WordPress

 

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