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When will Android 12 be released?

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Google already working on Android 12.1 as we wait for Android 12?

SamMobile 09 September, 2021 - 06:21pm

Last updated: September 9th, 2021 at 15:01 UTC+02:00

As we wait for Android 12 and One UI 4.0 to arrive, Google is seemingly already developing the next version of Android OS. It could be called Android 12.1, and it might go live before the end of the year — or, who knows?! Maybe even before One UI 4.0 goes live on public channels.

What’s interesting about Android 12.1 is that it appears to be a so-called “point update.” This is something we haven’t seen in the world of Android since version 8.1 Oreo got released four years ago.

It’s worth noting that the upcoming update bumps up the API level, which would normally hint at a new version of Android OS, i.e., Android 13. However, evidence found by XDA-Developers indicates that the update should correspond to Android 12 as opposed to Android 13.

With that in mind, there’s also the possibility that the new API level won’t change the version of Android. In other words, evidence shows that Google is working on this new API 32-based update, though it might not necessarily change the OS version. It could still be Android 12 by the time it rolls out.

It might not be that big of an update, and there’s also a possibility that it could remain exclusive to the Google Pixel lineup. On the other hand, Android 12.1 could also signal the release of a new version of One UI later down the line. For the time being, all focus is on One UI 4.0 in anticipation of the beta program. Samsung reportedly wanted to release the first beta build today, but the launch may have been delayed.

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Monica Lewinsky Says 'I Do Date but I'm Not Married Yet': 'My Friendships Are What's Important'

TechSpot 09 September, 2021 - 07:23am

For many years, Monica Lewinsky's public life was largely defined by one of the most notorious relationships in American history.

But the 48-year-old advocate, speaker and producer fought back to reclaim her story as well as her personal life.

"I kinda feel if anybody has earned a right to have their romantic life private, it's me," Lewinsky tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "Those relationships are very precious to me, even the one or two who turned out to be putzes. But I've learned a lot."

"I do date. I'm not married yet," she says. "I don't know if that will happen or not, and I'm more okay with that than I used to be."

While Lewinsky's affair with former President Bill Clinton, when she was a 20-something White House intern, is again in the public sphere thanks to a new TV series she produced, her personal life is not.

Instead, she's focusing on herself — and the story she has to tell.

Lewinsky is a producer on FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story, which details Clinton's scandals through the eyes of the women affected by them, including her.

The series, which debuted Tuesday, comes 23 years after her affair with Clinton came to light via private conversations she had with then co-worker and friend Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded their talks and eventually handed them off to independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who was investigating the president.

The president was impeached by the House of Representatives. The Senate, however, acquitted him, and Tripp received immunity.

Lewinsky, meanwhile, faced intense public scrutiny.

"I turned 48 last month, and it was bizarre to realize I had now marked half my life as a public person," she tells PEOPLE. "My life was defined by [the scandal] for a very long time and still is in some ways. But I think it's diminishing."

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For a decade, starting in the mid-2000s, Lewinsky retreated from the spotlight. She earned a master's in social psychology from the London School of Economics. With time, she eventually began to reclaim her story. She gave talks about public shaming and became an anti bullying activist.

Lewinsky says now that there's still a "mental tape" in her mind, a highlight reel of some of the most traumatic moments she experienced during the Clinton scandal — the names she was called by comedians, the cartoons that ridiculed her weight.

"I already had self-esteem issues, and being the object of ridicule didn't help. Therapy helps," she says, adding: "I was joking recently, 'I don't really have a glam squad, I have a mental health squad.' "

Lewinsky says that having a core group of friends and family has been an integral part of her journey, too.

"Laughter and friends get you through," she says. "My connections to friends and family are what's most important to me. People who can make me laugh are golden."

That includes her mom, Marcia Lewis Straus, who Lewinsky says helped her "the most" after the Clinton affair.

"Her ability to say, 'It will get better. You'll be able to go outside one day and not wear a hat. You'll be able to walk down the street one day,' — she was right," Lewinsky says.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 06: Monica Lewinsky attends the Forbes Under 30 Summit at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images) Monica Lewinsky

In addition to Impeachment, Lewinsky has other projects on her plate: She executive produced 15 Minutes of Shame, a forthcoming HBO Max documentary.

"You never know how history will view you. I hope to become a smaller and smaller footnote who's known more for her accomplishments [than scandal]," she tells PEOPLE.

Lewinsky continues: "The larger goal is how to move the conversation forward, a collective shift around the kind of blame that was put on a young person. And so if part of that footnote is that I am the last young person [who has] a presidential scandal sit on her shoulders, that's okay. Then I feel like I've accomplished something."

The Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal had it all: sex, secrecy, lies and abuse of power. A quarter of a century on, the hounding of Lewinsky – whose life was destroyed while that of Clinton was not – also provides a chilling insight into institutionalised misogyny and the way women were perceived, and expected to conduct themselves, in the Nineties (prompting the inevitable question as to whether things have changed all that much).

"If I had been asked five years ago, there would have been a part of me that needed something ... and I feel incredibly grateful not to need any of that," the Impeachment: American Crime Story producer says

Impeachment: American Crime Story airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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