With the revolution in the android smartphones industry, the android operating system has also been upgrading at a quite fast pace. In this article, we are going to explore the latest android 12 Preview ND release date, feature changes from the previous versions, and developer changes.
The latest android version 12 preview build was released in May 2021. Android 12 Beta version 4 is rolling out in August 2021. Google Pixel devices starting from the google pixel 3 series and onward will get the Android 12 update this year.
There is a lot of improvement in android 12 for the users, but the developers will also have a better experience too. New APIs and services have been included.
Following is the list of developer changes in android 12.
Gaming mode APIs
Compatible media transcoding
AVIF image support
Restricted Netlink MAC
Optimization for big display devices
Changes for debugging
Visit this link to explore developer changes.
New android quick tiles
When you pull down the notification panel in android 12, there are now 4 rectangular tiles with rounded corners. A bigger size means you have more information to look into the tiles. The rest of the icons in the notification panel are placed below the tiles. It is more convenient now to trigger the tiles and looks beautiful too.
Security and privacy upgrades
Google claimed in the press conference that in android 12 users will have better control over their data privacy. So, there is a privacy dashboard in android 12 where you can see the app's access to your data such as location or microphone in the past 24 hours. So, it will make the apps more transparent.
New Notifications style
In the previous android versions, developers need to handle the redirection to the app upon notification tap by themselves. Now, Google is making it easy for the developers by implementing some logic in the notifications. Other than these developer changes, new transitions, animations, and designs are refreshing to see.
Wifi sharing in android 12
This can be your favorite feature, as it allows you to share your Wifi with the nearby device without sharing credentials or scanning any barcode. It uses android nearby sharing to share the credentials so, you don’t need to bring mobile to scan code or provide credentials.
Built-in Scrolling screenshot
The scrolling screenshot feature has been provided by many other operating systems and customs ROMs and is now officially added in android 12. Just take the screenshot and select capture more to take the scrolling screenshot in android 12.
Brand new widgets and Emoji collection
Android 12 has added new widgets for the home screen as well as new emojis for expressing the 2021 reactions right from the Google keyboard.
Hibernation mode in android 12
This feature will remove the cache and storage files used by the app and stop receiving its notifications. So, if you don’t use an app and even don’t want to uninstall it, this feature will make the app consume the minimum resources of the device. App hibernation mode will support the low-end devices to perform better.
Internet panel upon clicking on Wifi from the notifications panel
Universal splash screen
Easy to select the audio source
New wallpapers and styles selection
Refreshed toggle buttons and settings menu design
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