Google has announced the upcoming version of Android called Android 12 at the Google I/O 2021 that brings a fresh visual appearance to the system and more security specific features to the operating system that the company says is now running on over 3 billion devices in the world.
We listed out some of the best features of the Android 12:
New Visual Appearance:
Google has been known for using Material design for its UI and now the company is bringing a fresh design called Material You, that is meant to be more expressive and humanistic than previous design.
Material you brings changes to the UI colors, shapes, lights, and motion that also includes new adaptive color palette of the UI that automatically determine dominant and complementary colors based on the wallpaper of your smartphone.
Material You also brings adaptive changes to the shapes and sizes in the UI.
Quick settings panel is now larger and offers customizable buttons while the Power Button can now be used to bring Google Assistant.
Faster and Efficient:
Google says that the Android 12 offers significant under-the-hood changes that brings reduced CPU time needed for core system services by up to 22% and reduced use of big cores by the system server by up to 15%.”
Google has been following Apple’s footsteps to make Android more secure and privacy-centric to its users and the company has added some new security features to Android 12
Major security feature on Android 12 is the new Privacy dashboard that will showcase a pie chart of the number of data requests from your installed apps over a span of 24 hours. Users can also tweak permission settings for other apps from this dashboard.
Android 12 also brings Camera and Microphone indicator on the top right corner that will popup whenever the camera and microphone sensor are activated.
Android 12 also bring in the approximate location permission setting that will only give out rough location of the users.
More details about Android 12 Beta are mentioned in the official blog post.
Android 12 Beta is currently available for Pixel devices and other smartphone brands Asus, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, TCL, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.