The latest version of the most popular operating system for mobile phones – Android is coming out soon. The slogan of this version is Designed for you. Here’s what we can expect.
Android 12 beta
At the recent Google I/O 2021, it was announced that Android 12 would be available at the end of the year. A beta version is currently available, which can be used by:
- Pixel 3 or newer (includes XL and A-series phones)
- Nokia X20
- Xiaomi Mi 11 / 11 Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 11i / 11X Pro
- OnePlus 9 / 9 Pro
- Oppo Find X3 Pro
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra (only Chinese models)
- Asus Zenfone 8
- Tecno Camon 17
- Realme GT
- Sharp Aquos Sense 5G
- TCL 20 Pro 5G
- Vivo IQOO 7 Legend
For a detailed overview of devices that can use the beta version and installation instructions – visit this link.
New Android, new design
More expressive, dynamic, and personal Android. This is also the biggest change in the design of Android so far. The changes will be seen in colors, shapes, lights, and movements.
By selecting the background, the system will automatically apply the dominant colors to the rest of the user interface. These include a lock screen, notification bubbles, and volume control. We will get a much more harmonized design and enjoy the personalization it offers.
Widgets will be more rounded, and their design will match the chosen colors.
We will also see the modifications in the quick settings panel.
Significant investment has been made in performance. From basic system to battery life performance and service changes, media quality, and new application optimization tools.
If you use Android TV or Chromecast, you can use the remote control via your phone.
Smart Car drivers are also expected by Car Key. This function, in addition to unlocking and locking, even provides the function of starting the engine via a smartphone. There is also the possibility of sharing digital access to the car. That means that you will be able to borrow your car without giving a physical key – for a period that you specify. Due to the use of UWB (ultra-wideband) technology, the car will unlock when you approach it, even if you have not removed the phone.
A new format was obtained for photos – AVIF. It promises similar compression to JPEG photos but has better quality.
Privacy and security
Android 12 provides users with greater transparency and control, and data is kept secure.
The company has confirmed that privacy is at the forefront this year, and that includes Android 12.
We can quickly and easily check which applications and to what extent they use the camera, microphone, location, etc., and based on that decide whether and how we want to allow access.
For the end
Technology is advancing more and more, and today it allows us things that until just a few years ago we could not even imagine. With that, our needs seem to grow every day. Smartphones have become so widespread that people who do not use them are very rare.
SerbianTech via Google Developer Group Belgrade will prepare Android Meetups for everyone interested in what is hidden under the hood of the new Android and how it affects further development of the Android apps.
What is your favorite phone operating system? To what extent are you happy about such changes? Write to us in the comments and watch the video with the top 3 things that Android 12 brings.