Now that the official release of Android 12 has arrived, more people than ever before will be able to check out all the newest and greatest additions to Google’s operating system. Google plans to shake things up a bit with Android 12, overhauling the UI in order to make the phone respond differently to your touches and swipes. All the information you could possibly want about the new operating system is right here.
When Can We Expect to See Android 12 Hit the Market?
This is the final release, and the AOSP rollout begins on October 19th.
Google typically releases a developer preview in the first few months of the year. Similarly, this year was not an exception. The preview for Android 12 has been available to developers since February. The date of its initial release, is February 18, 2021.
At the conclusion of the Google I/O opening presentation, the firm released the first public beta for download, and four more would follow. About once a month. In October 2021, Google unveiled Android 12 to the general public as the final, polished product. At about the same time as the Pixel 6 was introduced, it began rolling out to consumer devices. Check for software upgrades on your Pixel if you haven’t already.
Naturally, it will be ready to go right out of the box on the Pixel 6. You’ll be among the first customers to acquire the final, retail version if you buy one of those.
Passwords and Pi Ns
The PIN code keypad now has a more modern look and feel when you swipe to unlock the phone. The “buttons” are huge and spherical, with a minimum of design and a pastel colour palette. To a certain extent, Material You controls these tints.
A lot of work has gone into improving the look of notifications. Notification windows now automatically categorise themselves by app and display them together if they are conversational, or separately if they are not.
There’s also a new snooze button that’s much easier to use than the old one, requiring only a tap instead of a swipe to silence an alert. Next, you may choose which alerts to temporarily silence for a specified period.
Modular, Fast-Acting Shading
Those little round toggles will no longer appear when you pull down the fast settings and notifications menu from the top of the screen. They’ve been swapped out for bigger, rectangular buttons reminiscent of Android 11’s Power menu’s implementation of smart-home device management.
The use of colour is what makes this piece stand out. Google’s Material You feature can now automatically choose a colour for you depending on the wallpaper you’re using. If your background is mostly pink or purple, the colour of the quick setting will reflect that. And if your walls are green, it’s green. And so on; it’s all up for grabs.