Since Google first unveiled the new version of its operating system Android 12 in February, users have been eagerly anticipating the global roll out. Google’s is holding its annual developer conference Google I/O starting Tuesday, it’s likely we’ll get a better preview at the final version of Android 12, and perhaps know the date of release from google.
Meanwhile here’s everything we’ve known about Android 12 so far, relying on the features we’ve observed in the developer beta as well as some circulated rumors that have risen so far off.
When will Android 12 be released?
There haven’t been any announcement yet of the day of launch for Googles newest operating system android 12, though from past observation it usually releases the final version of a major Android update around August or September.
Three years ago, Android 10 arrived September. 3, 2019 and following that last year Android 11 also was launched on September. 8, 2020, However, as always, it will be a free download for Android users.
Can Android 12 Beta Be downloaded now?
Few months ago we mentioned the Android 12 is available to download in developer beta and we also went futher to show our viewers how to go about installing the android 12 beta. However, as the name suggests, this version is meant only for developers (testers) most betas are filled with bugs and malware, and can harm your device.
Though for users who might be interested in trying android 12 beta, see the following guide (How To Install and Run Android 12 Os) though we highly recommend downloading and running the OS on on a tester device, and not your main phone.
According to Cnet Google will release a public beta of Android 12 this month, around the time of Google I/O, which is set begin coming week Tuesday. The public beta normally comes with less bugs and problems, though it’s still best to try it on a tester device Hence, If you intend to trying out the latest version early enough this is your best chance.
How can I download Android 12 when it’s widely available?
In our Opinion, how and when you’ll get the update sorely depends on the maker of your device, for instance Google, Samsung, OnePlus or Xiaomi. Nevertheless, immediately the updates is rolled out publicly, you get a system prompt from your device and maker if your phone is set to automatically check for updates periodically.
However, you can manually check and update your device android by heading to the Settings app > System > Advanced > System update > the click on Check for update.
Which device is compatible with Android 12?
There are vat majority of android smartphones out there which thus has made it impossible for us to enlist all at the time which will Android 12. Though on a general note, the Google Pixel 3 and later release will be compatible with Android 12, alongside newer release from other tech giants like Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo and other manufacturers. GetDroidTips seemly coupled a vas list of expected devices to be compatible with Android 12.
What New Feature To Look Out For In Android 12?
Android 12 is expected to be packed with some extremely amazing features. some of which we have used before but was later removed by google and some freshly made out-of-the-box features.
Below are some of the features we’ve seen so far in the developer beta, and a few rumors we’ve heard about what could be expected in android 12.
App Privacy Features
With the launch of Android 12, Google is adding several new privacy features to android apps to give you more transparency and control over their activities under your nose as in the case of Apples new privacy feature in iOS 14.5.
According to a Android Developers blog post, Android 12 privacy update gives you more information about how cookies can be used across sites and also how apps export information, which can prevent them from accidentally exporting activities, services and receivers.
Nevertheless, it’s worthwhile noting that these policies are less strict compared to Apple‘s recent iOS 14.5 releases, which comes with app “nutrition labels” that tell users what personal data their apps are collecting, and it requires developers to ask for permission to gather your data and track you across multiple apps and websites.
Another explicit update is on the android notification pane as Google is changing the design of notifications to make them more modernize and way more functional.
When you tap on a notification, it will take you directly to the app or action you want to take, instead of going through an intermediary service to start that action. This will increase its speed and stability, according to the blog post.
New Button To Snooze Less Important Notification
Android 12 is also getting a new button which will lets you snooze unimportant notifications, and choose how long to do so. users can also turn on adaptive notifications ranking to let Android rearrange your notifications based on how often you use the several apps you can also reset the ranking if it displeases you..
The feature that lets you tap the back of your smartphone phone a certain number of times to trigger the action of your choice. So far we have had the double tap to wake feature which takes place on the front of our smartphone now google is adding another to back side of our device in Android 12.
Users can enable this feature in the settings app under Gestures, you’ll be presented with a list of actions you can set, like taking a screenshot, playing and pausing media or launching Google Assistant.
The feature that enables users to operate their Android phones with one hand and your thumb seems to be coming to android 12. The XDA Developers stated that the new settings interface moves the Search bar to the bottom of the display screen for easier one-handed access.
It also uncovered a new feature called “silky home” that makes the entire interface more suitable for one-handed use.
With Android 12, on Pixel phones, it appears you’ll be able to choose to autorotate based on the way your head is turned for example, 9to5Google said Those who use their phones while laying on their sides likely keep Auto-Rotate off and simply use this button when they need to rotate the screen.
Trash and Recycle Bin Management
Android Devices has a hidden Recycle Bin/Trash feature that Google may now allow you to manage with Android 12, according to XDA Developers. You might able to see how much storage space your trashed items take up, and clear the trash as need be just as we have in the PC recycle bin.
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