We tested Android 12 Developer Preview 1 so you don’t have to. This is all the news and changes we found
The latest version of Android, Android 12, was unveiled a few hours ago by Google through its website first preview for developerswhich can now be installed on compatible devices.
Although it is a first version, Android 12 Developer Preview 1 introduces interesting changes in the operating system. We installed that from 24enews Developer preview Check Android 12 on one of our devices all news and changes the country with this version.
A first foretaste of the new design
Android 12 is the version that introduces a General overhaul of the operating system design After a few years. Many of these changes are already in the developer preview, although most of them are hidden.
It is the case of the new System settings menu, with a more accessible one-handed user interface that is somewhat reminiscent of a user interface.
This interface, which Google calls the “Silk UI,” is located disabled by defaultand it is necessary to activate it by instruction Bowl.
However, this is not the only indication of the new look and feel of the system. The people of XDA developer found that in Android 12, Google hides a completely renewed – and above all customizable – interface of system elements such as the ** lock screen and the mode always to be seen or the notification panel and quick settings.
The changes in question let us see a Notification panel and quick settings with opaque background – By default, the background in Android 12 is transparent. It is also possible to observe new ones Shapes in quick setting iconsand color accents based on the wallpaper’s own colors.
Redesigned screenshot editor
The ability to edit screenshots on Android is nothing new. With Android 12, however, Google has expanded this function even further by adding the option to Add emojis and text using the native editor.
New, bigger and more noticeable switches
The counter present in various parts of the user interface have been revised in Android 12. Now they are greaterand inside they contain a symbol that represents their condition.
Notifications have also been revised with the new version. Now the icons have a bigger size and a Move notification buttonso there is no need to swipe on the cards as happened in previous versions.
It’s worth mentioning Android 12 introduces a new API which developers can use to Customize your app notifications according to your taste. Therefore, the appearance varies depending on the application.
In addition, of the two types of notifications – standard or silent – that notifications can issue, one that allows them is added Let the system determine the importance of each notificationand show it with sound or silently.
Sharing Wi-Fi passwords is easier than ever
As we expected weeks ago, Android 12 makes sharing Wi-Fi passwords a lot easier.
And it is that in addition to the QR code there is the possibility Share the password of a Wi-Fi network through the Nearby Share system with other nearby Android devices.
Redesigned popup music player
With Android 12, Media player The popup that appears on the lock screen and in the quick settings panel has been tweaked with a few larger controls, a more prominent image and aligned with the icons to the left of the map.
Scroll screenshots arrive
Although they are still disabled and it is not possible to access this feature unless it is manually enabled via ADB, Scroll screenshots They’re finally there in Android 12.
The way it works is similar to the rest of the customization layers that include this feature: after a screenshot, on Button to start scrolling.
Double-tap gesture debuts on Pixel 5
We know that since last year Google has been working on a Double tap gesture on the back from Pixel devices to perform various actions, such as: For example, opening the wizard, taking a screenshot, viewing notifications, opening recent apps, or pausing and stopping music.
We know that now This feature will be available in Android 12as suggested by a new menu in the system settings that allows the function to be activated, That doesn’t work at the moment.
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