In the world of tech competition, Android is introducing several incredible updates and features. This time, Android 12 has become the biggest launch for the operating system. However, it is still a beta version and expected to change many things before the final launch. But, the things we have bought for you include the expected launching date, phones supporting Android 12, why it is said Android 12, and more.
So, let’s begin the tour!
What will be the Android 12 launching Date?
We all know that Google generally works on a pattern. In the initial months of this year, it starts a developer preview. Similarly, this year is also not much different. Android 12 developer preview has released a couple of months ago on 18 February 2021. After this, the second and the third version were introduced in March and April.
The company launched the first Android 12 beta version for download, just after the end of Google I/O ended. However, the final release is expected to launch in September 2021.
Which Phones Will Get Android 12 First?
Now, the question is “what are the lists of phones getting Android 12 first?” The answer to your question is given below
- Pixel devices get Android 12 first
- Next Pixel flagship will launch with it
- Partner devices included in the first public beta roll-out
As is standard, the first phones to get the public beta were Pixel phones:
- Pixel 3 and 3 XL
- Pixel 3a and 3a XL
- Pixel 4 and 4 XL
- Pixel 4a and 4a (5G)
- Pixel 5
Now coming to mobile companies, the lists are as followed:
- Asus Zenfone 8
- Oppo Find X3 Pro (specific regions only)
- OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro
- Tecno Camon 17
- Realme GT
- TCL 20 and TCL 20 Pro 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i and Mi 11X Pro
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G
- Vivo iQOO 7 Legend
- Sharp (update to come)
What’s New in Android 12?
The answer to the above question is YES. The Android 12 version gets a lot of new features. By the time, it includes a plus fresh customization, dramatic overhaul of the user interface, and privacy capabilities. Some of the features are –
Lock Screen Clock
The very first feature you will get in Android 12 is the lock screen clock. You will get a clear notification in the center of the screen.
Pin Code Keys
While swiping the phone to unlock, you will get a new design for the pin code keypad. As per the source, the buttons are large and round. Also, it is expected to get the same design on the phone dialler too.
Apart from the above, the notification windows have also changed in Android 12. The notification will automatically be grouped separately or per single app, in case if they are not conversational type. Additionally, users will get a new simple snooze control which allows users to simply tap to snooze instead of swiping on the notification.
Now, users can just move the screenshot to the edit function directly after taking a screenshot. Also, you can type text into your screenshot by using different font colors. Moreover, you will get the option to add emojis and resize them.
You will get a one-handed mode in Android 12, however, the feature was not included initially in the first preview.
A New Design
Including all the above, the Android 12 gives you a refreshed design with customization. With the help of this feature, you can now customize the background color, outline thickness around buttons and icons.
These were the few highlights of the newest features that might be offered in Android 12. However, few other features include an app shortcut menu, people space widget, picture-in-picture control, rolling screenshot, and many more.