From the outset, Android has always been about modification and customization and allows you to choose the device, service, and experience that are suitable for you. By delivering an Open Ecosystem that provides you with choice, Android has expanded to more than 3 Billion active devices worldwide.
Google announced Android 12 at its I/O 2021 keynote on Tuesday, May 18 with a reorganized Graphical User Interface and advanced Privacy Settings. While a stable release of the fresh Operating System will be accessible later this year, you can experience some of its significant features by downloading the first Public Beta version of Android 12 on your Smartphone.
In today’s post, we will have a look at the Android 12 Features, the eligible devices that can install the Android 12 Public Beta, and how you can install the same. Here’s an overview.
Android 12 Features:
Features of Android 12 (Public Beta) Android 12 comprises the largest design modification in the history of the Android Operating System. Android 12 is more expressive, dynamic, and personal than ever before. Android 12 has a completely new User-Interface that can be customized with a Custom Color Scheme and fresh Widgets that can be resized with much more flexibility.
Google has provided a specification called Color Extraction that permits the system to automatically determine “which color-tones are authoritative or dominant, which color-tones are complementary and which ones look great” from your wallpaper.
This signifies that elements like – the Notification Shade, the Lock Screen, Widgets, and Volume Controls – everything will be modified to complement your wallpaper. Android 12’s User-Interface now also contains fluid motion and animated graphics.
When you unlock the Smartphone’s screen, you’ll be welcomed with the fresh treatment – by tapping the display screen or by pressing the Lock Screen. On Android 12, Smartphone users will also see a systematic “Stretch” Overscroll Effect that will appear after scrolling to the end of the available content. This feature interchanges with the present Glow Overscroll feature available in the past Android variants.
In addition to this, smooth Audio Transitions will be available between the applications to stop them from playing over each other. Android 12 also comprises redesigned system spaces like the Notification Shade, Quick Settings, and the Power Button.
The Notification Shade has become more user-friendly, while the Quick Settings Panel has added extra controls to let you regulate the system configurations or settings substantially. On the contrary, the Power Button has gained the capability to turn on Google Assistant when pressed for a long time. Google says that it has enhanced the complete User Experience on Android 12 with improved power efficiency.
Google has also brought new Privacy Settings on Android 12 which are said to help deliver “more clarity or transparency around which applications are obtaining your data, and more controls so you can make conscious choices about how much personal information your apps can access.” There is a fresh Privacy Dashboard that provides you the information about permission settings and what data is being accessed, how many times they’ve used the data, and by which type of applications.
Like iOS 14, Google has included a fresh indicator that displays on the upper right-hand corner of the Smartphone’s screen when any of the installed applications is gaining access to your Smartphone’s microphone or camera.
Android 12 brings an Application Hibernation specification that hibernates apps that aren’t being utilized for a prolonged period. This will help to increase the security of the Smartphone’s user and will also enhance the storage and performance of the device.
With the help of Android 12 Beta, you’ll also be capable to save your Smartphone’s battery life. Google has reduced the CPU time required for core system services by 22% and the usage of large cores by the system servers by 15% in the Android 12 Beta Operating System.
List of Devices Getting Android 12:
These are some of the devices which can presently work with Android 12 (Public Beta):-
- Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL
- Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
- Pixel 4A and Pixel 4A (5G)
- Pixel 5
- Asus Zenfone 8
- One Plus 9 and One Plus 9 Pro
- Oppo Find X3 Pro
- TCL 20 Pro (5G)
- Vivo iQOO 7
- Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, and Mi 11X Pro
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra (5G)
- Other variants from Sharp, Tecno and Realme
How to install the Android 12 Beta?
The Android 12 Beta is obtainable for download on Google Pixel variants which comprises Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A and 3A XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4A, and 4A (5G). To install the beta version of Android 12, you must first register your Smartphone’s device from the Android 12 beta site. After the registration procedure, you’ll be able to download Android 12 Beta 1 on your desired Smartphone. You can also subjectively check its availability by going to the Settings menu, then click on the System option, then click on System Update and finally, click on Check for Update option on the Android Smartphone.
Google has also announced that Android 12 Beta 1 will also be available on some non-Google Smartphones which we’ve discussed in the above section so you can check out the Smartphone brands with their respective model. If you obtain any of the Smartphones which we’ve mentioned on the above list, you can install the first Public Beta for Android 12 by going to the respective manufacturing links which are available on the Android Developers website.