Fans got their first taste of Android 12 yesterday as Google released a developer preview for its next app. Developer preview is only available on a few devices so far. However, thanks to the build, we now have a list of proven features that will make it available for Android 12.
These features focus on how users will handle the media in a new update and specific changes in the design language. There are also changes in the haptic response, privacy issues and performance of game regulators. Here are all the features described in detail.
Updated settings page
The settings panel saw a change in look and a smaller search bar compared to previous Android versions. Some of the new changes in the building also look updated. The new design makes it easier to tell when a quick setup switch is on or off.
Sound Source Selection
Android 12 lets you change the control panel of a small music player from instant settings. The player now allows working with selected applications only. Users can long press a player notification and go to settings to open or close applications that they want the player to work with.
Android updates via Google Play
Users will now see system updates from the Google Play store as the company adds Android Runtime (ART) to Project Mainline, a program update program. Google also plans to add more module updates to the Google Play Store in the future.
The Android 12 notification system will be updated to improve the look and feel of the notification interface and its functionality and efficiency. New animations and modifications are used when responding to notifications and communicating with them.
Rich content input
Google will allow users more control over rich media with keyboard and clipboard. Blank text in style, photos, videos, audio files and more will be supported. This will increase the speed of file sharing with other users or other applications.
The new One Hand mode has also appeared on Android 12. The launch shows large spaces at the top of the screen with interactive objects pointing at the bottom of the screen. The feature will be helpful for phones with large screens.
AVIF image support
AVIF is an advanced image format that promises better quality than JPEG without making the file size much larger. The new format, which uses open-source video codec AV1 and may replace JPEG image compression in the future.
Widgets in Android 12 can insert multiple card pages into the same widget, which can be found by scrolling separately. This will make the most knowledgeable widgets easy to read, and make them less stressful.
Video encoding for unsupported applications
Google is set to launch a new transcoding layer on Android 12 that will also allow applications that do not support HEVC video compression rate, file transfer to AVC. The process however will take some time depending on the processing power of your chipset.