Google has already released two Android 12 developer previews, providing us with a wealth of information. Now we’re waiting for the final Developer Preview 3 to be released, after which the Android 12 Public beta will be made available to consumers.
Developer builds, as the name implies, are for smartphone developers to keep them informed of future improvements. So that they can start preparing their applications for platform conversion and adaptation.
These previews are often unstable, so they’re not recommended for everyday use. For your understanding, not all features from the developer preview will be included in the final release, since Google retains the freedom to add or drop features at any time.
The Google IO developer conference has been rescheduled after being postponed last year.
Since the pandemic hasn’t subsided yet, Google has been pressured to move the IO online, as has been the case for most other tech cases.
From May 18 to 20, a three-day conference will be held. During the IO, Google is expected to give us a sneak peek at Android 12.
However, as seen in previous and new versions, Android 12 will offer a slew of enhancements and functionality. This is something we’ll go over in-depth in this post.
Android 12 DP3 (Developer Preview 3) – What’s New Here?
Google has allowed a number of the experimental features by default starting with the third developer preview of Android 12.
The redesigned ‘Silky Home’ Settings UI, which previously required an ADB command to activate, is now available. Google, on the other hand, has not yet allowed the Monet wallpaper-based theming framework. Aside from that, the build includes small visual enhancements around the GUI.
Android 12 DP3 also introduced a new app launch animation as well as a splash screen that displays the app’s icon in an effort to unify the app launch experience. Developers may also use splash screen APIs to customize the splash screen, such as changing the background color of the splash screen window and selecting a specific icon or animation.
With this build for users, Google is also optimizing call alerts. Developers will now use a new CallStyle framework to generate alerts for incoming, outgoing, and screening calls. On Android 12, these notifications support both default and custom behavior.
Camera vendor extensions and support for quad-Bayer camera sensors are two other developer-focused changes in the latest build.
Improved warning permissions, improved web linking, haptic feedback, and faster machine learning capabilities are among the other updates.
Google urges software developers to begin checking their applications for compliance with Android 12 to ensure that they function as intended.
You can check out the latest developer beta on compatible Pixel computers or the Android emulator right now if you’re interested.
Android 12 update – What all smartphones devices will be supporting initially?
With Android 10, Google formally abandoned the practice of calling Android versions after desserts.
Internally, however, Google also uses dessert codenames; for example, Android 10 was codenamed Quince Tart, Android 11 was codenamed Red Velvet Cake, and we now know that Android 12 is codenamed, Snow Cone.
Google launched a minor patch to correct the problems in Android 12 Developer preview 1 on February 18, 2021, following which the original developer preview rolled out on February 18, 2021.
The Developer preview, on the other hand, began on March 17, 2021. Even, Developer Preview 3 isn’t far away, which can help clear the air on which features would make it to the first beta and final update.
Now, if you’re interested in learning more about the Pixel gadgets that will get Android 12, here’s a rundown of them.
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 4a 5G
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 4
- Pixel 4 XL
- Pixel 3a
- Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 3 XL
These are the Pixel phones that will get Android 12 on the first day of availability. Non-pixel computers are entirely reliant on their OEM vendors for software updates. In September, the stable version of Android 12 is scheduled to be released.