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Google launches Android 12L OS for big screen and foldable devices

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Following the launch of Android 12 for smartphones, Google, at Android Dev Summit, unveiled a new version of this operating system and it’s named – Android 12L. This version of Android is optimized with loads of new features designed especially for large screen and foldable devices.

So, why did Google launches Android 12L? Let’s take a look at some data shared by the U.S. tech maker.

Google says, there are a quarter-billion large screen devices running Android across tablets, foldable, and ChromeOS devices. In the last 12 months, there are nearly 100 million new Android tablet activations–a 20% year-over-year growth, while ChromeOS also grew by 92%.

The trend of foldable phones and their future demand can not be overlooked, the Foldable devices received year-on-year growth of over 265%. Furthermore, there are over 250 million active large screen devices running Android.

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Android 12L:

This large screen optimized Android operating system is designed for large screen devices and is currently available under developer preview testing. Aside from launching the new operating system, Google has also unveiled the latest Android 12L features onboard.

Android 12L

As detailed, the Android 12L brings new changes in the user interface and maximizes that for the large screen across notifications, quick settings, lock screen, overview, home screen, and other places of the UI. For example, the notification panel on a large screen now can be seen in two columns, the left side contains quick settings while the right part contains notifications.

Android 12L

There’s also a new taskbar on a large screen that instantly switches favorite apps on the home screen. This helps to deliver a better multi-tasking and split-screen experience on large screen devices.

With Android 12L, Android has also improved the visual and stability improvements to offer a better letterboxing experience for users and help apps look better by default. We’ve made letterboxing easily customizable by device manufacturers, who can now set custom letterbox colors or treatments, adjust the position of the inset window, apply custom rounded corners, and more.

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Changes in Play Store:

Not only the UI and the features but Google is also intended to make new changes in the Play Store to highlight the apps for large-screen devices. Google announced to add new checks to assess each app’s quality against Google’s large screen app quality guidelines to ensure that we surface the best possible apps on those devices.

For apps that are not optimized for large screens, Google will start warning large screen users with a notice on the app’s Play Store listing page.

Release:

Google confirmed that Android 12 will launch early next year, this will be offered with the next generation of Android tablets and foldable devices.

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Android 12: How to customize Quick Settings Tiles

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The Android 12 Quick Settings has a new design and a theme that will enhance your experience throughout the user interface (UI). The latest Android 12 version has brought a new Quick Settings Tiles system that enables a new user experience.

Android 12 Quick Settings Tiles system is adapted with the new Material You Design, which changes the tile colors depending on the color of the phone’s wallpaper. A user can further enhance the colors from the combination that is brought to you by the deep customization algorithm of the Material You.

However, you also have the option to rearrange tiles themselves and use them on an Android 12 powered device. So, how can you customize the Android tiles? Well, there are simple instructions that could help.

Customize Quick Settings Tiles:

First, open up the Quick Settings, and expand it further by swiping down from the top to reveal all of the quick settings tiles. Thereafter, you can see all of the quick settings tiles arranged in two columns.

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Second, you need to tap the Pencil icon on the bottom left corner (on the left of the power button), which will lead to the quick settings tiles editor. The tiles editor has two parts – top and bottom. The top part consist of current active tiles and the latter part has inactive tiles.

On the third step, you need to tap and hold any of the on-screen tiles and drag it appropriately:

  1. To Add a Tile – Drag it from bottom to top
  2. To Remove a Tile – Drag it from top to bottom

Android 12 Quick Settings tiles

Rearrange Position:

You can also rearrange the position of these tiles by the same tap, hold and drag moves.

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MIUI 13 (Android 12): Eligible Xiaomi Devices

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MIUI 13 Android 12 Eligible devices

MIUI 13 is the next installment of Xiaomi‘s mobile software ecosystem built on top of the latest Android version – Android 12. Since the beginning, MIUI has focused on software integration and features that provide convenience for Xiaomi smartphone users. The MIUI 13 (Android 12) is likely to surpass all existing MIUI software released in the past.

However, this time as well, it’s expected that Xiaomi doesn’t seem to conclude the confusion between its base Android software. Therefore, we might possibly see MIUI 13 both on Android 11 as well as on Android 12.

How? We’d better wait and see what happens next.

Meanwhile, every Xiaomi smartphone user wants to know what exactly MIUI 13 / Android 12 will bring for their devices. Currently, Xiaomi has not announced any official unveiling of MIUI 13 but it’s could unveil somewhere later this year.

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Meanwhile, you can check all of the MUI 13 – Android 12 eligible devices that are expected to get this major software release. (via RPRNA)

Note – These devices aren’t officially for MIUI 13 based on Android 12.

MIUI 13 Android 12 Eligible devices

Xiaomi Mi MIUI 13 Devices:

  • Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11T
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 4
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 5
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11i
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10S
  • Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha

Xiaomi Redmi MIUI 13 Devices:

  • Redmi 10 Prime
  • Redmi 10
  • Redmi Note 10T 5G
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8 2021
  • Redmi K40 Gaming
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 10 5G
  • Redmi Note 10s
  • Redmi Note 10
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
  • Redmi K40 Pro+
  • Redmi K40 Pro
  • Redmi K40
  • Redmi K30S
  • Redmi Note 9T
  • Redmi 9T
  • Redmi 9 Power
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
  • Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Redmi Note 9 4G
  • Redmi 10 Pro 5G
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X 4G
  • Redmi K30i 5G
  • Redmi K30 5G Racing
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Xiaomi Poco MIUI 13 devices:

  • Poco X3 GT
  • Poco F3 GT
  • Poco M3 Pro 5G
  • Poco X3 Pro
  • Poco F3
  • Poco M2 Reloaded
  • Poco M3
  • Poco M2
  • Poco X3
  • Poco X3 NFC
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One UI 4 (Android 12): Eligible Samsung Devices

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Samsung One UI 4 is based on Google’s Android 12 operating system. This new mobile software skin has a number of new features that include a new user interface for the unified mobile experience as well as elegance and clean design.

The Android 12 based One UI 4 offers new simple customization capabilities and privacy controls. With One UI 4, users can also configure a bunch of UI customizations for the essential parts – home screens, icons, notifications, wallpapers, and more.

There are new widgets that will bring you better services offered by the deep customization of visibility. Users can now access a chunk of the Emoji collection in one place without any issues.

The latest One UI software also bolsters the privacy and security of the system. Therefore, One UI 4 has a new app usage icon on the top, that allows you to see, which app is using your phone’s camera or any other location.

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There is also the new permission history that allows you to view the history of the permission not only for the last 24 hours but also for the last 7 days. You can also look at the current data usage of certain permission followed by their corresponding app.

Samsung One UI (Android 12) has been started for the Galaxy S21 series under the beta testing program. As recently, the testing program has been concluded and the stable rollout has begun.

Samsung One UI 4

Meanwhile, Samsung has published a list of devices that are eligible to receive One UI 4.0 smartphones. These devices will receive One UI 4.0 according to different timelines. (via – SammyFans)

One UI 4.0 Eligible Devices:

November 2021

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  • Galaxy S21 5G
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

December 2021:

  • Galaxy Z Fold3 5G,
  • Galaxy Z Flip3 5G,
  • Galaxy S2o Ultra,
  • Galaxy S2o+,
  • Galaxy S2O,
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra,
  • Galaxy Note 20,
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2,
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G

January 2022:

  • Galaxy Fold 5G,
  • Galaxy Z Flip,
  • Galaxy Note 10/10+,
  • Galaxy S2o FE,
  • Galaxy S1o SG,
  • Galaxy S10+/S10/S10e,
  • Galaxy  A52 5G, A42 5G, Quartum2

February 2022:

  • Galaxy Tab S7/S7+

April 2022:

  • Galaxy A51 5G,
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE/ S7 FE 5G,
  • Galaxy A90 5G,
  • Galaxy Tab S6/S6 5G, Jump,
  • Galaxy Quantum

May 2022:

  • Galaxy Tab s6 Lite,
  • Galaxy Tab Active3
  • Galaxy  A32, A1, A12,
  • Galaxy Buddy,
  • Galaxy Wide 5
  • Galaxy Tab A7(2O2O)

June 2022:

  • Galaxy Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

July 2022:

  • Galaxy A21J,
  • Galaxy Xcover 5
  • Galaxy M12

One UI 4.0 Android 12 Eligible Devices

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