The Android 12 is official! Google has released beta 1 previously revealing its next-gen Android OS. Though, the preparations of this version were already begun at the beginning of the year with the Developer previews which started to come in February.
In the beta 1 update, it’s a completely redesigned UI, and the changes can be easily noted in the lock screen, volume control, new widgets, and many other parts of the user interface. Now, as per the latest info, Google added some more to its upcoming Android with the new beta 2 update rolling out for Pixel devices.
The new privacy dashboard will make it even easier for the users to get info about which app recently used the mic, camera, or location. Secondly, users will get to know if any app is using a camera or mic with indicators. And it also has quick access toggles to manage them.
In addition, Google has also introduced a clipboard read notification to Android that shows readers when an app is reading from the clipboard. Another interesting yet useful feature is the Internet Panel. This panel will make it easier to switch between internet providers, WiFi networks, etc.
After the latest Android 12 beta, we are now one step closer to the stable version. As per the schedule, it seems that Google is likely to release the stable build in September. The next beta update will be coming in July adding some more tweaks to it.
Android 12 Beta 2 Summary
- Privacy Dashboard
- Added Internet Panel
- Microphone and camera indicators
- Quick Setting toggles for disabling app access
- Clipboard read notifications
- Redesigned power menu