Spoločnosť Google is preparing its operating system in version Android 12. We already know about improvements in the user environment, as well as news in terms of privacy and security. This is a clear list of the most important known improvements.
Android 12: New user interface design
The new environment design is labeled as NEXT Design material, while its first generation was introduced in 2014. We can look forward to changing the controls, but also the design of icons, notifications or settings and other aesthetic improvements. The systemic theme will also change.
Updated settings menu bar
As already mentioned, the design changes also affected the settings panel. The elements in this menu are larger and are grouped at the bottom of the screen for better access on larger screens. We could see the same approach, for example, in the case of the OneUI 3.0 extension from Samsung.
Changes also on the lock screen
A slight change in the lock screen will be reflected even if you use a pattern to unlock. It even includes a translucent background that can look really interesting.
Advantageous optimization for larger screens
Google is optimizing Android 12 for larger devices, such as tablets, folding devices, or TVs. Android 12 was expected to introduce a new theme system, but it is not yet present at least in Android 12 DP1 (Developer Preview 1).
Quickly share Wi-Fi for contacts nearby
Android 12 will also offer a function well known from the competition. It's about sharing your Wi-Fi network with all your nearby contacts by pressing a single "Nearby" button. Namisharing via QR codes with each contact individually is a faster and more practical solution.
Popular screenshot editing feature
Screenshots as a popular information sharing feature get improved editing options. There will be no possibility to add texts, emoji or stickers. You can already know these features from selected third-party applications.
One hand mode for easy use
With the increasing screen diagonal of our smartphones, it is relatively difficult to use them with one hand. Android 12 brings a solution in the form of a one-handed mode, following the example of a third-party solution, which you can recognize, for example, from the Samsung OneUI or OnePlus OxygenOS superstructure.
Improved audio and media player
The new system will bring support for the MPEG-H audio format, while audio mixers can now support up to 24 channels. There is also an improvement for the media player available in the quick settings menu. This time, the user will be able to turn off the media player in the quick settings for YouTube or Spotify and vice versa.
Optimized gestures for system control
Features that will be better optimized in the twelfth generation of the system include navigation through control gestures. It will be a simpler, smoother and more consistent solution.
Even long screenshots
A popular feature known from various graphical extensions of Chinese smartphones such as OnePlus or Xiaomi is now also coming into the Android 12 version. content below.
Sliding widgets like from the competition
In this case, the inspiration comes again from the workshop of a competing operating system. In the new version of Android 12, we will be able to meet sliding widgets. This will offer a greater amount of different but practical information for the user. It is a useful add-on that would bring the use of widgets to a greater extent.
Deferred notifications now with one click
An important feature that has been available since Android 8 Oreo has been quite difficult to use. It will now be available at the touch of a button. This will be available in Settings> Applications and notifications> Notifications> Enable snooze notifications.
Android 12: New interface background enhancements
Significant improvements in the background of the user interface definitely include improved cookie processing. Android 12 natively brings the SameSite cookie when using WebView. However, this type of cookie processing already exists in leading Internet browsers for Android.
Haptic feedback for game controllers
Previous leaks have indicated the arrival of game mode on Android. However, this is not yet a reality, but the version of Developer Preview 1 pointed to a novelty, which is haptic feedback for game controllers. The vibrations will be transmitted to the connected controllers and will bring a more intense gaming experience.
Improved media encoding for developers
Android 12 will offer application developers to use the native recoding layer to take advantage of video compression. This is an occasional solution, but Google encourages application developers to build their own applications compatible with new compression standards, such as the HEVC standard.
New and practical AVIF image format
Like the WEBP format for images that save disk space and increase the speed of web pages, Google has introduced support for a new image format - AVIF. It is a slightly better image format than the well-known JPEG and offers improved image quality with a smaller file size.
These are some of the significant changes that are part of Android 12. We expect further changes before the official introduction of the system in the third quarter. In addition, you can already download a series of wallpapers with the theme of Android 12.
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