Google promises a renewed notification interface design and many changes with Android 12.Software giant Google launched the Android 12 Developer Preview program last Thursday.
The process, which will last for 7 months, will end in September.
With this year, Google ended Pixel 2 support and released Android 12 preview versions for Pixel 3 series and above models. However, since a detailed article has not been published, what we know is very limited.
Features announced include refreshing notification designs, optimizing animations, game mode, smart auto-rotate, bright color reduction, and one-handed mode.
As you know, many smartphone manufacturers have developed game modes specifically for their interfaces. However, according to the latest shared reports, we see that this feature will come built in Google’s new Android version. No detailed information has been shared about this feature for now. However, in the reports published on the subject, it is said that thanks to this mode, the games will run more stably.
In addition, it is among the shared information that when this feature is active, unnecessary applications running in the background will be put into sleep mode throughout the game. It is stated that this feature, which is stated to be offered as an API, will also be included in Google Pixel models in the first place.
Intelligent Auto Rotation
Another new feature that is said to come with Android 12 is Smart Auto Rotation. According to the information shared by XDA Developers, this feature will use the data of accelerometer and gyroscope sensors on smartphones. In addition, this feature, which will also use the front camera, will detect the user’s head position and automatically rotate the screen.
Reduce Bright Colors
Thanks to this feature, which appears as an accessibility feature, Google plans to offer a more comfortable smartphone experience to users with eye disorders.
Another feature expected to be available with the stable version of Android 12 is One Hand Mode. With this feature, Google aims to make the phones more comfortable to use with one hand.
For now, it is not known exactly how the company will integrate this feature into Android 12. However, in the coming days, the company is expected to share more details about the new version with users.
Android 12 – System Innovations
With the version that brings an innovation on the system updates side, ART updates can now be made on the Play Store. Google also points out that ART updates will be given importance, with the statement that “we will send ART updates that increase performance, manage memory more efficiently and make transactions faster.”
In addition, the version with AV1 video codec support will also offer support for a new codec called AVIF. Note that AV1 is currently supported by Netflix, YouTube, Facebook and many other streaming providers.
Android 12 – Security Innovations
Android WebView is switching to a similar cookie system with Chrome. It is stated that this way, untagged third-party cookies will be blocked. In addition, there are innovations such as blocking the access to the MAC address of the applications, removing the vulnerabilities that allow applications to use the permissions of different applications.