As usual on an annual basis, the Google I / O developer event shows us Android 12, the latest version of the operating system that has already been leaking little by little for weeks and which made us presage a great change in the aesthetic aspect. In the main presentation of Google is where we have been able to know everything we expected for Android, but there is much more within this complete keynote for everything that the firm houses.
After a year full of changes, doubts and which in general was marked by the coronavirus, this 2021 event that has been developed completely online, allowing us to see all the changes from home and without going further from reality, we can say that the what’s new in Android 12 they want to make an important leap from the last version.
Android 12 beta now available
Unlike what we have seen in other years, before starting the event Google has released for all Android phones that are part of Project Treble can test the Android 12 beta, which is a big difference from other versions. For this, it will be necessary to have the bootloader unlocked and to restore the factory device.
An interesting option for more advanced users as this has its risks, if you are interested in doing so we share the necessary files according to the architecture:
As for the beta available for the Google Pixel in a simple way as we have seen on other occasions, we have to wait to confirm if we end up seeing it.
Mobile phones compatible with the first beta of Android 12
As it happened with the Developer Preview, the first beta and the following ones that give access to Android 12 They offer us the news for the latest terminals presented by Google, which leaves us the following list that we share with you, among which the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that no longer have official support are left out.
- Google Pixel 3/3 XL
- Google Pixel 3a / 3a XL
- Google Pixel 4/4 XL
- Google Pixel 4a / 4a 5G
- Google Pixel 5
Taking into account that Project Treble has increased the possibilities with respect to the updates of other Android mobiles, it would not be surprising that it will soon be announced as it happened last year that other Samsung, OPPO or even Xiaomi terminals can test the beta before of time.
The latest news from Google’s operating system
With the different versions for developers we have been discovering the News made official with the Android 12 beta Among which the leaks on the design have allowed us to see a greater integration of the themes to modify the accent color, but that ends up being applied to the quick access panel, even to the icons and the lock screen. This is accompanied by changes in the Android interface, how we have already known in the last Developer Preview.
Among the changes are new features in the visual effects and in the animations of the entire system that occur when opening or closing apps and even in multitasking, without too much detail for now on how they will be. In turn, the notifications that adapt a minimalist style for Android 12 more rounded that also expands to other sections of the system. Another important change occurs in the widgets, which apparently take a greater role with even a search engine to locate the ones we need.
Security also plays an important role with important new permissions that will be required to give access to alarms or other aspects of the system. Another of the most anticipated changes was the X camera API, which could allow all Android smartphones to be compatible with a better resolution within apps like Instagram.
Other news seen in the Google I / O
- Google Maps: Eco Routes and Safe Routes.
- LaMDA: new language recognition for Google Assistant.
- Google Lens improvements.
- Quick deletion of history.
- Change saved passwords faster.
- Google Photos launches a secure folder.