The developer preview simply launched and folk are solely beginning to mess around with it and see what they will discover. Google hasn’t let on an excessive amount of: the official assist supplies principally level to under-the-hood enhancements, though a few of these are price a shout.
For instance, extra of the Android working system may be up to date by means of Google Play, which implies much less reliance on cellphone producers to push out their full OS upgrades. With Android 12, the Android Runtime (ART) module has been added to the record of OS parts that may be simply upgraded through the Play Store, so you’ll get enhancements faster irrespective of which cellphone you employ.
There’s additionally a variety of element about improved media encoding assist, making it simpler for apps to assist wealthy visible content material, multi-channel spatial audio, speedier transitions from notifications to their respective apps, and optimizations for tablets, foldable telephones, and TVs. Read extra about a few of these technical enhancements right here on the official Android Developers weblog.
XDA Developers has identified some modifications they’ve discovered whereas going hands-on, together with new Material NEXT design tweaks resembling recent accent colours and tweaks to the lock display and notifications. Additionally, the interface appears to be extra one-hand pleasant as bigger telephones are very a lot the norm now.
(*12*) in February, XDA Developers shared the leaked screenshots above which are presupposed to be from Android 12, even when not all of these modifications are seen within the developer preview proper now. It’s solely doable that extra of the consumer-facing options coming in Android 12 will probably be unveiled later this yr, whereas there’s extra of a give attention to the technical stuff for now.