While OEMs are scrambling to roll out Android 11 for their devices, here is Google getting busier with Android 12 development. The beta or developer preview is not officially available, but we know the tech giant is almost ready. with the new version of Android. We expect the first release to be announced in the coming weeks. For now, we’ll settle on leaks and previews. As early as September last year, we learned that Android 12 users could easily use third-party app stores. We also heard about Android 12 app pairs that might be known as the split screen feature.
Some Android 12 features and improvements were leaked prior to launch. The last thing we have has to do with possible changes to the user interface. There will be more for this year. It is also possible that we see the design “Material NEXT” according to a material discovered and now shared by our source.
Android 12 improvements
The Android 12 UI changes are known to be part of the “path to Material NEXT.” There are guidelines for material design as it continues to evolve. Some of the changes and improvements we can expect include design tweaks to the always-on screen and the lock screen. The notification icons will not be centered, but will remain at the top. New lock screen and AOD transitions can also be expected.
The lock screen pattern may be changed. The Android Device Controls feature can be integrated with the dialog on the lock screen. More lock screen clock options can be added to Android 12 like a gradient color for the TypeClock dial.
Other possible changes include a new wallpaper-based theme system (monet), Quick Settings panel QS tile can be moved to the side, a “mailbox” feature, a default splash screen window for apps from third parties and some updates to the Android Runtime Resource Overlay Feature (RRO). Google could also be working on a “One hand mode” for Android 12.
Android 12 will not be named after the dessert, but it is believed to be known as “Snow cone“. From the red velvet cake to the snow cone, “sc” could also mean a short cake. Let’s wait and see the official debut of Android 12.