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Android 12: all the news for a total redesign of your smartphone

The popular operating system of millions of phones around the planet revealed what are the features that will be implemented.

Cell phones with Android 12 sample

In a conference for developers known as Google I / O 2021, the company explained that there are several changes at a visual level, but also in functionalities. Photo: Android

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Google presented all the news corresponding to the following version of their popular mobile device: Android 12 . In a conference for developers known as Google I / O 2021, the company explained that there are several changes at a visual level, but also in functionalities .

In this first sense, the name of the interface will be called Material You , which will be the one that explains the appearance of most of the new smartphones from now on. The first thing that is appreciated is a greater degree of customization in all the icons, but also in the graphics of many elements, which appear with rounded edges.

From this new update of the operating system, it will be possible to extract the color of the wallpaper to be able to generate menus of similar colors, with the aim that the aesthetics of your phone can adapt to the image you have placed in the background. Let's know more details about this new version of Android 12.

What's new in Android 12

We can say that Material You is the natural evolution of Material Design , which was the characteristic interface of Android 11. The changes are not small and promise to revolutionize the way we communicate with our own phone, since many details have been polished that, previously, they had the capacity for improvement.

In addition to aesthetics, Android 12 brings with it some changes at the performance level . If you are interested in playing with your smartphones, a floating bar will be added with different options, something very useful so that no one bothers you when you are in your favorite apps. In addition, they incorporate the App Pairs, which is a system that allows you to set two applications at the same time , without the need to activate split screen.

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In the day-to-day functionality there are also some long-awaited modifications. For example, so far, we could only see notifications natively by swiping down from the top edge of the screen. Well, now there is a new gesture, known as One-hand mode, which allows you to slide your finger down the lower edge, something very useful when you use the phone with just one hand.

In the performance aspect, from Google they promise that this update will also be much more efficient and will seek to take care of your battery . Basically, it will reduce the use of your smartphone by 15%, making it a very important advance in terms of energy efficient, but also productivity (especially for those who work with a mobile phone).

If you are interested in seeing how applications can violate your privacy rights, you should know that in this new update you will have an exclusive Privacy Panel . There you can see which applications access different specifications (such as the camera or the microphone) and you can adjust the parameters to enable or disable access.

For photography lovers, Android 12 will provide a change at the software level that could improve the final quality of the images. Basically, a new way of encoding images will be added, including the HEVC video format. The photos in AV1 and AVIF will be better compressed and will not have quality losses in relation to the famous JPGs.

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Lastly, there are other added details that users will love. For example, the ability to edit many screenshots, new animations in notifications, an alternative to share WiFi directly or different improvements in terms of security and usability.

The final version could arrive in September. At the moment, you can test the beta of this version. The available models are:

  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Asus Zenfone 8
  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Realme GT
  • Tecno Camon 17
  • TCL 20 Pro
  • I live iQOO 7 Legend
  • Xiaomi Mi 11
  • Xiaomi Mi 11i
  • Xiaomi Mi11 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  • ZTE Axon 30 Ultra

For that, you must go to the official beta site and download the executable package that Google will provide . The process to install it is really simple and you will be able to try all the news mentioned here. We hope you liked it!

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