NEW DELHI: Technology giant Google presented the final version of Android 12 at the company’s annual developer conference I / O 2021. The company explained the new features of Android 12.
Following the announcement, Google released the public beta 1 for Android 12. In the coming months, Google will publish Beta 2 of the upcoming software version. The second beta of the update will include the Android 12 privacy dashboard and other camera and microphone controls.
The privacy dashboard is accessible from the Settings menu and provides a clear timeline view of the last 24 hours of microphone, camera and location access. The company said it added this feature to the operating system based on user feedback. Android users wanted a glimpse of the data that apps are accessing. You can also revoke app permissions directly from the dashboard.
At the same time, you will notice new microphone and camera indicators in the top right corner of the screen. For example, when you open the camera app, icons from both sensors will appear on the screen. The Beta 2 of Android 12 will also bring a quick setting that will allow users to block app access to the microphone and camera.
Finally, Beta 2 notifies users every time an app accesses their clipboard with a read message.
What’s new in Android 12
The Android 12 operating system will completely change the look of the Android phone with the new design of the Material You user interface. The user interface offers new color options, animations, tile designs and more. This means that with the latest operating system, you can customize the notification shade, volume controls, lock screen, and almost everything else to complement your smartphone’s wallpaper.
Android 12 has a special one-handed mode that allows you to easily operate large phones with one hand. You can also bring up the Google Assistant by long pressing the power button.
There is a new privacy dashboard that provides a single overview of your permission settings, as well as which data is being accessed, how often, and with which apps. You can also revoke app permissions directly from the dashboard.