We’re diving into Android 12 Developer Preview 1 to try to discover all that’s new from Google’s subsequent huge launch. We really count on Android 12 to supply a number of modifications and new options, most notably a revamped UI expertise, so this may very well be a enjoyable publish to concentrate.
What we’ll do right here, like we at all times do with new Android releases, is continually replace to point out you the modifications, each huge and small, to Android 12. For those who have been searching for the developer-related modifications, you’ll discover these over right here.
Prepared? Right here we go!
“Silky Residence” Settings UI
Google is reportedly engaged on a brand new UI for Android 12 that is known as “Silk” and the primary bits of proof of it have appeared within the first Developer Preview. We enabled the brand new UI, which for less than modifications the settings space to look so much like Samsung’s One UI. You will discover extra on it right here.
Double Faucet Again Gesture
A brand new gesture has appeared (at the least on my Pixel 5) for Android 12 DP1 that’s making ready our telephones to have the ability to double faucet on their backs to carry out duties. This has really been a rumored characteristic for some time, however the thought is fairly easy – you double faucet on the again o your telephone to launch Google Assistant, take a screenshot, see latest apps, play/pause music, and so on.
Presently, you’ll be able to allow the brand new gesture, nevertheless it doesn’t look like working.
Media Controls Get New Settings
In Android 11, Google added media gamers to the fast settings space of the notification shade. It’s not the worst transfer, however the change hasn’t been with out points. In Android 12, Google is giving us all extra energy over what reveals up in that space by permitting us to toggle apps on and off. Within the screenshots above, you’ll be able to see that there’s an off swap, but additionally particular person switches for every app which may wish to slap a media participant up there.
Notification Space Adjustments
Google is doing so much within the notification space on this first preview. They’ve stored the groupings, however there’s a blueish vibe to the colour scheme when gentle theme is lively, the icons for every have extra colour and a circle define, previews look cleaner, the snooze button is extra seen, and so on.
Darkish Theme Tweak
Android 11 vs. Android 12 DP1
It is a fairly minor change, however with darkish theme enabled, the notification shade on Android 12 is not totally black. As a substitute, it’s a greyish-blue that’s nonetheless darkish, however not black.
One other tremendous minor tweak, however in some settings, the on/off toggles have test marks to let you know that the choice is definitely on. That’s good.