Android 12 is the next major milestone in the mobile community. Said to be the biggest design change in Android’s history by Google, the Android 12 beta has been in the market in My 2021. The new OS customizes and enlivens your phone screen without any icon pack. Moreover, it will add to the quality of life, improvements like the Privacy Dashboard, scrollable screenshots, approximate location, faster animations, smarter notifications, and tons of other features. 

That said, the following are some Android 12 new features that you can try out on your mobile phones. Most of these features revolve around users and how they will handle media on the new update along with the design language. 

Redesigned setting page: The settings panel has a changed look and a smaller search bar compared to previous Android versions. There are some new toggles on the build, giving it a revamped look. This new design is easier to decipher whether a toggle is on or off. 

Audio source selection: Android 12 new features allow you to change the mini music player control window in the quick settings section. The player will allow operation with only selected apps like Clubhouse. You can long-press the player notification and turn it on and off for the apps for which you want the player to function. 

Updates via Google Play: Users can now look for system updates in the Google Play Store as the company is integrating Android runtime (ART) to project mainline, the system updates program. Moreover, Google also plans to add more module updates via the Play Store in the future. 

Improved notifications: Android 12 new features include a notifications system with a new look and feel. The revamped notification interface is more usable and efficient with its new animations and transitions. Users can now reply to the notifications, facilitating interaction. 

Content insertion: Google will allow users to gain control over rich media via keyboard and clipboard. Plain and styled text, images, videos, audio files, and other elements are all supported as a part of this content insertion. It increases the speed of sharing content-rich files with other users through applications. 

One-handed mode: This new feature called the one-hand mode shows larger spaces on the top of the screen with interactive elements refocused to the bottom of the display. The implementation will be handy for phones with bigger screens. 

AVIF image support: AVIF is a better image format that provides a better quality over JPEG without increasing the file size. The new format uses an open-source video codec AV1 and could replace JPEG image compression solutions in the future. 

Multi-page widgets: Widgets are now featuring multiple card pages in the same widget, easily accessible to the users via sideways scrolling. This makes widgets more organized, information is easy to read, and helps users to truly make something out of them. 

Video transcoding for unsupported apps: Google is all set to introduce a new transcoding layer to allows apps that do not support HEVC video compression transcode files in the AVC. 

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