Google revealed its completely redesigned Android 12 mobile operating system.
GOOGLE I/O 2021 — Google officially revealed its completely redesigned Android 12 mobile operating system at the Google developer conference in California.
Google’s three big tentpoles in Android 12 were the following: “Deeply personal”, “Private and secure”, and “Better together”. Everything had been revamped in accordance with Material You for Google’s “most personal OS ever”.
On the personalization front, it started with a wallpaper. Android 12 will then extract colors and will determine which hues were dominant and complementary.
Those colors were then applied across the notification shade, volume controls, lockscreen, new widgets, and many other parts of the OS.
According to Google, Android 12 was “faster and more responsive with better power efficiency”.
Meanwhile, security and privacy was the second tentpole. A new “Privacy dashboard” in Settings showed all permission preferences and what data was being accessed — including a timeline for Location usage.
Similarly, approximate location permissions allowed users to determine whether apps got their precise position or just an approximate one. New indicators appeared in the top-right corner of the screen when apps were accessing the camera and microphone.
Also, Google introduced the Android Private Compute Core to introduce its new technologies that were “private by design”, allowing users to keep their personal information safe, private, and local to their phone.
Google’s Android 12 mobile operating system will be available this fall, starting on Pixel phones.
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