Android has been switched to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) since early October 12, but OTA updates and factory images for Google smartphones are not yet available. It changes tonight to coincide with the launch of the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro (hands-on) for all devices from Pixel 3.
Android 12 is now available for all Google smartphones starting with the Pixel 3, which was launched in October 2018. The smartphone has now reached the end of the official three-year support period and should only receive the most important security updates in the future if Google considers them absolutely necessary.
These smartphones are getting the update
Google support for the update to Android 12 is available for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5A. The Pixel 6 (Pro) is shipped from the factory with the new operating system.
Overview of the new features of Android 12
The innovations in Android 12 are mainly about design, UI speed and data security.
With Android 12, Google is leading the way “The subject is you“Completely new design language. In the future Google wants to integrate software and hardware ecosystems under the new design language.
The operating system should feel faster and more responsive, while working more efficiently to extend battery life. System services are said to require less than 22 percent CPU time, and the use of key services by the system server is reduced by up to 15 percent.
The new notification bar should be marked with a clear view of current usage announcements and key locations where music is currently being listened to or which video is currently being watched.
Privacy Dashboard on Android 12
We need to better imagine what happens to personal data on an Android 12 smartphone and give the user more control. Users have to decide for themselves how much access to personal information applications can have. For this, Android 12 has a new privacy dashboard.
With Android 12, Google is making changes to its own distribution platform, Google Play, in response to developer feedback. Providing apps to them through the alternative App Store should be made easier. In the checkout process, Google makes it very clear which apps should use Google’s payment method.
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