In early fall, Google will release Android 12 for the initial selection of devices. To eliminate the bugs, the brand plans to release several beta versions throughout the summer. In particular, we released the first beta of Android 12 a few weeks ago, although some new features are not yet ready.
With the beta 2 of Android 12, Google is making the platform for Material You, the new interface of its smartphones, along with some of the functions promised during its I / O conference. We have installed this new version of the future mobile OS from Google.
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Some design changes
Material U, the new design of Android capable of changing computer colors to your liking, has not yet been released in this beta.
However, we feel that Google has started the first works. The clock on the locked screen now changes to the color of the wallpaper, while there are several cosmetic changes throughout the system.
For example, Notification Center has the right to a very rounded (and colorful) interface, while some interface bits, such as volume control or the menu to turn off your phone, completely change their design with Beta 2.
Google Pay and Google Home will change location
With Android 11, Google has added a menu dedicated to payment cards and attached home. You can access it by pressing and holding the side button for a few seconds and the options to turn off the device will appear below.
With Android 12 Beta 2, this menu no longer exists. As promised during Google I / O, Google Pay Cards and Google Home components are now bundled together in the Notification Center. Two new shortcuts allow you to quickly open both of these applications.
Confidentiality: The dashboard is coming
In Privacy Settings, there is a new menu called “Privacy Dashboard”. Offered during I / O, it allows Android smartphone owners to track spying apps.
By clicking on the example in “Location”, we will access the software history of our location recently, with accurate time each time. Google’s goal is to give you the ability to revoke access that you deem illegal.
An indicator for the microphone and camera
Another change related to privacy is that Google now tells you when an application uses your microphone or camera. To prevent an application from watching you with surprise, an indicator in green will appear at the top right of the screen each time you press one of its components.
WiFi and cellular connection are integrated
Finally, the latest innovation of Android 12 Beta 2 is significant. In the notification center, a new system called “Internet” will appear.
It allows you to manage your 4G / 5G connection or join the WiFi network in one place, by switching the “WiFi” and “Cellular” buttons. This is the first time that an operating system does not differ in these two ways of accessing the Internet.
The next beta of Android 12 will be available in July. If everything goes well, you should make its first appearance there. From August, Google will have to start finalizing its OS by handling stability.
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