With Android 12 expected to arrive around the corner, new details about the new version of the operating system keep popping up. In addition to knowing the possible path with one hand and even its secret dessert, many others possible new features of Android 12 have been revealed.
It remains to be seen how many of them eventually materialize, although for now the leaks are promising. If all is done, we would be before one of Android’s biggest changes in its interface, as well as many other changes. XDA has compiled a list of seven more news that could come with Android 12.
Design with the latest in Material Design
Android 12 is not official yet, even as a developer beta, but the leaks are escalating. One of these leaks gives us a mention of “Material NEXT”, which may not be the final name, but a preview Google has in mind. renew Material Design again. The last major overhaul of Material Design came from Material Theming in 2018.
A preview of this redesign could be seen in leaks a few days ago, with an interface with a custom theme (in theory called Silky), with new shapes, a lower density of elements on the screen and a new conversations widget.
Other interface details that might change are the Always On screen, with new transitions between AOD mode and lock screen. Of course, at the moment it’s hard to discern which of these changes will be available to everyone and which are exclusive to Pixel Experience, the Google layer.
This wouldn’t be the only change that would affect the lock screen, as it is also possible that the device’s controls can be accessed from there, in addition to new styles for clock widget on the lock screen.
Another change, at least curious, is that Google would prepare a system to show a home screen or start screen in those apps that don’t have it from the factory and generated automatically.
Quick Settings Changes
In the first and only leaked images of Android 12, we saw that Google is also preparing changes in the quick settings. Apparently Google is playing with the idea of showing quick settings in two columns, with each icon accompanied by its text on one of its sides.
Additionally, the Android 12 layout change may mean a thicker brightness adjustment bar, as well as a new quick setting under the name Reduce the brightness. This would be a new accessibility option to facilitate the handling of the mobile for users with vision problems.
Intelligent screen rotation
A less curious novelty in which Google seems to be working is in the smart screen rotation, which would try to minimize the occasions in which the rover turns the orientation incorrectly, or when it does not rotate it, but it should.
The operation of the system is still unknown, although it is assumed that the rover could use the front camera to detect your face position and, therefore, the correct rotation of the screen, automatically.
According to XDA, Google is working on a service within Android called Game Manager. Its official description would be “a game function management service”, although it is not yet clear. It is believed that this could be an API to be able to manage certain mobile parameters during game sessions
Changes in PiP mode
Another feature that could be reset in Android 12 would be el modo Picture-in-Pictureor the floating window to continue watching videos when you quit an application. If the rumors come true, in Android 12 it would be possible to resize a PiP window with a single click, as well as double tap to bring it back to its maximum size.
Apparently that would also be possible temporarily hide a floating window on one side screen, to keep it open and functional, but without hiding other apps you use. Looking from the edge, it would be possible to bring the floating window back to life from its hiding place to continue looking at it later.
Animations in notification bubbles
With Android 12, a more refined version of the notification bubbles would also arrive, officially present for a few versions, although not really functional until Android 11. We would have new animations in bubbles, as well as smoother transitions between the different states through which these bubbles pass.
Finally, the bells continue to ring for App Pairs, one of the first Android 12 leaks. While we had some doubts what exactly that would consist of, apparently it will be something similar to what’s present in some. layers of customization: the possibility of open two apps at the same time in split view, by direct access.
Via | XDA