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Android 12 includes a permission management hub, but its not intended for users

Android 12 "Snow Cone" will be the flavor of the rest of this month, with Developer Preview 1 giving us our first official taste of the upcoming dessert OS update. We've spotted many changes in our Developer Preview 1 Hands-On, but there are even more hidden treats all through the update. One of these is...

This may be our first look at Android 12’s new lockscreen and notifications UI

Earlier today, Google released the first Android 12 Developer Preview for Pixel smartphones, and we've been digging into the release to find everything that's new. One of the most anticipated changes to the next Android release is a brand new UI, and we've already caught glimpses of Android 12's newfound one-handed friendliness. Now, we've managed...

Android 12 might add support for iOS-esque widget stacks

Widgets have been around on Android since... well, forever, since it was basically one of Android's very first features. And iOS was constantly scorned for lacking support for widgets until iOS 14 came around, and that was just last year. But iOS widgets work a tad bit differently than how Android widgets work. In iOS,...

Android 12 DP1 preps a Conversations widget, but it isn’t ready yet

We got our first look at Android 12 earlier this month when an alleged early draft summarizing all the upcoming changes surfaced online. The document included several screenshots that showcased the new notifications panel UI, a couple of new privacy features, and a new Conversations widget. Now that Google has finally rolled out the first...

Android 12 prepares pinch-to-resize and stashing for picture-in-picture windows

Picture-in-picture was one of the most hyped features of Android 8.0 Oreo, and even today, it's still one of the biggest additions that have been made to Android in recent times. If you're not familiar with it, it allows you to keep watching videos currently playing from your browser or other apps while you're doing...

Google may get rid of the half-swipe notification panel gesture in Android 12

The first Android 12 developer preview just rolled out, and we're digging through it to find all the new changes included in the update. So far, we've taken a look at several changes for developers that aim to make Android more intuitive, better performing, and more secure. We've also discovered quite a few user-facing changes,...

Android 12 is adding a native one-handed mode

One-handed mode has been a thing for quite some time in iOS as well as some Android smartphones, and it's for a simple reason: phones have kept getting bigger and bigger. While this trend has somewhat stalled, nowadays it's not uncommon to see devices with displays from 6.5 inches to 6.9 inches, from flagship devices...

Hands-on with Android 12 Developer Preview: Here are the new features

Google just dropped the first Android 12 Developer Preview a few hours ago. Even though Android 12 "Snow Cone" is still a good six months away from the stable release, the Developer Preview reveals a good deal about what stock Android is likely to look like with this iteration. The recent Android 12 leaks and...

Android 12 brings UI optimizations for easier one-handed use

Google just started rolling out the first Android 12 Developer Preview, and it includes a couple of UI changes that make the OS easier to use one-handed. These changes are not to be confused with the one-handed mode we talked about earlier this week, as they only bring some of the UI elements closer to...

Android 12 is finally adding a native scrolling screenshots feature

Scrolling screenshots have long been a landmark feature of Android. Or, at least, of most OEM skins. It may seem like a strange omission and you might not even know this if you haven't used a Pixel smartphone or a stock Android phone as of recently, but while scrolling screenshots are a standard feature of...

The first Android 12 preview for Android TVs brings an all-new Google TV experience

Google just released the first Android 12 developer preview, and it gives us a good look at some of the major improvements coming in this year's big Android upgrade. It includes several changes that aim to make Android more intuitive and secure while also improving overall performance. Along with that, Google is also rolling out...

Android 12 is here with its first Developer Preview and a lot of changes for developers

The Android operating system has been around for years now, and it's become the dominant OS for mobile devices. While Android as a platform has definitely matured over the years, there's always room for some improvement. And improve it will, as Google is now releasing the first version of its next upgrade, Android 12. Android...