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Android 12 Developer Preview 2.1 is here with fixes for WebView crashes

Google released the second Developer Preview for Android 12 two weeks ago, with new permissions, visual changes, and important bug fixes. However, it introduced a new bug that caused some applications to crash constantly, which has now been fixed. Google published Android 12 Developer Preview 2.1 earlier today, which claims to fix WebView crashing issues. There...

Android 12 DP2 Hidden Features Changelog: New Search widget, Taskbar, and more!

Google released the second Developer Preview of Android 12 earlier today, and it includes several new features that should excite users. First of all, there are new picture-and-picture gestures as we first reported last month. Developers can now easily apply a blur effect to the background, plus there are improvements to notification visibility for better...

Android 12 DP2 hints at a future Pixel device with an under-display fingerprint scanner

Google is responsible for both maintaining Android and making new Pixel phones, so it's sometimes hard to tell when a new Android feature also means a new Pixel feature. Just because Android adds support for new hardware doesn't always mean that a future Pixel phone will actually ship with that hardware, though that doesn't mean...

Android 12 DP2 New Features: Lighter dark theme, one-handed mode, and more!

Google has released Android 12 Developer Preview 2 ahead of the software’s wide release this fall. While we've already given a general overview of what’s officially included in the latest developer preview, we're going to now take a closer look at the release and cover several other features that Google didn't announce. New Dark Theme Google debuted...

Android 12 Developer Preview 2 is here with better notification security and picture-in-picture enhancements

With each passing day, we grow closer and closer to the eventual release of the next major Android OS: Android 12. In case you are yearning to see what the future holds for the forthcoming iteration of Android, Google has you covered for today. The company has just announced a new Developer Preview build for...

Android 12 Developer Preview 1.1 is here for the Google Pixel devices with March 2021 patches and general bug fixes

Back in February, Google launched Android 12 Developer Preview 1, giving us our first big glimpse at Google’s upcoming version of Android. The company plans to release a few more developer previews and subsequent public betas before the stable release. However, today Google is rolling out a minor update in the form of Developer Preview...

Google prepares to add Pixel-exclusive lock screen clocks in Android 12

While AOSP has had a robust theming system for years, it took until the Android 10 release for Google to finally take advantage of it for theming on Pixel phones. With Android 10, Google introduced the Pixel Themes app accessible from the "Styles & wallpapers" shortcut in the Pixel Launcher. Apart from customizing the icon...

Android 12’s audio-coupled haptic effect is even cooler than it sounds

If you follow our blog, then I don't think I need to tell you that Google released the first Android 12 builds last week (seriously, we've posted a ton about it). While we've mostly focused on revealing unreleased features, today we're stepping back and testing one of the new OS's officially-announced features. One of the...

Android 12’s hidden App Pairs feature is incomplete but shows promise

In case you missed the deluge of news last week, Google released the first Developer Preview of Android 12, and we're really excited about all the changes we've found so far. One of the changes we heard about prior to release was a feature called App Pairs. Through our own sources and code analysis of...

Android 12 has a hidden Gaming Toolbar that floats on your screen

This year's Android 12 update is shaping up to be Google's biggest release in years, judging by all the cool new features we're finding. Earlier today, XDA Recognized Developer and friend of the site Quinny899 gave us our first look at Android 12's hidden Conversation widget, but that's not the only feature he enabled. Thanks...

Here’s our first real look at Android 12’s new Conversation widget

Google released the first developer preview of its upcoming Android 12 update last week, and we've been busy tearing down the new system apps and firmware to find clues about new features. While we've found a lot ourselves, we have to give credits to talented developers on XDA for finding some of the more exciting...

Are you also disappointed with Android 12 so far?

Google released the first Android 12 Developer Preview build earlier this week. To many of us who were expecting the major design overhaul seen earlier in the Android 12 leak, the first official release was quite underwhelming — despite a host of new improvements it brought to Android's functionality. Of course, this is just the...