Google has officially raised curtains from the Android 12 first Developer Preview. It’s the debut of the next iteration of Android i.e Android 12 featuring several new features and advancements. Android 12 is a step ahead to make the “OS smarter, easier to the user and better performing, with privacy and security at the core.”
As expected with a recent Android Beta Feedback App update, the Android 12 Developer Preview finally paved its way for the developers. The primary changes in the latest Android 12 developer build include compatible media transcoding, easy copy/paste, and improved privacy protections, and optimizing performance.
Android 12 Features
- Restricted Netlink MAC
- Modern SameSite cookie behaviors in WebView
- Safer handling of Intents
- Compatible media transcoding
- AVIF image support
- Rich content insertion
- Haptic-coupled audio effect
- Multi-channel audio
Notification UI updates
- Faster, more responsive notifications
Optimizing for tablets, foldable, and TVs
These features are part of the Android 12 first Developer Preview. Most of the features listed above were well guessed before its official announcement.
Android 12 Developer Preview Compatibility
The Android 12 is compatible with Pixel 3 / 3 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 4 / 4 XL, Pixel 4a / 4a 5G, or Pixel 5 devices as of now. The developers can test the new iteration of Android and can make their apps compatible. You can download the latest build for respective smartphones by heading here.
Timeline of Android 12
The Android 12 Developer Preview is now out and there will be two more DPs that will arrive till March 2021. We have added a full timeline of the Android 12 Developer Preview to Stable build:
- Developer Preview – February
- Developer Preview 2 – march
- Developer Preview 3 – April
- Android 12 Beta 1 – May
- Android 12 Beta 1-2 – June and July
- Android 12 Beta 4 – August
- Candidate Build – September
- Stable – October
So, Google is all set to roll the new Android iteration throughout this year and is tend to make it stable by Q4 2021.