Android 12 Developer Preview 1 Released

It is available for Pixel smartphones

Key Points:
  • You can download the system image.
  • The developer preview is available for Android TV as well.
  • It is believed to be official in August this year.

Android 12 is the upcoming version of the Android mobile operating system and we are started to hear about the same for the past couple of weeks. Well, today Google has rolled out the first developer preview of the upcoming operating system and the same is happening a bit earlier than the usual timeline. The Android 12 developer preview 1 is offering information about the upcoming features and it is available for the developers to make ready applications for the next-generation operating system. So without making any delay let’s dive into the article to check out the complete features along with the compatible devices for the Android 12 developer preview 1.

Features of Android 12 developer preview 1

The Android 12 Developer Preview 1 showcases changes in the interface in the notifications and the search engine Google also says that the company is optimizing the transitions as well as animations across the system and that is to make them smoother. The upcoming version of the mobile operating system will also include notifications with custom content views.

Moreover, the new custom notifications will also focus updates, the developers of the operating system are working to make it more responsive.

The newly released Android 12 Developer Preview 1 is also coming with the support for media transcoding to support HEVC format for video capture. It will also support AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) using AV1. Google says that this will improve the quality of the image for the same file size when the sale is compared to older image formats, such as JPEG.

The Mountain View company Google has also implemented some exclusive features for the Pixel users in Google Photos and it’s meant for the users of Google One. Now the company brings Jetpack WorkManager library and the developers also bring a new unified API to enable rich content insertion and accept rich content from sources including clipboard, keyboard, and even drag-and-drop gestures.

If you are a developer of applications then the upcoming version of the Android Operating System will enable you to use audio-coupled haptic feedback through the phone’s vibrator.

The developers of the Android operating system have simplified the immersive mode to smoothen gesture navigation and make it more consistent. It will also arrive with an Android Runtime (ART) module and the same will enable the company to push new software updates to the core runtime and libraries available on devices.

Android 12 Developer Preview 1 also suggests that the upcoming version of the Android Operating System will be optimized for tablets, foldables, and TVs.

Moreover, the Android 12 Developer Preview 1 also coming with modern SameSite cookie behaviours in WebView, Restricted Netlink MC, and safer exporting of components to prevent apps from inadvertently exporting activities, services, and receivers. It is also confirmed that the operating system will be focused on privacy very seriously as there are changes in this sector. You can check out the same in detail by clicking here.

Separately, a well-known publication Android Police reported that the developer preview also coming with a one-handed mode, emergency SOS button, scrolling screenshots, and better notification snoozing. Have you send the other the Android 12 developer preview 1 is also coming with the and improved version of a screenshot editor and the cm is also coming with improvements in the Nearby Share feature with the ability to share Wi-Fi passwords.

Compatible devices

Now let’s check out the compatible devices for the Android 12 Developer Preview 1. It is worth to mention that the system images are also available to download.

  • Google Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 3a XL
  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4XL
  • Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 4a 5G
  • Pixel 5

The timeline for the Android 12

Along with the Android 12 Developer Preview 1, the Mountain View company Google has also shared the timeline for the update.

  • Android 12 Developer Preview 1: February
  • Android 12 Developer Preview 2: March
  • Android 12 Developer Preview 3: April
  • Android 12 Beta 1: May
  • Android 12 Beta 2, 3: June-July
  • Android 12 Beta 4: August

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Written by Akhil

Love to play with latest technology and gadgets and always been curious and mystic about the tech world. Always wanting to update with anything that is useful and beneficial to people in general. Manages multiple blogs and portals...


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