Stable version of Android 12 is released but not yet disseminated to any phones
Some of the features coming with Android 12 include the new Material You design language which Google has been using to update some of its Android apps already. It uses pastel shades and with Google’s new “monet” system, the colors of a user’s wallpaper show up on the UI. Android 12 will also feature a one-handed mode that brings down the top of the page so that it can be reached by those using one hand.
The conversation widget will let those sporting an Android 12 powered handset to view from their home screen any messages or status updates from a favorite contact. Google has not only improved the auto-rotate feature on Android 12, but it has updated the animation seen when an app is launched. The latter includes a splash screen showing the app’s icon and a transition that takes the user into the app he opened.
The Pixel series is rumored to receive Android 12 once the new Pixel 6 line is unveiled or released
The features could include a taskbar that will display the icons of frequently-used and recently used apps. A split-screen feature will allow users to view two apps at the same time. the taskbar disappears when one of the two apps enters full-screen mode. Since Google has yet to promote the Pixel Fold, its appearance this year remains a mystery.
There is speculation that the Pixel Fold will sport a 7.6-inch ultra thin glass display when fully opened. The phone is expected to also employ Google’s own Tensor silicon under the hood.