Android 12 features and latest rumors [March 06]

Android 12

Google launched the eleventh major generation of the Android operating system back in September 2020. The Android 11 version comes with system performance enhancements as well as new features such as conversation bubbles, better privacy controls, notification history, one-time permissions for apps, and much more.

As we know, the smartphone makers are still delivering the Android 11 update to their various devices. Meanwhile, we’re already started hearing about the next version of the Android, the Android 12. It is said that Google will release the first developers’ preview of Android 12 in later February or March this year.

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Therefore, it is a good time that we start the discussion about this upcoming Android version. In this article, we’ll keep a track of all the latest news, leaked features, and rumors regarding the upcoming Android 12.

Everything you need to know:


Android 12 Latest News/Features/Rumors

Google released Android 12 developer preview version 1.1 with bug fixes [March 03, 2021]

The first developer preview of Google’s Android 12 is now getting a new update which comes with some fixes. It’s version 1.1 that brings several bug fixes, to address crashes, reboots, and battery drain issues. Read more


Android 12 will improve the underwater shooting experience [March 02, 2021]

Google has released some more new features to the Pixel devices. The new changes include web sharing, recording, smart writing, and much more. Read more


Google releases the first Android 12 developer preview [February 19, 2021]

Like every year, Google is expected to launch the new version of the Android operating system – Android 12 around September 2021 for normal users. Ahead of the stable version, the company has recently released the first Android 12 Developers Preview which gives us an early look at the new changes and features of this Android OS. Read more


One-handed mode [February 15, 2021]

Google is reportedly preparing to add an important accessibility function – One-Handed Mode that lets users easily use their devices without stretching the hand. Read more


High-resolution wallpapers: [February 15, 2021]

Ahead of any official announcement, you can try the wallpapers of the upcoming Android 12 operating system that are already available to download. Check and download them here


First look at Android 12: [February 13, 2021]

An alleged early draft of a document that Google prepared to show the changes of Android 12 has leaked along with some screenshots of the user interface and system functions. Read more here


Improved gamepad vibration settings: [January 21, 2021]

Google has submitted code to AOSP to improve the vibration of the gamepad. The code change brings support for vibration amplitude control and paves the way for generating custom vibration effects. Read more here


Restricted Networking Mode: [January 20, 2021]

Google is reportedly working on a feature called “Restricted Networking Mode”. The company has developed a new firewall chain to support restricted network modes. Read more


Wi-Fi password sharing through Nearby Share: [January 19, 2021]

Google is developing a more simplistic alternative to share Wi-Fi passwords, which may be exposed with the upcoming Android 12. Read the full report here


App Hibernation: [January 12, 2021]

Google has submitted a code change to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) project, which added a new app hibernation application. Read more here


*This article will be updated regularly*

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