Xiaomi Android 12: Everything you need to know – Eligible devices, features, latest news, and release date

by Sheetal

On December 28, 2020, Xiaomi has officially announced the latest version of the MIUI, MIUI 12.5. The new version of the MIUI is based on Android 11, which comes with a lot of new features and optimizations.

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After the announcement, the company has begun to rollout the MIUI 12.5 beta update to its eligibles devices. Currently, there’re a set of devices that already received the update and other devices are under testing.

At the same time, some news of Android 12 features is being heard. As obviously, with Android 12, we can see many amazing and new features.

In this article, we’ll put all the information related to the Android 12 update that you need to know about and will give you the fastest insights of the Xiaomi Android 12 eligible devices, release date, and latest news.

Eligible Devices

Xiaomi Android 12 Device List: RPRNA

  • Redmi K40
  • Redmi K40 Pro
  • Redmi K40 Pro+
  • Redmi Note 9 4G
  • Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
  • Redmi 9T
  • Redmi Note 9T
  • Redmi 9 Power
  • Redmi K30s
  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Redmi 9 Prime
  • Mi 10T Pro 5G
  • Mi 10T 5G
  • Mi 10T Lite 5G
  • Mi 10i
  • Mi 11
  • POCO M3
  • POCO C3
  • POCO X3

[Features]

The features of the upcoming Android 12 started leaking. Google will provide some useful features on Android 12. Recently, it’s revealed that Android 12 will have Wi-Fi password sharing through a fully revised user interface, new gamepad vibration settings, restricted network mode, nearby sharing, application hibernation, and more.

Below, you can check the new features and changes that come with Android 12 for developers.

New Accent Color:

The user interface of Android 12 has a bluish tint that is visible in both light and dark themes. As exposed in the leaked screenshots of Android 12, the developer preview confirms the UI changes in the background with custom colors. The light blue accent can be seen in the System UI within system apps, including Settings.

Notifications:

Google has switched the transparent background to an opaque light beige background. The separation between the “conversations” section and the rest of the notifications looks unchanged, while the rounded corners of each notification are now more pronounced.

Quick Settings:

The default order of the Quick Settings tiles is now changed. The Android 12 adds the DND and Battery Saver toggles to the first card by moving the mobile data toggle to the second card. Furthermore, the inactive Quick Settings tiles now show a light blue color instead of gray.

Lock Screen:

With the Android 12, the lock screen equips a transparent layer in the background which looks similar to the Notifications shade. Moreover, the pattern lock’s unlock animation now performs slightly bouncier.

AVIF image support:

Android 12 introduces platform support for AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) that gives a higher image quality with more efficient compression. The AVIF takes advantage of the intra-frame encoded content from video compression, just like the other image formats.

Foreground service optimizations:

With this version of Android, Google will be blocking the foreground service starts from the background for apps that are targeting the new platform to ensure a better experience for users.

Rich content insertion:

To easily insert and move images, videos, and other expressive content in apps, Google bringing a new unified API that lets you accept content from any source: clipboard, keyboard, or drag and drop.

Haptic-coupled audio effect:

With Android 12, applications can provide audio-coupled haptic feedback by the phone’s vibrator. The vibration frequency and strength are derived from an audio session that allows developers to create a more immersive game and audio experience.

Immersive mode API improvements for gesture nav:

Google has simplified the immersive mode so that gesture navigation is easier and more consistent while watching a video, reading a book, or playing a game. In addition, the company still protecting apps from accidental gestures when in full-screen experiences related to gaming.

[Latest News]

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[Release Date]

So far, there are reports that suggest, Google will release the first developer preview of Android later this month. However, Google hopes to launch Android 12 around September this year.

Note: We will update this article as soon as we hear anything new about the upcoming software.

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