Android 12 has started rolling out for Pixel phones, Google announced at its Pixel Fall launch event on Tuesday. Google also made the Android 12 source code available for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) earlier this month.
Google has started rolling out Android 12 for all Pixel phones which was announced by Google at its Pixel Fall launch event on Tuesday. The latest Android version was first released as a developer preview in February and was held at Google’s I/O developer conference in May. Google also made the Android 12 source code available for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) earlier this month. Android 12 brings a new design language called Material U, which aims to enhance personalization on Android devices. There are also new privacy controls, including the ability for users to share their approximate location with third-party applications.
Android 12 Specifications
The biggest change that Android 12 brings to your Pixel phone is the Material U design language. It aims to enhance the personalization of the device by allowing users to choose from a custom color palette and new widgets as per their preferences and preferences. The new Android version also includes fluid motion and animations to offer a fresh user experience.
Android 12 is also claimed to optimize the overall user experience with better power efficiency. It also includes built-in improvements to reduce the CPU time required for core system services by up to 22 percent and the use of large cores by system servers by up to 15 percent. This helps in creating a faster and more responsive user experience.
Google has also included a list of new privacy-focused changes in Android 12 to offer better privacy controls. A new privacy dashboard has also been provided to detail the permissions settings and what data is being accessed by which app. A new indicator will also appear on the top-right corner of the screen when any installed app accesses the built-in microphone or camera. All of this sounds similar to the privacy controls that Apple introduced in the first iOS release.
Android 12 is also claimed to deliver faster machine learning experiences and more responsive notifications by reducing system-level latency. There is also support for the AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) to improve image quality for the same file size compared to older image formats, including JPEG. Additionally, Android 12 comes with a compatible media transcoding feature to improve video quality and compression.
How to Update Android 12 on Google Pixel Device
Android 12 is joining a list of Google Pixel phones that includes the Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A 5G, and Pixel 5. Once the update reaches your eligible Pixel phone, you’ll receive a notification to download it. You can also check for updates manually by going to System > Advanced > System Updates.
In addition to the earlier Pixel phones, Android-12 will be available for devices from manufacturers including Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Teco, Vivo, and Xiaomi in the coming future. The latest Android version will also be available pre-installed on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones.