Google’s Android operating system has upgraded to Android 12 this year, which is based on Android 11. However, not all phones will be privileged to have it in 2021, but other smartphone firms are always working to release some phones using the Android 12 OS.

But before you get a phone and find out some of the advanced features of Android 12, we will take you through some of them now so when it comes to the time to update and upgrade, you will not be lost in the process.

features of android 12

Visual effects

Colour extraction

The new redesign’s basic coat of paint is colour extraction. In essence, the OS pulls the colours from your wallpaper and uses them to theme your operating system.

In the screenshot above, you can see how it appears. In a nutshell, you set a wallpaper, Android 12 extracts the colours, and your operating system gets colour cues from it. The colour changes occur throughout the OS, including in the Settings, Quick Settings tiles, and any app that supports Material You.

Notification access

A number of minor modifications have been made in Android 12. Animations to smooth things out, a new always-on display that changes depending on whether or not you get alerts, slightly modified notifications, and other minor tweaks to make the OS feel more fluid, alive, and responsive are all on the list.

These modifications can be found throughout the OS in a variety of ways. When you plug in your phone, there is also a new charging animation that looks rather great.

Not only did they get a subtle design update to fit better with Android 12’s aesthetics, but under-the-hood changes help apps launch faster when opening from a notification along with other improvements to make them look and feel better.

Increased permissions and privacy

Android 12 is built with a number of safety features. You will have peace of mind knowing that you have control over who may see your data and when thanks to new easy-to-use, effective privacy features.

Keep your precise location private

While some apps need precise location information for tasks like turn-by-turn navigation, many other apps only need your approximate location to be helpful. With Android 12, you can choose between giving apps access to your precise location or an approximate location instead.

Your privacy permissions at a glance

Privacy dashboard gives you a clear and comprehensive view of when apps access your location, camera or mic over the past 24 hours. If you see anything that you’re not comfortable with, you can manage permissions right from the dashboard.

Adding to this, Android 12 will also ask you for permission from an app to use a feature of the phone. You can select to allow it while running the app, only once, or not at all.

And, courtesy to features like Live Caption, Now Playing, and Smart Reply, all audio and language processing takes place on your smartphone, preventing data from being shared elsewhere.

App Hibernation

In Android 12, a new section called unused apps has been added to the Settings menu. Apps that have been put to sleep because you haven’t used them in a certain amount of time have been moved to this new section.

All of the permissions for the apps in this section have been revoked, and they’re effectively doing nothing until you open them again. You can also disable this feature on an app-by-app basis if you choose.

Other Enhancements

Switching made easy

It’s never been easier to switch to Android and try out the best device for you. Starting on Android 12, you can transfer all your essentials by connecting your old phone to your new Android with a cable or shared WiFi connection. Your memories and data will transfer, stress-free—even from iPhone® (welcome!).

Gaming enhancement

This is good news for smartphone or mobile gamers. Downloading and playing games appears to be easier in Android 12, with the ability to start a new game before the download is complete.

This is similar to the capabilities found on PlayStation consoles, which allow you to skip waiting for a game to install for a few hours.

You may also choose between performance and battery life modes, depending on whether you want a more immersive gaming experience or a longer play session.

Moving forward

That said, if you don’t own a Pixel phone, you can still enjoy some of the features of the Android 12. Later this year, Android 12 will roll out to Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices.

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