Android 12 features leaks: Android 12 from Google is coming this year – this fall, if the company sticks with its prior release timing.. Right around the corner is the very first Android 12 Developer Preview, and our very first peek at the OS has just surfaced. These design concepts (from RKBDI) reportedly leaked from Google briefings with OEM partners (via XDA) show a sand color pulled from the hills and dunes’ similarly-hued wallpaper.
While we wait patiently for all that, a bunch of screenshots that are said to depict some aspects of Android 12 have been leaked today, and a redesign is coming – brace yourselves. Often, new features. Allegedly, these screenshots come from a paper made by Google to summarize the changes in the new version.
These, reportedly, come from Google briefings with OEM partners. You will notice in these screenshots that the theme isn’t black or white, it’s sand-colored. That’s because it took its colorway to create a theme for itself, as the UI adapted to the wallpaper.
Speaking of these, the first mockup below shows many “Conversation” widgets for “Recent messages, missed calls, or status of activity.” Measuring 2-1, the profile image and message preview of the sender are featured. The following examples are humorously themed with Friends characters and populated by Facebook Messenger characters. The is somehow will likely have to be supported by developers.
This is a feature that had been rumored to come. Recently, we wrote that Android 12 is likely to get a new theme system that makes anything like this, and there you go.
On the privacy front, when the microphone or camera is working, Google will alert users. In the upper right corner of the state, there will be a green pill that shrinks to a dot. Once tapped from the notification sheet, links to settings are provided with more detail. A new streamlined Privacy settings page allows “Disable camera,” “Mute microphone,” and high-level location to turn on/off users. This latter control is currently a preference page of its own.