With the end of february coming more Reported vast amounts of leaks, It’s only a matter of time before Google becomes formal Android 12 And provide the first developer preview of the robozinho system. Code-name “snow con”The next version of Android should mark a new phase, a profound shift not only in terms of resources, but also in the look and feel of usage.
Responsible for practically all leaks of Android 12 in the last days, the site XDA developers today brought many new information about the design changes and what Google is implementing in its 12th edition. Let’s go to them:
After a few years of using the so-called Holo Design, Google radicalized And announced material design in 2014A lightweight interface concept that was primarily inspired by sheets of paper. Since then, material design has evolved greatly, becoming more and more sensitive and attractive. Now, the Android design language may be undergoing a new development.
According to publication, change In leaked screenshot of android 12 There are only a few of the amendments that are part of the so-called “material next”. It is not known exactly whether this will be the last name for the new set of innovations, or even though these changes only include notifications, it is certain that major changes will be made to the new Android’s interface.
Lock screen and Always-on display should be some sectors where major changes will occur. Google should change the layout of the notification icons so that they are no longer centralized, re-align the clock and smart location so that they align at the top, move the logout button and user information to the bottom of the display and add text. Rotating from the pixel line to the lock screen. However, these changes should be hidden under a layout called “GX”, which is probably reserved for the pixel family.
Other changes to the lock screen include pattern lock, clock customization, as well as the much-awaited restructuring of the device control panel, Opened with android 11For quick access without entering the system power menu.
As we have already seen in the leak, the field of information and quick settings will undergo the biggest changes. In addition to the theme that follows the colors of the wallpaper, there is a resource code name “Monet”, there are many references to the theme “Silk”, which is supposedly to be seen in the leaked screenshot. Silk may be representative of the drastic changes made to the Android 12 theme system, and is still compatible with Android TV.
Another curious change is in the Quick Settings panel, which will now have only two columns that will allow each setting’s names to be displayed next to the icons rather than being located below them, but have no idea what it will look like.
Other major changes include automatic app splash screens to make the app launch experience more consistent; The “letterbox” function, which will be related to the application window mode, now with adjustable-sized round edges; And a new runtime resource overlay (RRO), which will no longer be based on APKs to allow for more profound changes to the system’s look, such as the case of “Monet” in notifications.
Then going to resources, we have the advent of intelligent auto rotation. Currently, the Android auto-rotation phone uses a gyroscope and accelerometer to set orientation in either portrait or landscape mode. However, this is a problem when the user is lying, for example, since the smartphone understands that it must put the interface in landscape mode.
One of the currently used solutions is the autotransformation lock, which locks the rotation in an orientation and suggests using a small button on the lower corners of the screen that the interface must be rotated. All these efforts should be abandoned in favor of intelligent autorotation, which will combine Google AI with front camera information to detect whether the user aligns with the phone’s orientation, adjusting the interface accordingly .
Google should follow in the footsteps of some of its partners and seamlessly integrate Android 12 into a game mode. Unlike the service offered through Play Games, which allows management of Google Cast in gameplay sessions, the new game mode has “game mode management and data retained even after reboot”, but it is not known whether What features will they include.
Taking as an example Game modes from other manufacturersThe basic function is likely to allow basic settings such as brightness level, auto rotation, not disturb mode and more. In addition, a new Bluetooth API will allow the game to access the battery level of Bluetooth control, so that users can issue a notification during gameplay to place the controller on recharge.
Finally, Google is working on a new accessibility facility to help people with vision problems. This is called Brightness Reduction, formerly known as “Bright Color Reduction”. There is no description on how the feature works, but it is known that it will be one of the standard tiles in Quick System Settings.
Android 12 has not yet been made official, but it is expected that its first developer preview will come later this month, if we take that as a basis Release schedule for Android 11.