new animations, interface changes and more news

With Google I / O 2021 less than a month away, Google fulfills its calendar today by launching a new Android 12 preview full of news that can already be tested on its most recent Pixels.

Is about Android 12 Developer Preview 3, the third and last version 'previous for developers', and as usual, Google has only announced the most technical novelties focused on the development of applications.

What's new in Android 12 Developer Preview 3

There are quite a few new features that Google has announced in Android 12 Developer Preview 3, such as new animations, a new permission, new APIs, new behaviors, codecs or APIs. Below we review the most important news:

  • Improved app launch experience: In Android 12 the splash screen or splash screen of the applications. Now by default for all applications it will show through an animation how its icon expands to become the application loading screen. Developers through a new API will be able to customize the home screen.

Android 12 Splash Screen

  • New call notification template: To unify the experience in all the applications that make calls, Android 12 offers a template for the call notifications, so that all offer a similar experience and are easy to use.

  • Changes in the interface: Android 12 begins to add changes to the interface. They have completely revamped the system settings, with new design and animations.

  • New permission for exact alarms: Applications that require exact precision to program actions will now have to request a new special permission from the user, in which the user decides whether he wants that application to use an inaccurate alarm, with a lag of a few seconds and that consumes less battery or a exact alarm that makes the application activate in the exact second.

We tested Android 12 Preview: a big leap in customization with notable improvements in aesthetics

  • Improved web linking: In those web links that can be opened by their official applications, in Android 12 they add the new option "Open by default" from the configuration.

  • Enriched haptic experiences: Android 12 wants to improve the haptic experience in games and applications, allowing developers to add create effects using the new low-frequency vibrations now supported by the latest devices.

  • Camera2 Provider Extensions: Google adds the powerful CameraX extensions to the native Camera2 API so that developers do not have to migrate to the other API and thus be able to implement the effects of bokeh, HDR or night mode.

  • Quad Bayer Camera Sensor Compatibility: Android 12 adds native support for the Quad Bayer ultra-high resolution camera sensors that many high-end models now carry.

Now available on the Google Pixel

Android 12 Developer Preview 3 is now available for Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Pixel 4a and 4a 5G and Pixel 5. If your device already had the previous preview, the update would arrive via OTA. If you still do not have Android 12 Preview it will touch you [actualizar manualmente](This new preview is already available for the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Pixel 4a and 4a 5G and Pixel 5. If you already had Android 12 Developer Preview installed, you just have to wait for the OTA update. If you still don't have Android 12 Preview and want to try this new version, you will have to update manually.).


Next May Google will launch the first Beta of Android 12, a preview of Android already aimed at users who want to test this future version of Android in a more stable way.

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