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The third and final preview version of Android 12 is here. This is all it includes.

Google has launched the Android 12 Developer Preview Third Release, the next big update to the operating system. It's about the latest Developer Preview before the arrival of the beta version during the next Google I / O 2021, and it includes large changes and performance improvements, which pave the way for the arrival of the great novelties that will be included with the beta.

Android 12 Developer Preview 3 It is available for all Pixel series devices released since 2018. We are going to review all the changes and new features that this version introduces.

Android 12 official

The Android 12 logo on a Pixel mobile.

Compatible phones with Android 12 Developer Preview 3

The Google Pixel series terminals are the only models compatible with Android 12 Developer Preview 3. And it is only possible to install the update on models from Pixel 3.

  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 4a (5G)
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3

If you are lucky enough to have one of the compatible mobiles, you can now install Android 12 on your device by following the steps in our guide.

The 142 mobiles that will receive Android 12, and when they will

However, remember that it is a preliminary version It is intended for developers, and it is not recommended to install this release on devices that are used on a day-to-day basis, since there may be operating problems and incompatibilities with some applications.

What's new in Android 12 Developer Preview 3

As indicated in the official Android 12 calendar, this third preview is a incremental update to include stability and performance improvements.

Therefore, we do not find too many differences at the functional or design level with respect to the previous delivery. In fact, the recently leaked Android 12 news is not present in this update.

Best Android 12 Features So Far

And is that most of these developments are focused on developers so honestly little interest (except for a couple of notes) may have for the end user. In this sense we find new options such as the possibility of provide haptic feedback in applications, something quite useful for video game developers especially and that will allow you to add new possibilities never seen before.

On the other hand, we also have better camera support for high-resolution sensors, as is the case with the recent Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. According to Google, this will offer better performance from third party camera apps .

Finally there are also small adjustments to the general appearance of Android. Call notifications will look better and easier to understand, app launch animations are being revamped, and the way Android handles app links will also get new, which will ultimately make Android a much more stable and mature operating system.

The official list of news detailed by Google is as follows:

  • New app launch animationTo make “app launch a more consistent and delightful experience,” Google is introducing a default animation from launch point, a splash screen with the app icon, and the transition. Developers will be able to customize the so-called Splash Screen by replacing the application icon, controlling startup time, and more.
  • New incoming / outgoing / selected call notifications: In order to improve visibility, scannability and consistency, the new CallStyle template is available for bookmarks or video chat applications. Rising to the top of the notification shade, they support multiple default and custom actions, and can be customized with a large avatar image, text, and button color suggestions.
  • Improved web link- URLs that have not been via Android App Links or manually approved by users are immediately opened by the default web browser instead of the selection dialog.
  • More pleasant hapticAndroid 12 is introducing support for more expressive effects, as a low mark, as today's actuators feature a wider frequency bandwidth. The goal is to allow developers to create “informative haptic feedback for user interface events”.
  • More flexible backups: Developers can now set different rules (including encryption requirements) for cloud backups and device-to-device transfers.

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