The final release of Android 12 will take a while, but leaked screenshots give us a first impression of the new Android version. Google is probably working on a new design and more privacy options.
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Check out the Android 12 screenshots
The usually well implemented website XDA Developers has seen a document about Android 12 and also shares the first screenshots at the same time. This shows that Google is likely to provide Android 12 with a new design. You can see this, for example, in the notification panel, which now has a beige background instead of transparent. We also see that notifications now have rounded corners, which looks fresher.
Android 12 probably also introduces new privacy options and at the top right you see, for example, a green icon with a camera and microphone. Indicates that there are apps that are currently using the camera and microphone. If you tap this, you will see which applications these are and you can take action if necessary.
The widgets are also taken care of in Android 12. The screenshots show a new ‘Conversations’ widget showing all recent messages, missed calls and other updates. By placing this widget on the home screen, you automatically have an overview of missed calls and / or messages that you can respond to.
When will Android 12 be released?
New Android versions are usually released in August or September, but before that, Google will first come up with several test versions. The first beta (Developer Preview) is expected this month, although it will probably be an early developer version. We expect Google to release a public beta a few months later, which normal users can install.
At the moment, many users are still waiting for Android 11, the update that appeared last year. The Android version has been available on Pixel phones for quite some time and Samsung has also released the update for the necessary smartphones. However, there are still plenty of devices that are waiting for a software upgrade.
Knowing more? Also check the extensive Android 11 update overview to see if your phone is being updated. In the Android 11 review (and accompanying video below) we talk to you about all the innovations and improvements.