Here’s a quick summary of everything you need to know about the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system — and how to try it for yourself.
The Android 12 operating system was announced at Google I/O 2021, and will bring new software features to many existing and upcoming Android phones. In the article, we break down the three major changes that come with the update, and how you can install it on your device.
Android 12’s Best New Features
The content you change means that your wallpaper of choice will change the color palette across the operating system, and there are a few other nice touches that include screen lighting from where you tapped it, a large clock, and a simple notification screen
A new privacy dashboard will show you which apps have accessed which data and an indicator to let you know when the camera or microphone is in use for more transparency.
Google can’t expect to match Apple’s inter-device compatibility, but there’s still more interactivity with other Google devices like Chromecast and Chromebooks, and in the near future we’ll see car features for BMW, among other manufacturers .
how to download android 12
If you want to get the latest Android software (currently in its beta-1 stage), the first thing you’ll need is a compatible device. All Pixel phones are eligible (including the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and Pixel 4a 5G), along with a select clutch of other phones: OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Find X3 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi 11.
If one of these is in your possession, just log in android beta program, select Opt-in for your device, and select Join beta. Then, through the menu system on your phone, follow this path to access the latest software: Settings > System > Advanced > System updates > Check for updates.