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Incoming: Android 12 looks to overhaul UI/UX in a major way

  This is probably the biggest change to the UI/UX since Kitkat for Google and it could not have come at a better time. To Google’s credit, the UI didn't seem old or outdated, however, the change is welcomed. And it's not just a coat of paint either. Google also took the time to make things faster and work more efficiently.  Some things Google pointed out below… Personalization Starting with Android 12 on Pixel devices, you’ll be able to completely personalize your phone with a custom color palette and redesigned widgets. Using what we call color extraction, you choose your wallpaper, and the system automatically determines which colors are dominant, which ones are complementary, and which ones just look great. It then applies those colors across the entire OS: the notification shade, the lock screen, the volume controls, new widgets, and much more. Fluid animations From the moment you pick up an Android 12 device, you’ll feel how it comes alive with every tap, swipe, and scrol

Android 12 Developer Preview 3 is the last update before the beta next month at Google I/O

  Today Google released its third and final version of the Android 12 Developer Preview. Next month we should see the first beta where there will be even more changes. Highlights mentioned in today's release can be found below. Improved web linking - In Android 12 we’re making some changes to help users get to their content faster and more seamlessly. First, we’ve changed the default handling of links that aren’t verified through Android App Links or manually approved for links by the user. Now the OS will directly open them in the default browser, rather than showing a chooser dialog. To make it easier for users to approve your app for links, we’ve added a new Intent that takes them to “Open by default” in Settings. If you want to ensure that only your app can handle links from your domain, you can use App Links. We’ve added new adb commands to help you configure and test your links. More here. Rich haptic experiences - We’re expanding the tools we offer for creating informative

Google releases Android 12 Developer Preview 2

  Today Google released Developer Preview 2 of Android 12 to developers. Some features included in DP2 are user-facing updates to PIP, lockscreen pin entry, one-handed mode, tweaks to the dark theme, and many more. In a blog post Google’s Dave Burke, VP of Engineering writes Last month we shared the first preview of Android 12, an early look at the next version of Android. Today we’re bringing you the next milestone build in this year’s release, with more new features and changes for you to try with your apps. In Android 12 we’re making the OS smarter, easier to use, and better performing, with privacy and security at the core. We’re also working to give you new tools for building great experiences for users, whether they’re using phones, laptops, tablets, TVs, or cars. Some things to look for in today’s release include new rounded corners APIs, improved picture-in-picture APIs, better companion device management, easier effects like blur and color filter, app overlay controls, and mor

Google Announces Android Dev Preview 1

  If you didn't know, Google announced Android 12 today. You can look forward to lots of goodies and the new features Google mentioned in their blog post can be found below. This is nowhere near the final version of the new OS so expect lots of changes over the coming months. Trust and safety Privacy is at the heart of everything we do, and in Android 12 we’re continuing to focus on giving users more transparency and control while keeping their devices and data secure. In today’s release we’ve added new controls over identifiers that can be used for tracking, safer defaults for app components, and more. These changes may affect your apps, so we recommend testing as soon as possible. Watch for more privacy and security features coming in later preview releases. Modern SameSite cookie behaviors in WebView - In line with changes to Chrome and other browsers, WebView includes new SameSite cookie behaviors to provide additional security and privacy and give users more transparency and