Google has released the first public beta of Android 12. Google will release beta 2 of the upcoming software version in the coming months. The second beta of the update will include Android 12’s privacy dashboard as well as additional camera and microphone controls.
The privacy dashboard will be accessible via the Settings menu and will provide a clear timeline view of the last 24 hours of microphone, camera, and location access. According to the company, this feature was added to the operating system in response to user feedback. Android users wanted to know what data was accessed by apps. It also allows you to revoke app permissions directly from the dashboard.
Finally, the beta 2 will send a read notification to users whenever an app accesses their clipboard.
What’s New in Android 12?
With the new Material You UI design, the Android 12 operating system will completely transform the look of the Android phone. The interface has been updated with new colour schemes, animations, tile designs, and other features. This means that with the most recent operating system, you will be able to customise the notification shade, volume controls, lock screen, and almost everything else to complement the wallpaper on your smartphone.
Android 12 includes a dedicated ‘One-handed’ mode that allows you to use large phones with one hand. Long-pressing the power button will also bring up the Google Assistant.
A new Privacy Dashboard provides a unified view of your permissions settings as well as what data is being accessed, how frequently, and by which apps. It also allows you to revoke app permissions directly from the dashboard.