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Android 12 Beta Features & What Your Phone Should Expect

Android 12 final beta has been released. We have it installed on our pixel line devices and this pretty much indicates that the full version of Android trial. Should be here. Any day. Now today. I want to share with you guys. My top 10 ish favorite features of Android 12. I also want to talk to you guys about the features that are going to come to your devices. Specifically, non pixel devices. This is TK and this is my favorite features of Android 12. Let's check them out.

The first thing we'll start off here is by saying this is running right now on my pixel 5A and of course, it runs on most pixel devices when the last few years from Google they made the beta available, even the developer preview and it seems to be running very good. Even on the I would say basically a series of pixels are considered to be more of the budget friendly versions. Even the pixel for a from last year was running this very nicely. Again, we're running the latest Beta And of course, we have all of the new features. We noticed the new buttons that are have a tarp here, the color configuration that we've seen here. We also have the mic and camera configuration buttons. This enables us to not only actually disable the mic and micro and Camera from the entire system. But also make sure that nothing is using it in the background. If we're not using these two functions, and of course, we can re-enable them right away. The first thing, we'll notice right away is the fact that there is a theme that somewhat going on, you notice the green coloring with the icons, the colorings that are available out there. 

Top Android 12 Features What Excites Me & What Your Phone Should Expect
TK Bay

And that's because we have the new wallpaper themes engine that enables us to actually customize the experience on our pixel devices mean. If I change the wallpaper, let's say, we'll go over to this Mandalorian one or go ahead and selected bone. Actually set it up and I'm going to align it or apply it to the entire system. You notice that my icons in the preview change and even on the actual UI element to match that now speed test is not configured but it essentially is going to show up entirely on my own in the entire system here. And that's one of the new customizations that they release the steam engine is actually. There and it's going to work throughout the system. You can customize it by either selecting the pre-configured colors or you can actually you can go and change them slightly and configure them to your preference. The other thing is we also have the new beta feature out of here for the icons. And that's what's allowing me to customize. Your theme, the icons in their dark mode is built in here. And of course, we have the ability of customizing her grid, all of this is done now, by simply press and holding on the background and going to wallpapers and style very nice and very easy. Now, one of the other really cool features that they also added in here is the Privacy dashboard. Now, for this one. All I have to do is

Roll down to the Privacy section and then we can jump into straight for the Privacy dashboard and it gives us information as to what is using. What, depending on the permissions that we have for privacy purposes. So for locations, camera and microphone. You can see here within the last 24 hours what the main usage has been on my phone and you're able to monitor this overtime and of course, go in there and customize. So when it goes down to the microphone, I can see here that YouTube that use that because I was using YouTube's search, but I can also manage the permission for that application in case I don't want it to have that ability of doing so forth. Now, of course, we Talk about the fact that we could customize or at least manage the microphone and camera options. And that's one of my third options. They are very easy. Very simple. Now. The other thing they add in here is whenever we turn on the camera, you'll notice there's that little icon that's present at the Top. If I swipe down from the top you can definitely see here an icon telling us that there is a camera app or there's an application using the camera on my phone. So if I swipe it away, there's a Green Dot. Otherwise I do. I know I always know really if a camera is being used. Now conversely, if I'm using the assistant, I'll go ahead and press the assistant here. You notice the same thing comes up.

Top Android 12 Features What Excites Me & What Your Phone Should Expect
TK Bay

Top. And that's because the microphone is being used and once that being done and it goes away, then, you know, the mic is not being used. You can control that in any time from UI element by just going through the notification shade and customizing it. You're also able to actually turn on extra dim, which enables us to have a slightly darker, or maybe you're not as popping of color on the display here and you can turn it on. It makes it easier to read, especially late at night, one of the other options. I also want to cover with you guys, is that home controls and Google, pay are now actually built into the notification panel and not into the power menu as we Used to have them in the past. So now, we have power off restart locket as well as the ability of tario doing your emergency contact. And and of course, for everything else would be relating to Google home configuration, or Google pay. Now, they're sitting in your notification panel, easy access now, conversely, Google pay is also accessible from the lock screen. In case you want to make a payment without necessarily having to unlock your device. Now, one of the things I really appreciate about the new UI element is the fact that if I swipe down twice actually can reach both the power and the settings button with one finger. Everything is really designed.

 To be around the one finger usage, and one handed mode, even though we're using it on a large display. This still works. If I can swipe down from here. I'm able to actually access the entire. UI element by just swiping down even when I'm using gestures, so it's very easy and again intended to work for one-handed usage. Nothing is known as well. There's nothing that you can't reach with one hand. Now with the new UI elements. Now, one of the other optimizations that they added here is better picture and picture the ability of actually magnifying, the picture and picture. It sits nicely, you could just pinch and zoom it and when you're done put it away and it works very nicely with most video applications on our pixel devices. So really nice and is also going to be one of those features that will come across other devices. So last thing I want to talk about is new, widgets. You'll notice, there's that new clock widget that we have here and that it is steamed by the system. So if I change my wallpaper, this will follow the themes. While paper colors and install it. As we essentially is jumping into the widget section. We have access to all of the new widgets that they've covered us for us, but specifically, the contact one Android system in intelligence. These are the options that we have in there now playing history, Chrome contacts. All over the stuff that we have, and of course conversation which it, which is coming soon. So definitely very nice. And, of course, all of this also kind of configures into the fact that we

Top Android 12 Features What Excites Me & What Your Phone Should Expect
TK Bay

Have the ability of using the fingerprint sensor swipe down, by opening, notification panel, and closing it. Although it seems like it takes a little bit of a sometime in here. And then, last but not least, is the double tap. So I can double tap on the back of my phone. And then with that one, I'm able to open up whatever application I want. I can open up the assistant. I can even open up the camera and shows it to open up Instagram mostly because I want to show this demonstration. But overall still very nice, recent sap, all of that stuff, screenshot and selection options here to be able to copy. Text looks very, very nice. So this was pretty much Much. What pixel will look like from now on, at least, till they go through another iteration material, you gives us a new, I'm going to call it. Basically, the pixel experience with the pixel skin because what we use to refer to as stock, Android is no longer technically stock. Now, this is the pixel experience. If you going to use a pixel device, you're going to be looking for things as I showed you today, if your little using Samsung, you're going to look for a Samsung 1ui, 4.0 oxygen OS, 12 color or West 12 me you I13 the whole bunch of different things, but essentially

 What you're going to get, he is an experienced on each device. Based on the company. That is selling it. There is still stock. AOSP am very but for the most part that's going to be the experiences were gay. So let's talk about the features that I shared with you today that are going to come to your device, regardless of what that carrier or manufacturer you're using. First and foremost, we're going to talk about is the microphone and the camera access. Those are going to be coming in as part of the notification panel. No question. You're going to be able to access those, and you're going to be able to actually see them directly when you boot up about your first boot of and WE 12 the power menu more than likely will not carry over more than likely. I think a good number of the oems are going to be changing the power menu. So don't expect it to look the way it is here as far as accessing Google pay and of course, the the home functionality, more than likely, they're going to be part of the app if they were integrated with the power menu before. If that is carried, will probably see if they're. So the next feature is called the Privacy dashboard. As I shared with you guys. This is the ability of seeing the permissions, the privacy and related information to your devised. What is using those permissions? And so

Top Android 12 Features What Excites Me & What Your Phone Should Expect
TK Bay

And that put in for the most part I think is going to come across most devices because that's baked into Android. And unless the OEM specifically doesn't want that feature. We're probably going to be seeing this feature. Come across any device that you're getting that gets Android 12th. Now, the last thing obviously it's going to be the picture-in-picture, the ability of resizing our fixer and picture. I think that's also a feature that's going to be coming across because most of the features are we're looking at today are specific to the material. You what I mean by this is the theming engine that we're talking about that's going to be more specific to Google Now and pixel. And I don't think most

Be silly and Motorola. Since they typically tend to keep their systems. Very stop. I wouldn't be surprised. If they were able to keep this and carry this over into their system to the end of the day. I'm pretty sure that the features as far as the Privacy dashboard, the ability of to activating or disabling the camera, and the microphone are definitely going to be coming to other devices as well as the notification that we see at the top, right? That little green button that we normally get if we're using the camera or the microphone. So you always have that visual Medicare. These are part of Android and for the most part should be coming over to most devices the picture-in-picture. Again, we'll also should be There and available for most video playing applications ability pinching and zooming. As no longer having to basically rely on actually having the kind of like a used the corner of the image to make it bigger. You can now pinch and zoom and make it work. Exactly the way you want it. Let me know. What do you think of Android 12? Are you excited about it? There is currently a beta going for 1ui a devices, oxygen OS, color OS, if I'm not mistaken me, why devices as well, as well. As some of the other carriers are all yemm's that announced their support of Android 12 at the launch of our announcement that Andrew trial. How far from Google the speaking, see you in the next

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