Android 12 – Beta 3
With the announcement of Android 12 by Google at I/O in May 2021, Google has launched several Beta programs. The first Beta program was launch in May 2021. It was the initial beta-quality release launched only for selected users who enrolled.
While the second beta program was launched last month in June to Continue compatibility testing and to watch the feedback from Android Beta users. Start early testing with targeting Android 12 and Notify SDK and library developers of any issues.
A few days back, the third Beta update is rolling out to test the android 12 and to compile apps against the official API 31 SDK along with slightly new and changed features,.
We collected the list of new features that will add to the Beta 3 version of the Android 12. As you are familiar that this Google already launch two Beta programs and this is the third beta program for android 12, these features are for testing purposes only and the actual features may vary in the stable update.
New features of Android 12 Beta 3
- Scrolling screenshots
- Disable swipe to invoke assistant gesture
- You can turn off Wi-Fi from the “Internet” panel now
- Better and faster auto-rotate
- Settings no longer use colorful icons
- Material You’s dynamic theme is now customizable
- Themed icons
- Quickly copy links from the recent apps overview
- Media recommendations
- At a glance renamed to “Live Space”
- Storage settings show trash storage use
- Bubbles and PIP windows have a redesigned closing experience
- A revamped setup experience
- Game Settings
- Consolidation of one-handed mode and “swipe for notifications” gestures
Scrolling screenshots is one of the most-awaited and exciting features where you can capture scroll able content. Now you don’t have to capture screenshots one by one and edit them in a single image. Now, Google has made this easier for the user without any third party app or editing tool.
Disable swipe to invoke assistant gesture
Disabling gesture feature is introduced in Beta 3 targeting Android 12.
To disable the gesture feature, you can head towards Settings >> System >> Gestures >> System navigation >> Gesture navigation (tap the cog icon.)
You can turn off Wi-Fi from the “Internet” panel now
As you know, Beta 2 android 12 has simplified the connection issue between WiFi and mobile data by making a separate tile called the Internet.
While, In Android 12 Beta 3, you see the Turn Off WiFi in the bottom left of the Internet panel instead of settings.
Better and faster auto-rotate
Beta 3 will now enable the better and faster auto-rotate option for the user. According to some experts, the auto rotation will now work on the face detection technique which ensures a better user experience. Google has also optimized the animation and redrawing of the screen.
Settings no longer use colorful icons
Some of the app icons will return to their previous look. some icons will return to their previous look as they look in the previous Android OS version.
Material You’s dynamic theme is now customizable
Beta 3 has a more customizable “Monet” which will auto-generate the theme when you pick a new wallpaper. Google teased this palette-picking feature at Google I/O, and now, Beta 3 has added the updated Wallpaper Picker.
A new “themed icon” toggle has introduced in the third beta update of android 12. All the apps icons will be dynamically themed, excluding Chat, Find My Device, Play Games, and Tasksbut. However, the majority of apps will be supporting this.
Quickly copy links from the recent apps overview
A new feature of copy and sharing the URL has been added in the Beta 3 version of android 12. when you focus on the task containing the URL like YouTube, Google etc, you can copy and share by tapping on the URL.
The Beta 3 Android 12 now refined the media player and make more integrated more integrated than before. however, this feature is not added yet because it’s tied to the upcoming “Live Space” feature.
At a glance renamed to “Live Space”
Google has renamed the “At a Glance” widget to “Live Space” in the Beta 3 Update. However, we do not see any new features in it.
Storage settings show trash storage use
If you are troubled with managing storage in your device, then this update brings good news, now you can check how much storage your phone’s trash is taking up.
Bubbles and PIP windows have a redesigned closing experience
When you drag a bubble or picture-in-picture window in Android 12 Beta 3, you will notice some changes such as the close target (the “X” at the bottom) is now much larger and Second, there’s a neat snap animation when the bubble or PIP window is near the close target.
A revamped setup experience
You’ll be greeted by the Setup Wizard app whenever you factory reset your phone or buy a new Pixel, which guides you to establish the connection to the Internet, adding your Google account, and setting up a few features, and in Android 12 Beta 3 and offers the pleasant design.
Google also revealed the most awaited game dashboard feature in the Android 13. This will add some new features on the screen such as a screen recorder, screen capture shortcut, FPS meter, and Do Not Disturb toggle. However, this feature is not included in the Beta 3 update yet, but the Game Settings page is added in Beta 3.
Consolidation of one-handed mode and “swipe for notifications” gestures
In the second developer preview of Android 12, Google added a new “swipe for notifications” gesture that lets you swipe down near the bottom of any screen to pull down the notification bar, which creates conflicts with one-handed mode because both the gestures were triggered in the same way. In Beta 3, Google resolves this issue, they remove the standalone settings page for the “swipe for notifications” gesture and instead moved it to the page for one-handed mode only.
This is our compilation of the features that we noticed in the Android 12 Beta 3. Feel free to comment if you noticed more changes, features down below and your views on it.
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