Google never ceases to surprise us with its amazing innovations and technological upgrades. Recently, At a jam-packed online I/O conference, Google formally pulled again the curtain on Android 12 with the launch of its first public beta providing. Android 12’s visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, since February, in fact, when its first developer preview release launched into this musty virtual world.
- The biggest innovation in the digital world: For the first time in several years, the biggest evolution of all for Android is on the surface itself: Android 12 introduced an exciting rethink of the entire system interface, with a new design language and a unique look and feel for the platform. It feels like the most important shakeup in Android’s look since the launch of Android 5.0, Lollipop, back in 2014 – and not surprisingly: That was the first Android version to feature Google Material Design standards and this release is the first to use the update retrieval in the so-called visual language Your material.
- The idea: The idea of Android features revolving around Pixels is nothing new, of course. Some of the most invented and impressive advances associated with Assistant in recent years, such as Google automation call-screening system and call-holding genie launched as Pixel-only tasks and remain that way today. Other features, such as the more capable new version of Assistant introduced in 2019, were initially described as coming to Pixel phones “first” – but, well, almost two years later, most were on Pixel phones only.
- Main interface: Unlike the typical tacked features or relatively minor options we’ve seen limited to Pixels in the past, this currently exclusive Pixel is Android’s main interface. The identity of the software itself and how you see and relate to it. As Google itself put it officially @Android at @Google Twitter accounts, this is a re-thinking of the “full experience” of what Android wants to use.
- A new face of Google: Outside of increasingly small niche-level devices, Google’s own Android software design is largely a Pixel-specific entity. Even Nokia’s long-term Android One partner seems to be moving away from the promises of that program and its promise to the standard Android interface. So in a weird way, it probably makes sense to go ahead and say that out loud and make the limited usability of Android’s basic design as a Pixel feature rather than a liability to Google.
- Features: The main purpose of the software is to provide an extraordinary and different unique User experience specific for Google Pixel phones. One could say the same about other recent Android releases, of course, but none even come close to transformative or as deep-rooted as we see in Android 12. To be fair, we don’t know for sure at this point what, exactly, Android 12 will end up looking like on non -Pixel phones. Other device manufacturers may consider emulating some of the same concepts, and eventually, Google may decide to offer at least some of them in other environments