Android 12 Leaks, New Features and Codenames


Google is expected to introduce the Android 12 operating system at the Google I/O event in May.

logo Android 12 12400 has been leaked circulating in cyberspace, including the code name and features that will be carried.

The XDA developer found in the Android 12 Source Code published by Google late last year, there is a “sc” prefix in the development branch section. His initials are thought to be “Snow Cone”, the sweet treat that became the code name for Andoid 12.

However, the codename will likely only be used by Google internals to distinguish between Android versions.

Because Google last used sweets as the name for Android in Android 9.0 Pie. The dessert name was later removed in Android 10 and Android 11.

However, internally the company still uses candy as a code name for Android. For example, the company uses the codename RVC aka Red Velvet Cake to refer to Android 11.

As is known, since launching the third Android OS or version 1.5, Google has made the name dessert as a characteristic of its Android operating system. The naming mechanism is made in alphabetical order.

Listed, Google has been using a list of names dessert such as cupcakes, donuts, eclaiir, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream sandwich, jellybean, kitkat, until lollipop as the name of the OS-nya. last time Google to embed the name of the dessert “Pie ” to Android version 9.0.

Android 12 is hinted to be bringing several new features such as a new auto-rotate feature, a built-in gaming mode, and a quick toggle setting to reduce the brightness of the smartphone screen.

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As compiled from gsm arena, this new auto-rotate feature will reportedly rely on the front camera of the user’s device to detect user activity when switching from vertical to horizontal mode.

Currently, the auto-rotation feature still duplicates the combined data from the phone’s accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. Data from these two sensors is said to be less accurate when detecting the mode used by the user.

Then there is the GameManager feature. With this feature, users can adjust the brightness, sound, and even “do not disturb” mode. This feature will most likely be activated automatically when the user starts the game.

Andorid 12 is also rumored to have a toggle button to reduce the brightness of the cellphone screen to a certain capacity that has been provided. Its purpose is as a shortcut to adjust the brightness of the phone screen.

android 12 display leakFrom the leak, there is a new widget that will display chat content and other notifications from the other person in the messaging application.

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However, these colors also tend to be changeable, for example when using a different theme or turning on dark mode.

The color of the status bar on the top side that contains the clock, signal indicator, and battery looks simpler, only showing one solid color. The location has changed, the position of the clock is now next to the top left corner, not on the top right as it used to be.

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From the leak, Android 12 is also seen featuring a new privacy indicator in the form of a camera and microphone icon. Users will also be reminded whenever the app will use the camera or microphone on the device.

Google is rumored to be releasing an early beta version of Android 12 and a Developer Preview at the end of this month as summarized by Graffiti Tekno from GadgetSnow, Wednesday (17/2/2021).

That way, the new look and features of the operating system will be known more clearly in the near future. We’ll just have to wait!