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Android 12 First Developer Preview officially released

Android 12

Google has officially released the Android 12 Developer Preview 1 which brings new changes that make Android more intuitive, better performing, and more secure.

As we know that every single developer preview is intended for developers only so they can try out the upcoming OS and test their apps to adapt to the changes that are introduced. The final version is scheduled to be released in August 2021.

Android 12 is being built with the tenants of privacy, better user experience, and better performance, with its Developer Preview 1 introducing:

Trust and Safety

  • Modern SameSite cookie behaviors in WebView
  • Restricted Netlink MAC
  • Safer exporting of components
  • Safer handling of intents

Better User Experience Tools

  • Compatible media transcoding
  • AVIF image support
  • Foreground service optimizations
  • Rich content insertion
  • Haptic-coupled audio effect
  • Multi-channel audio
  • Immersive mode improvements for gesture navigation
  • Notification UI updates
  • Faster and more responsive notifications
  • Improved Binder IPC calls

App Compatibility

  • Project Mainline / Google Play System Updates: ART and more
  • Optimizing for tablets, foldables, TVs
  • Updated lists of non-SDK interfaces
  • Easier testing and debugging changes
  • Platform stability milestone

Updated lists of non-SDK interfaces

With this release, Google has restricted additional non-SDK interfaces.

Android 12 Schedule

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