Android 12L Beta Launched for Eligible Pixel Smartphones, Brings Better Support for Larger Screens

Android 12L is now available in beta on compatible Pixel devices, allowing users to try out the upcoming update which is designed to benefit users with larger displays. The Android 12L update is designed for tablets, foldable phones and other devices that support large-screen Android apps like Chromebooks. Google previously announced in October that beta releases are expected to begin in December. Pixel 3a and newer model owners can now try out the Android 12L beta on their smartphones.

The new Android 12L beta is now available for google pixel Smartphones are going back Pixel 3a, company announced On the Android Developers Blog. While currently only Pixel devices are supported, Lenovo Tab P12 Pro owners will also be able to test upcoming updateThank you for partnering with Lenovo. Unfortunately, smartphone users will not be able to take advantage of all the features in the update, specially designed for larger displays.

Users who have enrolled in the past Android 12 According to the company, the beta program will automatically get the Android 12L update. Developers who have Android Studio installed on their computers can also try out the Android 12L update coming today. Since many of Android 12L’s features are geared towards larger-screen devices, Google says the easiest way to test these is to install the update on the Android emulator.

Android 12L is probably the first time Google has focused on optimizing Android apps for larger screens since the arrival of tablet-focused Android Honeycomb more than nine years ago. The interface on Android 12 has been revamped and optimized to work on larger screens, such as the Recent Apps screen, which shows previous apps as a large card, and other apps on the left in a smaller card. Is.

Similarly, notifications are now located on the right side, while quick toggles and brightness controls are on the left. The upcoming Android 12L update could pack in some features as well, including a new taskbar that looks similar to windows 11 Or Mac OS, with support for shortcuts. Users can also drag and drop apps from the taskbar into split-screen mode.

Google has also added new Jetpack Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for developers to optimize their apps to work better on larger displays and redesigned apps like the Google Play Store to work with larger displays. Likely to get an upgrade. The stable version of Android 12L is expected to arrive on compatible devices in Spring 2022.

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