As a preview — rather than beta, Android 12 DP1 is “for developers only” and not focused on new user-facing features. That said, we’ve flashed the first Developer Preview factory image to chronicle all the new features.
Over the coming hours, we’ll dive into all of Android 12 DP1’s new features and every single change. (The newest updates will be at the top of this list. Be sure to check back often and tell us what you find in the comments below.)
Google is planning eight releases over the coming months before the consumer launch later this year to Pixel phones and other devices. If you want to quickly install the Android 12 DP1 on your compatible Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5 be sure to check out our step-by-step guide.
Tapping the app icon inside a notification works to hide/show content
Functionally, gestures are allowed even when the bar is hidden; system back requires only one swipe to invoke instead of the two swipes required for Android 11. No additional swipes are needed to pull down the notification bar or start going Home.
‘Safety & emergency’ in Settings
- Links to Google’s Pixel Safety app
- Available as Quick Settings tile. Long-press to set preferences
Consolidated ‘Screen timeout’ settings with ‘Screen attention’
‘Redirect vibration’ under ‘Languages & input’ settings
Wider app shortcut menu
New pill-shaped toggles with state confirmation
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