The next version of Android remains focussed on developers until the first beta launches next month. With that in mind, we’re diving into today’s release of Android 12 DP3 to find all the new features.

Over the coming hours, we’ll dive into all of Android 12 DP3’s new features and every single change. (The newest updates will be at 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.

For reference, here’s everything new in Android 12 Developer Preview 1 and DP2.

Playing audio now crossfades when switching player

android 12 audio crossfade

Dark mode extends to toast messages

Count for bundled notifications

Widgets revamped: New menu, recommendations, rounded corners

Android 12 DP3 Widgets revamp

Screenshot previews can be swiped away either left/right

Toggles in Quick Settings get explicit on/off status label

‘Reduce Brightness’ now called ‘Extra dim’

New 4×4 Pixel Launcher grid

Launch splash screen for all apps

Battery Settings menu gets new progress bar

Rounded ‘bubbly’ corners now used for volume, key UI elements

Screenshot Markup adds fonts for text tool

Pixel Launcher ‘At A Glance’ widget subtly bolder

Return of Eclipse live wallpaper for Pixel 4a

New partitioned app shortcuts and homescreen long-press menu

Settings menu redesign live with revamped scrolling/bounce animation

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