The first Beta at I/O 2021 last month rolled out the first aspects of the Material You redesign and Google is continuing to overhaul the next major version of its OS with the latest release. Over the coming hours, we will dive into Android 12 Beta 2 to chronicle all the new features and changes.
The newest features in Android 12 Beta 2 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.
Enable/disable ‘Show clipboard access’ toast message
- Settings > Privacy > Advanced
Smart Replies are no longer pill-shaped
Settings tweaks: High-level toggles & app bars better emphasized
Menu descriptions in Settings restored
Styles & wallpapers –> Wallpaper & style
More compact Now Playing notification in QS + lockscreen
Smart home ‘Device controls’ in Quick Settings
- Toggles also available in Settings > Privacy
Tweaked UI when removing apps from homescreen
- New rounded rectangular outline on the homescreen
Bolder ‘Save’ button in Markup
- New load animation for app shortcuts that just slides up rather than expand out
Internet Panel in QS
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