Google launched its latest Pixel 6 smartphones last night – the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that run on the company’s in-house Tensor chip. With the launch of the Pixel 6 series, Google also started rolling out Android 12 for Pixel smartphones. The latest version of Android launched in May at the Google I / O Developer Conference in May. Google also made the source code for Android available earlier this month. Android 12 comes with a new refreshed user interface and other improvements like updated security controls, new animations and other improvements to Google Pixel smartphones.
The biggest improvement of Android 12 on Pixel smartphones is the Material You design language which aims to improve customization on Pixel smartphones running Android 12. Material You allows users to choose a custom color scheme based on their tastes, which will be applied through the system user interface. Android 12 also uses Fluid Motion and new animations to provide a new and more personal experience.
Android 12 also brings a lot of privacy-focused features to Pixel smartphones. Google has introduced a new privacy dashboard that will give users a better idea of which apps are taking what data. It is also possible to give an approximate location authorization instead of a precise location. There are also indicators when an app is using your camera or microphone.
Those with a Pixel 3 or later smartphone can already update their smartphones to the latest operating system from Google. The update will reach your smartphone over the air and you will receive a notification. However, if you want to do it manually, you can head to the Settings > Advanced > Update the system to verify it. Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a 5G will receive Android 12 apart from the latest Pixels 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Along with Pixel smartphones, Android 12 is also coming to devices from manufacturers like Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Vivo, Xiaomi, and more.