The second beta of Android 12 by Google is now out! The launch is a continuation of the first beta launched through Google’s I/O conference back in May. With the new beta, Google brings more features on privacy, camera, location, and several other parts.
Android 12 Beta 2: What’s New?
Google is improving its privacy through its new privacy dashboard available in Android 12. The new privacy dashboard records which apps recently used a phone’s microphone, camera and location. The new beta, according to Tech Crunch, also has indicators to alert users when an app is using the phone’s microphone and camera.
Google also brought new Quick Setting toggles that allow users to disable app access to their camera or microphone to Android 12 beta 2. This way, users can monitor and control their phones’ activity easier.
Not only that, Google is also bringing a clipboard read notification to its new operating system. This feature notifies users if an app is reading from the clipboard.
Another new feature available in beta 2 is a new Internet Panel. What’s different with this new panel is that it eases users in switching between internet providers, Wi-Fi networks, etc.
Google’s new release is taking the company one step away from reaching platform stability in August. be finishing their compatibility testing. Releasing compatible versions of their apps, SDK and libraries is an important step as well. Judging by Google’s monthly release cadence, we might be able to see the final release of Android 12 in September.
Note that the new Android 12 requires a compatible device. Though, numeral non-Google devices now can also access the new operating system. For example, as noted from Tech Crunch, Sharp is reportedly joining the beta program today.