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Android 12: What’s new in the first developer preview

The latest version of Android brings more visual tweaks to notifications and performance enhancements under your phone’s hood. Here’s what the first developer preview looks like.




The latest version of Android brings more visual tweaks to notifications and performance enhancements under your phone’s hood. Here’s what the first developer preview looks like.

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    Ridam Chaudhary

    February 19, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Android 12 is just a number. Nothing new. If you have samsung one ui you don’t need this number.

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      Timothy McSwain

      February 19, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      But for sane Android users (aka those with non-Samsung devices) this is a great way to have Samsung’s few useful features without downgrading to their phones.

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    IZ Gaming

    February 19, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Lol. My phone (Nokia 6.1 Plus) is still on Android 10 (despite it’s a Android ONE device) and 12 is already coming soon…

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      Salman Khan

      February 19, 2021 at 4:03 pm

      I have pixel 2xl and will have to wait for custom rom lol

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    Pitch Black

    February 19, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Amoled dark mode is no more….rip

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    Zeus Starfall

    February 19, 2021 at 3:54 pm


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    vishnu deep

    February 19, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    teekh hain.

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    February 19, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    For people who just got a11, a12 will take 6months to officially release.

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    Amir Moradi

    February 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    2021 and I’m still rocking my Pixel 2

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      Eduardo Lara

      February 19, 2021 at 5:19 pm

      Same situation, but I have an S9 instead!

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    Berr Ruh

    February 19, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Why do people freak out about these updates so much, androids are already so customizable

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    Dedu Tedy

    February 19, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    As far as i know most of them i already have in android10… Maybe you did not knew them

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    Timothy McSwain

    February 19, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    The “back tap” is a feature that sounds better than it actually is, in my experience. I tried it for a little over a month on the iOS 14 beta, last summer. Hopefully it’s more reliable now than it was then, but I haven’t tried it again and haven’t missed it. Maybe the experience will be different on Android… but don’t expect it to be great.

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    John Gyver

    February 19, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    2:54 – I wonder how this back tap is detected by the phone – if it’s done by accelerometer sensor detecting some specific movement of the phone, we’ll probably have a lot of false-positives.

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    Boko Gigani

    February 19, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Lexy really like her green blouse.

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    February 19, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    My phone still uses Android 4.4, why am I even watching this.

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      Tu Maldita Madre

      February 19, 2021 at 7:42 pm

      Because you hate KitKat but don’t want to get rid of it

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      Jiwoo Park

      February 19, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Security experts would like to know your location

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    korysh cwe

    February 19, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Silky Home was not mentiond, this review is really half baked

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    Cancer Called Human Species

    February 19, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Those leaks were the UI I would prefer… Happy with One UI… User friendly UI 😍

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    Cesar Ruiz

    February 19, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like that new blue screen thing

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    February 19, 2021 at 7:37 pm


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    benson almeida

    February 19, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    No one, literally no one…

    …gives a damn 🤣

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    Gaganpreet Singh

    February 19, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    I have an Oppo and a Xiaomi.
    Honestly i like the skins on them much better than stock at this point.
    So many features and UI tweaks that make the device feel brand new.
    But stock android is so dull at this point and pixel phones have been having so many issues every single one of them had or has issues and google never replaced the devices or done anything responsible that I dont even care at this point whatever google comes up with.
    Current Pixel devices have camera and battery drain issues that have not been fixed months after their release and google hasnt taken any responsibility or has replaced any device.
    Its good that there are under the hood tweaks to Android 12 for other manufacturers to put their skins on lol.

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    kartik Ng21

    February 19, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Honestly, I don’t see any difference in android since, the last 3 years.. The changes are way too minimal and people tend to use their phone the way they use it before.. using android 11 feels no different from using android 9. A little bit changes in the notification panel icons, some gesture are useless to the average consumers. Who use YouTube, calling, some gaming, listening music and Browsing on the smartphone.. smartphones are getting really boring nowadays.

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    Mahede Rabbi

    February 19, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I saw this type others video but I came here for her.

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    February 19, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Looks like Google and certainly Apple still having hard time trying to keep up with Samsung One UI. I have been with Samsung since original Galaxy S and now with the best phone ever made Note 20 Ultra. Best experience and customer for life.

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    Slaid Louis Michel

    February 19, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Sigh… Google’s Android fragmentation is so annoying. Most people will never see this unless they a new phone. I might switch over to iOS

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    February 19, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Android be updating features little by little like how Iphone improves their hardware little by little per year.
    Then Android specs improves quite a lot while Iphone software improves quite a lot aswell.

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    February 20, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I’m just mesmerized by Lexy’s eyes 😍

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    Silvio Britto

    February 20, 2021 at 4:31 am

    OneUI is rulling. Highly successful. Oneplus, now Google… as people say, copying is the major compliment.

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    Kevin Wolff

    February 20, 2021 at 4:59 am

    You forgot to mention the other features added to the screenshot tool besides the emoji stickers, such as text application and also the ability to swipe away the pop-up notification after each screenshot rather than pressing the tiny little x.

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    February 20, 2021 at 5:14 am

    For being rave as being fast, stock android is quite slow in implementing important features. Features which most custom skins already have…

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    David Williams

    February 20, 2021 at 5:51 am

    I feel saddened Alphabet stopped having fun with the version names. 😕

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    February 20, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Windows Phone UI is much better than Android

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    Purushottam Singh

    February 20, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Thik hhh….😀🔥😎

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    February 20, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Andro 12 is not too much exciting in my opinion

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    February 20, 2021 at 11:30 am


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    February 20, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    I dispointed because still my phone running with Android 10 📱

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    hemanth kumar tirupati

    February 20, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    I think that snoozing notifications is pretty useless. Is it just me or does anyone snooze their notifications?

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    February 20, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Meanwhile I’m waiting for Android 11 to be pushed to my OnePlus 7T smh

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    February 20, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Wow Google, even more shamelessly ripped-off iOS features. Poor Android, always trying to play catch up. 🤦‍♂️

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    Ownagemaximus 556

    February 20, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Both iOS and Android have matured with their updates. They’re not really groundbreaking like they used to be in terms of added update features.

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    ben playle

    February 20, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    I was hoping for more consistent and cohesive widgets throughout apps. E.g android setting a basic shape for widgets to be. also better widgets for googles own apps.
    Or even folders in the app draw or a horizontal app draw!

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    Abby H 2025

    February 20, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    why am i watching this i have an iphone lol
    android still cool tho, really pretty os

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    iosk pad101•igbo traveler•

    February 20, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Yeahhhh I’m waiting

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    CHR LO

    February 20, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    i think eyeshadow too much

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    Evanson Chege

    February 20, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    I kinda liked the kicks

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    February 20, 2021 at 8:31 pm


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    February 20, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    note 20 ultra here and still no one ui 3.1 still running older one … smh

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    Guapo Prince

    February 20, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    iOS steals from android and android steals from iOS

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    February 20, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    She’s hot! ❤️💕😍😘😚

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    Jake King

    February 20, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    just bought 3 phones with activation lock. lost $400 and apple can’t do anything unless i have original receipt of my dead uncle and my missus friends dad. So i’m moving to android cause if you forgot your password in apple you pretty much just have to sell the phone for parts

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      February 21, 2021 at 12:26 am

      Apple didn’t gave access even to FBI, then what do you expect?
      That is how secure your ‘personal’ device is with Apple
      Like it or not that’s your choice
      For some people it may look too much but for PPL who somewhat care about some privacy that’s a go for device

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    Old Man Leon

    February 21, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I really want to switch back to android after this riveting presentation. “Does anyone care”? Meh

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    February 21, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Backtap, WiFi nearby share… oh nooooo, Android didn’t copy Apple at all. 😒

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    Kaai Kivi

    February 21, 2021 at 2:19 am

    This is bigger, 4 instead of 6 icons, that is bigger, you can add emojis to screenshots, share passwords… these are all things I don’t want!

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    Million Roses

    February 21, 2021 at 4:07 am

    When they release android11 for midrange galaxies 😑😑😑

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    Jonathan Azcoitia

    February 21, 2021 at 4:40 am

    This lady looks young and old at the same time .

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      Bonnie Munene

      February 22, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Very true. Haha

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    Saurabh Jha

    February 21, 2021 at 5:24 am

    they literally have nothing do do new

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    Bhagyshree Tambe

    February 21, 2021 at 8:53 am

    I am still in android 11 beta here and you are talking about android 12

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    akhil roy

    February 21, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Borin a f

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    Kay Mwanza

    February 21, 2021 at 9:34 am

    I’m still on Android 10 waiting for 11, now this…..

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    Quby evoy

    February 21, 2021 at 10:51 am

    I think there is only a slight change from the previous Android, it is more appropriate to call it Android 11.2

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    February 21, 2021 at 11:59 am

    I Expect game mode on 12 🧐

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    Henré Rossouw

    February 21, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    I like how much Android has evolved since the early days when we downloaded custom roms from XDA Devs. I don’t want to fiddle anymore. I want stock ROMs to be clean and minimalistic. Guess it’s why I use iOS these days. I like where this is headed though.

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    February 21, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Read between the lines, she said not to watch it lol

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    Muhamad Khoiron

    February 21, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Looks like Android wants to catch up with IOS🤣

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      Dark Matter

      February 22, 2021 at 12:56 am

      Just like ios added widgets and spotify compatibility. Lol

      Both ios and Android copy from each other, and it’s made each of their devices better because of it….. except android is still the king of multitasking. And don’t get me started on their google assistant android features, that basically craps all over siri.

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    February 21, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    04:00-5:30 I already has that three features……in my moto G9

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    Julius Nanor

    February 21, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Scrolling through the app screen page should also be considered as an option for personalizing the app screen page🤔

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    Wilson Mercedes

    February 22, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Looks boring as usual, one UI 4.0 i count on you

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    Aghy Nurzian Syahputra

    February 22, 2021 at 1:51 am

    I guess Android getting more like iOS, and iOS more like android too nowadays. in my honest opinion nearby shares are like an airdrop, and the back tap thing is already on iOS 14 that releases on September 16, 2020. And at the same time, iOS 14 are release “Widget” that android coming it the feature first on their smartphone, lmao 😂😂😂

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    February 22, 2021 at 3:50 am

    Basically naming things iPhones already do

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    February 22, 2021 at 5:51 am

    whats the point of changing fonts color shades tabs transition? then these new apps requires new android os that doesnt even have anything to do with their app like netflix. it requires updated ios and android just to watch movies? these trend are so lame just to make people buy updated phones

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    Anup Yadav

    February 22, 2021 at 9:03 am

    How’s the screen recorder

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    Abhishek Gupta

    February 22, 2021 at 10:23 am

    At this point they are just playing catch up with iOS

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    abel Mposha

    February 22, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Looks like one UI 3

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    Hentai Chick

    February 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    They should’ve waited for phone companies to upgrade to android 11 before introducing another version of android.

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    josue ocampo

    February 22, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Android 11 in Xiaomi Mi A3 not work really well, now, it’s much more difficult to take a screenshot, yes, pressing the power button and volume down works, but it was much more easy with the power button, and now even the power button doesn’t work for that, also there isn’t a toggle on the Notification bar to do that, it’s more difficult now, and the bubble’s messages doesn’t even work, so Android 10 is still better now

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    February 22, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Typical Android. They make a big deal out of nothing. All these changes are nothing more then entertaining. They have no real productivity uses. Android is over doing the customizable features and not on anything that will blow you away with the apps that will make hard core IPhone users to switch.

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