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Android 12, the new and best mobile OS

Alvaro Salazar
6 min read

Finally, the new operating system for mobile devices (which also works for televisions) Android 12 has been launched.

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Updated system

After going through many beta versions and developer versions, the system is now officially released to the public. You can test it on your Pixel device even if you are not enrolled in the beta program.

The Android 12 was shown to the public a few months ago, however, now is the time to test it ourselves.

These are the mobiles in which Android 12 will be available

This wonderful system is already slowly entering the market and as of now we have some models in the beta update. However, we must start at the beginning of this topic, which are, the Google Pixel phones that will be updated from now on to the new OS By delivery date, the Pixel phones with Android 12 assured will be:

  • Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL.

  • Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL.

  • Google Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G.

  • Google Pixel 5.

  • Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL.

Phones that will be updated in addition to the Pixel

Apart from the Pixels, we could already say that Android 12 will get every smart device released from now on in its beta program.

We can review the list of the Google site so that we can see the list of mobiles that will have it available. Therefore, the list of devices to be updated to the operating system in question:

  • ASUS Zenfone 8

  • OPPO Find X3 Pro.

  • TCL 20 Pro 5G.

  • I live iQOO 7Legend.

  • Xiaomi Mi 11.

  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.

  • Xiaomi Mi 11.

  • Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro.

  • ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G.

The new features

We can start by talking about the 'Peer Applications', one of the main highlights for Android 12, it is about the use of split screen applications.

This new option offers us the opportunity to enjoy the shared screen, we can use two applications at the same time without problems.

In addition to this, we have the option of configuring two applications to run simultaneously without having to activate double screen each time. Assuming we need to open YouTube and Twitter consistently and simultaneously, we really want to do it that way.

Split screen

We have the PiP or 'Picture in Picture' method of the new Android OS will not be exactly the same as the current Android 11 mode.

With this mode we can actually continue to see our recordings or the videos of the applications in some other part of the OS, keeping the application open and the video in front of us.

Through this new option we can change the size of the video with a touch or two, we will also be able to hide the video on some side of our devices, although the audio will remain active.

A new Game Booster

With Android 12 will also come 'Game Manager', another mode for games located in the system as we have seen so far in different producers, such as Game Booster, etc.

The mode will consist of a framework API so that applications can reach versatile specific settings at any time we are playing.

New emojis and text fonts

One more difference within Android is that the emoticon packs will be updated directly from Google Play, without requiring the entire OS to be updated.

This will also be the case for text styles. This will allow us to join designs between various forms of Android.


Customer security has been at the focal point of Google developments for quite some time, and it is all centered on the way in which in Android we will have some kind of locally mounted firewall in the new operating system. Likewise, the use of application stores other than Google Play will be simplified, and payment methods will be strengthened in the store itself.

Source code

We were all waiting for the final version of this wonderful system, even on Pixels, what Google did on October 4 was to distribute the source code of Android 12.

There is still a little left for the arrival of the updates for the different phones available, however we are currently in the last stage.

What configuration changes will it bring?

The new framework plans to merge a few new layouts across various spaces in the system, though the most striking will, of course, be the artwork area setting.

It will have another plane as themes for its interface, and it will consolidate the already introduced 'Material You', another plane style that reformats practically the entire OS and presents configurable themes from the background.

The appearance of Material You to the system will also change the advances of the system, the screen 'Consistently on Display' and the lock screen of the terminals.

All local OS gadgets. They are also updated, and it seems that we will have home screens for applications that do not have them by default, we will perceive how they are produced when we can see them in activity.

The quick adjustments of the frame will still undergo changes, separating into two sections, and we will have a significantly thicker splendor shift bar, to work more easily with this. Another setting focuses on the accessibility of the system that will also focus on those users who have vision problems.

The orientation of the screen will be changed with this new development of the system, becoming more effective in preventing the notebook from rotating the screen when it should not.

It is said that the front camera of the phone will be used to know the rotation of our face so that what we are seeing on the screen is constantly arranged with precision.

We assume that this operating system when fully optimized will be better than now. New options are expected to be announced by the developers of this framework.

So far at launch, no one has presented problems or failures with the new update. It is expected that this will not happen, since it is a system that will be used by the new generation of smartphones.