It’s been two years since Google formally ditched dessert names for its newest Android OS model. Android 9.0 Pie was the final time Google indulged in desserts. Nevertheless, internally the corporate nonetheless has codenames that are based mostly on desserts. As an illustration, Android 11 was reportedly referred to as Pink Velvet Cake. With Android 12’s launch on the horizon — someday in Could most likely — the codename of the upcoming OS has been noticed and it’s referred to as Snow Cone.
In keeping with a report by XDA Builders, Google hasn’t formally confirmed its inside dessert identify for Android 12 however they ‘dug’ out some information on it. “When Google publishes Android 12’s supply code later this 12 months, you would possibly discover that a number of the event branches are prefaced with “sc”. That’s quick for Snow Cone,” notes the report. Final 12 months, Android 11’s improvement branches had been prefaced with “rvc” for “Pink Velvet Cake.”
Rumours and leaks have instructed up to now that Android 12 could have a bunch of latest options.
In a couple of alleged screenshots shared in a report by XDA Builders, one can see a brand new notifications panel with extra pronounced corners. Android 12 will allegedly take away the clear background from the notification panel with an opaque background.
The screenshot additionally reveals that the Fast Settings panel could also be lowered from 6 to 4, enabling icons to change into bigger. Positions of the date and clock have additionally been swapped. The screenshots additionally reveal the addition of latest privateness indicators within the top-right nook.
On the privateness entrance, Android 12 could notify a person at any time when an app will use digicam or the microphone. Tapping on the alert icon could precisely reveal the identify of the app that’s utilizing the digicam/microphone with out permission. Moreover, Google is predicted to vary the Privateness settings with the Android 12.