According to sources, Google will return actively tested features that should appear on Android 11 in the next version of Android OS (Android 12). Google developers call this feature “Columbus”.
This mapping hides the ability to perform many actions by double-tapping the back of your smartphone. This is the same way you tap the screen to wake it up. By default, double-clicking on the back triggers the Google Assistant. However, this action can be set to almost any other action, such as turning off alarms, activating the camera, turning off the video, muting incoming calls, and so on.
On Android 12, Columbus performs only some actions. You can use this feature to call the Google Assistant again, take a screenshot, pause and resume video playback, and open a notification or background app menu.
The user must first record this “gesture” to prevent accidental pushes and other actions from being interpreted as double clicks. You can also turn Columbus off completely in your Android settings.
ANDROID 12 WILL BRING A COMPLETELY NEW SPLIT-SCREEN MODE
Google is an interesting innovation for Android 12. In addition to simplified Wi-Fi password transfer procedures, restricted network mode, and mysterious hibernation mode, some developers have discovered new features that satisfy owners of large-screen smartphones.
We are talking about a redesigned split-screen multitasking mode. In this mode, you can view and use two apps at the same time (and in some cases more) at the same time. This is especially useful for smartphones with large screens.
To use multiple applications simultaneously; Then you need to open one of them and activate the split-screen mode for that app using recent apps view and choose the second app … often this solution is not very suitable, and manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and Microsoft have provided alternatives.
According to 9to5Google, Google is a completely redesigned split-screen mode called application pairs (application pairs). When browsing recent apps, you can use application pairs to treat application pairs as a task.
Therefore, users can pair two apps that they often use together. Then, after working with other apps, you can easily turn it on and back. To illustrate the features in action, 9to5Google has created a mockup of what the features look like.
ANDROID 12 WILL BE MUCH EASIER TO UPDATE – VIA PLAY STORE
The popularity of the Google Play Store makes it easy for Android users to update their apps. Updating apps through the Play Store is a technical routine for some users. Update via Play Store seems easier than OTA update. Google wants to provide users with easier options for Android updates. Google launched “Project Mainline” to improve the way Android is updated. On Android 12, updating the OS can be easy.
IN ANDROID 12, USERS CAN BLOCK APPS FROM ACCESSING THE INTERNET
Google is currently working hard to release a new mobile platform, Android 12. Meanwhile, the details are beginning to leak on the web.
Now, enthusiasts in the XDA Developers community have discovered features for future updates by investigating the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code.
A new internal feature is called restricted network mode. Interestingly, in a post describing the innovation, enthusiastic fans expressed dissatisfaction with the feature not adding a system-wide customizable firewall.
However, this mode can be beneficial. When activated in the settings, only applications with permissions to CONNECTIVITY_USE_RESTRICTED_NETWORKS can connect to the network. This permission is only available for system applications installed by certain and/or manufacturers. Therefore, in restricted network mode, user-installed applications cannot access the Internet.
The first Android 12 developer preview will be released in February.