The XDA-Developers site continues to play with the code of the first preview version of Android 12. The future Google operating system should be inspired by Apple's iOS 14.
© XDA-Developers Another find: Android 12 will introduce customization options for the lock screen.
Last week, Google released the first developer preview version of Android 12 . Very stingy with new features, the latter has especially delighted the most curious users who have fun digging through its code to activate future hidden functions. It will probably be necessary to wait until May, the month when Google got used to unveiling its future operating system, to discover all the new features of Android 12.
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Google likes iOS 14 widgets
While digging through the code of Android 12 DP1, Mishaal Rahman of the XDA-Developers site found an interesting function. Google has implemented an iOS 14-style stacked widget system. Later this year, it should be possible to overlay one widget on top of another to save space on its home screen. By scrolling this stacked widget from right to left (from top to bottom at Apple), we can switch from one widget to another.
According to other leaks, Android 12 is expected to introduce a new widget manager. Aware of Apple's success in this area, Google has decided to give its home system a boost. The company would also launch new customization options to change its icons or lock screen.
In March and April, Google will release two more developer previews of Android 12. In May, June, July and August, four public betas are expected. A few days later, the final version of the OS will be available.