Google releases Android 12 Beta 2 for Google Pixel Devices.
The second Android 12 beta was released today by Google. The first beta, which debuted at Google’s I/O conference in May, gave us our first looks of Google’s new “Material You” design system, though it lacked many of the promised new features and design adjustments.
Google is delivering more of these to its testers with this new beta, including a new privacy dashboard that let users to see which apps have recently accessed their phone’s microphone, camera, and location.
Other new features in the beta include microphone and camera indications that show users if an app is using them, as well as new Quick Setting toggles that allow users to limit app access to them. Apps will receive blank audio and camera streams if access is turned off.
In addition, Google is delivering a clipboard read notice to Android, which notifies users when an app is reading from the clipboard. A new Internet Panel is also included in beta 2, which makes it easy to choose between internet providers, Wi-Fi networks, and other options.
Google is currently one release away from achieving platform stability in August with this release. Developers should complete their compatibility testing and deliver compatible versions of their apps, SDKs, and libraries today, according to the business.
Given the current monthly release schedule, Android 12 will most likely be released in September.