Google has announced the first Android 12 developer preview, commencing the path to this year’s major Android update, due late summer.
The Android 12 Developer Preview 1 doesn’t offer much in the way of new consumer features, but rather offers some new back-end API tools to prepare developers for the new cycle. Now available for developers with Pixel phones, the update includes “new tools for building great experiences for users.”
From what Google has announced in a blog post from Android VP of Engineering Dave Burke, we know Notifications are getting a major upgrade this year.
Burke speaks of new designs that make notifications “more modern, easier to use, and more functional,” in Android 12. There’ll also be optimisations for “transitions and animations across…