A few days ago Google announced the release and the start of testing of the third beta version Android 12 and the main changes we can find Compared to the second beta version, for example, the ability to create screenshots covering not only the visible area, but also the content in the scrolling area.
Another of the changes that stands out in this third beta version is the ability to keep content out of viewable area which works for all applications that use the "View to render" class to support scrolling of screenshots in programs that use specific interfaces, the ScrollCapture API is proposed.
The structure includes a new high-performance search engine AppSearch, which allows you to index information on your device and perform full-text searches with ranking results. AppSearch provides two types of indexes: to organize searches in individual applications and to search the entire system.
An API has been added to the WindowInsets class to determine the display position of the camera and microphone usage indicators (indicators can overlay controls in full-screen programs and through the specified API, the application can adjust their Interface).
In addition, a feature is also highlighted for centrally controlled devices to disable the use of switches to mute the microphone and camera.
For the CDM fund (Companion Device Manager) applications that control related devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, is the ability to launch active services (foreground).
The improved automatic rotation of screen content, that now can use facial recognition from the front camera to determine if the screen needs to be rotated, for example when a person is using the phone while lying down To ensure confidentiality, information is processed on the fly without an image buffer. The feature is currently only available on Pixel 4 and newer smartphones.
Moreover animation was optimized for screen rotation, which reduced the delay before rotation by approximately 25% and added game mode API and related settings to control performance profile of the game; for example, you can sacrifice performance to extend battery life or use all available resources to achieve maximum FPS.
Another change is that it added play-as-you-download to load game assets in the background during installation, allowing you to start playing before the download is complete.
Moreover, July Android Security Patch Released The Center fixes 44 vulnerabilities, of which 7 are rated critical and the rest are high. Most critical issues allow a remote attack to execute your code on the system. Issues marked dangerous allow code to run in the context of a privileged process by manipulating local applications.
6 critical vulnerabilities affect proprietary components of Qualcomm chips and a Widevine DRM module (buffer overflow when processing third-party content). In addition, vulnerabilities can be observed in the Android Framework, Android Media Framework and Android system components that allow you to elevate your privileges on the system.
Finally, it is expected that the launch of the new version of Android 12 if all goes well, this coming during the third quarter of this year 2021.
Regarding firmware builds Prepared from this third beta version of Android 12, it is currently available for Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 4/4 XL, Pixel 4a / 4a 5G and Pixel 5 devices, as well as for some ASUS devices, OnePlus , Oppo, Realme, Sharp, TCL, Transsion, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.
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