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Android 12 is now rolling out for Pixel devices

Android 12 now contains a Privacy Dashboard feature, which is a summary page that shows you what information has been viewed and by which apps. This dashboard will also include explanations for why these apps got the rights in the first place. The privacy dashboard will be accessible through the device’s Settings panel. Google has officially brought out the Android 12 operating system for the recently launched Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as other devices, as announced at Google I/O 2021. New customisation options, a Material You style. Along with a revamp for Google Workspace apps including Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides are among the highlights of the new OS. Prior to this, Android 12 was only accessible for testing to developers and a restricted group of users.

Smartphones that have received the Android 12 update


The Pixel 3A, Pixel 4, Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A 5G, Pixel 5, and Pixel 5A now have the Android 12 operating system. Later this year, it will be available for Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices. This operating system is also found in the newly released Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphones.

For the uninitiated, Android 12 now has a Privacy Dashboard feature. This feature is a summary page that shows you what information has been viewed and by which apps. This dashboard will also include explanations for why these apps got the rights in the first place. The privacy dashboard will be accessible through the device’s Settings panel.

Users will be able to disable the software’s access to microphones and cameras using specific microphone toggles. Using the quick toggles, you will be able to grant manual access to the apps. When an app uses the camera or microphone, indicators will now appear in the status bar.

When an app tries to copy or paste information to or from your clipboard, a new notification pop-up appears.

A new internet panel is also included with the new operating system. With a single press on the Internet option, a list of accessible and nearby Wi-Fi networks, including toggles for mobile data connections, appears. It opens the new Internet settings screen when you press it for a long time.

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