Google is going to let users run wild with their phones changing the whole way things look and feel.
The firm is calling this new feature ‘Material You’ and it will even help you pick the perfect design thanks to clever AI. Using what Google calls colour extraction, users choose their wallpaper and the system will then automatically work out which colours are dominant, which ones are complementary and which ones will look the best on the homescreen. Things will then be transformed without the user touching a single setting.
Along with that complete way to customise things there’s also some new additions to the drop-down Quick Settings menu which has been rebuilt to include Google Pay and Home Controls, while still allowing for customisation so you can have everything you need most in one easy-to-access place. Google will also let users instantly block apps from accessing the camera and microphone right from this menu. That’s pretty handy as you’ll instantly be able to see if an app is doing something in the background and the switch it off without digging into the settings menu.
Privacy is a main focus of Google right now with Android 12 including better ways to stop apps from tracking you across the web.
Android 12 includes new features that give you more transparency around which apps are accessing your data, and more controls so you can make informed choices about how much private information your apps can access.
Google is also giving Android 12 users more control over how much information they share with apps. With new approximate location permissions, apps can be limited to seeing just approximate locations instead of a precise one.
Google has confirmed that its Pixel devices will be the first to get Android 12 in the autumn.
Google is announcing more at its IO conference so check back for more details.
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