As Google is likely to unveil Android 12 at its I/O 2021, a new leak hints that Android 12 might include some new functional changes, including Google widgets and animations.
According to Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech, for starters, there’s a brand new music widget in the notifications bar, alongside newly redesigned Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles.
There’s also a new volume slider, redesigned notifications, a new clock widget and even a new weather widget.
There’s a lot of small changes, but all of these add up to create a more cohesive and welcoming Android UI, XDA Developers reported.
Presser suggests that the new Android 12 release will focus heavily on the introduction of a new user interface.
The keyboard, app icons and other UI elements all match to create a consistent design across the system.
Google I/O 2021 will be virtual and free to attend and will run from May 18-20. It will feature Consumer and Developer Keynotes followed by Technical Sessions for “product announcements and how to adopt new features”.
Users will have to register for Workshops that are instructor-led and feature Q&A, while Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions will be an “opportunity to ask Google product experts questions”.
Meetups — casual, open, facilitated forums hosted by Google that enable attendees to connect with each other — will also require registration and reservation.