A Google official announced on Twitter that Android 12 is codenamed “Snow Cone.” The practise of naming new Android versions after desserts isn’t new; Google has previously used names like Ice Cream Sandwich, Marshmallow, and Nougat. With the introduction of Android 10 in 2019, the firm chose to utilise the number sequence for naming its future Android versions, breaking with tradition. Google’s latest operating system, Android 12, was launched on Monday, months after it underwent extensive testing in different developer previews and beta releases.
- The new dessert name for Android 12 is ‘Snow Cone.’
- On Monday, Google released the new Android version.
- Google Pixel devices have yet to receive Android 12.
A cool background to celebrate the launch of Android Snow Cone!🍧 pic.twitter.com/J726PvPhVv
— Dave Burke (@davey_burke) October 4, 2021
Dave Burke, Google’s Vice President of Android Engineering, announced Snow Cone as the dessert name for Android 12 in a tweet on Monday. After Android Pie, which was awarded to the ninth major version of the mobile platform, the current Android operating system is the first in the previous couple of years to earn a specific dessert-themed moniker.
The term Snow Cone initially appeared in February, according to Android Central, but it didn’t get enough attention because Google had stopped using dessert titles for its new Android versions in 2019.
Internally, the Android family did have dessert names, as Android 11 was reportedly dubbed Red Velvet Cake by Google engineers. Burke proposed the name Queen Cake for Android 10 before abandoning the dessert-themed naming plan.
On Monday, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) published a stable version of Android 12. Manufacturers like as Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme announced the introduction of custom skins based on the new Android version shortly after the debut. However, Google Pixel phones are yet to receive the update.
Android 12 introduces the all-new “Material You” design language, which was detailed at Google’s I/O developer conference in May after an initial developer preview was released in February. It also comes with additional privacy choices,.
an estimated location permission, and an on-screen indication that notifies users when the phone’s built-in microphone or camera is being used. There are improvements coming later this year, such as an iOS-like ability to opt out of commercial monitoring.
In addition, Google has enhanced the overall user experience on Android snow cone by improving battery economy and CPU speed. Smoother audio transitions and an enhanced notification shade are among the changes.
Is Android 12 available?
Android 12 is the most recent Android version, having been released to the public on October 4, 2021.
- At a glance, these are the new features in Android 12 :
Based on your chosen wallpaper, an automatic theming mechanism is activated.
- Material You is a new design language used across the OS and Google apps.
- In the Pixel Launcher, there’s a new widget picker with new Google app widgets.
- Quick Settings have been redesigned and now include smart home controls.
- The lock screen has been updated, as well as the Always-on Display.
- In the app drawer, you may search for anything on your Android 12 phone.
- Sharing links from Recents is simple.
- Picture-in-picture and auto-rotate enhancements, as well as a more dim screen setting
- Scrollable screenshots are supported.
- New emoji, new power menu, and new setup wizard
- Performance and fluidity have both improved.
- Indicators for camera and microphone usage have been added to the new Privacy Dashboard.