Google IO 2021 is occurring right now and Android 12 Beta is now available to download first on Pixel devices and some other phones as well. The new version of Android features a great redesign called Material You. Perhaps the biggest feature of the new version is the dynamically created themes based on your wallpaper.
All you have to do is to choose your wallpaper. The system then automatically determines which colors are dominant, which are complementary, and which “just look great”. It then applies the changes to colors across the entire operating system – the notification shade, the lock screen, the volume controls, new widgets, and so on.
Google has also made the OS very efficient and more fluid across everywhere. There is now a 22% reduction in CPU time needed for core system services, and a 15% reduction in the use of big cores by the system server.
Here’s how to enrol for the beta. You can go to Android Beta Program (google.com) and sign up. If you currently have a Pixel 3, 3a, 4, 4a, 4a (5G), or 5 device, you can try it today.