Google recently released the second beta for Android 12, and it came with new features that are all summarized below, from its “conversations” widget to its ‘Quick Tap’ double-tap back gesture and others.
The “conversations” widget, which allows users to jump into a message from the home screen, can now tap a running message thread from several apps, allowing users to choose any conversation for most messaging apps.
The “Quick Talk” double-tap gesture, which is only activated on Google’s Pixel 5, allows a screenshot to be taken by default and also performs some other activities, such as triggering the Google Assistant, playing/pausing media, opening the Recent Apps menu, and others.
The new face unlock animation feature available on Pixel 4 takes place after the device is unlocked, and when the lock screen disappears, a wave of color radiates from top to bottom, meaning that the face unlock has just been used.
In beta 2 of Android 12, picture-in-picture is no longer reduced by dragging the corners but enlarged by double tapping and pinching.
While there is now a switch that enables/disables the ‘show clipboard access’ toast message, smart replies are no longer tablet-shaped with high-level buttons and app bars that are better highlighted.
Menu descriptions in the settings have also been restored.
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