Prior to the beta release of the OS, Google shared the documentation and source code with its partners so that they could tailor their devices accordingly. The XDA Developers report claimed that an early draft of the document has been leaked in which some changes can be seen with screenshots, which can be expected from Android 12.
In one of these screenshots, the new notification panel UI can be seen. It will now have a blurred background for each notification and its edges will be curved. There will be four quick settings tiles, which will be larger in size than the current six. The time and date at the top left of the notification panel will be interchanged. New icons have been seen on the top right side of the notification panel, which can be assumed that this Android 12 will have new privacy features.
New icons show whether the camera and microphone have been used. The report states that tapping on these icons shows which app is using the microphone and camera. Privacy settings in Android 12 will also be revamped. This may allow users to completely disable the camera, microphone and location access.
According to the report, when talking about the changes in widgets, the ‘Conversations’ widget shows recent messages, missed calls and activity status. It also states that Google is planning to make the Conversation widget mandatory for all devices running Android 12. It also has ‘People Shortcuts’, which provides quick information about contacts.
As we mentioned, Google has not shared official information about Android 12, so we cannot be sure that all these features will be knocked into the final version of the operating system.