The second Android 12 beta arrived this Wednesday (9) for Pixel phones. At the Google I/O conference, held in May, the Google stated that Beta 2 would already introduce most of the main privacy features of the new operational system the company.

The first new feature is a panel in device settings, providing details of which apps accessed the user's microphone, camera or location. This is all on a 24-hour schedule.


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Anyone who uses a Pixel smartphone and updates the operating system will also be able to ask an app for details about the reason for accessing the data. O Google recommends that developers leverage requests to help users understand hits.

Android 12 will also show the user a message at the bottom of the screen whenever an app accesses or reads the clipboard, unless the data is copied to the same program.

Google Pixel 3
Android 2 beta 12 is available from Pixel 3. Image: Bluebox Photography/Shutterstock

Microphone and camera indicators will appear in the upper right corner of the screen when both are accessed. It is also possible to add toggle buttons, which allow access to be quickly deactivated.

The beta 2 version of Android 12 also brings, in settings, a block showing active connections. The Wi-Fi icon is the default, with network name. By clicking, the user opens the internet panel, where they can quickly disconnect, or switch the connection to the mobile network.

Check out the list of Pixels that will receive Android 2 Beta 12:

  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 4a (5G)
  • Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 3a XL
  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3

The first Android 12 beta is now available for a number of smartphones. It is possible to check the initial list HERE.

Street: 9to5 Google

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