Android 12 codename is ‘Snow Cone’, The name is reveale by a Google executive on Twitter. The trend of giving dessert names to new Android versions isn’t new as Google use titles such as Ice Cream Sandwich, Marshmallow, and Nougat.
This was change with the release of Android 10 in 2019 as the company then decided to use the numerical order for calling its new Android releases.
Android 12 was release on 4th October 2021 as the latest operating system from Google just months after going through testing under various developer previews and beta builds.
The title Snow Cone first surfaced in February though it didn’t receive enough coverage as Google had abandoned the use of dessert names for its new Android versions in 2019.
Android family did carry dessert name internally as Android 11 was apparently call as Red Velvet Cake among Google developers.
Android 10 was also suggest to be call as Queen Cake by Burke before cancel the dessert-themed naming scheme.
A stable version of Android 12 was release on Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Android 12 brings the all-new ‘Material You’ design language.
As it also carries new privacy options, a new approximate location permission and an on-screen indicator to alert users when the built-in microphone or camera of the phone is in use.
Google has additionally optimised the overall user experience on Android 12 with better power efficiency and improved CPU performance.
You will also get smoother audio transitions and an improved notification shade.
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