Android 12 leaked screenshots give us a first peek into how it could look like the Android update
When Android 12 starts rolling out to smartphones, an event likely to take place towards the end of 2021, we’ll probably see it bring a slight redesign of the Android 11 user interface, as well as a collection of new features.
Before going any further, I should note: XDA Developers could not explicitly confirm the authenticity of the images, which may be screenshots or mockups. However, Android Police can confirm that some details in these screenshots match both our expectations for some upcoming features and other generally non-public information we have regarding Android 12.
It seems Android 12 could put a bigger emphasis on widgets, according to the screenshots these are little blocks for the home screen that let you utilize app features without opening the software, and while Android phones have had them for years now, they’ve received an increase in interest recently thanks to iOS introducing the feature.
The number of Quick Settings tiles has been reduced to four and the tile icons themselves are bigger. At the top, you can also see the clock and date have swapped positions.
A screenshot from the camera app shows the notification bubble still appears there though, which seems unnecessary and takes up screen space.
Details in the document acquired by XDA Developers indicate that Google will outright mandate the new privacy indicators in Android 12, prominently shown at the top of the screen and always visible when either the camera or microphone is being accessed, in the colors depicted.