author / Dave Burke, VP of Engineering
distance Android 12 The official release of is only a few weeks away ！ new edition Android The touch up of the system has entered the final stage , Today we bring the last Beta Version update , For everyone to test and develop . For developers , It's time to prepare your application ！
today , You can go to Pixel On the device ( Include 5G edition Pixel 5a) adopt OTA to update Begin to experience Android 12 Beta 5. If you have already joined Beta test , Will be automatically updated . You can also experience... On several designated devices of our device manufacturer partners Android 12 Beta 5, Please check here .
of Android 12 And how to get started , Please visit Android 12 Developer site .
Please pay attention to the upcoming Android 12 More information about the official version ！
Beta 5 Update list
Today's update contains for Pixel And other equipment and Android Simulator's Android 12 Release candidates . We have stay Beta 4 Reach the platform stability milestone , All application-oriented interfaces have been finalized , Include SDK and NDK API、 Application oriented system behavior , And non SDK The interface limits have been determined . besides ,Beta 5 It also brings the latest fixes and optimizations , Gives you everything you need to complete the test .
Get your app ready
With Android 12 The official version is approaching , We require all application and game developers Complete the final compatibility test , And before the official version comes Release compatibility updates for apps and games . For all SDK、 Development Library 、 For developers of tools and game engines , It is more important to release compatibility updates as soon as possible : Before getting updates from you , The work of your downstream application and game developers may be blocked .
To test the compatibility of the application , Just run Android 12 Beta 5 Install your app on your device , And test all processes of the application , Find out the function or UI Problems exposed on the Internet . Please pass Behavior change list ( For all applications ) To identify potential changes that may affect the application , So as to determine the test focus .
Here are some changes that need attention :
- Privacy Center - This is the system setup (Settings) A new interface added in , Users can see which applications are accessing which types of data , And when to visit . if necessary , Users can adjust their permissions , And get the detailed reasons for accessing data from the application . Please visit Official documents Learn more .
- Microphone and camera indicators - When the application is using a camera or microphone ,Android 12 An indicator will be displayed in the status bar . Please visit Official documents Learn more .
- Microphone and camera global switch - Quick setup (Quick Settings) New global switch function in , Allows users to immediately disable microphone and camera access for all applications . Please visit Official documents Learn more .
- Clipboard access notification - When the application reads data from the clipboard , The system will remind the user . Please visit Official documents Learn more .
- Excessive rolling stretch effect - When scrolling excessively , new " The tensile " The effect replaces the previous luminous effect in the whole system . Please visit Official documents Learn more .
- Application startup screen - Android 12 The new startup animation will be used when starting the application . Please visit Official documents Learn more .
- Keygen change - We removed some abandoned BouncyCastle encryption algorithm , Switch to Conscrypt Realization . If your app uses 512 Bit AES secret key , You need to change it to Conscrypt Standard length supported . Please visit Official documents Learn more .
Don't forget Test the development library and... In the application SDK The compatibility of . If you find SDK The problem of , Please try to update to the latest version of SDK , Or ask its developers for help .
Once you have released a compatible version of the current application , Can Start upgrading Applied targetSdkVersion. Please refer to Behavior change list ( For Android 12 Application ), And use Compatibility framework tools To quickly detect problems .
Explore new features and API
Android 12 With a lot of new features , Can help you build a good experience for users . Please review our stay Beta 2 The introduction made when , as well as Google I/O Upper Android 12 speech . To learn about all the new features and API The full details of , Please visit Android 12 Developer site .
And don't forget to try Android Studio Arctic Fox Conduct Android 12 Development and testing of . We've added to help you discover possible vulnerabilities in your code Android 12 The impact of the change lint Check , Such as the custom declaration of the startup screen 、 Request rough position permission for fine position 、 Media format , And high sensor sampling rate authority . You can download and To configure Latest version Android Studio To try these new features .
Start experiencing right now Android 12
Whether you want to experience Android 12 The function of 、 Test application or Submit feedback , You can start with this Beta 5 Start . just Use supported Pixel The device is registered to participate in the test , It's over the air (OTA) Ways to get updated . To start developing , Please install and set Android 12 SDK.
You can also participate in Android 12 Developers preview the planned device manufacturer's device experience Android 12 Beta 5, Please visit developer.android.google.cn/about/versions/12/devices See the full list of partners . You can also use Android GSI image More extensive testing on more devices . If you don't have the right equipment , It can also be in Android Simulator Test on .Beta 5 Can also be applied to Android TV, You can see the latest features , Test your application , And try something new Google TV Experience .
Android 12 It will be officially released in the next few weeks , Please keep an eye on ！ in the meantime , Welcome to continue to contact us through the question feedback page Share your feedback , Include Platform issues 、 Application compatibility issues as well as The third party SDK problem .
Thanks again to our developer community for creating Android 12 Made a great contribution ！ Everyone shared Thousands of problem reports And insight , Help us adjust API、 Improve features 、 Fix major problems , So as to create a better platform for users and developers .
We look forward to Android 12 See your wonderful works on the ！
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