Android 12 Developer Preview Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 18 February 2021 at 02:15 PM EST. 23 Comments
The first public developer preview is out today of Android 12.

Among the changes that users and developers can look forward to with the forthcoming Google Android 12 include:

- Various trust/safety improvements around SameSite cookie behavior in WebView, safer handling of Intents, and other changes in the name of security.

- Compatible media transcoding support for apps not able to handle HEVC. For apps not capable of HEVC, automatic transcoding to AVC will be performed.

- AVIF image support is now in place, based on the AV1 specification.

- Multi-channel audio, haptic-coupled audio effect, and other audio work.

- Foreground service optimizations, notification UI updates, and more.

More details on the Android 12 Developer Preview via the Android Developers blog.
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