The Android 12 beta version is currently available to download. The company can bring its stable version later this year. Google I/O 2021: Now your smartphone will become the key for your car, users will get this great feature on Android 12
Android 12 Features
Now you will soon be able to lock your car, unlock or start car from your Android smartphone. Google is working with some other famous automakers in the world, including BMW, on this new technology. The company released the beta version of its new Android 12 operating system at its Google I/O 2021 event on Tuesday. Users will also get the ‘digital car key’ function in this operating system soon.
According to Samir Samant, “By the end of this year, this ‘digital car key’ feature will be available on the selected Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy phones.” This feature will currently be available for select 2021 car models and select models coming in 2022 from other companies, including BMW.
Ultra-Wideband technology will be used
The ‘Digital Car Key’ function works with Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology. This is a type of radio transmission technology. In which the sensor can act as a small radar and indicate the direction of the signal. With this, the antenna present on your phone can locate and identify things equipped with the surrounding UWB technology. Those who have a car equipped with NFC technology will only be able to unlock their car door by touching it with the phone.
In addition, according to Sameer Samant, this feature will soon be available for many more of the company’s devices and soon this technology will work in both BMW and Fords cars.
You can also take a look at the privacy settings of this operating system in the beta version.
Android 12 Features
Customization has been done on Android 12. After Android 12 update, you can customize the interface color. In the new widget, you can make many changes based on yours. You will also get a different color decoration for the wallpaper. After applying this setting, you will see its effect on notification tones, lock screen, volume control, and widgets as well. Android 12 will also optimize your phone, which will increase the battery life of your phone. Google says that the CPU time for the central system has been reduced by 22 percent. It also has a privacy panel.
Smooth movement and animation will be seen when unlocking the screen after the new update. In the beta version, developers will also have the option to customize the widget based on their own. At the same time, additional control has also been provided in the Quick Settings panel. Now you can also keep Google and Home Control in Quick Settings. With Android 12, the Google Assistant can be activated by pressing the power button on any phone. This feature is already on the iPhone.
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How to install Android 12 Beta on your phone
Currently Android 12 Beta 1 can be downloaded only on Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5. If you have any of these phones, You can download the beta version on the Android 12 website, although registration is required.
After registration, the beta version of Android 12 will be available on your phone, then you can download the update by going to the phone settings. To do this, you can follow Settings> System> System update>
Even if you don’t have a pixel phone, you don’t have to worry. According to Google’s announcement, Oppo Find X3 Pro, TCL 20 Pro 5G, Tecno Camon 17, iQoo 7 Legend, Asus ZenFone 8, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11X Pro, Realme GT And Android 12 beta version will also be available for ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G.