Google has also officially announced Android 12L, nothing more than an Android 12 precisely for large screens. While the interface codes will also appear on traditional smartphones, the new features won’t be available on smaller displays.
We’re not short of tablets running the Android operating system, there are many of them on the market, but Apple iPads still dominate it. Perhaps the main reason for this may be that Google has released a bit of larger screen devices in recent years, which would have narrower functionality and be much more challenging to use if manufacturers like Samsung didn’t vibrate a bit on the surface. The search giant is finally willing to take this flaw more seriously. After working on the problem behind the scenes, the Android 12L has been officially unveiled to the general public. The package includes features that allow you to get even more out of giant screens.
To clarify: it’s not a brand new Android system. It’s not a green robotic reflection of the iPad OS. It’s more of a new feature in Android 12. Google has only given this new feature pack a unique name to indicate its importance. The developer preview is now available through the official Android emulator, but there will soon be a version made specifically for the Lenovo P12 Pro as well. Interestingly, there will also be a developer preview for Pixel phones. Still, since most of the features will be invisible and inaccessible on smaller displays, only developers will be able to work with them.
So it’s essentially about the Android 12L improving the system’s user experience on larger screens, and that’s through more polished surface elements and increased compatibility, among other things. For example, the drop-down notification menu is given a two-column layout if the display has a resolution of 600dp or higher.
It also evolves a lot and will make it easier to use the split-screen feature, which allows you to run two applications side by side simultaneously. A tray or dock is also part of the interface, which appears automatically when you use a tablet or other large-screen machine.
Android 12L also allows apps to display to fit the larger screen automatically. Presumably, tablet users have been waiting for this feature for a very long time, who often have to access it with a phone design, only in larger sizes. Despite introducing a generic quality to address this, Google staff encourages developers to boldly design their applications to look and feel good at all screen sizes.
According to the search giant, the Android 12L will be launched early next year, just in time to arrive with a new wave of Android tablets. Is it possible that they are thinking of the upcoming Samsung tablets? We don’t know that yet, but it’s still gratifying that Google is finally rediscovering the merits of larger-screen Android devices. The only question is whether these efforts and improvements will shake Apple’s dominance in the tablet market even a little bit.