According to XDA, Google is expected to release a major update to Android next week — Android 12.
XDA pointed out that Google’s release after Android 12 was not Android 13, but Android 12.1, and now some details about Android 12.1 have come out.
The biggest change to Android 12.1 is reportedly a foldable phone, and with Google rumored to be releasing the Pixel Fold soon, Google must adapt the foldable screen as soon as possible.
On Android 12.1, the lock screen and Settings screen are split in two. As shown in the figure, the lock screen displays the time on the left, the notification on the right, and the sub-item of a setting option on the right of the Settings screen.
In addition, Android 12.1 adds a taskbar to make it easier to switch between apps, and Google has optimized the split screen mode to take advantage of the larger screen size of the foldable screen for pc-level multitasking.
It’s also worth noting that Google has brought a new boot animation to Android 12.1.