Like the great (and rapidly deserted) Android pill interfaces of yore, Android 12.1 sees Google return to dual-pane layouts for numerous bits of the OS interface. The settings display screen is again to a dual-pane configuration, which has the top-level settings checklist on the left and every particular person web page of settings on the best. The notification panel takes the same method, with the short settings on the left and the traditional checklist of notifications on the best.
Google’s leaked dock interface is right here, too. The screenshots all have a pinned black bar on the backside of the display screen, making for a hybrid of the iPad’s new dock UI and the previous Honeycomb bar. After all, all the pieces might change finally, however for now, the icons on the backside simply appear to be your current apps. With the ability to pin apps to this bar can be good, too. The dock, assuming it doesn’t auto-hide, will minimize into the vertical real-estate apps have entry to. Vertical area is presently a giant downside for apps on foldables, particularly once you aren’t in side-by-side app mode.
Some fascinating adjustments right here, that are undoubtedly sorely wanted for Android tablets and tablet-like gadgets.