Google has just released the first public beta of Android 12, and here are some of the new features you can expect to see in this update, starting with personalization. This means that users will be able to personalize their phone with a custom color palette and redesigned widgets. After choosing your wallpaper, it uses color extraction to automatically determine which colors are dominant, complementary and / or just look great, before applying them to the entire OS. Read more for an in-depth look and additional information.
For those worried about security, there’s a new Privacy Dashboard that provides a single view into your permissions settings as well as what data is being accessed, how often and by which apps. A new indicator on the top right of the status bar lets you know exactly when your apps are accessing your microphone or camera. Android Private Compute Core enables Google to introduce new technologies that are private by design, allowing the operating system to keep your personal information safe, private and local to your phone.
- New unlocked Android phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan; works with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Google Fi, and other major carriers
- Capture great photos using your cell phone on the 12 MP dual pixel rear camera with features like Live HDR+ Night Sight, and Portrait Mode; share photos directly from the viewfinder of your Pixel camera to Google and popular third party apps
- The Adaptive Battery lasts up to 24 hours  as it learns your favorite apps and reduces power to the ones you rarely use
- HDR+ makes your photos look better by automatically adjusting for color and lighting; Night Sight lets you capture rich detail and color even in the dark; Portrait Mode helps you take beautiful portraits with a DSLR quality look
- The custom made Titan M security chip helps secure the operating system and protect sensitive data like passwords; automatically receive the latest OS and security updates on your cell phone for at least 3 years. 
Some of the most important spaces on your phone — like your notification shade, quick settings and even the power button — have been purposefully reimagined to help you get things done. The notification shade is more intuitive and playful, with a crisp, at-a-glance view of your app notifications, whatever you’re currently listening to or watching, and Quick Settings that let you control practically the entire operating system with a swipe and a tap,” according to Google.