According to past practice, Google will release a series of latest developments such as Android, Google assistant, hardware and cutting-edge technology, but this year's Google is very low-key. Android 12, which claims to be the biggest update in seven years, has brought about two major changes.
One is the release of a new design language material you. It has been seven years since material design appeared on Google I / O 2014. It has established the design style of original Android in the past several versions. Material you is an all-round upgrade, which is more fluent, colorful and light.
The biggest feature of material you is that colors can automatically cover the whole situation. Wallpaper and interface can use the same color system, and can even be extended to chrome, wearable devices, etc., making the whole more harmonious and lively. The thickness and size of the control can also be better customized to meet the needs of personalization and accessibility.
Android's native design is still self-contained, and it's hard to deny that it's really elegant.
In terms of privacy protection, a new privacy dashboard is added to record users' privacy behavior in the form of time line; In addition, the call of sensitive controls such as camera and microphone also has system level prompt.
According to the official data released by Google, by 2021, more than 83% of the world's smart phones are equipped with Android system, and the number of active Android devices in the world has exceeded 3 billion.
However, like every Google I / O in previous years, the original Android update is still in the embarrassing situation of no one's attention, and only the media and enthusiasts will pay attention to it, which is in sharp contrast to the hot search on Weibo every time IOS updates.
It is an irrefutable fact that the guiding significance of native Android to downstream manufacturers has become more and more, and even disappeared.
Manufacturers will still express their support for the first time. Xiaomi, oppo, vivo and other manufacturers have released beta versions of several models, but they are limited to this.
There is more or less a shadow of material design, but it is far from the original style.
Hydrogenation OS, the only customized system with a little bit of native flavor in China, has also been completely replaced by color OS, which is more suitable for the use habits of domestic consumers. This basically declares the death of native style in China.
Admittedly, native Android is still ahead of customized UI in fluency, stability and design (personal opinion), but it has been proved that it is not what domestic consumers need.
Another example is the customized functions of domestic UI, such as fuzzy positioning, returning blank information, and reclaiming idle application permissions, which is a step further in privacy protection.
There are many examples of native Android lagging behind OEM manufacturers, the most typical of which is fingerprint identification. When the domestic android manufacturers have almost popularized fingerprint identification, Android has added the support of the underlying system into the native system.
Today's native Android may only represent the experience of native system phones like pixel, but this year's Google I / O didn't update its hardware. You want to experience Android 12 and brush the machine, which makes native Android an existence that only developers and enthusiasts can touch.
No matter how powerful the privacy protection function of native Android is, it will face many variables when landing on OEM manufacturers. In this complex competitive environment, even app developers have become a strong side.
However, make complaints about operating system, which make complaints about Google's thinking and understanding of mobile operating system.
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