Android TV improves with the arrival of a new beta of Android 12

Android TV improves with the arrival of a new beta of Android 12

Native 4K interface and more privacy settings. This particular beta 12 of Android 3 allows Google to deploy to Android TV. This new beta has already been available for a few days from the developers side.

Android TV gets enriched with some interesting new features with the arrival of Android 12 in beta 3 a few days ago

Android TV is packed with some interesting new features, a few days ago, with the arrival of Android 3 in beta 12 // Source: Google

posted by Google During the last week, android 12 beta 3 It has also made its place on Android TV. Without making any major changes to the OS, it adds some interesting new features (some of which have long been requested), especially in terms of interface and privacy.

First, this new beta allows Android TV to replace its native 1080p interface with an Ultra HD environment. This was a strong demand from the community: until now, the display in Full HD upscale Switched to 4K only when content was launched, missed android central. This can sometimes cause fluidity problems in the interface.

This move upmarket on the definition side is complemented by the advent (for developers) of a blurring tool” Easily improve the visual separation of different interface layers“, pay attention Google in its press release.

Android TV gets a little better when it comes to privacy

In terms of privacy, Android TV is also moving forward a bit with the advent of dedicated options to activate or deactivate the microphone and camera (if you have them connected to your TV). These indicators are virtually identical to those added in Android 12. Plus, two new “global privacy settings” are now available on Android TV.

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They allow you to see which applications have recently accessed the camera or microphone. Through a single button, it is also possible to cut off access to the camera or microphone to all the applications installed on your Android TV at once.

Source: Google

Finally some additional features take advantage of Android 12 beta 3 to be invoked on Android TV, such as a new display frequency parameter to improve the effect of the fluidity of the interface. Apps are also getting smarter with this new beta because they can now check playback settings and change frequencies based on what’s being watched, note android central .

What availability?

The last novelty, this time dedicated to the developers: Enhancement of “Tunnel Mode” to allow “To even more easily support consistent and efficient playback on all devices by reducing media processing overhead in Android Fabric” Lit-on.

Currently, beta 3 of Android 12 for Android TV is not available to the general public, reserved for Google’s development tool ADT-3. aPreviewOn the other hand, the Android 12 emulator will be available in the coming weeks, Google promises. For the general public, these new features will be fully available only when Android 12 arrives in its final version on our big screens.

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