The third developer preview for Android 12 was launched right this moment and in it there’s a brand new 4×4 app grid for Pixel launcher customers.
Whereas the 4×4 app grid itself isn’t new, because it’s current in Android 11, this explicit model of it is new and adjustments issues up a bit. Understand that this can be a Pixel Launcher particular factor. So that you’ll should be utilizing this launcher for it to be out there. Having stated that, that is greater than probably going to make its manner into different launchers and for non-Pixel units.
As do many issues that Google tends so as to add in newer variations of Android. Supplied they weren’t already out there via third-party launchers.
The 4×4 app grid in Android 12 now has smaller icons
Including to the already present 4×4 app grid in Android 11, the most recent model of the developer preview for Android 12 provides the identical grid however with icons that aren’t as giant as the opposite grid possibility.
This doesn’t let you add extra icons to the display screen simply because the icons are smaller. However in the event you choose a smaller-looking icon then that is the app grid for you. Curiously sufficient, Google hasn’t accomplished a lot to distinguish the 2 4×4 app grids.
When selecting the grid you need for the house display screen, each look precisely the identical. So that you would want to use them and make be aware of the bigger or smaller icons. That being stated, altering the grid round doesn’t actually transfer the rest round so you possibly can simply apply each after which follow the one you need.
Google could label this correctly in a later launch. Or it might select to depart issues as is. Both manner, there’s a brand new app grid possibility there for customers that need it.
The icons are the identical measurement as within the 5×5 grid
Inquisitive about how large the icons really are? Properly in the event you’ve used the 5×5 grid earlier than you then already know. As a result of the icons are the identical measurement as in that grid. However with 4 rows and 4 columns as a substitute of 5.
Along with the brand new app grid, the third developer preview additionally introduces just a few different adjustments. Resembling improved app hyperlinks and use of haptics to spotlight key occasions within the UI. In addition to different developer-facing adjustments that almost all customers received’t profit from within the brief time period.
For the reason that preview simply launched right this moment there’s additionally sure to be some extra adjustments that pop up.