Android 12 looks kind of bad, but don't worry. It's not going to look this way on your phone unless you bought a Pixel. For the rest of us, Samsung, OnePlus, and other manufacturers will give Android 12's visual overhaul the polishing it needs.
Earlier this week, Google dropped the third and final Developer Preview build for Android 12, signaling the beginning of a more stable beta program to come next month. This build brings a number of under-the-hood improvements, but it also introduces new visual enhancements, as well as improvements to accessibility mode and default link behaviors.
Notifications have always been one of Android's strong points and Google never stops working on making them better. Android 12's new conversation class is the next big thing when it comes to keeping up to date.
The Android 12 code shows that a trash bin feature may become available to allow users to managed trashed files. Its current implementation will only allow users to delete files, but it opens up the possibility to eventually restore files.
Android 12 could bring the first major upgrade to widgets in almost a decade, but if Google of all companies should know that change starts at home. And given the abysmal state of widgets in most Google apps, that change needs to come soon.
The second Android 12 Developer Preview build is here for Pixel users, and while many of its changes are behind-the-scenes improvements, it introduces one potentially huge new feature for small-handed users struggling to operate their increasingly large phones.