What you need to know
- Most poll responses are in favor of the latest major Android update.
- The second highest response shows that many people still don't have Android 12.
- Some users aren't too fond of the new design changes.
After a couple of weeks since Android 12 rolled out to older Pixel smartphones, we wanted to know what our readers thought of Google's latest major OS update.
From our poll results, most of our readers seem to love Android 12. Over 37% of responses favor the update, while a combined 32% of respondents either weren't too excited or just don't like the new design changes.
Many people that like Android 12 seem to still have a problem or two with some of the features. Many comments criticized the changes to the quick settings tiles, likely due to their increased size, as well as the loss of the smart home power settings.
I like the design but I'm still really frustrated that they binned the power menu for no reason and limited the number of quick settings tiles. So the UI is better but the UX is worseI like the design but I'm still really frustrated that they binned the power menu for no reason and limited the number of quick settings tiles. So the UI is better but the UX is worse— Connel Hooley (@connelhooley) November 4, 2021November 4, 2021
Of course, users have also complained about various bugs in Android 12, like one related to Material You that causes games to crash. Google says that it plans to address some concerns with the December update, so hopefully, bugs like this one will get squashed.
One commenter, RETG, notes that like all things, Android 12 will just take some getting used to:
Unsurprisingly, not everyone has Android 12 yet, or they're on betas pushed out by OEMs of some of the best Android phones, so it'll be some time before everyone gets their hands on the new update.
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