Compatible Pixel models receive Android 12L as part of the March feature drop
The larger screen size of devices running Android 12L allows quick tiles and notifications to have dedicated columns
And Android 12L allows users to do things on one page that would force them to go back and forth between pages on the standard Android 12 version. For example, if you want to change the Wallpaper on your Android device, with Android 12 you would tap on “Wallpaper & style” from the Settings page and go through the inventory of Wallpaper on other pages until you find the one you want.
Android 12L will include a taskbar; drag and drop from the taskbar to open split-screen mode
With Android 12L, the user will tap on “Wallpaper & style” from the navigation panel and make his selection from the wallpaper that can be viewed from the screen all without having to visit another page. Android 12L also features a taskbar to make it a snap to open and switch between apps.
Drag and drop any app from the taskbar to open split-screen mode which allows you to view a YouTube video while watching the news, for example. Or use the Chrome browser while searching for a hotel in a city that you’re planning to vacation, while at the same time looking up the location of that hotel in Google Maps.
The models eligible to receive Android 12L include:
- Pixel 3a/XL
- Pixel 4/XL
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 4a 5G
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6
- Pixel 6 Pro
Other Pixel models eligible to receive the feature drop and Android 12L (starting with the Pixel 3a) can update their phones by going to Settings > System > System update.