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Android 12's second public beta is here


This week may be filled with news from Apple's ongoing developer conference, but Google also has Android news to share. It's releasing the second public beta of Android 12 today, and this update brings features that were announced at I/O last month like Privacy Dashboard. It'll also add kill switches for your microphone and camera, an indicator to show when those sensors are being used and an updated look for the WiFi network settings.

Privacy Dashboard provides an overview of how sensors like your camera, microphone and GPS are being used by apps on your device. It shows a chart at the top of how much they were used in the last 24 hours, followed by lists of all the apps that have access to each. You can also get a timeline view of sensor activity and request explanations from apps on why they needed your ...


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