Google is seriously preparing for the launch of its new mobile platform – Android 12. Meanwhile, we have started to gather some details about it via leaks on the web.

Android 12

This time, enthusiasts from the mobile developer community XDA Developers have found one of the features of the future update by digging into the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code.

The new feature is internally called restricted networking mode. Interestingly, in a post describing the innovation, enthusiasts expressed frustration that the feature did not add the hotly anticipated customizable system-level firewall.

However, this mode may well be useful. If you activate it in the settings, then only those applications that have received special permission CONNECTIVITY_USE_RESTRICTED_NETWORKS will be able to connect to the network. Such permission will only be issued to specific system applications and/or installed by the manufacturer. Thus, in restricted network mode, any applications installed by the user cannot access the Internet.

The first developer preview of Android 12 should launch in February.

Android 12 To Be Much Easier To Update Via Play Store

Due to the popularity of the Google Play Store, it is pretty easy for Android users to update apps. Because updating apps via the Play Store is technically a routine for some users, it feels like updating via the Play Store is even easier than the OTA updates.

Google wants to give users an easier option for Android updates. Google launched “Project Mainline” to improve the way Android updates. In Android 12, the operating system update may be easier.