07 April 2021
Google recently released the Android 12 Developer Preview 2 so that the developers could prepare their apps accordingly. While the official changelog by Google tells a lot about this new update, the experts are doing continuous digging to bring out some untold and hidden gems.
The sleuths over at XDA Developers spotted a reference within the DP2 code that reflects future Google Pixel phones might get the under-display fingerprint scanner. As the tech publication points out, there are new strings of codes that are pretty suggestive in telling us that the support is being developed for the Pixel phones and not entirely for the AOSP.
For those with some background in developing, the code shows new Udfps (under-display fingerprint scanner) classes part of the com.google.android.systemui path rather than com.android.systemui, suggesting that these classes are being developed for Pixel phones.
It is currently unknown which type of under-display fingerprint scanner is Google opting for its future Pixel phone - optical or ultrasound.
It is worth noting that Google is late to adopt the under-display fingerprint scanner for its Pixel phone. The tech is available for years now and has become a pretty common aspect of smartphones. In fact, the tech has evolved now and is better than what it used to be. But one might not find them as secure as physical capacity fingerprint scanners, however, adopting this new tech leads to better and seamless designs.
Since the release of the new DP, new discoveries are being made so to tell you what might come in the final build of Android 12 as well. It is possible that Android 12 finally brings the One-Handed mode for effortless working from one hand. It is also found that the dark theme has gone lighter than before.