What makes things a bit worse for the situation is that Android 12L is not slated to be released anytime soon. A new update to Android 12 proper will be arriving in December, so we would expect that fix to arrive then; unfortunately, that’s not the case. Android 12L is in the testing stage at the moment. It’s not currently on any devices, but a developer preview is going to be launching on the Lenovo P12 Pro. The final version of Android 12L is not expected to launch until early spring 2022. This means that this issue may persist until then. Android 12L is a version of Android that’s formatted for larger screen devices. This includes foldable phones and tablets.
Although the tech industry has praised Android 12, it is not without flaws. For a long time, the software has had a constant bug. If you change the background while a game is going, it will crash. Now, due to a tweet from Mishaal Rahman, we know that a fix is on the way, but not in the way you may think. In Android 12L, the wallpaper glitch will be fixed. This wallpaper issue has been present in Android 12 from the beta stage, thus it’s strange that it hasn’t been addressed yet. When you’re playing a game and you change the background while it’s still running, the game will crash. However, Rahman claims in the tweet that this issue will be addressed in the next Android 12L. This raises concerns, as Android 12L isn’t designed for most smartphones. It’s strange that Google is putting this at the top of their priority list.
Android has not been the best software for larger screen devices. It’s basically just the mobile version but stretched to fit a large canvas. UI elements like the multitasking screen and the notification shade just don’t work for larger screen devices. Android 12L aims to fix this. The notification shade will be divided into two columns: one side will be for the quick settings, and the other side will be for notifications. Also, the multitasking screen will have the apps are ranged in a grid other than a line. There will also be an app-doc that will house certain apps for quick access. These are just a few changes that we’ll be seeing when Android 12L launches.