Google Android 12 for Smart TV will bring native 4K UI rendering and dynamic refresh rate

July 15 news Earlier today, Google launched the Android 12 beta 3 system update for Pixel phones and then the Android 12 for TV beta 3 updates. The previous Android TV preview version was a bit weak. But the latest beta version brings some long-awaited features. Which makes Android 12 the most exciting update to the Android TV platform in years, and is the introduction of native 4K UI rendering and dynamics. refresh rate.

Although Android TV has always supported 4K content playback, Android 12 will present the UI in 4K for the first time. Previously, the UI was rendered up to 1080p, and then it was scaled up to fit 4K TVs. The original 4K UI rendering of the new system is expected to give a clear view of the main screen interface, settings, and other system surfaces.

Dynamic refresh rate function makes Android TV support seamless and non-seamless refresh rate switching. The application can integrate settings to play content at the best refresh rate and check whether the TV supports seamless refresh rate switching.

Gadget Pixels understands that Android 12 for TV beta 3 adds other new features as well. Such as the updated “Tunnel Mode,” which Google said will make it easier for developers to reduce media processing overhead in the Android framework. To support consistent and efficient playback across all devices.”

In addition, the microphone, camera indicator, and other privacy aspects of Android TV devices have also been improved.

the microphone, camera indicator, and other privacy aspects of Android TV devices have also been improved for Android 12 Smart Tv

Set up an android 12 Smart Tv emulator

Android emulator has to be configured to run Android 12. Android 12 is a great solution for discovering new features and APIs and testing behavior changes. Setting up an emulator is fast and convenient and allows you to emulate a variety of screen sizes and device features.

You can set up an emulator from inside Android Studio by doing the following:

  • Install the latest preview build of Android Studio.
  • In Android Studio click on Tools > SDK Manager.
  • In the SDK Tools tab, select the latest version of Andy, and click OK. This action installs the latest version. If it is not already installed.
  • In Android Studio, click Tools > AVD Manager and follow the instructions to create a new Android Virtual Device (AVD).
  • Be sure to select the Pixel 3, 3a, 4, 4a, or 5 device definition and the 64-bit Android 12 emulator system image. Note that 32-bit Android emulator system images are not supported in Android 12. If you don’t already have an Android 12 system image installed. that matches your device definition. So click on Download next to the release name to get it.
  • Return to the list of virtual devices in AVD Manager, and then double-click your Android 12 virtual device to launch it.

Get Android 12 Beta for Android TV

The Android 12 Beta for Android TV is provided through system images for the ADT-3 Developer Kit.

See Android 12 Beta for TV to get started.

More information

To learn about which changes might affect you, and to learn how to test these changes in your app, read the following topics:

To learn more about new APIs and features available in Android 12, read Android 12 features.

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