Android 12, which is now available as a public beta, will work with Android TV.
One announcement followed another at Google I/O on Monday, including a major redesign to Android 12, Google’s operating system for nearly 72% of the world’s phone users according to Statista. For example, notifications are getting a new look, there are several new privacy features — including a dashboard — and it’s going to be better integrated with Google’s Chrome OS platform.
As part of the bundle, Google is giving Android users more control of devices within its own Android TV ecosystem. More specifically, Android will soon feature a built-in TV remote app that makes it possible to control TVs using only your phone. (You won’t need Android 12 to use it, too.) With over 80 million Android TV OS devices, it makes sense that Google would want to improve the overall experience with such a valuable feature.
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