The first beta version of I / O revealed many of the changes aimed at users in the next major version of Google’s mobile operating system. One of the most controversial visual updates in Android 12 is the effect of touch ripples. The company has heard the reviews and is committed to improving it in future versions.
After installing Beta 1 and touching any button, many users believed that the resulting animation was a graphical error. To them, the sparks emit more like noise artifacts than an expected effect. Some went so far as to think that their display had problems, while believing that there was nothing wrong with the previous approach.
The change was intentional, with Google explaining that it was “part of the new visual language of Android 1
People quickly turned to tracking Android 12 issues to provide feedback, and there are 169 duplicates outside the main thread, which has been tagged by 263 people since writing.
A day after the initial bug submission, the Android team acknowledged the problem and said it would “update this issue with more information when it becomes available.”
On June 3, Google “marked as fixed” and gave its official response:
Thanks for a ton of feedback – you’ll see constant updates in Beta 2, 3 and beyond to make the excitement finer and less distracting / buggy.
The company has clearly heard the consumer response to the ripple effect of Android 12 and is committed to three common changes around it. We should see the first updates for it in Beta 2 this month according to the answer.
In terms of precedent, the over-scrolling effect introduced in Developer Preview 3 was significantly less noticeable than Beta 1.
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