Whether it is the Trash on Mac or the Recycle Bin on Windows devices, the potential to discard undesired stuff in the trash is an important component of any desktop OS.
According to those who have delved within a Google app, now it appears as Google is about to unleash Android’s trash can in the forthcoming Android 12 release.
The feature that was kept hidden from users in Android 11, could allow Google-powered phone users to recover apps, photos, videos, and other data from a centralized bin before the handset deletes them.
Though Google hasn’t officially unveiled Android 12 yet save for some subdued developers previews – the feature was snooped within the Files by Google app spotted by XDA Developers this week.
Judging by screenshots posted beside the report, users will be able to browse to Settings > Storage > Trash to sort files they have previously deleted but haven’t yet been removed from the handset. Also, restoring files could permanently delete others if they desire to make some space empty.
The feature might be quite limited and relatively hidden away within Android 12, but it does seem like the trash can will be accessible by users.
This feature might be limited somehow, and a bit hidden within Android 12, but apparently, users will be able to access it.
According to the reports: “Based on what we know, it doesn’t look like Google plans to add an actual Recycle Bin/Trash folder in Android 12, but it does look like Google plans to at least make the Trash a more prominent feature. The one issue is that apps have to use the MediaStore API to mark files as “trashed”, so some apps will continue to permanently delete files or utilize their own recycle bin, preventing users from viewing and restoring them in one easily accessible location.”
Google is now expected to release the Android 12 OS at the next coming Google I/O expo in May. Stay connected to get more updates about the launch.