Android 12 is the biggest redesign to come to the OS in ages, and it looks like Google isn't content with changing only the visuals. As spotted by 9to5Google, the company has introduced new ringtones and notification sounds that are slated to replace the current tried-and-true sounds as the new defaults for upcoming products, and you can check them out on your Pixel phone running Android 11 (APK Download).
Ringtones are a great way to personalize your phone. Whether it plays fun music or an annoying tune, plays an abrupt sound, dings, knocks, beeps, or makes no sound at all, it's your choice. If you have one of Google's devices, you've probably used their Sounds app to pick a ringtone, notification sound, or alarms, and now you'll have more choice. The app just received an update to v2.2 adding two new categories: Play It Loud and Seasonal Celebrations.
Google laid the groundwork for a new app earlier this month, and now you can (maybe) use it. While the prospect of "Google Sounds" isn't the most exciting, it improves a part of the Android experience that has long needed an overhaul. Pixel devices will soon have a more expansive set of ringtones with a much prettier interface. The app didn't work when it first popped up, but v2.0 does, and it's rolling out now.