The search widget allows users to find contacts and settings with certain conditions. However, so far, it appears that this feature will only work on the default Pixel Launcher.
We’re still a few months ahead of the final release of Android 12 sometime in September. Still, first and foremost, developer Preview is already starting to tell us about some of the changes and improvements that Google is making. Android 11 features all-in-one improvements, from one-sided to privacy indicators.
According to XDA, the next Android version could also make significant changes to third-party launchers by adding the “Universal Search” feature previously seen in Pixel Launcher in the developer preview. This search widget allows users to find contacts and settings with certain conditions. However, so far, it appears that this feature will only work on the default Pixel Launcher.
One advantage of using the Android device is setting a third-party launcher as your default “launcher” instead of the manufacturer’s home screen. This feature first discovers by the team behind the third-party home screen app Niagara Launcher in documents for the Android 12 preview, which suggests that the company has a third-party launcher to integrate global search features that may include API.
If this seems to be the problem, maybe you’re an iPhone, Samsung, or OnePlus smartphone user – or you’re using Nova Launcher, the most popular third-party Android launcher with the Sesame Search plugin.
All of the brands and applications mentioned above can perform system-wide searches. However, searching for content, settings, documents, and other things like contacts – such as being completely offline – should be present on all Android devices.