Android 12 is the most aesthetically significant update to the platform in years, and it includes a slew of new animations in addition to significant overhauls like Material You. When your Pixel phone is turned off, one new animation that isn’t immediately noticeable is an enhanced charging animation.
When you plug in a Pixel phone that isn’t turned on, a battery indicator appears, followed by the percentage as the phone begins to charge. Starting with Android 12, you’ll notice a ripple animation on that percentage.
When your phone is turned off, you probably don’t think about stuff like this, but it’s still a helpful feature. It’s now evident that the phone isn’t charging, rather than just displaying a stagnant number. If you’re utilizing a wireless charger, this could be extremely handy. In any event, it’s a pleasant touch that adds to the overall appearance and feel of using your phone. Below is a video of the animation in action.