Android 12 is already official, and Google has presented the news of one of the most varied versions in recent years. After Google I/O 2021, the Californian Company brought to light the new developments of the twelfth version of an operating system accompanied, as usual, by a trial version.
The beta version of Android 12 is available on some mobiles, and many users have started to try all the news. It should keep in mind that being the beta version of this operating system, it can include a good number of errors. So it is not highly recommended to install it on your primary mobile. Also, it is important to note that this beta is only available on some devices.
Phones Where You Can Download the Beta of Android 12
As is customary in each new version of Android, there are somedevices to which this beta version comes first and, as the months go by, it spreads to other brands. Users of Google Pixel mobiles are always the first to try this type of news.
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 4
- Pixel 4a 5G
- Pixel 4 XL
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3a
- Pixel 3
In addition to Google devices, other manufacturers that have layers of customization closer to Android will also enjoy the novelties of Android 12. Of course, some of these companies have not yet determined the exact model.
- Asus Zenfone 8
- OnePlus 9
- Xiaomi Mi 11i
- iQOO 7 Legend
- Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
- TCL 20 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi11 Ultra
- Oppo Find X3 Pro
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra
- Realme (without determining model)
- Tecno Camon 17
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 11
- Sharp (without determining the model)
How to Download the Android 12 Beta
After reviewing the list of mobiles, it is significant to note that the beta versions usually contain some bugs that can alter the stability of the device. These beta versions generally serve as a form of test for developers, so they are unpolished and can present many bugs and other adversities. Therefore, it is best to carry out this type of test on a secondary mobile or make a backup copy of all files to avoid any data loss.
How to download Android 12 beta on Pixel mobiles
That said, installing the Android 12 beta on a Pixel mobile requires enrolling in the Android Beta program. To do this, you only have to register and log in with the relevant user to enroll in the Android 12 beta. Once you have registered, you have to scroll until you reach the devices linked to Google, where you can install the version of the proof. At this point, you only have to click on the Participate section.
Now you have to wait a maximum of 24 hours to receive an update with the Android 12 beta. The mobile itself will notify users as if it were a regular update of the operating system. However, if this process does not occur, you can manually access the ‘System update’ section located in the device settings.
How to download Android 12 beta on other mobiles
To download the beta for brands other than Pixel, you have to access the Google developer’s website and select the version available for each manufacturer. Once chosen, you only have to follow the personalized instructions for each device.
What is New in Android 12
Google has done a significant facelift to its operating system when it comes to interface design. Without a doubt, one of the most outstanding modifications in recent years bears the Material You seal. It’s a new style line that respects some aspects of Material Design, tends much more to color and minimalist menus.
Material You represents a very significant change at the design level with a fundamental characteristic: giving users total customization of the interface. Each person can choose the color, shapes, widgets, and icons they want for their mobile at any time. What’s more, Google has confirmed that this design will remain (with some changes) in a very similar way on all devices despite the layers of customization. In general, Android 12 wants to incorporate a much more intuitive, customizable, and easy-to-use design in which quick settings become a crucial aspect of day-to-day life.
The privacy and security of users are two of the sections in which Google has devoted most of its time in recent years. Android Private Compute Core will be the system in charge of controlling security in Android 12.
Among the novelties, the inclusion of a new privacy panel with which you can know what permissions the apps are using at all times stands out. Some system permissions can be removed and set at any time, as in previous versions. Also, there is a new feature similar to what is already available in iOS: notices when a camera application or the microphone. In Android 12, you will see a small sign in the upper corner that will indicate which app is using this part of the hardware.
The approximate location is another of the important novelties of Android 12. From this new system, it is possible to transfer to the applications in which location you are approximate. That is, they will not be able to know exactly where each user is.
It also highlights the integration of the remote control to use in Android televisions and those that include Chromecast and the long-awaited Car Key, with which the car can be opened if it is previously synchronized with the smartphone. Not to mention the constant work of Google on a new password manager that is not known much about but that will probably arrive in the next few months.