LAST UPDATED: May 19, 2021, 1:43 p.m.
New Delhi (Anish Yande): Android 12 Beta has been officially announced by Google. The upcoming update to the Android OS has been unveiled at Google’s I/O 2021 event. The beta is available for Android devices through downloading and installing it. Check how to download the public beta and new features here.
Android 12 Beta improvements:
Android 12 Beta comes with a revamped user interface and improved privacy settings. The privacy options include a new privacy dashboard and the option to entirely disable the microphone and camera quickly. The update indicates when any apps are accessing the microphone or camera of your smartphone.
The beta offers a custom swatch of colors and a new range of widgets that can be easily resized. The quick settings options such as volume controls, notifications, lock screen, and widgets can be adjusted according to personal preferences.
How to download the Android 12 Beta:
Android 12 Beta would be available for download on Google devices that includes the Pixel series of smartphones. To download the Android 12 Beta, users are required to register their device on the Android 12 Beta site.
After enrolling, the Beta would be made available for installing on your device. Users can also go to the Settings of their device to manually check for the update. Users can check the System option in the Settings app and select the Check for updates option in the menu.
The Android 12 Beta would be made available first for Google Pixel devices and then rolled out gradually for other devices. The devices that would receive the Beta update are all Google Pixel devices launched following the Google Pixel 3.
Apart from Pixel devices, the Android 12 Beta is also available for devices such as the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro, Asus Zenfone 8 series, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Xiaomi’s Mi 11 series (Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11X Pro), XTE Axon 30 Ultra, Realme GT 5G, iQoo 7 Legend, and TCL 20 Pro 5G.
Developers can check the following link for checking which devices have access to the Beta.
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