Google introduced Android 12 at its opening keynote at I/O 2021, and you can now test it for yourself as part of the first public beta.
The Android 12 public beta is now available for Google Pixel phones (Pixel 3 and up) and will soon be accessible for OnePlus, Lenovo, Asus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, TCL, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE devices. Enroll your Pixel phone on Google’s Android beta site, or visit the Android Developers page for specific instructions for other supported phones.
Android 12 introduces a slew of new capabilities, but the most intriguing are the new graphics. Along with new animations, widgets, and a redesigned lock screen, Android 12 includes theming, which allows you to change the colors used throughout the OS simply by changing your wallpaper.
Not all of the significant visual changes will be available in this first beta, but they should become available as we approach closer to the release date.
Google is also modifying other areas of the Android experience, such as notifications and quick settings. It also improves privacy and security by providing signs for when your phone’s camera or microphones are in use, as well as quicker access to all of your apps’ varied permissions on one dashboard.
Check out our comprehensive overview for a more in-depth look at Android 12. If you want to get started with the beta right away, follow the instructions below.
WHICH PHONES ARE CURRENTLY COMPATIBLE WITH ANDROID 12 BETA?
- Pixel 3, 3 XL
- Pixel 3A, 3A XL
- Pixel 4, 4 XL
- Pixel 4A, 4A 5G
- Pixel 5
- Asus Zenfone 8
- OnePlus 9, 9 Pro
- Oppo Find X3 Pro (model CPH2173)
- TCL 20 Pro 5G
- Vivo iQOO 7
- Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11I, Mi 11X Pro
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G
- as well as models from Sharp, Tecno, and Realme
WHERE CAN I FIND THE ANDROID 12 BETA AND INSTALL?
The procedure of installing Android 12 beta on your phone might range from a few clicks to something more difficult. It is much easier to receive this beta download on one of the compatible Google Pixel phones.
Begin by enrolling your Pixel in the Android 12 beta program at the Android 12 beta site. When you select “View your eligible devices,” you should be able to find your phone listed. After enrolling your device, you may receive a notification on your phone that the program is available for installation.
If you wish to check manually, open your phone’s settings menu and navigate to System > System Update. Tap “Check for update” to discover if the latest software is available for download.
If nothing happens straight immediately, you have no choice but to keep waiting. In the past, I’ve received the beta update on my phone within minutes after enrolling, however it can take hours at times. It could take up to 24 hours for the software to be ready for installation on your phone, so be patient.
For other brands’ supported phones, such as OnePlus, Realme, Sharp, and others, follow the instructions on each page of Google’s list of suitable phones, as the installation process appears to differ depending on the manufacturer.