Android 12 Beta For Google Pixel Phones

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Android 12 Beta For Google Pixel Phones
Android 12 Beta For Google Pixel Devices

Android 12 beta is now available and still actively developing phase, Google is in the process of adding features and fixing issues. Android 12 beta is now available on devices from additional manufacturers. Visit android.com/beta for details on how to sign up.

What’s new in Android 12 Beta

A new UI for Android – Android 12 brings the biggest design change in Android’s history. We rethought the entire experience, from the colors to the shapes, light, and motion, making Android 12 more expressive, dynamic, and personal.

Redesigned widgets – Along with the design changes in Android 12 we’ve refreshed app widgets to make them more useful, beautiful, and discoverable. We added new interactive controls like checkboxes, switches, and radio buttons and made personalizing widgets easier.

Stretch overscroll – Adding a new system-wide “stretch” overscroll effect to let users know they’ve scrolled past the end of the available content in your UI. The stretch effect provides a natural vertical and horizontal scroll-stop indicator that’s common across all apps, and it’s enabled by default for scrolling containers across the platform and AndroidX.

Smoother audio transitions – UI isn’t just about the visuals. Also improved the way that audio focus is handled. When an app loses audio focus, its audio is automatically faded out, providing a smoother transition between apps that play audio, and preventing apps from playing over each other.

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Faster, more efficient system performance – Reduced the CPU time needed for core system services by 22%, so devices will be faster and more responsive. We also improved Android’s power efficiency by reducing the use of big cores by the system server by 15% to help devices run longer before needing to charge.

App hibernation – Launched permissions auto-reset, and over the last two weeks, Android has reset permissions for over 8.5 million apps that weren’t being used – so apps that people have forgotten about can’t still access their data.

Nearby device permissions – Previously, Bluetooth scanning required apps to have location permission, which was a challenge for apps that needed to pair with nearby devices but didn’t actually need the device location.

Approximate location – Given people better ways to manage access to location, such as through separate permissions for foreground and background access and an “only this time” option. Now for apps targeting Android 12, we’re offering even more control with a new “approximate location” option.

Android 12 Beta builds are available for these Google Pixel devices:

HOW TO DOWNLOAD ANDROID 12 FOR GOOGLE PIXEL DEVICES

Apply a device OTA image

Applying an OTA image has the same effect as flashing the corresponding factory image but without the need to wipe the device or unlock the bootloader. You can also apply an OTA image to recover a device that received an OTA update for an Android 12 Beta build but does not start up after the update is installed.

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After you’ve installed a Beta build to your Pixel device, you’ll automatically be offered over-the-air updates of later preview builds. We’ll also deliver OTA images at each milestone, so you can choose the approach that works best for your test environment.

Download the updated image from the list above and apply it by following the updating instructions listed on Full OTA Images for Pixel Devices.

Downloads for Android 12 Beta For Google Pixel

You can manually update that device to the latest build for testing and development. You’ll need to do a full device reset, so make sure to back up your data first. Android 12 Beta builds are only available for the following Google Pixel devices:

After you’ve flashed a Beta build to your Pixel device, you’ll automatically be offered over-the-air updates of later preview builds. We’ll also deliver flashable images at each milestone, so you can choose the approach that works best for your test environment.

Android Flash Tool lets you securely flash an Android 12 Beta system image to your supported Pixel device. Android Flash Tool works with any Web browser that supports WebUSB, such as Chrome or Edge 79+.

Android Flash Tool guides you step-by-step through the process of flashing your device—there’s no need to have tools installed—but you will need to unlock your device and enable USB Debugging in Developer options.

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Connect your device over USB, then navigate to Android Flash Tool and follow the onscreen guidance

Download the updated image from the list above and apply it by following the updating instructions listed on Full OTA Images for Pixel Devices.

You can also download the latest Android 12 Beta system image and manually flash it to your device. See the table below to download the system image for your test device. Manually flashing a device is useful if you need precise control over the test environment or if you need to reinstall frequently, such as when performing automated testing.

Download an OTA device image from the list above and apply it by following the updating instructions listed on Full OTA Images for Pixel Devices.

You can use the Android Flash Tool to flash the factory image or obtain a factory spec system image from the Factory Images for Pixel Devices page and then manually flash it to the device.

Warning: Flashing to a Beta build from a production build—or going back to a production build from a Beta build—requires a full device reset that removes all user data on the device. Make sure to back up your data first. For Pixel devices, see Back up or restore data on your Pixel phone

Warning: Going back to a production build from a Developer Preview build requires a full device reset that removes all user data on the device. Make sure to back up your data first. For Pixel devices, see Back up or restore data on your Pixel phone

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