You can now try out the latest Android 12L Beta 2 on your Google Pixel device. Released on January 12, 2022, the latest 12L Beta 2 fixes several annoying issues and can be downloaded by the owners of many Pixel devices. Android is working to bring the Beta 2 to a wider variety of Pixels. In the release notes prepared by Android, the company offers information on what exactly the Android 12L Beta 2 entails, as well as what issues may pop up when using the beta. It is not yet released and there are risks. However, the beta has addressed several issues that were present in the current Android version.
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The latest version of Android for Pixel 3a and 4a is now available. Owners of the Google Pixel 6 will have to wait a little longer, as 12L is not available to them just yet. Android claims that development on the beta version of Pixel 6 is ongoing, but doesn’t say when it will be available for download.
If you have an existing Beta or Developer Preview build of the Pixel, the Beta 2 will automatically be sent to you. This update is over-the-air (OTA). Users who are interested in testing the beta can do so in one of the following ways:
How to download the Android 12L Beta 2
For users who have never tried the beta version, the first step is to sign up for the Google Android Alpha Program Pixel devices. This can be done by going to this website and signing in. Android will automatically update your device whenever a new patch becomes available once you are enrolled in the beta programme.
If you’re already part of the beta program and want to get the 12L beta in a different way, Android suggests the following ways:
Get the 12L Beta 2 on a partner device (Hi, Lenovo! )
Download the 12L emulator image and run it on Android Studio (Chipmunk)
Create a generic image of a system (GSI).
It’s important to note that these options are only available to beta users who wish to use the beta to develop apps and test various features. The majority of beta users will receive the update immediately.
Android warns that the new 12L Beta 2 may cause various issues with the stability, battery life, and performance of your Google Pixel device. It’s not suitable for users who require greater accessibility. It’s available for testing, just like any beta version. Users who are enrolled in beta programs have the ability to report bugs.
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