- The Android 12 beta version comes with a wide range of privacy and design changes.
- It is currently available to download for various devices, including Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme phones, among others.
- See how to download and install it on your compatible device right now.
Google showcased the Android 12 update in its I / O 2021 keynote address on May 18, giving us a glimpse of what the future holds for the Android operating system. And the best part is, you can try the Android 12 beta update right now.
The Android 12 beta update is available for Google’s Pixel phones, from the Pixel 3 series to the Pixel 5.
Even if you don’t have a Pixel smartphone, you don’t have to worry: Google has partnered with several companies, including OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo, and Asus, among others, to let you download and install Android. 12 update right now.
Android 12: new features, design changes and more
Some of the biggest changes in Android 12 focus on privacy options, including a new privacy panel, the ability to completely disable the camera and microphone with a single tap, an updated password manager, and a new system in the You are notified when an application accesses your clipboard content.
But beyond the privacy updates, the Android 12 update also brings a wide range of design changes, including a major revamp in quick settings, a complete set of new animations, from loading, opening applications or also for simple touches.
How to download and install Android 12 beta
The Android 12 beta update can now be downloaded and installed on multiple devices.
Note: This is beta software and as such may not be ready for daily use. Download the update at your own risk. We recommend backing up your data before installing the beta version.
If you have a Pixel smartphone the process is very straightforward, just follow these easy steps:
- Go to the Android beta program page and sign in with your Google account.
- Click on the subscribe button.
- Accept the terms and conditions.
- Now, click on Confirm and Enroll.
Once you are done with the above, open the Settings app on your phone and go to System -> Advanced -> System Update -> Check for Updates.
If you don’t see the update, you should check again in a few minutes.
Once you get the update, you can download and install it like any other update.
What if I don’t have a Pixel smartphone?
If you don’t have a Pixel smartphone, you can still try the Android 12 beta update if you have an eligible device from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo, among others.
You can find company-specific steps to take on the Android developer website here.
List of devices compatible with Android 12 beta
Here is the full list of devices supported by Android 12 beta:
|Zenfone 8||Pixel 3||OnePlus 9||Wed 11||Realme GT 5G (China only)||Oppo Find X3 Pro||iQoo 7 Legend|
|Pixel 3 XL||OnePlus 9 Pro||My 11 Ultra|
|Pixel 3a||My 11X Pro|
|Pixel 3a XL|
|Pixel 4 XL|
|Pixel 4a (5G)|
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