Android 12 first beta released earlier this week. It is the next major android update and comes with a completely new design.
Google completely changed the UI of the OS and is the biggest visual overhaul of android since 2014.
The beta version gives us the idea of what’s coming in the official build and is usually for the developers and tech geeks to test the new version before the release.
The beta version comes with a new lock screen, privacy dashboard, notification shades, animations, widget styles, quick setting menu, settings apps, brightness and volume slider, and minor visual changes.
The early build usually has some bugs and performance issues so it is recommended if you have a separate supported device then you can test this build using that device. It is not recommended to install it on your primary device.
Android 12 Supported devices:
The early build of Android 12 is available for selective devices. Google Pixel devices from Pixel 3 series to Pixel 5 are the first to support the early build and also these are the devices that will get the official update first. Additionally, Google is also working with other OEMs to push its Android beta program to other devices. Some devices from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, Asus, Lenovo, Oppo, Realme, ZTE, Sharp, Tecno, and TCL are also supported to Android 12 first beta.
Android 12 Compatible devices:
First, you need to know the compatibility of your device with Android 12 first beta in order to get started. You have the following devices in order to get started:
- Pixel 3 and 3 XL
- Pixel 3A and 3A XL
- Pixel 4 and 4 XL
- Pixel 4A and 4A 5G
- Pixel 5
- Asus Zenfone 8
- OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro
- Oppo Find X3 Pro (model CPH2173)
- TCL 20 Pro 5G
- Vivo iQOO 7
- Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11I and Mi 11X Pro
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G
- Some devices from Sharp, Tecno, and Realme
How to Install on a supported device
If you have the above-mentioned support then you are good to go. First, you need to visit the Android Beta Program website and sign in with your Google Account. After signing in, you will see some warning and information about the beta program from Google, you have to read it carefully.
After reading the information and warning, scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the supported devices that are linked to your Google Account.
Then you have to enroll your device in the Beta program by clicking on the Opt-in button next to the device name.
Next, accept all the terms and conditions and confirm to enroll in the beta program.
Once you enroll in the beta program, head over to your device to complete the process.
Open the Settings app on your devices and search for the software update tab/option then check for the new update. If your device has some pending updates then you first need to install that update. If you don’t see any Android 12 beta update then wait for some time and repeat the process.
When you see the Android 12 Beta update install it as you do with the normal update.
Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.