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Google announced the android 12 public beta and you can experience it too. the public beta is currently available for google pixel devices pixel 3 and above and a few other devices from these manufacturers so how is the android 12 public beta well I’m going to install it on a OnePlus Nord.
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Android 12 brings with it a lot of new features and a refreshing new design. along with new animations widgets a modified lock screen and more. Google is also adding more security features for its users on android 12 and you also get to tweak around with other aspects of the UI like the notifications and quick settings, apart from OnePlus phones you can also download the public beta version of Android 12 on these devices if your phone is not on the list then your bad luck.
List of devices that supports Android 12-
- Google Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4a
- OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus Nord
- iQoo 7 Legend
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11X Pro
How to Install Android 12
How to download and install Android 12 beta on any Android Phones-
- Go to the developer.android.com
- Select your device if eligible
- Click on “Get the Beta”
- Follow the instructions on the page to download and install the update
- Read below instructions
You can check for the process of installing the beta version of any of the non-google phones by going to the manufacturer’s links available on the android developer’s site, on the website you will get instructions on how you can register.
Once the registration is complete the android 12 beta 1 will be available for download on your smartphone, you can also check the status of the download manually by going to settings >> system >> system update and check for update.
The beta update for the android 12 beta on OnePlus Nord is 1.62 GB in size, so make sure you have enough space on your smartphone. you need to note that the process of the installation seems to differ depending on the manufacturer, so follow the instruction page on Google’s list of eligible phones android 12 brings a refreshing design to its UI via material U.
Which customizes the themes and color schemes of the phone based on your custom wallpapers the android 12 beta currently does not change color schemes based on the wallpaper but you can manually customize it the way you like.
Key Features in Android 12
You’re now getting bigger buttons and different animations with some customizations in the notifications panel and you also get other elements like a slide in and out with fade effects.
The lock screen gets a major change as well when you have no notifications the clock occupies a majority of the screen which looks cool with pending notifications the size of the clock is reduced and you can see these notifications in their place.
You’ll get new privacy features for the camera mic and location, whenever an app is using the camera or mic a green light will pop up as an indicator of the same. Google will also let you know when location tracking is on and will give you quick shortcuts to turn it off, this is a pretty cool feature but it isn’t currently available in the first beta that we are running on my OnePlus Nord.
However, there is no update on if this puts a lid on app tracking yet long pressing the power button in android 12 now summons the google assistant this makes it convenient to summon the assistant at the touch of a button Samsung has been doing this on its galaxy smartphones for a while now
Lastly, google says that android 12 will bring support for an inbuilt remote that will work with android tv systems like Chromecast Google also said that it’s working on a feature where your phone will transform into a digital car key via NFC and UWD although this feature will be available on a select pixel and Samsung galaxy phones.