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Android 12 Beta 1 goes live for Pixel phones at Google I/O 2021

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Highlights:

  • Android 12 Beta 1 goes live today.
  • Android 12 operating system will first be made available to Google Pixel devices.
  • A new way to launch Google Assistant has been added.

Google always releases a public beta of its latest Android version at the annual I/O developers’ conference. Sticking with tradition, the company announced the launch of the first public Android 12 beta.

How to download the Android 12 beta 1?

  • First, Go to the Android Program Beta website.
  • After that log into your Google account.
  • Once logged in, click Devices to scroll down to Eligible devices associated with your Gmail.
  • Choose Opt-In under the phone you want to register for the beta.
  • Click Select and enroll.
  • After that, go to Settings > System > Advanced > System Updates.
  • Once the download is ready, start the installation.
  • Once the software is updated, your phone will restart automatically.
  • Then, you can access the Android 12 beta version.

List of the smartphones eligible for Android 12 beta 1 download:

If you have a Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, or Pixel 5 device, you can enroll yourself with Google to get Android 12 Beta updates directly to your smartphone.

Alongside the Google Pixel smartphones, as many as 10 brands are now offering the brand-new Android version in beta.

  1. Xiaomi Mi 11
  2. Xiaomi Mi 11i
  3. OnePlus 9
  4. OnePlus 9 Pro
  5. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
  6. Oppo Find X3 Pro
  7. Asus ZenFone 8
  8. Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  9. Nokia X20
  10. Realme GT 5G (China only)
  11. Sharp
  12. Tecno Pouvoir 4
  13. TCL 20 Pro 5G
  14. Vivo iQOO 7 Legend
  15. ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G

Why the public beta isn’t open to Samsung devices.

Samsung runs its own beta program. It launches a new One UI iteration with every major Android release. So You’ll only get the chance to try out Google’s new software, when Samsung launches the One UI 4.0 beta.

Our Opinion:

We do not recommend anyone to join the Android 12 beta 1.

This is the first beta of Android 12, which means it may contain bugs and issues that may hamper your phone in many possible ways. No brand, or even Google, recommends that.

You’ll need to factory reset your phone to go back to Android 11 if you face any problem with the beta version.

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