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You can download and install the beta

You can download and install the beta

Google now offers beta for downloadable Android 12. We will tell you how you can download and install it on your smartphone.

Registered and all supported smartphones

The beta program for Android 12 is open, so anyone with a Pixel smartphone can participate. The following devices are supported:

  • Google Pixel3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel4
  • Google Pixel 4XL
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4A5G
  • Google Pixel5

The following third-party smartphones are also included:

  • Asus Zenfone 8
  • Nokia X20
  • OnePlus9
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Realmy GT
  • Sharp aquos (sample not yet clear)
  • TCL 20 Pro 5G
  • Techno Cayman17
  • Vivo iQOO 7 Legend
  • Xiaomi Mi11
  • Xiaomi Mi11 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi11i
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  • ZTE Action 30 Ultra 5G

Registration for the program takes place on a special through the web browser Google website. You must also log in using the correct Google Account installed on the smartphone you wish to participate in the beta program. If you have already participated in the Android beta program, you will need to re-register to get Android 12. The previous participation will not be changed to Android 12.

Just scroll down a bit until you see the devices that can participate in the beta program for Android 12 on the website. You can now register using a button. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through the rest of the process.

Download and install the beta version of Android 12

After registering your device for the beta program via the browser, you should receive an initial update for the associated smartphone shortly thereafter. The associated notification shows when a new beta version will be available for download.

Keep in mind that it is best to connect the device to the power station for download and installation so that the battery does not evaporate suddenly during operation. Updates can be several hundred megabytes or even several gigabytes depending on the device, so the best way to download is via WiFi.

Please note this regarding open beta

As the name implies, the beta version of Android 12 is not the finished version of the new operating system. This means that all functions are not yet available and errors or even malfunctions may occur from time to time. However, it needs to be updated with each new beta release.

Unsubscribe from beta

Of course, you can opt out of the beta program at any time. To do this, go to the same website in the web browser you previously logged in, log in to the user account, select your smartphone and exit. You will get the latest full version of Android available for your device as an update. Indicates a notice receipt. After installation, your device will run again with the finished Android software.

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Exiting the beta is as easy as logging in.

Built in: Google Screenshot Google / TURN ON 2017

Can I also install a developer beta?

Alternatively, the developer of Android 12 can install the beta. As the name implies, a developer beta is primarily aimed at developers. With their help, programmers working on newer operating system versions for smartphones or applications can launch their own software at an early stage to adapt to the newer version of Android. Most importantly, you can start trying out new features and look for better ways to integrate them into your own software.

For individuals, Preview Beta is actually only relevant on second devices because it is not a complete operating system and many functions are not yet operational. If you want to use your smartphone or tablet creatively every day, do not download and install developer beta. Developer beta is available for the following devices:

  • Google Pixel3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel4
  • Google Pixel 4XL
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4A5G
  • Google Pixel5

How can I download and install the preview beta?

The first beta for Android 12 is available Google Developer Portal for download. Make sure you choose the right version for your device. To get the software on the final device, you have to light it manually. All data stored on the device will be deleted, which is why you should back up in advance.

One Detailed instructions for flashing Google offers on its developer website. Unfortunately, this process is somewhat complicated and requires various settings on the smartphone and PC, from which you need to install the image for the developer beta of Android 12 on your Android device. We therefore recommend this step only to experienced users.

Summary

  1. Anyone with a current Pixel smartphone can participate in the open beta
  2. Various other Android smartphones will also join the process
  3. Registration takes place through a Google Account on a specially set up website
  4. After registration, the smartphone gets a beta version with the over-the-air update
  5. Unplugging from open beta is as easy as registering, and then getting the full version of Android to reinstall the smartphone
  6. Developer beta, on the other hand, is primarily aimed at developers and is very difficult to install
  7. We do not recommend using Developer Beta as the main device on a smartphone or tablet because it does not yet support all the final functions.
  8. Here you can find the right version for your device Google Developer Portal
  9. The software must be flashed manually on the Android device, but all stored data will be lost
  10. Google provides a comprehensive guide to flashing their website
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