Google shocked us final week with the announcement of Android 12L, a follow-up model to its just-released OS replace centered particularly on folding telephones and tablets. Though you possibly can’t get it in your cellphone proper now, it will not be lengthy till a public beta is prepared and out there to Pixel homeowners. When you’re curious when — or if — your cellphone will obtain it, this is what we all know to this point.
Android 12L is presently out there as a developer preview, however it’s actually simply meant for Android Studio customers for now. The primary public beta is about to launch in December, although, so for those who’ve missed working early entry software program in your cellphone, you will not have to attend too lengthy to check experimental options as soon as extra. Regardless of its deal with foldables and tablets — and the ever-rumored “Pixel Fold” remaining nothing greater than an concept — present Pixel telephones will achieve entry to the beta launch subsequent month.
These fashions embrace:
- Pixel 6 Professional
- Pixel 6
- Pixel 5a with 5G
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 4a (5G)
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 4
- Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 3a
Initially, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL had been lacking from this lineup, an odd omission contemplating they’re beneath the three-year replace coverage till subsequent Could. Nonetheless, a number of days after publishing its checklist, each telephones now seem as eligible for subsequent month’s beta. The Pixel 4 XL — one other cellphone excluded — continues to be lacking, however contemplating it shares near-identical specs with the Pixel 4, it looks as if it might be one other unintended skip.
As for when non-beta Pixel testers can anticipate Android 12L to hit their units, Google’s timeline for updates pegs it for someday after February 2022.
However what for those who aren’t utilizing a Pixel cellphone? In any case, if this iteration is designed to deal with foldables and tablets, it could be good to see it attain, you realize, foldables and tablets. Google has confirmed the Galaxy Z Fold3 is getting some Android 12L options “quickly,” together with “Exercise Embedding” assist for displaying two options from the identical app without delay (through 9to5Google). As for tablets, Lenovo’s P12 Professional will get its personal developer preview quickly, although we do not know precisely when simply but.
Presumably, different units will comply with someday after subsequent March, when the official launch lastly drops. Contemplating Google is warning customers that almost all of its new options will not be noticeable on customary cellphone screens, this could be one patch value ready patiently for.
UPDATE: 2021/11/03 15:25 EST BY WILL SATTELBERG
Pixel 3a and 3a XL added to checklist
Two days after we observed Google hadn’t included the Pixel 3a and 3a XL on its checklist of supported Android 12L units, the corporate added each telephones to the lineup. The Pixel 4 XL, nonetheless, continues to be lacking. We have up to date our protection.
The steady launch must be proper across the nook
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