Google has announced Android 12 Beta 1 during Google I/O today. The company released that build for its Pixel smartphones, but it’s not limited to Google phones only, not at all. You can install Android 12 Beta 1 to a number of non-Google phones as well.
You can install Android 12 Beta 1 on some non-Google phones as well
Android 12 Beta 1 is available on a number of smartphones from ASUS, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, TCL, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.
If you’re wondering whether your device is supported, well, you can easily find that out. All you have to do is tap this link, find the brand of your phone, and click the “Get the Beta” link for it.
Before you do that, though, make sure you’re logged into your Google account on that device. Needless to say, you need to be logged into the same Google account that you’re logged into your browser with, so that Google can check things out.
Android 12 Beta 1 is the fourth build of Android 12 Google released. The first three builds were marked as Developer Previews. Google’s Android 12 Beta builds are usually quite stable, but, it’s a beta build after all.
This build is not completely stable, as its name says
We would not recommend you to install this build on your daily driver. It can contain bugs and whatnot. As a reminder, a stable build for Android 12, at least for Pixel phones, will arrive in August.
Android 12 is refining the experience of the OS even further. Google has updated the animations, redesigned the UI to an extent, added a lot more color to the system, and much more. You can read more about the OS by clicking here.
In addition to that, the company also announced some new features for Google Photos during Google I/O, the same goes for Google Maps, Android Auto, and so on. Even the new Wear OS experience got announced.