Google has announced that it will release the fifth and final version of Android 12 beta. This is a sign that the company is getting ready for the official release of the operating system. According to people conversant with the matter, the official release of the new Android 12 is now just a few weeks away. The beta releases will roll out on the Pixel 5A before getting to other smartphones.
The search engine giant has been running the beta version of the OS as it tested out its features and operation. It’s unlikely though that a lot will change from the beta version to the official one. Nonetheless, for owners of the Pixel 5A, it will be such a great opportunity to see how the new OS looks like and what it has to offer.
Then Pixel 5A, which is Google’s flagship phone, was launched in late August. The phone is, however, not globally available. In fact, sales have been limited to Japan and the US only. For this reason, likely, folks who get access to the Android 12 beta will also be quite limited. Getting a beta version of an OS before it officially comes out is always a good thing for those who can. There is so much the Android 12 promises to its users.
As a beta tester, you get to see these things first and have an interactive experience with the software before it becomes widely available. Besides, Android is the most popular operating system for mobile. Even though Google is launching the beta test version of Pixel 5A for now, the plan is to of course launch the OS to more and more devices in the future.
But before that happens, there is a lot of tweaking to be done including assessing the overall user experience. Owners of the Pixel 5A will have the unique opportunity to be part of this tweaking and fine-tuning. The good news is that the Android 12 beta is now at the “stable phase.” This means that users can try it out on their devices without any risk of technical issues or so.
There is however a limit when you are using a beta version of an OS. For example, there will be certain apps that you won’t be able to use with a beta version. Nonetheless, it is clear that Android 12 is almost ready and as Google says, the OS will be out in a few weeks. The global rollout is expected to begin immediately thereafter.
The beta version is also open to anyone who wants to test it out. Google has published guidelines to follow for anyone who would want to be part of the beta test. It is something quite simple. There is no limit as to how many people can sign up for the test. The only condition here is the fact that you should be using Pixel 5A. We are not sure if other devices are compatible but for now, Google insists that beta testers should be the Pixel 5A owners.