While Android 13 is starting its beta, Android 12 is now definitely moving to a stable version.
Since last March, we can install and use the QPR3 of Android 12, the current beta of the operating system for smartphones. Google announces that its Pixels will have to upgrade to the final version of the twelfth iteration of Android, even if they were registered for the beta version until now.
The stable version of Android 12 now imposed on Google’s Pixel
In a Reddit post from Google relayed by 9to5Googlewe learn that ” the official June release of Android 12 will start rolling out globally to Pixel devices starting today“. A deployment that will continue over the next week in phases depending on carrier and device“.
While the QPR3 beta of Android 12 was available until now, the Pixel 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6 and 6 Pro will be able to switch from this version to the stable version of Android 12. You can switch to it by disabling the beta program, which does not erase data. Above all, Google announces that “your devices will be automatically unenrolled from the beta program over the next few weeks”, the tests of Android 12 having ended.
How to upgrade to Android 13 beta?
But meanwhile, the Android 13 beta is rolling out. If you had the Android 12 beta until then, you will be able to upgrade to Android 13, but not directly. As always, it will be necessary to deactivate “your Android 12 beta device before enrolling it in the Android 13 beta. Devices enrolled in the Android 12 beta will not automatically receive Android 13 betas“.
New features for Pixels
At the same time, Google is announcing new features coming to its Pixels. First of all, there is an application that allows you to create music from videos. On these videos, you can add visual effects, create sound patterns, superimpose sounds to create pieces of music.
Next, Google launches a shortcut on the home screen to access its Covid-19 vaccination certificate when taking a photo or screenshot of it. A feature only accessible in Australia, Canada and the United States. Also, there is now a widget that shows the video feed from a Nest Doorbell camera on the lock screen that appears when someone rings. Google is also rolling out a reminder to tell you that your smartphone’s lamp is on, with a shortcut to turn it off. Pixels will have air quality alerts based on your location; a feature that is only available in the United States, Australia, and India. Finally, the Pixels will have noise reduction on Google Meet, without the need for a professional account. Enough to predict that this will happen on all devices in the more or less near future.
Moreover, Android 12L, the version dedicated to Android tablets, is deployed on laptops with the Windows 11 Insiders program.
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