Google released the Android 12L version of its operating system in October, intending to improve large-screen devices like tablets, foldable phones, and even Chromebooks. Android 12L’s first beta is now available for Pixel smartphone users, after the release of its developer preview.
The first beta version of Android 12L is now available
Pixel phones such as the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro now have Android 12L beta 1 available. It’s also available for the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro, and developers may utilise it using Android Studio’s Android Emulator.
Anyone who has joined up for the Android Beta Program will be able to download the Android 12L beta, which is a simple OTA update. If not, you may easily join if your device is eligible on the Android Beta Program page.
The beta release for Android 12L focuses on a refined large-screen UI, improved multitasking, and improved app compatibility on such devices. Notifications, fast settings, the home screen, and other features have all been improved. Screens with resolutions greater than 600dp will now have a two-column layout, allowing users to accomplish more on the larger screen.
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Foldable and large-screen devices will now feature a taskbar to move between preferred programmes and drag/drop apps into a split-screen mode for optimal multitasking. For a better letterboxing experience, the applications’ look has also been updated. The December 2021 security patch, as well as bug fixes and improvements, are included in this beta release.
For additional enhancements, the 12L beta contains APIs like Material Design for wide displays, Jetpack Compose, Window Size Classes, and more. Users will be able to get Android 12L next year.