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How to download Google’s new beta phone Operating System

How to download Google's new beta phone Operating System

How to download Google’s new beta phone Operating System 

The first public beta of Android 12 is here, and we’ll tell

you who can start using it and how.

Google’s new Android 12 operating system for phones is stunning

in fact, it’s also the biggest Android redesign in years. Introduced

at Google I/O, the software giant previewed the new design, features

and released the first Android 12 public beta that anyone with

a compatible device can install and help test.

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For those who are brave enough to try this early version, the

Android 12 beta will include features such as improved privacy controls

 and an adaptive interface that changes the color of your phone’s looks

to match your wallpaper. Android devices will also now work better with

other devices, like Chromebooks and Android TVs.

If you’re an early adopter ready to help Google test the next Android

operating system, here’s everything you need to know about getting

Android 12 on your phone right now. And here are the six top

Android 12 features we think you’ll love.

Will my phone work with Android 12 beta?

Google is releasing the first Android 12 public beta for its line of Pixel phones,

as well as select models from OnePlus, ZTE, TCL, Oppo, RealMe, Sharp,

Tecno, Vivi, Xiaomi and Asus. Google’s developer website published

a one-stop website that includes links directly to the instructions for every

hardware partner that’s taking part in the beta program.

In the past, the installation process for each vendor has been different.

Most of them require you to install the update using a wired connection

to your computer, and more often than not, you’ll need to

factory-reset your phone during the update process.

How do I start using Android 12 beta on my phone?

Here are the steps I followed on a Pixel phone. If you’re using one of

the other supported devices, you may find there’s some variation.

Start by visiting the Android Beta Program website. Sign in to the

site using the same Google account you’re using on your phone.

Google will present you with some warnings about using a beta operating

system. Read through the information and agree to it when you’re done.

At the bottom of the page will be a list of phones linked to your account

that are eligible to participate in the beta. Click the Opt-In button

for the phone you want to enroll in the program. Accept the terms

and conditions and click Confirm and Enroll when you’re finished.

Can I leave the Android 12 beta?

If you decide that the Android 12 beta is too buggy or battery life isn’t

great, you can leave the beta program. But… and this is a big but…

you’ll need to factory reset your phone to go back to Android 11.

You should be able to use an old backup to restore your phone to its

Android 11 form, but it’s entirely possible you’ll lose

some data during the transition.

To leave the beta, visit the beta website again, but this time click on

the Opt-Out button below your device. Wait a minute or two, then

check for a software update on your phone in

Settings > System > Advanced > System Update > Check for update.

Install the update, which will factory-reset your phone, and when it’s

done you’ll need to set your phone back up,

starting with signing into your Google account.

My best advice? Wait until Android 12 is closer to final release before

installing the beta. As Google continues to work on and refine the update,

it’ll become more stable and battery life will improve

(not to mention app developers will be able to release up

dates ensuring that third-party apps are compatible).

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