One of the advantages of the Pixel is its support. They are not only the first devices to receive the latest Android updates, but also google allows its users to test future versions months before everyone else thanks to its previews or betas.
Currently the Google Pixel are updating to the stable version of Android 12.1 (Android 12L), also receiving a new part of exclusive functions with the March ‘Feature Drop’, but today Google surprises us by announcing a new Android 12 beta with a preview of the version coming to the Pixel in June
Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1 is coming to Pixel
The initials of QPR they are from Quarterly platform publicationsin Spanish ‘Quarterly releases of the platform’, or what amounts to the same, the famous ‘Feature Drops’ updates that Google has been launching on its Pixels for more than two years every quarter like a minor system update.
Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1 means that we are facing the first beta of this year’s third ‘Feature Drop’ whose official launch will take place in June. This is the first time that Google has launched a beta of this type of update, although it was already announced by Google last October.
Google has confirmed that as of December last year, Pixels will still have a beta version of upcoming releases available. So after Android 12L beta 3
Google did not report the news of Android 12 QPR3 Beta, it only limited itself to report that from today the Pixel 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6 and 6 Pro you can now sign up at g.co/androidbeta to receive a preview of the June “Feature Drop”. It also doesn’t say how many betas they’ll be releasing of this version, but it’s likely they’ll launch beta 2 in April and beta 3 in May to launch the final version in June.
The company confirms that the Pixel 3a and 3a XL remain without future updates. Those models that are still targeted in the beta will receive March stable version SP2A.220305.012 throughout this month. Until May, they will only receive security updates, which is when their guaranteed update period ends, and barring last-minute surprises, the Pixel 3a retains March’s “Feature Drop”.
It won’t be the only preview that will reach the Pixel. Also in a few days The second preview of Android 13 is comingand The first beta of Android 13 will arrive in April. Therefore, next April, the Pixel 4 or above will have two beta versions: Android 12 QPR3 Beta and Android 13 Beta.
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