On Wednesday afternoon, Google pushed the Beta 2 constructed of Android 12 L to eligible units. Each system photographs and OTAs can be found from Google’s web site for Pixel 3a (XL) and all newer Pixels. All besides the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional – which have already been coping with replace delays for the December patch and could possibly be appreciated to a delay right here.
Android 12L Beta 2 brings bug fixes and optimizations, in addition to just a few fixes for refinement of the resizing of icons relative to the display measurement. It additionally finalizes APIs and system behaviors for this model of Android in order that builders can start specializing in finalizing their apps with compatibility of the brand new Android construct. For reference, that’s API stage 32.
Android 12L is a mid-cycle Android construct meant to optimize Android’s usability throughout totally different type elements and show sizes amidst the business shift in direction of foldable units and the rise in adoption of tablets, ChromeOS, and 2-in-1 units for productiveness.
Google has additionally confronted criticism for the way it’s dealt with the Pixel 6 and 6 Professional December replace, which can be linked to why there’s no Beta 2 constructed for the Pixels but. We speculate it could be on account of some tinkering wanted to be executed with the Google Tensor chip, which hasn’t been used on a smartphone earlier than.