Google’s I/O events are always a treat. There’s always something new to look out for in the world of Android. And this year like all the other years a newer version of Android has been revealed. The first beta of Android 12 has been released and is currently available to several devices. Here you can check the list of non-pixel phones receiving Android 12 beta aka developer preview update.
Android 12 brings in a lot of changes and a deeply customizable interface that can be set as and how you would like it to be. The new version of Android has a newer look that looks appealing in many ways. Pixel owners will now be able to use a custom color palette and better-redesigned widgets. Your wallpaper’s dominant colors will. now be applied across the system and even in the notification shades, lock screen, volume controls, and your freshly created widgets. In short one, one color for many elements.
Of course, the Pixel devices are the first to grab the latest Android 12 Beta 1 update. However, a few non-Pixel devices have also started receiving the new Android 12 Beta 1 update. Let’s take a look at these devices.
Asus ZenFone 8 Series
As soon as the event was over, Asus revealed that the beta versions of Android 12 are live and currently available for download for the newly launched ZenFone 8. The update will ditch ZenUI and bring in a clean AOSP UI to the table. You can download the Android 12 beta file to flash it to your ZenFone 8. If you wish to roll back to Android 11, you’ll be able to do that as well. Do note that the beta Android 12 update is currently not available for the ZenFone 8 Flip.
OnePlus 9 Series
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro that was launched in March with Android 11 out of the box is now eligible to receive the Android 12 beta update. You can read more about the beta update to Android over here.
Oppo Find X3 Pro
The Find X3 Pro from OPPO is the only Oppo device to receive the new Android 12 beta update. Other variants of the Find X3 are currently not eligible for download. Oppo stated that the beta update will not be bringing any new Color OS version as of now but will release a newer ColosOS version later on. Android 12 Developer versions are available from Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand as of now. If you aren’t comfortable with the beta update, Oppo allows you to roll back to Android 11.
With Realme the beta update to Android 12 will currently be available for the Realme GT which is available only in China. The flagship device runs on a Snapdragon 888 processor and is yet to be launched globally. The beta will be available for download for the Realme GT later this month and should be available globally as well, indicating that the global launch of the phone is quite nearby. There is no information if other Realme flagships will be receiving the beta update to Android 12.
The Japanese smartphone maker has announced that its Aquos devices will be receiving the beta update to Android 12. However, there’s not much as to which devices will be getting it and when the beta is going to be released for these devices.
Tecno Camon 17
Tecno has also announced that its Camon 17 device is eligible to upgrade to the beta version of Android 12. The update is currently available and users can easily download the update package and flash their devices with the update. There’s no information however if the previous Camon 16 series will be eligible for the beta update.
TCL 20 Pro 5G
TCL’s latest device, the TCL 20 Pro 5G is eligible for the beta update to Android 12. The beta update package is now available to download. Do note that the base TCL 20 will not be eligible for the update as of now. TCL will also let you roll back to Android 11 in case you find the beta update too buggy and hampers with your day-to-day use.
Vivo iQOO 7 Legend
The beta update to Android 12 will be made available only for the iQOO 7 Legend devices. The beta 1 update is live now and the second beta update should be available by late July. If you’ve got issues with the developer preview you’ll be able to roll back to the stable version of Android 11.
Xiaomi Mi 11 series
Xiaomi has made the Android 12 beta update for its Min11 series devices. The update is available for the Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, and Mi 11X Pro. Xiaomi advises that it’s best to upgrade to Android 12 via the fastboot method. Since these are beta builds, some bugs will creep up. As for Xiaomi devices, all these above-mentioned devices have different sorts of issues that pop up.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G
ZTE has also joined the Android 12 developer preview bandwagon. This has made the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G eligible for Android 12 beta and is available for download. It’s not mentioned if the lower variant of the Axon 30 will be eligible for the beta update. It could also be that the device might straightway pick the stable update to Android 12 alongside the global and stable version later in the year.
Word of Caution
Since these are early previews of the Android 12, you can expect a lot of bugs and issues with the normal functioning of the device. The issues will gradually get fixed with more beat updates till the final version is ready for release. Make sure to always download the update packages from the official forums only. Downloading from non-legitimate sources and also for wrong devices will cause your devices to brick.