Android 12 is available as developer previews for almost two months. And the last Android 12 developer preview was released early this month. And today Google releases Android 12 Developer Preview 3 with several bug fixes and improvements. In the second developer preview, we have seen two small incremental updates which we can also expect in the third developer preview. Here you will know about the new Android 12 Developer Preview 3.
If you are aware of the Android update cycle then you must be expecting three developer previews. And so, this Android 12 DP3 can be the last update before it goes live for public beta testers. We can expect Android 12 Public beta releases starting May which will go on at least till August.
The latest Android 12 Developer Preview 3 is now available for developers with eligible Pixel phones. As you know the Android 12 DP3 is mainly for continuing the improvements and so you will notice a huge boost in user experience. Below you can check out the changes in Android 12 DP3.
Android 12 Developer Preview 3 – What’s New
The latest Android 12 DP3 improves the haptic in different scenarios. Google is now proving more feedback options for gaming, UI events, and productivity. Game developers now have more ways to improve haptic effects while using game controllers.
Android 12 DP 3 also comes with an improved app launch experience with the all-new app launch animation. The apps will show a splash screen with the app icon and a transition to the app. Along with this Google also brings the new call notification template which delivers better visibility and scannability.
There is also a change in Camera compatibility for devices that comes with their own stock camera app. These apps can now take advantage of new extensions to provide a better experience. The additional changes are also for premium devices that offer high-end camera modules.
There are many other changes available in the Android 12 Developer Preview 3 which you can check here in the Google blog.
The Android 12 DP3 is available to developers with various improvements. It is available with build number SPP3.210325.010. The update will be available over the air to users who are already using the last Android 12 DP on supported Pixel phones. The list of phones includes Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5. If you don’t get the Android 12 DP3 update notification, then you can manually check for updates by going to Settings > System > System Updates. And then tap on Download & Install button to get the latest update.
In case you are using the stable Android 11 build and want to try Android 12, then you need to manually install the update. You can follow our download and detailed guide to install Android 12 on Pixel phones.
To get the latest version of Android 12 immediately, check out this download article.
After downloading the latest Android 12 latest developer preview file, you can install it on your Pixel phone. And in case if you don’t know the process then you can check our installation guide.
Try the latest Android 12 Developer Preview 3 build and let us know your opinion on it. It is a minor update but an important update as it fixes bugs including vulnerability.