After the release of Android 12 last year, Asus released Android 12 plans for its phones. Asus has a total of six phone series that are eligible for Android 12. And about four series (ROG Phone 5, Zenfone 8, etc) have already received the update. Now it’s time for the ROG Phone 3. Android 12 for the ROG Phone 3 is now available in beta. Read on to know more about the Android 12 beta for the ROG Phone 3.
As per the roadmap shared by Asus, the ROG Phone 3 is planned to receive stable Android 12 in the first half of 2022. And with the beta update already going live, we can expect the stable update within the first half as promised by the company.
ROG Phone 3 was launched in 2020 with Android 10 out of the box. The device later received Android 11 last year as the first major update. Android 12 will be the second and probably the last official update for ROG Phone 3. You can expect an incremental update but don’t get your hopes high. But you can install custom ROMs for the latest Android experience if you want.
Asus kicked off the ROG Phone 3 Android 12 beta program in mid March but they were only accepting applications and the update was not available. Finally, it has arrived which gives hope that a stable update will be released soon.
Thanks to Reddit user Wilcho who claimed to have already received the Android 12 beta update on his ROG Phone 3. Android 12 Beta for ROG Phone 3 comes with build number 31.0210.0210.160. The update comes with many changes and new features. We managed to get some parts of the changelog that you can check below.
ROG Phone 3 Android 12 Beta Changelog
- Please back up your data before upgrading to Android 12. If you want to downgrade the software version to Android 11 by official software package, it will erase all data from your device.
- Upgraded system to Android 12
- Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System
- Updated the Console design in Armoury Crate
- Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 12 design
- Added privacy dashboard, camera and microphone
indicators, show clipboard access, approximate location access, and microphone access features
- Replaced ASUS Safeguard with Android 12 Emergency
- Introduced new widget page design in Launcher. Adjusted the position of the screenshot option and removed the hotseat app icons in the Overview page.
- Removed the Quick Settings layout option in the Display settings
*The changelog is not complete.
If you are a ROG Phone 3 user and participated in the beta program then you should receive the Android 12 beta soon. Some users have already received the update. The OTA update is rolling out in batches and can take time to reach all eligible users.
You can also apply for the beta program (if Asus is still accepting applications) from Settings > System > System Update. Click on the gear icon on the top right corner and tap on Enroll in the Beta Test Program. Follow the in-app instructions to fill out the application. You will receive an email if it is accepted. You can check if the application is still working or not by trying as mentioned.
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