Google rolls out second Android 12L beta update to Pixel phones

In October, Google originally announced the Android 12L. In case you don’t know about the Android 12L, then it is the Android 12 optimized for large screen phones. Later, Google kicked off the first beta of Android 12L to the Pixel phones with fixes and improvements. Now the company has started rolling out yet another beta patch to the Pixel phones. Read along to know more about the Android 12L second beta update.

The new build comes with the S2B2.211203.006 software version and measures around 110MB in size. Both the system image files and OTAs are now available for the eligible phones, except the Tensor-based Pixel 6 line models. We can expect the update will be available soon for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro as well.

Moving to the changes, then the incremental patch brings fixes to the small bugs. Here’s the complete list of resolved issues.

Developer-reported issues

  • Fixed an issue where the clock on the lock screen was not centered on the screen. (Issue #209866500)
  • Fixed an issue where all the recent apps in the recent apps view showed as a black image with an “App isn’t available” toast message. (Issue #210442689)
  • Fixed an issue where using gestures to switch between apps sometimes left an image of the previous app’s state showing over part of the current app. (Issue #211095552)

Other resolved issues

  • Fixed an issue where some icons on the lock screen were too small when viewed on larger screens.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the lock screen was not dismissed after unlocking a device.
  • Fixed an issue that caused bitmap images to disappear or otherwise render incorrectly in widgets.

The Android 12L Beta 2 is available for select Pixel Phones. Pixel 3a and newer Pixels are eligible for the Android 12L Beta. And if you have an eligible phone and want to test the optimized OS, you can get the beta on your phone.

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