WHAT DEVICES ARE ELIGIBLE?
There is only a few devices eligible for Android 12 Beta, below is a list:
- Pixel 3 / 3 XL
- Pixel 3a / 3a XL
- Pixel 4 / 4 XL
- Pixel 4a / 4a 5G
- Pixel 5
- OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro
- Xiaomi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11X Pro
- Oppo X3 Pro
- Vivo iQOO 7
- Asus Zenfone 8
- Android 12 first public beta release is available for download
- Asus, Xiaomi, and other companies also on board for the beta release
- Android 12 carries a new Privacy Dashboard for an enhanced user privacy
How to install the Android 12 beta
The process of how you get Android 12 beta on your phone ranges from requiring just a few clicks to something more involved. For this beta download, it’s considerably easier to get the it on one of the supported Google Pixel phones.
For a Pixel, begin by visiting the Android 12 beta site to enroll your phone in the beta. You should be able to find your phone listed when you click “View your eligible devices.” After you enroll your device, you might be nudged via a notification on your phone that the software is ready to install. If you want to check manually, open the settings menu on your phone, then head to System > System Update. Tap “Check for update” to see if you can download the new software.
If nothing happens right away, your only option is to keep waiting. In the past, I’ve gotten the beta update on my phone within minutes of enrolling, though sometimes it takes hours. It may take over 24 hours for the software to be ready to install on your phone, so hang tight.
As for supported phones from other brands like OnePlus, Realme, Sharp, and others, follow the instructions on each page from Google’s list of eligible phones, as the process for installation seems to differ depending on the manufacturer.