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- Google has released Android 12 beta 4.
- The focus of the update is polishing performance and stability.
- It does not contain any new features for consumers, but it brings Android 12 to the edge of a stable version.
We are now only one step away from the stable Android 12 version. Google today abandoned the fourth Android 12 beta and entered the final stage of software testing.
The latest Android 12 beta focuses on polishing performance and stability. This version makes Android 12 reach the performance stability milestone, which means that all application-oriented interfaces and behaviors have been locked and loaded. Developers can now plan their final testing, because any Android 12 features that will affect their apps are ready to release a stable version.
Google has recommended that all developers install production versions of their apps on devices running Android 12 beta 4. This will enable them to view all Android 12 behavior changes and test new Android 12 features (such as privacy dashboards, microphone and camera indicators, application splash screens, etc.) that affect their applications.
At the same time, the beta version did not bring any new features for consumers, at least we don’t know yet. However, by now, Beta testers should be able to try everything that Google has announced for Android 12.
How to get Android 12 beta 4
If you are already using Android 12 beta 3 or any previous beta version, you should see an OTA update to upgrade to beta 4.
Starting today, you can try the new version on Pixel devices. Android 12 beta 4 will also be available on eligible Asus, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp and ZTE phones. Please note that each brand will handle its own registration and support, and provide you with beta updates directly.
Please also read: How to install the Android 12 beta
In addition to mobile phones, Beta 4 is also available for Android TV, so developers can view the latest features and test their applications on the new Google TV platform.
Google said that the Android 12 candidate version should be released in the next few weeks. The final version should be released sometime in the future-possibly in September.