Hey, Google has just released a new Android 12 beta update that you can try on your Pixel phone. This is the Android 12 QPR3 program, which will be a big update in June after we get there (more on that), but if you want to test that level build now, you can.
Although previous QPR3 1.1 updates were only for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, this QPR3 beta 2 build is for all supported Pixel phones. If you own a Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, or Pixel 6, you can pick it up now.
Release Date: April 7, 2022
Security Patch Level: April 2022
Google Play Services: .0 22.09.20
How to get Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2
The easiest way to get these new and early Android 12 beta updates is through the Android beta program. If you are not registered in that beta and want to try QPR3, you can go to the official Android beta website and register your device. Once registered, your device will receive OTA. If you are already registered, you can go to Settings and try dragging the update (Settings> System> System Update).
If you are a little more aware, you can manually flash the system image or QPR3’s OTA. First download the required file (factory image, OTA), then follow our instructions on how to flash here or here.
What’s new in Android 12 QPR3 2?
Google does not usually go into a ton of details when publishing such updates, and this is again true with QPR3 Beta 2. What they’ve said so far is “the latest April monthly release changes and security patches, as well as additional bug fixes and optimizations for performance and stability.”
We’re flashing it now, and we’ll report back to you if we find anything new that you should know about.