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Google is releasing what it says is the fifth and final version of the Android 12 beta, adding that the official release of the full Android 12 operating system is “just a few weeks away.” The new beta release will also be the first one that Pixel 5A owners will be able to install.
Beta users who have already used the beta won’t notice any difference. The beta’s focus is more on getting developers ready to release Android 12 rather than adding new features. However, those who have the latest Google phone can now see the release before it occurs. This is possible without too much risk since the beta has entered the “platform stability” phase.
The Pixel 5A launched in late August, and the beta hasn’t been officially available on it until now. Although the launch of the phone was limited, it is only available in the US and Japan. Anyone who has one can play with the new Android version before it officially launches. If you are like me, you could run the beta to gain some experience with the new version of Android before it launches officially. You might also get questions from your family about it.
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This experience might be helpful for this particular release. Android 12 is a big UI redesign (at least on Pixels) with a theming system, a new widget system, and a different location for smart home controls and Google Pay. Although the official release of the OS is imminent, it will not be available until your phone manufacturer allows you to do so. If you’re a Pixel 5A owner, though, or you have any of the other supported phones, you can follow our guide on how to install the beta to get Android 12 as soon as you’d like.