Android 12L Beta 3 Released: New Features and Improvements

As the expectations of developers, Android 12L Beta 3 is released. It is now available for developers to test the compatibility of apps and SDK for the last time before the final release of Android 12L.

As per Google, Android 12L is a special version of Android 12 especially designed for large-screen devices like tablets, foldables, Chromebooks, and more.

In October 2021, Google launched Android 12L, less than a month after the stable release of Android 12.

Android 12L is getting beta updates before the final release. As of now two beta updates were released and today, Beta 3 got released.

Android 12L Release:

Release date: February 9, 2022
Build: S2B3.220205.007.A1
Emulator support: x86 (64-bit), ARM (v8-A)
Security patch level: February 2022
Google Play services: 21.24.23

Android 12L Beta 3 Released
Android 12L Beta 3 Released

Improvements in Android 12L Release:

In Android 12L Beta 3, the following major concerns have been addressed:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented weather information from showing in the system’s At a glance widget. (Issue #210113641).
  • Fixed an issue where the screen off animation was not displayed consistently when turning off the device’s screen. (Issue #210465289)
  • Fixed issues that caused the system launcher to crash when attempting to enter split-screen mode using the Pin to Top option. (Issue #209896931Issue #211298556)

For the Pixel 3a (XL), Pixel 4 (XL), Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as the Android Emulator, Android 12L Beta 3 (S2B3.220205.007) system images with Monday’s February security patch are available. The 2018 flagship will not be updated to Android 12L, as the Pixel 3/XL received its final update earlier this week.

List of Android 12L supported devices

  • Pixel 6 Pro: Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 6: Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 5a: Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 5: Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 4a (5G): Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 4a: Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 4 XL: Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 4: Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 3a XL: Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 3a: Factory Image — OTA

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Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma is a tech enthusiast and freelance tech journalist. He has been writing about technology for 5 years. He is passionate about every aspect of technology, especially Android. Abhishek’s articles have been referred by India Today, 360Gadgets, Times of India, MacRumors, AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority, BGR, Zee News, and many more.

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