Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 for Pixel Released by Google

Tech giant Google’s June Feature Drop for Pixel is eagerly awaited by tech enthusiasts across the world. Google has announced Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 for all eligible Pixel devices. Like the previous Quarterly Platform Release beta, this update will be available for Pixel 4 devices onwards. The update includes May 2022 security patches that were rolled out on Monday via the stable channel. The beta build version number is S3B1.220420.005.

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Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1.1 Released for Pixel 6 Series to Patch Issues

Pictured, Google Pixel 6 Pro. Google Pixel series to support Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1.1
Google Pixel 6 Pro

A little over two weeks ago, tech giant Google published the first beta build of Android 12 Quarterly Platform Release (QPR). This gave tech enthusiasts the first proper glimpse of the upcoming Pixel Feature Drop. This drop, however, also ended up introducing a few issues for the Pixel 6 series. Some of these issues include an abnormal battery drain and degraded call quality. The bugs have been addressed since then, thankfully. Earlier in the day, Google published a minor update that fixes the glitches present in the initial beta build. This update comes in the form of the Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1.1.

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Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL Receive Last Android Update

Pictured Google Pixel 3. Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL received their final update.

Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL devices have received their final security update from the tech giant this week. These devices now lose official support for any further updates. This makes Android 12 version the final software that these devices will run on. The tech giant shared this information during the launch of the smartphones.

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Google Releases Surprising Android Version Distribution Numbers

Google has not released monthly Android version distribution numbers since November of 2019. However, the company has been providing the stats to developers through Android Studio. According to the latest distribution numbers, the most popular Android version is not Android 11, with less than 25% of devices running on it. Instead, Android 10, released in September of 2019, takes the top spot with 26.5% of all Android devices running on this version. Android 11 follows in the distribution with 24.2% whereas Android 9 Pie stands at 18.2%.

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Samsung Unveils One UI 4 Based on Android 12 for Galaxy S21 Series

On Monday, Samsung announced the rolling out of One UI 4. This commences with the Galaxy S21 series of devices, including Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. According to Samsung, this update offers new customization options, enhanced privacy features, and overall, an “elevated mobile experience.” The One UI 4 update is based on Android 12. It will likely be available for other smartphone devices in upcoming months. The company has also unveiled an update for their Galaxy Watch series of smartwatches.

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Android 12 Officially Releases But The Update For Pixels Will Be Arriving In The Next Few Weeks

Android 12 has been one of the most awaited software updates for some time now. However, Google is late in its release of the update especially if we compare it with last year’s Android 11 release. In 2020 Google released the Android 12 on the first working Monday of September. This time we are already in the first working Monday of October and it is now that Google is “officially releasing” Android 12. But then again it is pushing its source for the Android open source project.

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Google Drive Gets The Splash Screen Feature On Android 12

A special feature of Android 12 is that its apps show a splash screen upon launch. Splash Screen is a type of launch animation wherein the entire display of the phone is filled for a few seconds till the App loads. The first Google app to support this feature on Android 12 is Google Drive. Each app on Android 12 has a launch animation. This makes the app opening process fun and innovative. On tapping the app icon, it expands out from its place on the phone and covers the whole screen.  When the app opens after some time, the users are welcomed with a splash screen that includes the app icon.

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Android 12 Beta 1 Launched At Google I/O

Google I/O started on May 18. The biggest announcement from the event is that Android 12 can now be downloaded as the first public beta on some selective smartphones of about 10 brands. Like always, the first on the list is the Google Pixel series, but this time along with them OEMs have also received the Android 12. According to Google in Google I/O, Android 12 is the next iteration of the world’s most popular mobile operating system and it is present on more than 3 billion devices across the world. However, most of these devices come from OEMs. They are working hard along with Google so that the Android updates come on time like the iOS updates. It might take a little more time but the brands that are involved in this and have strived to be there till the end includes Xiaomi, OnePlus, Nokia, Realme, Asus, etc.

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