- Google plans to continue the Android 12 beta program, with the next update slated for December.
- Future Android 12 beta updates will include feature drops, bug fixes, and performance improvements.
- If you’d rather stay on the stable Android 12 update track, you’ll need to unenroll before December 1.
Just because the stable version of Android 12 has now rolled out to eligible Pixel smartphones, that doesn’t mean Google is done releasing beta updates. In a post on the r/android_beta subreddit, the Android Beta Program team announced that current Android Beta enrollees will be able to continue the Beta Program to receive “ongoing Android 12 pre-release updates.” These updates include feature drops, bug fixes, and performance and stability improvements.
The Android Beta team specified that if you take no action to unenroll your device from the Android Beta Program, you will automatically receive the next beta update starting in December 2021. However, if you wish to return to the stable track of Android 12, you can unenroll your device between now (after you’ve installed today’s update) and Wednesday, December 1. If you fail to do so during the specified period, unenrolling your device at any other time will result in a factory reset.
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Check out the announcement below for more details:
You now have the opportunity to continue in the beta program on your Pixel device(s) and receive ongoing Android 12 pre-release updates including feature drops, bug fixes, and improvements to stability and performance ahead of the public release schedule starting in December.
If you take no action and keep your Pixel device enrolled in the beta program, you will automatically get the next Android 12 beta updates starting in December. If you opt-out of the program after installing the December beta update, all user data on the device will get wiped per usual program guidelines.
We aren’t sure what Google will include in these upcoming Android 12 beta updates, how frequently they’ll be released, or how long the Android 12 beta program will continue.
You can opt-in or opt-out of the Android 12 beta program at this link.