Google, the global tech giant officially made announcements at its I/O 2021 virtual event. The main highlight of the annual developer conference was the announcement of Android 12 OS. In addition to this, Google made other announcements too including privacy options, Google Photos, Google Lens new feature, Google AR, MUM (Multitask Unified Model) for search, Google Maps, WearOS with Samsung, Project Starline, Google Features for Next Galaxy Watch and more. Google I/O 2021: CEO Sundar Pichai Lays Down Roadmap for Future of Work for Millions Across the Globe.

Coming back to Android 12 OS, the company announced it with a redesigned user interface and enhanced privacy settings. Android 12 beta operating system's new interface is based on a design language called Material You.

The company revealed that the stable update of the new operating system will be available later this year. Users can experience several key features of it by downloading the first public beta of Android 12 on their smartphone.

Android 12 Beta 1 is now available for download on Google Pixel3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. To install the OS, you need to enrol your device from the Android 12 beta website even if you previously enrolled in the Android 11 Beta program. After the enrollment, Android 12 Beta 1 will be available for download on your device. You can also manually check by heading over to 'Settings' > 'System' > 'System Update' > 'Check for Updates'.

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Android 12 (Photo Credits: Google)

The company has also shared Android 12 Beta 1 for third party smartphones that are a part of the Android 12 Developer Preview Programme. These phones include OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9, Asus ZenFone 8, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11X Pro, Realme GT, ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G, TCL 20 Pro 5G, Tecno Camon 17 and iQOO 7 Legend. Users of these smartphones can check the procedure of installing Android 12 Beta 1 by visiting the manufacturing links available on the Android Developers website.

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