Dave Burke, the VP of Engineering for Android said, “Android 12’s beta is by far our most downloaded/installed beta ever.” However, Burke has not revealed any specific number of downloads.
Android 12’s beta is by far our most downloaded/installed beta ever. Speaking of which, Beta 2 is available today: https://t.co/VR8CtXKWkZ
— Dave Burke (@davey_burke) 1623268161000
The company rolled out the first beta for Android 12 in May with a major redesign in the interface on the operating system. The redesigned interface is called Material You which promises to change the look of the Android phone. The interface comes with new colour options, animations, tile designs and more.
Recently, Google rolled out beta 2 for Android 12. Beta 2 of Android 12 brings new privacy features like the Privacy Dashboard. Along with this, beta 2 also brings feature updates that claim to improve stability, performance and functionality.
Beta 2 also brings Passpoint update for developers, wallpaper-based Material You Themes, a new power button in quick settings, quick tap that allows you to double-tap the fingerprint sensor and perform various functions.
Presently, Android 12 beta 2 is available for Google Pixel smartphones. Users can download the update manually from the Android developer website. The company has already announced that Beta 3 will be released in July followed by Beta 4 in August.
Recently, Google revealed that it will be adjusting the release cycle for the Chrome OS later this year. The company said that it is planning to launch a new release every four weeks.
“To deliver new features more rapidly to consumers while also continuing to prioritize the key pillars of Chrome OS – security, stability, speed and simplicity – Chrome OS will move to a 4-week stable channel starting with M96 in Q4,” Google said in a blog post.