Google today released the latest beta of Android 12 for Pixel phones, which also includes the new Pixel 5a 5G. This is the release candidate build and, therefore, the the next update will be the official release. According to Google, the build includes bug fixes and adds the finishing touches to the operating system. Here’s what’s new in Android 12 beta 5:
Android 12 Beta 5 released
“We ask all app and game developers to complete the final compatibility tests and publish compatibility updates before the final release. For developers of SDKs, libraries, tools and game engines, it is important to release compatible updates as soon as possible “, says Dave Burke, Android’s VP of Engineering in a blog post.
The main change with Android 12 Beta 5 has to be the availability of the material designed in the system apps like Google Clock and Calculator. In this beta version, you also get redesigned Clock widgets. Check out the redesigned Clock, Calculator and Clock widgets in the image gallery below:
Another change in beta 5 is a new Easter Egg widget from Paint Chips. You can unlock the widget after setting the clock in the Easter egg at midnight. The widget displays the colors generated by the background based theme engine and you can easily copy or share the color code.
Apart from these, there are minor changes to the placement of the clock on the lock screen and the At a Glance widget. You also get a universal search feature on the device with this build on Pixel phones.
If you have an eligible Pixel phone, you can try Android 12 Beta 5 right away. We have a dedicated guide for installing Android 12 beta on your Pixel phone, so go ahead and check it out. If you’re waiting for the Android 12 update on a non-Pixel device, check out the best Android 12 features to know what to expect.