Android 12 beta breaks records — Google’s most downloaded beta version ever

Android 12 beta breaks records — Google’s most downloaded beta version ever
Android 12 beta 2 is out with the much talked-about Privacy Dashboard.Google
  • Google’s VP of engineering says Android 12 has seen record-breaking installs.
  • He revealed the news in a tweet but didn’t share the numbers.
  • Android 12 beta brings major design and privacy updates.
Google's vice president (VP) of engineering, Dave Burke, revealed that the Android 12 beta version is breaking previous download records. Burke tweeted that the Android 12 beta was the company's "most downloaded/installed beta ever".

The higher number of downloads reflects the hype and interest around the Android 12, which has got a major design overhaul and privacy enhancements. However, neither Burke nor the company has shared how many users have installed the new beta.

Android 12 was showcased recently during the Google I/O event -- its annual developer conference. However, the statement on record-breaking download numbers came after the second beta of the upcoming operating software (OS) was released. The new beta brings several visual and privacy improvements like the much talked about Material You design and Privacy Dashboard.

Some other user interface (UI) tweaks like new animations and transitions have also been found in the new beta, which further enhances the user experience visually.

The second beta is now available to download on some devices. If you're looking to download it on your phone, here's how to do it. But do note that beta versions are unfinished built, which means it might come with some bugs, and it is advised to download it on a secondary phone.

The Android 12 beta 2 is available on all recent Google Pixel phones and some of the phones from OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, Realme, Nokia, Vivo, ASUS, Tecno, Sharp, TCL, and ZTE. Sadly, Samsung phone owners will have to wait longer to try out the new Android 12 features. Samsung is expected to launch an Android 12 beta program for its devices around the fourth quarter of the year.

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