The new version of Android 12, presented on May 18, is already available for download and installation on a small number of smartphones from different manufacturers. But not everyone knows how to install Android 12 on their smartphone, even if it is on the list of supported ones.
Here is a step-by-step instruction for those who decided to experience all the delights of the new interface and all, even the most terrible, bugs of the test version. Android 12 is currently available for Google Pixel smartphones (starting with Pixel 3), with other manufacturers joining at a later date.
1. Open the page for the beta version of Android 12 and register your smartphone (you need to select the device from the list of available devices).
2. Wait for the notification on the smartphone itself that the new software is ready for installation, or check for an update manually in the “System – System Update” section. The Verge writes that it will take from several minutes to several hours to wait.
However, depending on the manufacturer, the process for updating your smartphone to Android 12 may be different. Google has published instructions for owners of smartphones Asus, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Tecno, TCL, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.
In almost all instructions, it is written in large letters that many functions will not work correctly: the fingerprint or face scanner may work poorly, video communication may not work, the browser will not open sites, and so on. In addition, with the slightest non-observance of the instructions, there is a danger of turning the smartphone into a brick. The Android 12 Developer Update is not recommended for everyday use devices.