Google released the final beta version of Android 12 for Pixel phones today, and that includes the recently released Pixel 5a 5G. This is the release candidate version and therefore the next update will be the official release. According to Google, the build comes with bug fixes and adds finishing touches to the operating system. Here’s what’s new in Android 12 beta 5:
Android 12 Beta 5 Released
“We ask all application and game developers to complete the final compatibility test and publish their compatibility updates before the final release. For SDK, library, tools and game engine developers, it’s important to release your compatible updates as soon as possible.” said Dave Burke, vice president of Android engineering in a blog post.
The main change with Android 12 Beta 5 should be the availability of material you design in system applications like Google Clock and Calculator. You also get redesigned clock widgets in this beta version. Check out the redesigned Clock, Calculator and Clock widgets in the image gallery below:
Another change in beta 5 is a new Paint Chips easter egg widget. You can unlock the widget after setting the clock on easter egg to 0h. The widget shows the colors generated by the wallpaper-based theme engine and you can easily copy or share the color code.
In addition to these, there are minor adjustments to the placement of the clock on the lock screen and the At a Glance widget. You also get a universal on-device search feature with this built in Pixel phones.
If you have a qualified Pixel smartphone, try Android 12 Beta 5 now. We have a dedicated guide for installing Android 12 beta on the Pixel smartphone, so go ahead and check it out. If you’re expecting the Android 12 update on a non-Pixel device, check out the best Android 12 features to know what to expect.