Google’s Android 12 is now official, the software maker is already out under the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Aside from the Pixel devices, Samsung and OnePlus’s top flagship are also eligible to enjoy the latest version of Android via the beta testing program.
Android 12 comes with a new user interface powered by Material You, smart features, a better and round UX design as well as numerous security enhancements over the previous version of the Android operating system.
The Android 12 Beta program will be initiated by other Android users such as – Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, and other Chinese as well as international brands. Following a successful beta run, these device makers will send stable Android 12-based software skins to corresponding smartphones.
However, different OEMs have their own rollout and upgrade processes. For instance, some rollout procedure to major version takes time, while some wait even to begin the testing activity.
Still, there’s another way that Android phone users can install the latest Android version using an “Android 12 custom ROM”. There are plenty of developers on XDA that made this possible and brought you a collection of Android 12 custom software builds.
Download Android 12 custom ROM, which enables you to flash your phone (eligible) with the Android 12 and install the latest software features on the devices.
To be mentioned, the possibility of BUGS and Issues in these custom software is likely to be there because these aren’t Official builds of the respective smartphone maker. Below you can download the latest custom Android 12 ROM.
- ASUS ROG Phone II
- ASUS ROG Phone 3
- ASUS ZenFone 5
- ASUS ZenFone 5Z
- ASUS ZenFone 6
- ASUS ZenFone 8
- ASUS ZenFone Max M2
- ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
- ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2
- Moto E 2015
- Moto G 2015 and Moto G3 Turbo
- Moto G Play (2021)
- Moto G Stylus 5G
- Moto G4 Play
- Moto G9 Plus
- Moto G5S
- Moto G40 and G60
- Moto X Play
- Moto Z3 Play
- Moto G100/Motorola Edge S
- Moto Z3 Play
- Motorola Edge 20 Pro
- Motorola One Hyper
- OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 7 and One Plus 7Pro
- OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8Pro
- OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9RT
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus Nord 2
- Realme 2 Pro
- Realme 5 Pro
- Realme 6/6i [India]/6S
- Realme 6 Pro
- Realme 7 Pro
- Realme 8i/Narzo 50
- Realme C2
- Realme C3
- Realme X2 Pro
- Realme X7 Max 5G
- Realme XT
- Samsung Galaxy A3 2016, A5 2016, and A7 2016
- Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and A7 2017
- Samsung Galaxy A10
- Samsung Galaxy A20 and A20e
- Samsung Galaxy A21s
- Samsung Galaxy A30
- Samsung Galaxy A40
- Samsung Galaxy A52 4G
- Samsung Galaxy A72
- Samsung Galaxy J5 2015
- Samsung Galaxy Note3
- Samsung Galaxy Note8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
- Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Mi 5
- Mi 8
- Mi 8 Pro and 8 Explorer Edition
- Mi 8 SE
- Mi 9
- Mi 9 SE
- Mi 10
- Mi 10 Lite
- Mi 10T/Mi 10T Pro/Redmi K30S
- Mi 10T-Lite/Mi 10i/Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
- Mi 11 Lite 4G
- Mi A1
- Mi A2
- Mi A2 Lite
- Mi Max and Mi Max Prime
- Mi Mix 2
- Mi Mix 2S
- Mi Mix 3
- Mi Mix 3 5G
- Mi Mix 4
- Mi Note 10
- Mi Note 10 Lite
- Mi Pad 4 and Mi Pad 4 Plus
- POCO F1
- POCO F2 Pro/Redmi K30 Pro
- POCO F3/Mi 11X/Redmi K40
- POCO F3 GT/Redmi K40 Gaming
- POCO M3 and Redmi 9 Power India/Redmi 9T/Redmi Note 9 4G China
- POCO X2/Redmi K30
- POCO X3
- POCO X3 Pro
- Redmi 1S
- Redmi 2
- Redmi 5
- Redmi 5 Plus/Redmi Note 5
- Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A
- Redmi 6 Pro
- Redmi 7
- Redmi 7A, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, and Redmi 8A Dual/Pro
- Redmi 9/9 Prime India, POCO M2, and POCO M2 Reloaded
- Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C, and POCO C3
- Redmi K20/Mi 9T
- Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
- Redmi K30 5G
- Redmi Note 4
- Redmi Note 5/Redmi Note 5 Pro
- Redmi Note 6Pro
- Redmi Note 7/7S
- Redmi Note 7 Pro
- Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T
- Redmi Note 9S/9 Pro India/10 Lite India, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and POCO M2 Pro
- Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Redmi Note 9T/Redmi Note 9 5G
- Redmi Note 10
- Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
- Redmi S2/Y2
- Xiaomi 11
- Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
- Google Nexus 6
- Google Nexus 7 2013
- Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL
- Google Pixel 4XL
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
- Google Pixel C
12. Raspberry Pi
- Sony Xperia 1 II
- Sony Xperia 5
- Sony Xperia 5 II
- Sony Xperia 10
- Sony Xperia 10 Plus
- Sony Xperia 10 II
- Sony Xperia X
- Sony Xperia X Compact
- Sony Xperia XA2
- Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
- Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium
- Sony Xperia XZ1
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Sony Xperia Z
- Sony Xperia Z Ultra
- Sony Xperia Z4/Z3 Plus
- Sony Xperia Z5
Some known issues on OnePlus Devices:
- Encryption is not working, so it is disabled. If you have /data encrypted, do not flash this ROM without formatting /data first.
How to install these custom Builds on OnePlus:
- Backup everything.
- The provided zip can be installed using the TWRP recovery: clear data while doing that.
- The ROM expects the firmware from OOS 10.0.1: different firmware is not tested.
- GApps is not available for Android 12 yet.
- The provided recovery allows only flashing signed images: use TWRP if you need to flash GApps or different packages.
- If you want to keep the TWRP flashed, flash the persist_twrp.zip provided here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/aosponeplus/files/Misc/
- And flash the TWRP image you prefer.
Information regarding the Xiaomi Android 12 Custom Build:
Features that are currently working on MIUI 13 build:
- RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
- Video Playback
- Download the latest build and GApps
- Reboot to recovery
- Flash proper vendor and firmware
- Flash the latest build and GApps
MagicOS 7/Android 13 beta rolling out for Honor phones
According to the information, Honor MagicOS 7 is released for closed beta testers and selected participants will move to public beta in the next phase. After completing the beta test, Honor will send stable MagicOS 7.
Let’s look into the models and their corresponding Honor MagicOS 7/Android 13 beta versions:
Honor Magic V:
The phone is receiving MagicOS 188.8.131.52 upgrading from Magic UI 184.108.40.206.
Honor Magic 3 Series:
Honor Magic 3, Magic 3 Pro, and Magic 3 Supreme Edition are receiving MagicOS 220.127.116.11 upgrading from Magic UI 18.104.22.168.
Honor Magic 4 Series:
Honor Magic 4, Magic 4 Pro, and Magic 4 Supreme Edition getting MagicOS 7 version 22.214.171.124 version upgrading from Magic UI 126.96.36.199.
Honor V40 series is also eligible to download MagicOS 7 closed beta with version 188.8.131.52 users will have to download Magic UI 184.108.40.206 and 205 to participate in the beta activity.
Honor MagicOS 7.0 is a people-centered intelligent interconnection ecosystem, it continues to improve AI Services. The software is also released with a personalized OS, protects privacy and security proactively, and updated the accessibility operation.
It’s noted that the active rollout is spreading as Log and Nolog software packages.
Currently, Honor is conducting these beta activities in China and it may soon open for global users of these devices.
- All of the eligible Honor smartphone owners must have to download the required firmware version before upgrading to MagicOS 7 closed beta.
- During the closed beta testing, users are recommended to join the software user experience improvement program. You can report or suggest features to support closed beta testing environments.
- This software update won’t erase your data but it’s recommended for you to make a backup of important files.
- Users are suggested to update system apps to meet the compatibility.
Google releases new Android features with reading mode, creative emojis, and more
Google is releasing a huge bundle of new Android features including advanced reading mode, innovative emojis, a useful pic editor, and many more. Eventually, these tweaks will offer effective and improved functioning to your device.
As per the inputs, the US tech giant is celebrating the holiday season. And to bring exclusive benefits to its users, the company has extended Android’s feature section with various goodies-like elements.
To begin with, Google has added a new reading mode to the Android features list. It counts as an accessibility feature and helps in reading and extracting text from web pages and other eligible applications.
Moreover, it provides customizing options for display, fonts, speed, and more. As a result, you can adjust the brightness, and font size, or can use the text-to-speech option (with speed control) to access the web pages more efficiently.
Being an accessibility feature, the reading mode is very useful for those with vision impairments, or low eyesight problems. You can check and install the latest reading mode app from HERE.
Google Photos – Pic Editor
Yes, the US manufacturer has added a new collage editor to the Photos application. Consequently, you can create ultimate collages and give a new look to your memories. Just pick a handful of images, select the design or templates, and arrange the snaps accordingly by the simple drag-and-drop method.
A cluster of new emojis!
To enhance the chat experience, Google has tossed several new emojis in the Gboard. Since it’s the holiday season, you will find some relatable emojis such as holiday flair, wolf stickers, snowflakes, and more.
YouTube Search Widget and Google TV features
Now you will find a new search widget on YouTube’s home screen. Ultimately, this will help you to have a quick search of your libraries, shorts, and other subscription content without puzzling between several tabs or sections.
Meanwhile, the company has made the functions of Google TV more convenient. Now you can directly cast the phone objects, and services on your Google TV as well as browse other apps with just one tap. To access the app, click HERE.
Digital Car Key
Now you can lock or turn on your car by just using your smartphone. The company has installed the digital car key feature in the Google Wallet in such a manner that within a few steps you can access your smart vehicle.
Furthermore, you can share your digital car key with your friend and family. This also allows you to keep an eye on who is accessing your car, using the Google Wallet app.
In addition to these features, Google is also performing some tick-tacks to its Wear OS. The latest information suggests that the company is making the Wear OS widgets and tiles more efficient to use. Alongside this, it is also upgrading some major apps.
So Android users, enjoy this holiday season with new and bashing features on your smart gadgets.
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Here’s how good Android 13 works on old Pixel devices
Android 13 and its interesting features are a vast topic to discuss among users. And today we are up to tell how well the Android 13 operating system is working on the old Pixel devices.
To begin with, Google launched the stable Android 13 in August for its Pixel smartphones. Thereafter, the company began to roll out the latest operating system to other OEMs and their gadgets.
While the U.S. tech maker is still testing new features and pushing off the Android 13 QPR1 beta iterations to its flagship Pixel phones, some users are discussing how Android 13 works on the old Pixel series.
A Pixel 5 user come around the Reddit table and described how Android 13 has offered the best experience. So far, the user was having trouble while performing certain actions on the Pixel phone.
However, after upgrading to the latest Android 13, the device system and its performance is quite responsive and convenient. Alongside this, the user states that privacy and UI are the best segments that get better with every new update.
“Android 13 on my Pixel 5 has been absolutely the best experience I’ve had on a smartphone ever. It is fast, elegant, etc. I like had to fight my phone to get it to do what I want – which is the exact opposite of now that I have Android 13 on my Pixel 5.”
In addition, the user also draws attention to the camera quality. Eventually, the camera quality remains absolute even when not in frequent usage. In short, the users state that Android 13 is much better than previous builds, which often have issues with stability and the lens hood.
Android 13 is a favorite for many users!
In the meantime, many other users also agreed that Android 13 is doing well with their 2 or 3-year-old Pixel smartphones. Notably, the newly-released operating system provides a better experience in many aspects.
For instance, fingerprint sensors, face unlocking, eye-catching UI elements, smart and efficient widgets, Material You, themed icons, and whatnot. On the flip side, there is a huge list of revamped features and functions.
Android 13 QPR1 beta and its issues
Even after many positive points, Android 13 is surrounded by various negative comments. To be specific, the fresh QPR1 beta packs have proved vain and trouble for many Pixel device owners.
Up to this point, we come across a variety of issues that appeared in the Android 13 QPR1 beta iterations. While some users were stuck with the App Switcher bug, other users were busy dealing with the camera and screen defects.
Moreover, the very famed addition – Material You also caught some glitches when a user upgraded the device to the beta 3 rollout. Together, these issues made the users think twice before installing new firmware.
It’s not confirmed how many more beta iterations Google will release for its users. However, the issues with new builds and benefits of the old versions have made it clear that the previous stable Android 13 works well on both old and new Pixel devices.
Which firmware are you using, the stable one or the newly-released beta firmware? Let us know your experience with Android 13, in the comment section.