The Google IO 2021 live stream just concluded a few hours ago. Google showcased their latest Android 12 public beta for the Pixel smartphones. In the presentation, the search giant also revealed several third-party OEMS who are working on their own instances of Android 12. This includes Xiaomi with their MIUI firmware, OnePlus with OxygenOS, OPPO with OriginOS, Samsung with their OneUI, and many more.
Xiaomi became one of the first manufacturers to push Android 12 beta firmware after Google. In a press release, Xiaomi revealed their first instance of Android 12 Developer Preview Program for Mi 11 series. The smartphones include Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i / Mi 11X Pro.
The OEM also states that this is for testing purposes only and it should provide users with all the features needed to improve the compatibility and development of your application for the next version of Android.
As for the features, the first Android 12 beta isn’t a significant change in terms of core functionality as compared to the previous developer preview. Most of the features are already available via Android 12 developer previews previously available to us.
However, the first beta features an entirely new design called “Material You”, replacing of the old Material design. Material You revamps the way we use shapes, colors, shapes, and motion. Basically what it means is that Android 12 has a new theming engine. This will change the system theme based on the wallpaper you have applied for the homescreen. It changes the color pallets of all the apps across Android and also includes the clock, status bar icons, quick settings color, settings, and much more. You can also change the border thickness, also called shadow.
Checkout the Android 12 theming feature:
Download Android 12 for Xiaomi Devices
Here is a collection of all the ways you can download and install Android 12 onto your Xiaomi smartphone. Android 12 is currently available for Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i and Mi 11X Pro available for Xiaomi’s Developer Preview Program.
- Download Android 12 Beta for Mi 11 (direct link)
- Download Android 12 Beta for Mi 11 Ultra (direct link)
- Download Android 12 Beta for Mi 11i / Mi 11X Pro (direct link)
- Install Android 12 Beta build via fastboot method
We may see more non-flagships to get Android 12 from Xiaomi soon So stay tuned!