Google just rolled out Android 12 Beta 4 update for the entire Google Pixel range a few hours ago. This is a full-fledged feature update with a bump to the latest August 2021 security patch level. This is unlike the previous Android 12 Beta 3.1 HotFix update featuring critical bug fixes and system improvements. Android 12 Beta 4 OTA updates and factory images are now live for Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Pixel 3a and 3a XL, Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Pixel 4a and 4a (5G), and Pixel 5.
The latest beta update features a new Easter Egg featuring a clock when you tap on the Android 12 version option under Settings > About. Furthermore, Google brings back the mobile signal strength icon when the device is connected to WiFi.
The Themed icons option is now marked as Beta. The lock icon on the lock screen has been moved down and made smaller. New Pixel Launcher animation appearing after screen unlock.
Android 12 Beta 4 is the first beta update this month. It comes with Android security patch level bump and gets ready for a stable public release alongside the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launch.
The latest Android 12 Beta 3.1 OTA update for the Google Pixel devices has the following firmware information:
Emulator support: x86 (64-bit), ARM (v8-A)
Security patch level: August 2021
The new Beta 4 update is available for Google Pixel 3 (XL), Pixel 3a, Pixel 4 (XL), Pixel 4a, and Pixel 5 (XL) right away. The factory images and OTA updates are now available for download.
What’s new with Android 12 Beta 4?
- The mobile signal strength icon is back. It will show up when device is connected to Wi-Fi.
- Themed icons is now under Beta.
- When theme icons are enabled, Google search icon also changes color.
- The lock icon on the lock screen has been moved down and made smaller.
- Android 12 Beta 4 comes with an Easter Egg.
- The Wi-Fi switch is now under the mobile network. Previously, it was at the bottom left as text.
- Recents menu (or overview) cna recognize images and bring up a special icon to select images.
- New Pixel Launcher animation when you unlock screen.
Download Android 12 Beta 4
Get the latest downloads from below. Note that the update is still fresh. So the files may take a little longer to show up on Google Servers.
Meanwhile, if you’re already running a Developer Preview or Beta build, you will automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to Beta 3.1.