After the announcement of Android 12 Beta 4 at the beginning of the month, we are now likely to have the last update before the official release. Beta 4.1 contains the latest bug fixes for the system on Pixel smartphones; as expected, there are no new functions.
- This is how you can get the Android 12 look on your smartphone right now
Android 12 Beta 4.1 is as light as a feather with 6.46 MB and elevates Android 12 to version SPB4.210715.014. Highlights of this update include bug fixes for issues like the boot loop – my Pixel 3 says thank you – as well as bug fixes for VPN services, notifications, and Bluetooth connections.
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For those who are already using the beta version of Android 12, the update will be available Over-the-Air (OTA) shipped – just download and install. Go to Settings> System> System Updates.
The update notes can be found below:
- Fixed an issue that caused some devices to get stuck in a boot loop after restarting. (Issue # 193789343)
- Fixed an issue where heads-up notifications would sometimes not show up, requiring users to swipe inside the notification bar to view them. (Issue No. 196264672)
- Fixed an issue where the device’s volume controls would sometimes not work when casting. (Issue No. 196528545)
- Fixed an issue where face detection would not work on some devices. (Issue # 189819846)
- Fixed an issue that prevented users from granting the Phone app the “Devices nearby” permission in Settings. Users who encounter a crash loop with the phone app when attempting a call via Bluetooth can now grant the required authorization. To do this, long press on the phone app and tap on app info, then go to Permissions> Nearby Devices and choose “Allow“. (Issue # 196325588)
- Fixed an issue where the phone could not connect to the internet after connecting to a VPN. (Issue No. 196237480)
With this we are very close to the official announcement of Android 12, as with this update, the system reaches the final stability of the platform. Of course, Google may be making improvements to the system before it is released, but if we remember Android 11 and Android 10, the next month should have a nice surprise in store for us.
Do you already know when to expect Android 12 on your smartphone? If not, be sure to read our Tech Markup article with all the information about which smartphones can expect Android 12.