Android 12 Beta 4 - Platform Stability Update
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Android 12 Beta 4 Update hits the Pixel devices: Platform Stability [Changes, Features, Everything]

Android 12 Beta 4 Update

The Android 12 release has entered its final Beta stage as Google has released the Android 12 Beta 4 Update for the Pixel devices reaching a Platform Stability phase for the Android 12 release.

Just last month, Google released the Android 12 Beta 3.1 Update which was an upgrade on the previous Beta version, Beta 3. The Android 12 Beta 3.1 update had however only mere fixes and some performance improvements.

Now, the Android 12 Beta 4 Update has hit the Pixel devices with API changes, a couple of new features, but most importantly, it has attained Platform Stability. The excitement of the Google Pixel users with this update is similar to that when the Android 12 Beta 2 update was released.

The Beta 2 had much more amount of changes as compared to the Android 12 Beta 4 update. However, it needed an Android 12 Beta 2.1 to cover up its issues and problems later.

The Pixel devices which have received the Android 12 Beta 4 Update are Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5.

Update Details

  • Release date: August 11, 2021
  • Devices: Google Pixel (Series)
    • Pixel 3
    • Pixel 3 XL
    • Pixel 3a
    • Pixel 3a XL
    • Pixel 4
    • Pixel 4 XL
    • Pixel 4a
    • Pixel 4a 5G
    • Pixel 5
  • Android: Android 12
  • Beta: Beta 4
  • Build number: SPB4.210715.011
  • Update type: Beta update
  • Update size:
    • Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4: 335 MB
    • Pixel 4a: 316 MB
    • Pixel 3a XL: 1.50 GB
Android 12 Beta 4 - 3

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The latest Android 12 Beta 4 Update on the Pixel devices comes in varying sizes as mentioned above. Although it doesn’t include many major changes officially, the size of the update is still comparatively larger than the previous update.

The current Android Security Patch level for the Google Pixel devices is August 2021 as they have already received the Security updates this month.

Android 12 Platform Stability [Timeline]

Android 12 Platform Stability [Timeline]

Android 12 Beta 4 – Platform Stability update

As you can see in the picture, Google’s Android 12 release has reached the Platform Stability stage as per the Android Developers. Platform Stability is a milestone that means all app-facing surfaces and behaviours are now final in Android 12.

In simple words, the official Android 12 release is just around the corner. The full Android 12 release timeline can be read here.

The other details regarding the Beta 4 update can also be read on the official Android Developers blog post <<< read more

How to install the Android 12 Beta 4 Update in your Pixel device?

If you’re already running a Developer Preview or Beta build, you will automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to Beta 4, as per the official statement.

Once the update is available on your device, you can head over to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update section to update your Pixel device with the Android 12 Beta 4 update.

Android 12 Beta 4 – New Changes & Tips and tricks

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We are already near the official Pixel 6 launch with Android 12, and this time around Google is going all out both in terms of hardware and software.

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