Google releases the second beta for the Android 12 Quarterly Platform Release
- The second beta fixes issues that caused a high pitch noise during phone calls on some Pixel devices. (Issue #224716473)
- An issue that caused the bottom of the Google Maps UI to be cut off at the bottom of the screen on some Pixel devices is fixed. (Issue #223688137)
- Android 12 QPR Beta 2 eliminates an issue that would occasionally cause the Google Messages app to fail to send a message that was sourced by scanning a QR code.
- And also fixed is an issue that caused the Google Phone app to crash after using the back gesture while searching.
The Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 update does have two known issues:
- The Google Camera app icon in a device’s personal profile might occasionally and erroneously display a work profile indicator.
- When opening the NHS COVID-19 app, an issue can cause the app to crash.
Google warns that the release could have issues with a phone’s performance, battery life, and stability. Another warning notes that “Some apps might not function as expected when running on this release. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.”
For now, joining the Beta Program means wiping your Pixel when you exit
Eventually, this change will result in Google offering, at the end of a Beta cycle, a limited time period where Beta testers can switch to stable updates without having to factory reset their device. The problem is if you miss this livesaver that Google is tossing you, you’ll have to wait for the next full Beta cycle to be finished to have another shot at the lifesaver.