Android 12L Beta 2 drops for Lenovo Tab P12 Professional

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Google simply launched Android 12 late final yr, however there’s one other model on the best way. No, not Android 13—that will not take lengthy to indicate up, however first we have Android 12L. Google is altering course by admitting that tablets exist, nevertheless it would not have any to make use of for the 12L beta. Fortunately, there’s the Lenovo P12 Professional, which has simply gotten the second 12L beta. You may seize the brand new model now, nevertheless it’s not as easy to put in as it’s on a Pixel.


The most recent Android 12L beta is out there in Lenovo’s Developer Preview Program, as noticed by 9to5Google. The beta solely works on the Snapdragon 870-powered pill with mannequin quantity TB-Q706F, which is the non-China model. If that is what you’ve got acquired, then you may seize the “SW Flashing Bundle” and set up it. This beta just isn’t for the faint of coronary heart. Lenovo hasn’t up to date its listing of identified limitations because the final launch, so these would possibly all nonetheless be in play:

  • ‘Copy apps& knowledge’ in OOBE just isn’t supported.
  • Fingerprint unlock just isn’t supported
  • Face Unlock just isn’t supported
  • TOF sensor associated operate is eliminated
  • Stylus key operate just isn’t supported however primary operate works
  • Touchpad features with two fingers should not supported
  • Touchpad swipe up/down/left/proper with 3 or 4 fingers should not supported
  • Miracast operate just isn’t supported
  • Display screen output by way of cable (prolonged display) could be supported when power desktop mode> is turned on in developer menu.
  • Forged By way of HDMI (prolonged display) could be supported when <power desktop mode> is turned on in developer menu.
  • VPN just isn’t examined and will not work correctly
  • WIDI just isn’t supported

If this replace is something like beta on Pixels, there can be a couple of bug fixes and a few minor tweaks to options. You do not wish to set up this on a pill you propose to make use of often, and it will be a ache if you wish to roll again to the steady model. That is the primary time since 8.1 Oreo that Google has elevated the API stage mid-stream, though it is at all times making small tweaks throughout a model’s lifespan. Maybe making 12L so specific is expounded to Google’s long-rumored foldable plans. Your guess is nearly as good as ours.

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