Android 12 Beta 3.1 Update - Here to Squash Bugs?

We were all waiting with bated breath when earlier in the month we were introduced to the latest beta version of Android 12. This release brought along a whole bunch of new features that we were excited about. These tools included rolling screenshots, face-detect auto-rotate, Material You theming options, one-handed mode tweaks, internet toggle tweaks, and many more.

Unfortunately, there were also stability issues with this version, making it difficult for users to appreciate these features. Many users have been quite frustrated by these issues and bugs. Some of the most widely reported serious problems were that the System UI would crash randomly, apps were getting killed in the background, and even a boot loop would occur on different occasions when restarting the phone.

Yesterday, an update was released. However, this update contained no additional features, which some find to be a letdown. It was small, only 738kB, and it does resolve the above-mentioned serious issues. And we know many users are thankful for that.

This update means that those Android users that love living right on the edge of the latest technology can now get the Android 12 beta installed without having to endure these crashes and bugs - if they have a supported device. Unfortunately, this update hasn’t eliminated all of the bugs. It’s just taken care of these serious ones and a handful of others. You can track these issues and bugs on Google’s official issue tracker page.

If you’d rather wait for a more stable release with fewer issues, Android 12’s beta 4 is scheduled to release sometime in mid-August. This launch is expected to be more stability-focused rather than introducing new features. It’s all in preparation for the official launch of the operating system, hopefully in early September.

Closing Words

It would appear with every new beta version or update of Android 12; there are few and fewer new features and more of a focus on refining the user experience. We can’t really fault Google for that, especially if it means that issues like the above bugs get squashed in the process.

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Android 12 Beta 3.1 Update - Here to Squash Bugs?
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  1. ULBoom said on July 28, 2021 at 2:10 am
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    Uh, yeah.

    Let’s start out with correct grammar…

    “there are less and less new features and more of a focus on refining the users’ experience. ”

    fewer and fewer
    user experience

    BTW, my 2015 phone has Android 5.1.
    3.1 is truly ancient.

    Try
    Android 12 Beta 3.1.

  2. Quality Control said on July 28, 2021 at 5:36 am
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    This page isn’t going to age well. You might want to put “Android 12” somewhere in the title, no?

  3. John G. said on July 28, 2021 at 4:50 pm
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    @ULBoom and @QualityControl I don’t understand the reason about such useless comments from you both.. first thing to consider, all the grammar of the article is correct and easy enough to understand the whole article from the beginnig to the end, second, android 12 would be a major step for android concept itself due to the all new features inside, so what’s going on here? Please do respect the writer, @Shaun articles are as good as all other writers here. You’re welcome! :]

    1. Shaun C said on July 30, 2021 at 3:55 pm
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      Thank you, John!
      Well, any feedback is welcome if constructive :)

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