Google last week announced Android 12L as a big update for foldables and tablets. It’s also happening on phones, with Pixel devices receiving the update in the first quarter of next year. The Android 12L beta program is expected to launch in December, and today Google added the Pixel 3a and 3a XL to the list of supported devices.
As Point by Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica, Google has added the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL to the list of devices that can enroll in the Android 12L Beta program for OTA updates later this year. It joins the Pixel 4 / XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6 and 6 Pro.
Google has yet to update the Android Beta program page, and it still shows information from the Android 12 period.
The Pixel 3a line is officially set to get a guaranteed Android version and security updates through May 2022. With Android 12L slated to arrive in the first quarter of 2022 – in March specifically – it was obvious that Google would be upgrading day 3a with this one last. mid-cycle update.
That said, the initial exclusion was odd. This development comes against the backdrop of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL being removed from the guaranteed update period on Monday with the November security patch. However, Google has told us that a final update for the Pixel 3 series will arrive in the first quarter of 2022. Hopefully it’s Android 12L, but the teased version might just be a cumulative bug fix.
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