Google Rolls Out Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 For Pixel

Following the launch of the April security patch for stable Pixel users, Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 is now available.

Four weeks after the unexpected first beta, Android 12 QPR3 will launch to the public in June as the next quarterly feature drop and reflects increased testing from Google. It comes as Android 13 is expected to enter the beta program this month.

At first, Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 brings the April security patch rollout on Monday for other Pixel owners. Fixed issues include:

  • Fixed issues that caused high-pitched noise during phone calls on some devices. (Number #224716473)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the bottom of the Google Maps UI to clip off at the bottom of the screen on some devices. (Number #223688137)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the Google Messages app from sending a message from scanning a QR code.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Google Phone app to crash after using the back gesture while searching.

Google has identified the following issues in Beta 2:

  • In some cases, the Google Camera app icon in a device’s personal profile mistakenly displays a work profile indicator.
  • When launching the NHS COVID-19 app, a keystore issue may cause the app to crash.

Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 is available for the Pixel 4/XL, 4a, 5, 5a, 6 and 6 Pro as the Pixel 3a/XL will get its last guaranteed update in May.

Those enrolled in the Android 12 beta program will be updated to QPR3 Beta 2 via an OTA. It comes in at 2.03GB on the Pixel 6 Pro and became available shortly after launch. (In theoryBeta 1 users who want to downgrade to stable should first sideload the April security patch before unsubscribing from to avoid a full device wipe.)

Besides the Android Beta Program, factory and OTA images are available below for flashing/sideloading:

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