Pixel 6 series can’t install the latest Android 12L Beta
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Pixel 6 series will skip Android 12L Beta 3
Google responded by posting from its official Reddit account that “If you’re enrolling a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro that is on the latest February build SQ1D.220205.004, you will not receive an update to 12L Beta 3, but instead will receive the next upcoming beta build release in March as long as you keep your device enrolled.”
Google originally published this roadmap that showed only 3 beta releases for Android 12L with none in March
Despite what Google wrote, one Pixel 6 user opted in to join the Android 12L Beta program. He checked in a few times to see if his update would arrive (Settings > System > System update) and after tapping “Check for update” a couple of times, this user says that he received the update. No one else that we know of has received the third beta update.
Android 12L Beta 4 will be available for both Pixel 6 variants sometime next month and except for that one lucky guy who claims to have installed the third beta, those with the latest Pixel phones will have to go from Android 12L Beta 2 directly to Android 12L Beta 4.
For those who might have forgotten and for those who never knew, Android 12L is a version of Google’s open-source mobile operating system designed for larger screened Android devices (hence the “L” in its name) and foldable handsets.
The next quarterly Pixel Feature Drop is coming soon
This is just the latest issue that the Pixel 6 series has had with updates. The January update, which exterminated many of the bugs that owners were complaining about, surfaced two weeks after other Pixel models received it. Additionally, the January update included the December update which the newest Pixel models did not receive.
Get the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from Verizon
To join the Android 12L Beta program, click on this link and tap the box that says “View your eligible devices.” Under the heading “View your eligible devices” you will see a picture of your eligible Pixel phone. Tap the “Opt in” button and within 24 hours you’ll be sent an OTA update to install. To return to stable public updates, go back to the beta program update, tab the devices tab at the top of the screen, and tap on Opt-out.
Within 24 hours you will receive an OTA update that will take you off the beta program and back on track to receive stable public updates. The update, however, will remove all of the data from your phone.