If yesterday we saw that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will receive a last update in early 2022, now we see how the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will finally receive the next version of Android next year.
A few days ago, when Google updated the Android 12L Beta update schedule, it only confirmed that the preview would reach the Pixel 6, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 4a, leaving out of the list of eligible devices to the Pixel 3a y 3a XL, but it seems that it was a mistake or Google has changed its mind. It is unknown because initially the Pixel 3a did not appear on the list of eligible devices.
During these last days, there was a lot of discontent on the part of the users of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, since Google had guaranteed three years that updates, with which until May 2022 the mobile had to receive each new version of Android, and Android 12L enters that period.
This is the Android 12L Beta calendar
When Google announced Android 12L Last week he released the “Developer Preview” version that same day, but only for the emulator of Android Studio. It won’t be until next month December when Android 12L Beta 1 will reach the selected Pixels, which as we have finally seen are:
- Pixel 6 Pro
- Pixel 6
- Pixel 5a with 5G
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 4a (5G)
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 4
- Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 3a
Then in January they will launch the second beta and in February the third and last beta, releasing the final version of Android 12L in the remainder of the first quarter of the year. This means that Android 12L would arrive at the latest in March, two months before the Pixel 3a are without official support.
Although the version of Android 12L It is designed to squeeze the large screens of tablets and folding devices, small improvements are also expected in mobile phones, which we will discover next month when the first beta lands on the Pixels. Perhaps with Android 12L the volume control will regain its compatibility with the Chromecast.
Via | 9to5Google
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