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Lenovo releases Android 12L Beta 2 for Tab P12 Pro

Just over two weeks after the release for Pixel phones, Android 12L Beta 2 is now available on the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro.

An upgrade from Developer Preview 1, Android 12L Beta 2 is paired with the 2021-12-01 security patch. As before, Lenovo offers "SW flashing packages" and now a "12L Beta2" image. We had some issues installing the first version, but hopefully these issues have now been resolved.

Unlike Google, there are no release notes that identify which issues have been resolved. Lenovo has also not updated the list of "SW limitation[s]”From December:

  • 'Copy apps and data' in OOBE is not supported.
  • Fingerprint unlocking is not supported
  • Face lock is not supported
  • TOF sensor-related function has been removed
  • The stylus key function is not supported, but the basic function works
  • Two-finger touchpad features are not supported
  • Touchpad swipe up / down / left / right with 3 or 4 fingers is not supported
  • The Miracast feature is not supported
  • Wired screen output (extended screen) can be supported when forced desktop mode> is turned on in the developer menu.
  • Cast Via HDMI (extended screen) can be supported when is turned on in the developer menu.
  • VPN has not been tested and may not work properly
  • WIDI is not supported

Looking at the Pixel upgrades, Beta 2 should introduce a handful of stability fixes and small features. Again, Android 12L on 12.6-inch Lenovo tablet is only intended for testing developer apps. Google plans to release another beta next month before the consumer launch in Q3 2022. It's unclear whether Lenovo will release another build, or just jump to the final version.

This comes as Google believes that "Android tablets" is "the future of computing".

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