Android 12: Google releases Beta 3.1 with focus on critical system bug fixes

The Android 12 Beta 3 has brought several new features to the Google system, such as the extended screen capture. However, many problems are also present in this release. With that in mind, Google is releasing Android 12 Beta 3.1, which comes with several fixes for many of the annoying bugs found by testers.

The Android 12 Beta 3.1 update weighs just 738kB if you are already using Android 12 Beta 3, which was released approximately two weeks ago. Among the significant bugs fixed are applications closing randomly, user interface problems, boot loop when restarting the device on some occasions and instability when using apps.

However, it is worth noting that not all Android 12 bugs have been fixed in this release. Google Issue Tracker already has several reports of controls disappearing, in turn, off-menu, problems with quick settings, when making calls, WiFi, and even charging the phone, which is understandable; after all, this version is still a beta.

If you’re looking forward to Android 12 Beta 4, be aware that this version should be released by the end of August with a focus on system stability improvements, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see new features arriving at its release.

To download the new version, sign up for the Android 12 trial program and access the Settings menu > About Phone > System updates on your mobile, where the download can be done. Learn more about testing at the link below:

  • Android 12 Test Program – Access

Finally! Google releases Android 12 Beta 3 with extended screenshots, but there is a catch.

Android 12 Beta 2.1 arrived in June with several fixes for Google’s OS, and now Android 12 Beta 3 is finally coming with natively extended screenshot enhancements in apps. However, the novelty works a little differently from what we’ve seen on Samsung and OnePlus devices.

According to 9to5 Google, you need to capture the screen once by pressing the volume down and power buttons simultaneously. Then a floating menu pops up on the screen with a “Capture More” button, which takes a screenshot of the entire screen at once.

If we compare with what we have on phones with OxygenOS and One UI, from OnePlus and Samsung, respectively, the function is a little different, as in these manufacturers, the “capture more” button goes down a little more in print, leaving it with a double of size when possible.

See a comparison between the new Google tool and how it is in One UI 3.1:

As you can see, the screenshot is much more efficient in apps that have lots of items, like in Settings. However, this new feature still doesn’t work in all apps. The primary example is Chrome, where you can only take traditional captures.

While this may sound strange, Google itself has already stated that the extended screen capture will only work in certain apps with a “default preview-based user interface”, which is not the case with the browser.

As such, Google still has no plans to bring extended screen capture to all of its apps, probably trying to avoid bugs that could be caused by Android 12’s functionality or even other UI components. It is an essential feature for many users; it may reach more applications until the stable version of the system is released.

Google releases an update for Android 12 beta 2.1 that brings bug fixes to the system.

Google released this Wednesday (23) a new update for the beta version of Android 12, an operating system that will have its stable version unveiled during the second half by the company. The update doesn’t add any new features, coming only to fix performance issues and bugs in the interface’s usability.

It must be remembered that the beta version of any system or application is subject to failures and bugs, which are fixed with new versions. The newly released version is Android 12 beta 2.1.

The beta version doesn’t provide all the features present in the stable version. However, it is an exciting way to test the software in advance. During this period, users can report problems found during use to the developer, so the technical team provides updates and fixes so that the bug is not identified in the final version.

​Problems fixed:

  • Fixed an issue preventing users from accessing items on the lock screen. For example, swipe down on the notifications tab, swipe out of notifications, or swipe up to unlock your phone;
  • Fixed issues that caused information such as weather and calendar events not to appear in the At a Glance widget on the home screen or lock screen;
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused flickering or choppy animations when accessing recent apps with gesture navigation;
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the microphone and camera permission indicators to lock up and disappear until the phone was restarted;
  • Fixed an issue when using Android Emulator with an Android Virtual Device (AVD) running Android 12 that prevented AVD from connecting to the Internet;
  • They fixed an issue where, after taking the Beta and resetting the device, some users got stuck in the setup wizard.