Google has started a new tradition this year with Android releases: two weeks after each beta, it has released a patch with bug fixes. So, after Android 12 Beta 3 we have Android 12 Beta 3.1, with a few bug fixes for the Google Pixel.
This is one of the smaller updates: it occupies less than 3MB and fixes three bugs present in the previous beta. For deeper changes, we will have to wait for Android 12 Beta 4, the latest beta, sometime in August according to Google’s schedule.
Three fixes for Android 12
Previous betas with Android 12 fixes were already small patches in themselves, but beta 3.1 takes the cake: the download takes less than 1MB on a Google Pixel 4a and just under 3MB on a Google Pixel 5.
As always, you can download Android 12 Beta 3.1 directly from the phone itself. If you have a Pixel with Android 12 Beta you can force the OTA update from Settings > System > System > System Update > Check for updates.
This time exactly three issues are fixed, which is not to say that Android 12 Beta 3 lacks bugs: The list of known bugs is somewhat extensive. These are the three fixes included in Android 12 Beta 3.1:
- Fixed an issue that caused some devices to crash in a boot cycle after rebooting the device.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the system user interface to crash.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Android low memory killer daemon (lmkd) to excessively kill processes.
The next Android 12 Beta update will be next August, with the release of the fourth and final beta. It will be followed by one or more release candidates and, later, the final version.