The final build of the Android 12 beta is out, and it gives us our closest look yet at all the features coming in the next big update. We can see the new Material You theming engine in this latest release, and some new icons. The Privacy Dashboard is also available to try, plus a few new gestures. The updated Power Menu is starting to take shape, though you might not be too happy about how Google moved things around.
If you’re impatiently waiting for Android’s big upgrade, you can give it a try before it’s final. It’s easy to install if you’re on a Pixel 3 or newer—all you have to do is opt in to get the over-the-air update. It’s also available for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, though those phones require a little more preparation. Remember to proceed with caution, as you might run into bugs and borked features because this isn’t the finished source code. But half the fun of being an Android user is taking a look behind the scenes.
If you decide to run the beta, here are the features you’ll want to check out first.