Android 12 is slated as having the most downloaded and installed beta in the OS' history
The VP of engineering at Android, Dave Burke, describes this OS' most up-to-date version (12) as a source of "better tools to build delightful experiences for people on phones, laptops, tablets, wearables, TVs, and cars". The executive has made these comments while introducing this version's second official beta.
This technically pre-release update introduces Privacy Dashboard, Android's latest tweak directed at enhancing control for users over their data and how it is handled on their phones, to the public betas. This involves new toggles for microphones and cameras in Quick Settings, as well as new status bar icons that show when these components are being used.
Burke also announced that Android's 12 betas to date have been the most installed or downloaded to date throughout the OS' history. This impressive achievement may be related to the increased access to the same enjoyed by OEMs these days.
Approximately 25 different phones, from companies such as OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Xiaomi, Asus and iQOO, had builds during the Beta 1 phase. Beta 2, on the other hand, is available for Pixel phones (of the 3 series or newer) at present.