Users of the Android 12 Beta Program do not need to take any further action as of today’s QPR3 release and June Pixel Feature Drop.
After three developer previews, the Android 12 Beta Program began in May of last year at I/O 2021 with Beta 1. Comparatively speaking to prior years, Google left it open following the stable release of Android 12 in October to permit testing of Android 12L (12.1) in December (until March) and later QPR3 (March to June).
The previews have ended with the release of Quarterly Platform Release 3, and focus is now on Android 13.
We’re pleased to inform you that starting today, Pixel smartphones will start receiving the official Android 12 June update worldwide. Our Android 12 (QPR3) beta program has come to an end.
you can manually chooses to leave the beta program without wiping their data after installing the public June update on their Pixel (either via OTA or sideloading). However, because Android 12 testing is complete, your device(s) will automatically be removed from the beta program during the ensuing weeks.
The June security patch has not yet been broadly handed out to stable or beta users as of this afternoon. It’s unclear if this will result in a reduced OTA boost for the latter group.
According to Google, Android 13 beta releases won’t be downloaded automatically to smartphones running Android 12 beta. Rather:
By choosing to remove your device from the Android 12 beta program before adding it to the Android 13 beta program, you can sign up for the Android 13 beta program.
Google will continue to support the Android 13 Beta Program until June 2023 with the public release of the Android June QPR and Pixel Feature Drop, but it’s not clear if we’ll see another L-type release, in terms of scale, later this year.