Asus after rolling out the first Android 12 beta version for the ROG Phone3 last month with a bunch of new features and some missing functions. Now, the company has started kicking off the Android 12 beta 2 for smartphones in Europe, Russia, and globally.
The second beta version for a nearly two-year-old smartphone comes with a firmware version 31.0210.0210.230. The Android 12 beta also brings the June 2022 security patch with known bug fixes and improves system stability.
The major OS update brings all the new features included in the stable Android 12 codebase, as well as minor improvements to Asus, own ZenUI skin. For example, the ASUS Safeguard module has been removed in favor of Android’s emergency SOS option. Additionally, several Inbox ASUS apps are now updated with new features.
THE COMPLETE UPDATE CHANGELOG IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Upgraded system to Android 12
- Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System update apps
- Updated the Console design in Armoury Crate
- Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 12 design
- Added privacy dashboard, camera and microphone indicators, show clipboard access, approximate location access, and microphone access features
- Replaced ASUS Safeguard with Android 12 Emergency SOS
- Introduced a new widget page design in Launcher. Adjusted the position of the screenshot option and removed the hotseat app icons in the Overview page.
- Removed the Quick Settings layout option from Display settings
- ASUS Phone removed SIP calling support as Android 12 does not natively support SIP calling
- Some 3rd party apps are not compatible with Android 12 yet
The Android 12 update also includes a new Material You design, a color extraction, a Widgets emphasis, quick setting tiles, notifications and other changes, improved auto-rotation, easier Wi-Fi sharing, rich contact insertion, and audio selection in the media player.