Google today released the final update to Android 12 before the public launch in the next few weeks. Over the coming hours, we’ll dive into Android 12 Beta 5 to chronicle all the new features.

The newest features in Android 12 Beta 5 will be at top of this list. Be sure to check back often and tell us what you find in the comments below.

Google is planning eight releases over the coming months before the consumer launch later this year to Pixel phones and other devices. If you want to quickly install the Android 12 DP1 on your compatible Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5 be sure to check out our step-by-step guide.

For reference, here’s everything new in Android 12 Developer Preview 1, DP2, DP3, Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3, and Beta 4. In comparison galleries below, Beta 3 screenshots appear first and Beta 4 follows.

Nearby Share now lets you set device visibility to ‘Everyone’

Pixel phones will notify users when charging is limited due to overheating

Google Calculator Material You redesign

Lockdown shown by default in Power menu

  • Cannot be removed in settings

Android 12 Easter egg gets a widget

Android 12 easter egg widget

Increased lockscreen + AOD spacing

  • Day/date is in the top-right corner versus next to the clock
  • Notifications appear further down the screen from clock

Beta 4.1 vs Beta 5

‘Device controls’ (for smart homes) shortcut on lockscreen

  • Instead of a light bulb, the icon for Device controls is now a house

Device search revamp live

  • Must be accessed from top of app drawer

At a Glance redesign

  • Matches lockscreen (left-corner) position
  • Stopwatch (live count) integration
  • Settings broken
    • No weather (temperature/condition)

Google Clock 7.0 gets Material You redesign and widgets

September security patch

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