Like with 12L earlier this year, the Lenovo P12 Pro is now the first tablet to get Android 13 as part of a Developer Preview Program. That device, in its keyboard case, was used on stage by Google at I/O 2022 yesterday to demo large screen devices.

In terms of what’s included in Beta 1 (April security patch), Lenovo says: 

Android 13 is optimized for large screens, with features to improve multi-tasking, compatibility support, system UI optimizations, and more.

The company warns how the “Android 13 developer preview builds are early Android OS releases and are intended for application developers only – they are not recommended for general use.” Only the Wi-Fi version (Lenovo TB-Q706F) of the P12 Pro supports this Android 13 preview, while “SW limitation” include:

  • Fingerprint unlock is not supported.
  • Face Unlock is not supported.
  • TOF sensor related function is removed.
  • Stylus key function is not supported but basic function works.
  • Touchpad functions with two fingers are not supported.
  • Touchpad swipe up/down/left/right with 3 or 4 fingers are not supported.
  • Miracast function is not supported.
  • Screen output via cable (extended screen) can be supported when <force desktop mode> is turned on in developer menu.
  • Cast Via HDMI (extended screen) can be supported when <force desktop mode> is turned on in developer menu.
  • VPN is not tested and may not work properly.
  • WIDI is not supported.
  • Video play may face audio issue.
  • Settings may display abnormal sometimes, re-selecting or cleaning recent apps can make it work properly.

Lenovo announced the P12 Pro in September with a 12.6-inch 2560×1600, 120Hz OLED. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 with 6GB of RAM / 128GB of storage or 8GB / 256GB. A microSD card slot allows for expansion with USB-C, POGO pins for the optional keyboard, and NFC charging for the Precision Pen 3. It’s all powered by a 10,200 mAh battery that can charge at up to 45W.

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