It includes the December 2021 security patch.
what you need to know
- Lenovo has announced the second Android 12L developer preview for the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro.
- Aside from the 2021-12-01 security patch level, the new update has no major changes from the first beta.
- The latest beta only supports the Wi-Fi version of the tablet sold outside of China.
Nearly two months after launching the first developer preview, Lenovo on Friday released the second Android 12L beta for the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro.
The software flash package and Android 12L beta 2 image can now be downloaded via Lenovo’s developer website, with a capacity of 1.7GB. The latest update also includes the December 2021 security patch level.
Lenovo didn’t provide release notes for the new beta, so it’s unclear what issues were addressed. That said, the company listed the same software limitations starting in December.
- “Copy Application and Data” in OOBE is not supported.
- Fingerprint unlocking is not supported
- Face unlock is not supported
- TOF sensor related functions have been removed
- The stylus key function is not supported, but the basic functions are valid
- Two-finger touchpad functionality is not supported
- Touchpad swipe up/down/left/right with 3 or 4 fingers is not supported
- Miracast function not supported
- Screen output via cable (extended screen) can be supported when Force Desktop Mode > is turned on in the developer menu.
- When enabled in the developer menu, support for casting via HDMI (extended screen).
- VPN is not tested and may not work
- WIDI is not supported
According to XDA Developers, Android 12L Beta 2 fixes broken toast messages and a misaligned clock on the lock screen found in the first beta. Other than that, there doesn’t seem to be a significant difference between the first developer preview and this one.
Remember, to install the preview, you must have the Wi-Fi version of the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro sold outside of China.
The update comes two weeks after Google released Android 12L Beta 2 for some of its best Android phones. Released in late October, Android 12L is optimized for larger-screen devices, so it’s no surprise that there’s a strong focus on improving the app experience in landscape mode, including easier multitasking.
What impressed me most
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Try Android 12L first
Lenovo is one of the few Android OEMs to ship impressive tablet hardware, and the Tab P12 Pro is by far the most impressive. It features a gorgeous 2K AMOLED display, pen support, and Dolby Atmos audio, all packed into a sleek chassis.