Google still working on Pixel Fold, hints at new Android 12L beta


Earlier reports suggested that Google had already canceled its much-awaited Pixel Fold smartphone before the announcement. However, it seems that the company is continuing to work on the rumored foldable smartphone. The latest hint about the company working on a foldable comes with the release of the second beta version of Android 12L, which is designed for large-screen smartphones.

Android 12L’s second beta version as seen 9to5google It includes new animations that detail the setup of a foldable phone, including network setup and SIM insertion.

Two animations: one with the foldable closed, and the other with it open, shows a wider display instead of a taller display, similar to the Oppo Find N. Animations, other than display size, do not show any port or button location apart. From the volume rocker, which is believed to be placed at the bottom of the right side of the phone.

According to a separate report, Google has placed an order for a 7.6-inch sized foldable OLED panel with Samsung Display. This is the same size display used on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

As per the code found in the Android 12 preview, the Google Pixel Fold will sport the same modem used inside the Pixel 6 series of smartphones, which means the device could be powered by the company’s own custom Tensor chipset.

With Android 12L Second Beta, Google has fixed some issues found in the first beta version like clock not centering on lock screen. Another issue that has been fixed with the update is that all recent apps in Recent Apps show up as a black image with an “App not available” message. The update also bundles the January security patch.

Google is still working on the Pixel Fold, hinting that the new Android 12L beta first appeared on BGR India.

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