Google is not very keen on giving hard data on installations, especially since it has stopped publishing release distribution data. On the other hand, they are more inclined to select specific data such as the speed of deployment from launch. The last is the Android 12 beta downloads.
As Dave Burke, vice president of Android Engineering, shared on Twitter, the beta of Android 12 is by far. most downloaded and installed in history
A highly coveted beta
It’s an open secret that Android 12 is one of the biggest Android updates in a while, especially in what is consistent with its rebranding under the name Material You. It is predictable that this drastic change has attracted more people to bother to install a beta and the possible loss of data on it.
Dave Burke now gives us the data: Android 12 beta is the most installed in the history of Android betas, by far
The Android 12 beta is by far our most downloaded / installed beta yet. Speaking of which, Beta 2 is out today: https://t.co/VR8CtXKWkZ
– Dave Burke (@davey_burke) June 9, 2021
Android 12 beta released for nine Pixel mobiles, in addition to eleven devices from other brands, although not all of them already have the beta available. Android 11 was also available for nine Pixel mobiles, so apparently the number of supported mobiles is not the determining factor, but the new features of the operating system itself.
This is not the first time that Google has bragged about deploying its operating system, even in its beta. It remains to be seen whether Google will be encouraged to republish distribution data, in which even Android 11 never appeared.
Via | Android Police