Pixel users running Android 12 QPR3 beta 2, here’s your chance to tell Google what to fix

Pixel users running Android 12 QPR3 beta 2, here's your chance to tell Google what to fix

Ever wanted to tell Google exactly what you think about a particular version of Android? Pixel users running Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 are invited by Google to submit feedback on this release. The software is the second beta version of the third Android 12 quarterly platform release. The quarterly releases are released every three months to be updated Pixel models, which now include the Pixel 4 series through the Pixel 6 line and include the mid-range models.

Google would like to hear from you about your experiences with the Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 release

Pixel Quarterly Feature Drop brings new features to Pixel handsets and adds functionality to features already present on these phones. For example, the latest quarterly update in March included the new battery widget, Night Sight for Snapchat photos, and more. The Android 12 QPR3 beta includes features that are expected to be launched with the next quarterly Feature Drop, which Google is due to release on June 6th.

A little later in this article, we will show you how to participate in Android 12 QPR beta. But let’s say you’ve already tested the software on your Pixel phone and you want to tell Google what should work. Click this link to see the survey that Google would like you to fill out with your feedback.
Google writes: “We would like your feedback on the latest version of Android 12 QPR3 on your Pixel device. This * anonymous * survey should take you around 5-10 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey only if your Pixel device is running QPR3 Beta build. You can confirm this by going to Settings>About phone to see if the building starts with ‘S3B1’.

The survey asks you to complete the version of QPR beta you are using. Google says it only wants feedback from those running the latest beta. You will also be asked to reveal the Pixel model you are using.

Next, you will be asked to provide your feedback on certain features of the beta. For each of the 26 different features, you will be asked to rate them as Very Dissatisfied, Somewhat Dissatisfied, Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied, Somewhat Satisfied, Very Satisfied, or I have not used this feature / No sense.

The 26 different features you evaluate include:

  • Stability
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Unit temperature
  • Camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Call quality
  • Messages
  • WiFi connection
  • Data connection
  • App experience
  • Authentication (face / fingerprint)
  • Charging (wired charging, wireless charging)

On the next page, Google asks you “If this version of Android was launched in its current state, would you recommend it to your friends and family?” Your options are:

  • Yes, I would recommend it to anyone.
  • Yes, I would recommend it with reservations.
  • No, I would not recommend it.

The next question asks: “Overall, how is this beta build compared to the previous Android 12 beta build?”

Your options for an answer are:

I did not try the previous beta build.

Google will then have you tell them what one problem bothered you the most. Although there were several issues, Google wants you to select only one. The answers you can choose from range from “I have not experienced any problems!” for a whole list of issues that you do not have to be an Android 12 QPR3 beta 2 user to be familiar with. Many of these issues are issues that the Pixel 6 Series has experienced at one time or another:
  • Stability (automatic restart, device hangs).
  • Performance (sluggish, slow touch sensitivity).
  • Battery life.
  • Unit temperature (overheated, hot).
  • Camera (crash, sluggish, poor photo / video quality).
  • Bluetooth (disconnects, cannot be paired, audio trunks).
  • Call experience (missed call, missed call, poor call quality).
  • Message experience (answered or delayed messages).
  • WiFi connection (can not connect, bad connection).
  • Data connection (bad signal, no signal, 5G connection problems).
  • App experience (functionality or sluggish issues found in specific apps).
  • Authentication experience (fingerprint unlock, face unlock).
  • Sound experience (sound quality, device vibration).
  • System user interface (problems with messages, quick settings, home screen, gesture navigation).
  • Charging (wired charging, wireless charging).
  • Other things.

Google will then know if you have reported your issue using the Beta Feedback app or public troubleshooting and include a link to help you do so. And finally, Google asks if the problem you listed as your biggest problem with the beta software would be enough for you to leave the program.

And just before you submit the anonymous survey, you have the opportunity to post additional feedback that you will want to share.

How to become an Android 12 QPR beta tester

If you want to participate in the Android 12 QPR Beta application, Tap this link and tap the banner that says “View your Qualified Devices.” You will then see a picture of your phone. Click on the words “Register” and within 24 hours you will receive an OTA update for installation.

Although Google has said that this will change, right now it will result in your device being deleted if you quit the program. Follow the instructions in the section above, and this time when you press “View your eligible devices”, below the picture of your phone there will be an option to deselect. Within 24 hours you will get an update that brings you back on the public release track, but your data will be gone.