Android 12L tablet-friendly OS starts here, with Lenovo


Google made a fairly surprising however positively welcomed announcement in late October that places a greater give attention to Android working on giant screens, which included not simply tablets but additionally everybody’s favourite foldables. After all, the best gadgets to focus on with Android 12L are tablets, so it’s most likely no shock {that a} pill can also be the primary to get the particular spin’s first developer preview. As introduced again then, the Lenovo Tab P12 Professional is getting that preferential remedy, however its availability virtually makes it fairly pointless for a lot of builders.

Google has at all times had a rocky relationship with tablets, which is what makes Android 12L such a stunning transfer. It’s lengthy overdue, after all, and Android has largely been left by the wayside, consuming iPadOS’s mud previously 12 months or two. Google can hopefully make up for misplaced time within the subsequent few months earlier than it drops Android 12L’s first desk launch.

In keeping with Google’s timetable, the primary beta of this tablet-sized function drop will occur someday this month. Earlier than that, nonetheless, plainly Lenovo is giving house owners of its new Lenovo Tab P12 Professional pill a head begin by making obtainable the primary developer preview (DP1) of Android 12L. Earlier than you go speeding to get it, nonetheless, there are some caveats that even the bravest of superior Android customers want to think about.

As a developer preview, it’s naturally in a state that might be related solely to builders. Not all the things is working, and a few are even famous to be damaged. It’s a fairly lengthy checklist that may instantly inform you that you just gained’t be capable of use the pill as a each day driver should you ever attempt to set up Android 12L on it. Thankfully, Lenovo additionally presents a method to return to good previous Android 11, however which may require a manufacturing unit reset that may wipe no matter information you would possibly have already got on the system.

Some Android builders won’t even get that far anyway because the Lenovo Tab P12 Professional remains to be lacking from most shops cabinets world wide. That doesn’t precisely communicate nicely for what’s being promoted as Android 12L’s reference developer system because it’s not one thing many can get their arms on but anyway. That would change within the subsequent month or two, however till then, keen Android devs will simply must make do with an emulator or hope that Android 12L’s checklist of suitable gadgets will broaden rapidly.

It’s a little bit of a disgrace, given how engaging the Lenovo Tab P12 Professional is as an Android pill. Powered by a Snapdragon 870 with 8GB of RAM, the massive 12.6-inch pill comes with a keyboard cowl within the field and is suitable with Lenovo’s Precision Pen 3. It positively makes for an attractive growth system, so it would hopefully turn into extra broadly obtainable within the subsequent few weeks.

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