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  1. rexxsor's Avatar
    Installing now... Hoping all the beta bugs have been squashed.

    Been eagerly waiting for this OS refresh, especially since I won't be able to order a Pixel 6 anytime soon (not available in SG).
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    10-19-2021 09:19 PM
  2. Davidoo's Avatar
    Installing now as well on my Verizon Pixel 3XL.
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    10-19-2021 09:22 PM
  3. rexxsor's Avatar
    Hmm... Feels sluggish and laggy so far.

    Might need to give it some time, phone is a bit hot from the update.
    10-19-2021 10:03 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm crashing this thread since I have a 3a XL, but so far things seem smooth! Haven't done a deep dive yet into the new features.
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    10-19-2021 11:44 PM
  5. rexxsor's Avatar
    I'm crashing this thread since I have a 3a XL, but so far things seem smooth! Haven't done a deep dive yet into the new features.
    That's cool, 3 and 3a same phone family to me... Haha

    My Pixel 3 is now better after cooling down. Though it still doesn't seem as responsive as Android 11. Might be the new animations.

    Really refreshing look though. Also really love the auto-theming based on your wallpaper.
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    10-20-2021 01:06 AM
  6. Michael Detwiler's Avatar
    Beta for 12 was easily the most stable beta yet. Very few bugs.
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    10-20-2021 12:01 PM
  7. J Dubbs's Avatar
    12 on my 3XL is rock solid, and smoother and faster than 11. Everything works perfectly, love the animation tweaks, and I like the new features and privacy controls. Still not sure how I feel about the look though. I like the fact it's different than the basic look I've been staring at since Android 6, but I kinda miss the vibrant colors and livelier look of 11. 12 looks a little barren in comparison lol.
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    10-21-2021 09:04 AM
  8. bcumings's Avatar
    If I install, will I get any updates to fix the inevitable bugs? Concerned I'll get stuck with a buggy phone since updates technically end at the end of the month.
    10-28-2021 01:31 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's a good question, I'm not sure how Google would handle that. Manufacturers have been known to push updates past the end-of-life for crucial fixes, but minor bugs might remain unpatched.
    10-28-2021 05:04 PM
  10. J Dubbs's Avatar
    If I install, will I get any updates to fix the inevitable bugs? Concerned I'll get stuck with a buggy phone since updates technically end at the end of the month.
    It's not guaranteed that you'll get bugs, the majority of folks don't. My 3XL is running 12 flawlessly...better than 11 actually. I've updated from 5 all the way to 12, over different phones, and never had issues bad enough to break my ability to use the phone. I had a couple irritating bugs that I probably could have fixed, but I chose to factory reset instead because I'm ocd lol. But if you restart your phone before the update, and a couple times after, you shouldn't have any issues if you're not having any now
    10-28-2021 05:39 PM
  11. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I've heard the term FACTORY RESET to solve bug problems many times.
    There have been a few times I considered doing it, but backed away for fear that the process is cumbersome, long, and full of problems. My pixel 3 has had some annoying issues that I'm toid a FACTORY RESET would fix, but I've resisted the urge.
    From folks out there that have done it, what is your experience? Thanks.
    10-29-2021 07:19 AM
  12. Scott337's Avatar
    It wipes all your personal data, settings and apps you installed and loads a fresh clean copy of the operating system (OS). So its like opening the box on a new phone, in a way. Is it cumbersome and takes long? Depends on your definition of long and your definition of cumbersome. Is it cumbersome to buy a new phone and set it up for the first time?

    I have factory reset many phones, many times and I don't find it too difficult to setup again. And it can solve some software related problems.
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    10-29-2021 07:28 AM
  13. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I've heard the term FACTORY RESET to solve bug problems many times.
    There have been a few times I considered doing it, but backed away for fear that the process is cumbersome, long, and full of problems. My pixel 3 has had some annoying issues that I'm toid a FACTORY RESET would fix, but I've resisted the urge.
    From folks out there that have done it, what is your experience? Thanks.
    Factory resetting can usually fix most problems, and make your phone run better overall. And like Scott said, it's the same as setting up a new phone... it's not really too cumbersome or time consuming, unless you've changed lots of things on your phone like different launchers, lots of customized folders on your home screen, lots of apps you've installed etc.

    But you might not even need to go that far, a lot of problems can be solved without doing a factory reset. Let us know the problems you're having, maybe we can help you
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    10-29-2021 09:07 AM
  14. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks for the offer to help.
    Over the past 3 years, many minor issues have surfaced. I have created workarounds for most and avoided others I have changed many apps and installed many others.
    I think I'll leave "sleeping dogs lie" and plod along with what I have.
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    10-29-2021 10:16 AM
  15. royphotog's Avatar
    Installed it this morning after reading the above threads. So far so good, no issues. Seams to be as fast as 11 and I like the new material you colors it selects. I'm going to delve a little deeper today.
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    10-31-2021 02:26 PM
  16. FF22's Avatar
    I was just "offered" 12 but I'm a bit reluctant. My phone seems to run fine and I would like it to continue to do so. Pixel 3.

    I've done the various security updates over the two years and one month I've had this phone. Actually, I don't recall, did I even update between Android 10 and 11 in that period????? But still, I'm OLD and of the mind - if it ain't broke, well. don't break it now!!!

    So, with that intro, has anyone run into any show stoppers?

    Do I really want to move to Pixel 6 or something else if security updates will be ending soon? What initially triggered this entire Pixel trip and Google Fi was a planned trip to China and wanting to have the least hassles visiting that, well, interesting country with an Android device and Verizon service. The Pixel 3 and Fi worked flawlessly. While others on the trip had troubles connecting and gaining unrestricted access to the web and email, I had no problems. Google Maps worked, Gmail worked. That trip was two years ago last week. I visited Yahoo news daily. Of course, I did not use wifi or connect to any hotels or other sources.

    I wish I had been as smart on a later trip to the Dolomites and Munich. I'm still getting a ton of German language spam either from Germanic Northern Italy or Munich. Gmail has been good about sending it all to spam but it is irritating, for sure.

    So back to Android 12 - what has irritated you the most or maybe nothing.

    Thanks.
    11-03-2021 10:55 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Android 12 was totally fine on my 3a XL. Whether you like the UI changes or not will depend on your own taste -- some people love them, some people just hate them, but I'd say most of us accept them and move on.

    I just transitioned over to my new 6 Pro, which is great so far, although there have been a few minor glitches here and there that have seemed to clear up pretty quickly -- these are more likely related to the phone rather than Android 12 itself.
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    11-04-2021 12:16 AM
  18. FF22's Avatar
    Android 12 was totally fine on my 3a XL. Whether you like the UI changes or not will depend on your own taste -- some people love them, some people just hate them, but I'd say most of us accept them and move on.

    I just transitioned over to my new 6 Pro, which is great so far, although there have been a few minor glitches here and there that have seemed to clear up pretty quickly -- these are more likely related to the phone rather than Android 12 itself.
    Thanks for the info.

    Just a nosy question - any reason you stuck with Pixel and did not go with another brand? Did you explore others? I was Blackberry until the Pixel.
    11-04-2021 12:46 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.

    Just a nosy question - any reason you stuck with Pixel and did not go with another brand? Did you explore others? I was Blackberry until the Pixel.
    Nope, I bleed Pixel. The two main reasons I've stuck with Pixel have been the camera and the reliable updates and support. Other reasons include zero bloatware and the big leap forward that is the Pixel 6 line.
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    11-04-2021 12:53 AM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    Android 12 was totally fine on my 3a XL. Whether you like the UI changes or not will depend on your own taste -- some people love them, some people just hate them, but I'd say most of us accept them and move on.

    I just transitioned over to my new 6 Pro, which is great so far, although there have been a few minor glitches here and there that have seemed to clear up pretty quickly -- these are more likely related to the phone rather than Android 12 itself.
    I like andriod 12
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    11-04-2021 01:09 AM
  21. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I like andriod 12
    Me too
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    11-04-2021 07:08 AM
  22. FF22's Avatar
    I like andriod 12
    WHY? I need factual impetus.
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    11-04-2021 11:44 AM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    WHY? I need factual impetus.
    I thought i was factual enough
    I like the roundness, material look , little tweaks here and there .
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    11-04-2021 12:08 PM
  24. rexxsor's Avatar
    I was just "offered" 12 but I'm a bit reluctant. My phone seems to run fine and I would like it to continue to do so. Pixel 3.

    I've done the various security updates over the two years and one month I've had this phone. Actually, I don't recall, did I even update between Android 10 and 11 in that period????? But still, I'm OLD and of the mind - if it ain't broke, well. don't break it now!!!

    So, with that intro, has anyone run into any show stoppers?

    Do I really want to move to Pixel 6 or something else if security updates will be ending soon? What initially triggered this entire Pixel trip and Google Fi was a planned trip to China and wanting to have the least hassles visiting that, well, interesting country with an Android device and Verizon service. The Pixel 3 and Fi worked flawlessly. While others on the trip had troubles connecting and gaining unrestricted access to the web and email, I had no problems. Google Maps worked, Gmail worked. That trip was two years ago last week. I visited Yahoo news daily. Of course, I did not use wifi or connect to any hotels or other sources.

    I wish I had been as smart on a later trip to the Dolomites and Munich. I'm still getting a ton of German language spam either from Germanic Northern Italy or Munich. Gmail has been good about sending it all to spam but it is irritating, for sure.

    So back to Android 12 - what has irritated you the most or maybe nothing.

    Thanks.
    My Pixel 3 felt a bit sluggish right after updating (likely due to the temperature), but is totally fine now.

    Battery life is about the same (which is no longer good 3 years in).

    Noticed the picture-in-picture function of YouTube seems much smoother.

    Animation and subtle details I really like. Gotten used to the larger drop-down menu, though my only small complaint is the WiFi toggle, which is now merged to "internet".

    Work apps also no issues, surprisingly.

    So yeah, Android 12 is a go for me. Feels like a fresh experience at the very least.
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    11-05-2021 10:20 AM
  25. rexxsor's Avatar
    Android 12 was totally fine on my 3a XL. Whether you like the UI changes or not will depend on your own taste -- some people love them, some people just hate them, but I'd say most of us accept them and move on.

    I just transitioned over to my new 6 Pro, which is great so far, although there have been a few minor glitches here and there that have seemed to clear up pretty quickly -- these are more likely related to the phone rather than Android 12 itself.
    Nice, congrats on the Pixel 6 pro.

    Still waiting (hoping) for it to be released here in Singapore. My excitement for it plummeted once I learned about the countries included at launch.
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    11-05-2021 10:24 AM
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