From the editor’s desk: Why are there so many Android betas?

Android 12 QPR 3 Beta 1 is not the result of football, but the next version of Android 12, after the recent launch of Android 12L on some Pixel devices earlier this month. If you’re a little confused, you’re not alone. There seems to be an alphabet soup of different types of Android 12 to choose from right now, especially when it comes to beta and pre-release versions.

First, there’s Android 12 itself, which was released last October and has been rolling out to different phones over the past few months.