After Android 11 announcement on September 8, 2020, the next Android update in the pipeline is the Android 12 update. Here I will tell you everything about the Android 12 version from release date to features and eligible phones to ETA on when the devices will be updated.
Google has a history of releasing a new Android version every year. For 2020, a year that belongs to an nCOVID-19 pandemic, the 8th major release of Android aka Android 11 was announced. The update was announced for more than 100 devices from various OEMs like Samsung, Motorola, LG, Xiaomi & others and many devices are in pipeline to receive the update.
- Android 12 Update
- Release Date
- Developer Preview
- Beta Updates
- Phones List
- Samsung Android 12 phones list
- OnePlus Phones List
--> Android 12, the next subsequent update after the Android 11 version.
--> Android 12 is expected to release in August/September 2021.
--> A total of four Android 12 developer previews will be available for Pixel and other eligible mobiles.
--> Android 11 update to arrive for more than 100 smartphones. The race will begin soon.
--> The update release will begin roll-out to flagship devices starting from October 2021.
--> As usual Pixel phones to get the update first.
--> Nokia Android 12 update phones list as usual as it's not rocket science.
Android 12 Update
As soon as the calendar hits 2021, the race for the Android 12 will begin. Yes, I am right because a team of developers at Android will be definitely working on what's in the cart for the version 12 update. Atleast they will be looking to list out features that this mobile software version will carry.
Android 12 Name:
Earlier until Android 9.0 Pie, the Android team used to give a name starting with a dessert. For example, Android 9.0 was named as Pie update, Android 8.0/8.1 was named as Oreo and Android 7.0/7.1 was termed as Nougat update. However, such tradition changed with the release of Android 10 version. The Android 11 version too didn't get a name, similarly, the 12th major mobile operating system release will be mostly termed as "Android 12".
Android 12 Release Date:
This Android version will be released only after it goes to through several developer previews and beta testers. There will be atleast 4 developer preview releases before the Android 12 version is announced in August or September. The rollout will begin by 2022. That's the usual plan seen until now for every Android released by Google.
The formal announcement is likely to happen at their yearly held Google I/O developer's conference as this has been the spot for years for Google to announce a new software version.
Android 12 Developer Preview Download:
The Android 12 DP 1 is available for download.
5 March 2021: The Developer Preview 1.1 is now available for download. It's the second developer preview for this version --- Read More
Android 12 Features
The Android development team is right now busy looking out for the features that it could bring to the table with the new Android version.
Talking about the features, we see the first one expected in the form of revamped split-screen multi-tasking with "App Pairs". It would give a more practical approach towards multi-tasking. 9to5Google reports that the multi-tasking feature is already available on Android 11 but it would be revamped with a practical approach.
The company also said that they are working on bringing a gaming-focused feature that will offer an immersive gaming experience.
Also, Google will introduce 'Restricted Networking Mode'. Through this option, it will provide access to apps that have network permission and the rest apps will have no access to data. This is to prevent app hacking tricks that involve code hack or spyware.
Android 12 Beta:
The Beta versions are scheduled for release after April and it will happen in May this year. There will be atleast 2-3 beta updates.
Android 12 Phones List:
Eligible phones list is something that isn't hard to guess. Even you can check for update compatibility easily based on your mobile phone model number and software update warranty covered by these OEMs. Ok, let me make this easy for you by listing out the devices here.
Google Pixel Android 12 Update List:
If you buy a Pixel phone, then you are guaranteed three full years of a software update. This is enough for us to tell which Pixel phones will be updated and which will miss out this time.
The following Pixel phones will be updated to Android 12 -
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 4a/4a 5G
- Google Pixel 4 / 4 XL
- Google Pixel 3 / 3 XL
- Google Pixel 3a/3a 5G
Samsung Android 12 Phones List:
The flagship phones from Samsung will be updated alongside several other Galaxy phones. Here is the list -
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A12
- Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime
- Samsung Galaxy F41
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 2020
- Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
- Samsung Galaxy M51
Nokia phones are guaranteed to receive two major software updates alongside three years of monthly security patch fixes. Wow! That's amazing and here is the list of Nokia Android Phones to receive the 12 version update -
- Nokia 5.4
- Nokia 3.4
- Nokia 2.4
- Nokia 5.3
- Nokia 7.2
- Nokia 6.2
- Nokia 4.2
- Nokia C3
- Nokia 8V 5G UW
- Nokia 2V Tella
- Nokia C1 Plus
That's just the introductory list and all the phones that will be released by HMD Global in 2021 will be upgraded.
Motorola Android 12 Phones List:
Many Motorola phones will be upgraded and here is the list -
- Moto G Stylus 2021
- Motorola One 5G Ace
- Motorola Moto G9 Plus
- Motorola Moto G Power 2021
- Moto G9 Power
- Moto G 5G Plus
- Motorola Edge+
- Motorola Edge
- Motorola One Fusion+
OnePlus Android 12 Phones List
After successfully delivering the Android 11 based OxygenOS, here are the phone that will be upgraded -
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 7 Pro
Xiaomi Android 12 Update:
The MIUI 13 will be based on this version and here are the phones that will be upgraded -
- Mi 10
- Mi 10 Pro
- Mi 10T
- Mi 11
- Mi 11 Pro
- Mi 11 Lite
- Redmi K40
- Redmi K40 Pro
- Redmi K30 Pro
- Redmi K30
- Poco F2
Android 12 Update for BLU Phones:
BLU hardly takes any interest in software updates. Forget about Android 12 which is distant thinking right now, BLU even doesn't have a single mobile phone scheduled for the Android 11 update.
Further, we have talked about BLU Android 12 update.
How can I download Android 12?
As of now, this version is not available for download as it's in the development stage. In order to download Android 12, you need to head to Settings, and then scroll down to System. Now tap on System > Advanced > System Update. Tap 'Check for Update' and then the download and install button.
This happens to be an introductory list i.e., an initial list of devices expected to get an Android 12 update.
This page was last updated on 14 March 2021.
This post was last modified on March 14, 2021 8:47 AM