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
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.
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:
If you buy a Pixel phone, then you are guaranteed three full years of 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 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 Z Fold 2 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3
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.
This happens to be an introductory list i.e., an initial list of devices expected to get an Android 12 update.
This post was last modified on January 18, 2021 8:46 AM