Android 12 Highlights
- More personal, safe & effortless
- Responsive UI
- Powerful Privacy Features
- Protect Data in Private Compute Core
Google introduced the next version of the operating system, Android 12, in October of last year. The source code was first released to the Android Open Source Project, while the first Android 12 stable updates arrived on Pixel devices.
Similarly, Android 12 is the next major version of the Android operating system. The update includes a new Material You theme, a notification makeover, a new privacy dashboard, privacy indications, and more.
Overall, Android 12 is a significant improvement over its predecessor, but when will it be available for your smartphone? Here we will talk about which smartphones will get the Android 12 upgrade.
Android 12 Release Date
Google officially published the Android 12 stable version after wrapping up the Pixel 6 event in October. The update is now available for Google Pixel devices till the Google Pixel 3. Likewise, it is available for a bunch of high-end smartphones from different manufacturers.
But when will Samsung, OnePlus, Sony, and other manufacturers’ phones get the Android 12 update?
Many smartphone manufacturers, such as Oppo, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Realme, have prepared Android-12-based skins and have set a release date for their smartphones.
When is Android 12 coming out for your Device?
At this time, update rollouts are in full gear, and your phone may already be eligible for the most recent software upgrade.
The point is your smartphone manufacturer will determine when the Android 12 upgrade will be available for your device. Some are quick to release the most recent version, while others wait a year.
On the other hand, the possibility of your device receiving the update is partly determined by the updated policy for your specific device. It determines whether or not it is eligible for an update.
Another important thing is the arrival of the Android 12 update is also determined by whether the phone is a high-end model or recently introduced.
Android 12 Update: Devices & Features
The smartphones listed below covers devices that have been confirmed and are eligible to receive the Android 12 update.
List of Devices
|Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL, Pixel 4/4XL, |
Pixel 4a/4a 5G, Pixel 5/5a
|S-Series||Galaxy S21/S21 Plus, S21 Ultra, S20/S20 Plus, |
S20 Ultra, S10/S10+, S10e, S10 Lite
|Note Series||Galaxy Note 20/Ultra, Note 10/10+, Note 10 Lite|
|Z Series||Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Fold 2, Z Fold, Z Flip 3, |
Z Flip 5G, Z Flip
|A Series||Galaxy A52/A52s 5G, A52 5G, A72, |
A71 5G, A71, A51 5G, A51, A90 5G
|Tab S Series||Galaxy Tab S7+, Tab S7, Tab S7 FE, Tab S6 5G, |
Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite
|Nokia||Nokia XR20 5G|
|Xiaomi||Xiaomi 11T Pro, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G|
|Mi||Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Mi 11X Pro|
|Redmi||Redmi Note 10 Series, Redmi 10 Prime|
|OnePlus||OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, OnePlus Nord/Nord 2, OnePlus 9R/9RT, |
OnePlus 8/8Pro, OnePlus 7/7Pro,
Devices Eligible for Android 12 Updates
The following list of devices will likely get an Android 12 upgrade soon.
|Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro|
|OnePlus||OnePlus Nord CE 5G, OnePlus Nord N200 5G|
|Mi||Mi 11 Series: Mi 11i, 11i HyperCharge, 11 Lite|
Mi 10 Series: Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10T, Mi 10i, Mi 10 5G, Mi 10 Pro 5G
|Redmi||Redmi 10 Series: Redmi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 10S|
Redmi Note 9 Series: Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9,
Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Redmi 9 Series: Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 9A Sport, Redmi 9 Activ,
Redmi 9, Redmi 9A
|POCO||POCO X series: Poco X3, POCO X4 Pro 5G|
POCO M series: Poco M3, POCO M3 Pro 5G,
Poco M2 Reloaded, POCO M4 Pro 4G
POCO C3, POCO C31,
POCO F3 GT
|OPPO||Oppo Find X3/X3 Pro, Oppo F19 Pro, Oppo F17 Pro,|
|Realme||Realme Narzo 50A, Narzo 30, GT Neo, GT Neo 2 Realme 9i|
Vivo V21e, V21, V23e, V20
Comprehensive Look at Android 12 Features
Material You, New design elements, Proper Customization
The new personalization features in Android 12 can help you give your phone the look it deserves. A new feature called “color extraction” is the base coat of paint in the new redesign. You can customize your phone with a custom color palette and new widgets.
In a nutshell, you set a wallpaper, Android 12 extracts the colors, and your operating system then gets color cues from it. The color of the entire UI, including the notification shade, lock screen, volume controls, widgets, and other elements, is then updated.
Furthermore, the new design is known as “Material You,” combines multiple elements into a single, cohesive design language due to the parallel work of software, hardware, and Material Design teams.
The design element is the next most noticeable change in Android 12. The buttons are large, squarish, and bubbly. It will have a great impact on the overall appearance and feel of the device.
However, the app and widgets will take up more space, leaving you with only a few menu options on the screen.
On the other hand, the animations have improved in terms of fluidity and efficiency. Every tap, slide, and scroll will move in a smooth motion in response to your touch.
These changes aim to speed up the phone and preserve battery life by decreasing the CPU time required for core system resources by up to 22% and the utilization of huge cores by the system server by up to 15%.
Android 12 promises to provide greater data transparency. Google has used three major sensors to accomplish this: location, camera, and microphone. The new green indicator on the top right of the status bar contains the sensor (microphone and camera) information.
These two additional toggles in quick settings allow you to totally disable those sensors. Simply flip the switch.
In a similar vein, Android 12 includes “Approximate Location,” which allows you to set your location with less precision. It might come in handy for those Apps that only need your approximate location.
Protect Data in Private Compute Core
Google is also working on an AI-based privacy feature called “Android Private Compute Core.” According to the firm, this will enable the creation of new technologies that are private by default, confining your sensitive data to your phone.
Besides, the Private Compute Core feature boasts Live Caption, Now Playing, and Smart Reply functions. Furthermore, the protection in Private Compute Core is open-source. It can be inspected and verified by the security community.
Android 12 Supports “Play as You Download” Feature
Last year in July, Google introduced the “Play as you Download” features in the Play Store. These features will allow users to open some games and apps from the Play Store while they were still downloading. Meanwhile, Google has announced that the feature will soon be available on all Android 12 devices.
Meanwhile, OEMs will be adding other phones to their Android 12 update timetable in addition to the above-listed smartphones. We will come with an update as soon as any company confirms their upgrade.
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