Android 12 was announced during I/O 2021, however, it’s been a while since then and we’ve only seen a few work-in-progress updates so far. If you’ve been waiting for the update though, here’s some good news - Google has finally announced the release of Android 12. The Android 12 build has been released for the Android Open Source Project. Google Pixel phones, on the other hand, are yet to receive the update, and it isn’t clear when that’ll be.
The Android 12 will be released to Google Pixel phones like the Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3A, Pixel 4, Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A 5G, Pixel 5, and Pixel 5A smartphones. Additionally, Google’s newer offerings, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will have the new Android 12 preinstalled out of the box. A host of other brands such as Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, Realme, Tecno, and Vivo have revealed that their newer offerings will come with the Android 12 OS in 2021.
“We’re putting the finishing touches on a special release with Pixel-exclusive and Pixel-first experiences on Android 12. This will roll out to Pixel users in the next few weeks,” a Google spokesperson told Android Central.
One of the biggest differences to note in the Android 12 OS is the implementation of the Material You design in all its apps and overall aesthetic. The Android 12 OS will also feature a privacy dashboard, along with camera and microphone indicators and allegedly boost the overall performance of your smartphone.
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