After a year-long wait, Google has finally released the Android 12 operating system for the users. In addition, the new source code has also been merged to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) as per the roadmap. The October 4 date coincides with what rumors had suggested in the past.
We have already talked about the various Android 12 features that are a part of the new update. The release date of the stable update was unknown until XDA editor-in-chief Mishaal Rahman Tweeted this.
Android 12 Beta builds were tested by over 225,000 users who were able to report 50,000 bugs in total. The company will talk more about the new OS at the upcoming Android Dev Summit that is scheduled to happen between October 27 and 28 this year.
Google has said that the stable Android 12 update will arrive on supported Pixel devices in the coming weeks and later this year on devices from third-party OEMs. As for the non-Pixel devices, we’ve curated lists of the most popular OEMs and when they might push the update to their smartphones. (Spoiler: Not anytime soon).
Android 12 Supported Devices
OPPO recently announced in a Weibo post that ColorOS 12 would be released in September, but that might not happen as the stable Android 12 is releasing on October 4th. The Weibo post has also been deleted.
Still, considering that some manufacturers still haven’t pushed the Android 11 update to a significant number of devices, don’t expect Android 12 to hit your device anytime soon, even if it’s fairly new.
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