This post is being continuously updated to add details about Android 12…
Update as of October 9: Google Play Store is picking up Android 12-powered Material You color theming that the Android 12 brought on-board. Note that the changes are being released in a limited user base and more devices will get the update soon.
Update as of October 8: Android 12 is rocking the tech world with its refined security features. A set of new features that the Android 12 brings on-board were recently discovered according to which, it now lets IT admins of enterprises to tweak cellular network connectivity to certain apps on a fully enterprise managed smartphone. This is somewhat how companies protect computers with the employees from doing stuff that they don’t want to, such as browsing the internet freely on a company computer.
Along with that, Android 12 lets IT admins limit the use of USB-C port to charging only to prevent any USB-based accesses and attacks. One of the roles of IT admins will be to program certain aspects of the phone to abide by the company’s terms such as use of Gboard on devices as a default input method as other keyboards can capture data and transfer elsewhere. Read more here.
Update as of October 5: It’s finally here. I am talking about Android 12 Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and it is officially out. With that, non-Google smartphone makers like Tecno, Vivo, Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi and others will be able to work on it to release their stable UIs based on Android 12.
Android 12 brings a bootload of features including the Material You theming system that enables beautiful apps. There’s redesigned widgets, notification UI updates, stretch overscool, app launch splash screens updates and more. Android 12 brings efficient system performance with up to 22 percent faster performance. You get more responsive notifications, optimized services in the foreground, a tonne of applications that use faster machine learning and more. The privacy dashboard gives you better controls on various accesses such as camera, location, microphones, among others.
The new and stable OS brings support for rounded screen corners, rich content insertion for developers, AVIF image support, easier blurs and color filters among others. You can read more about Android 12 here.
Update as of September 30: Android 12 now has the ability to edit widgets using the widget editing tool on the home screen. Also, widgets are clad with Material You theme with a built-in reconfigure button that you can use to change widget settings once you have placed it on the home screen.
Update as of September 28: Details w.r.t. Android 12.1 has surfaced online that brings support to foldable devices which includes changes to the Settings, dual pane notification panel, taskbar, recent apps UI, a new split-screen feature, and more.
Update as of September 19: The folks at XDA Developers have uncovered a hidden code representing an incremental update aka Android 12.1 that will bring some new features. Perhaps, it is an update closely tied with foldable phones such as the upcoming Pixel Fold. Android 12.1, if indeed turns out to be a real incremental update, brings a split-screen view, a distinct docked taskbar, two instances of Google Chrome browser running on a device and so on. Perhaps, Android will improve multitasking, however, nothing can be said for sure as of now as there’s not much info available. [Source]
Update as of September 17: As the launch of stable Android 12 AOSP draws closer, more first-party apps are adopting Material You for Android 12. The latest to join the wagon are Google Photos and Google Duo.
Update as of September 13: According to the latest update, the Android 12 AOSP is likely to arrive on October 4 according to a report. This was reported by XDA Developers Mishaal Rahman.
#2: After Google Translate app, the Google Phone app has now joined the league of apps with Material You theme system which is a clear precursor that Android 12 is indeed imminent.
Update as of September 11: The Google Translate app has now seen an upgrade to Material You theme system as a part of its Android 12 upgrade. [Read more]
Update as of September 10: Google is continually painting its apps with the Material You theming system before Android 12 arrives as a stable update. Turns out some apps in the Workspace sector have received the treatment. This includes Gmail, Google Meet, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Slides, and Docs. [Read more]
- Android 12 Beta 5
- Android 12 Beta 4.1
- Android 12 Beta 4
- What’s New In Android 12?
- How to Get Android 12 Beta Update?
- Devices that will receive the Android 12 update
Android 12 Beta 5
Update as of September 9: As the days pass, we are inching closer to Android 12 stable release. Turns out Google has launched its 5th and the final public beta build for the upcoming Android 12. Henceforth, the next version will be a stable release sometime next month. Google has tagged the Beta 5 with “release candidate” which means all the changes have been made and what the new update brings are a few bug fixes before it can head out for a global stable release.
Android 12 Beta 5 is available on all Pixel devices that have signed up for the beta program as well as the latest Pixel 5a 5G. It is an one-off OTA rollout and thus, it has been released across all the eligible devices right away without any batch-by-batch or staggered rollout. The update carries build number SPB5.210812.002 and carries a size of 131MB for Pixel 4 Xl on top of the previous beta version. It goes without saying, the size of the update differs for each participating model and if they are or not a part of the previous iteration of Android 12 beta. Apply here.
Update as of September 3: As the Android 12 launch is nearing, more first-party apps are taking on the Material You theming system. The latest to join the wagon is the Gmail app as you can see in the image below.
Update as of September 3: A system-wide search option gives you access to everything on a phone right from the app drawer. Turns out the same system-wide search feature is a part of core Android 12 OS although it isn’t active yet. The on-device system-wide search feature allows you to search for contacts, apps, and services including settings, controls, functionalities, and so on. Google is experimenting with the system-wide search option, refining it further. You can turn on the feature on Pixel devices running on Android 12 by rooting it with the Magisk module by kdrag0n. [Watch the Video]
Update as of September 2: Turns out Google’s messaging app has now seen a few colorful item pickers which go in-line with Android 12’ Material You design. Apparently, the Google Messages v9.3 beta which is the latest is known to work with Android 12 and no previous Android versions which links the two.
Android 12 Beta 4.1
Update as of August 25th: Google released the Android 12 Beta 4.1 as an incremental update over Beta 4. The update brings some bug fixes to further refine the OS before a stable version is released.
The Beta 4.1 fixes a bug that caused the phone to go into boot loop after restarting the phone. Another issue is related to Face Unlock not working on some devices. Next up, the user is able to connect on VPN but couldn’t access the internet and that has been fixed as well.
The incoming update is also fixing a bug triggering the heads-up notifications to now appear on the screen due to some issue. Another bug fix eliminates the issue wherein the volume controls on the device didn’t work when casting the screen. Other issues include the one where users are facing trouble granting Nearby Devices permission, crash loop on the Phone app when calling over Bluetooth and so on and it has been fixed as well.
Update as of August 20: Unlike Desktop versions, the Android version of Google Chrome allows for multiple tabs to open, however, in a single window itself. It means users can have one instance of Google Chrome unless they are using Dual Apps or app clones. With Android 12, things are about to change as a code change has been submitted to Chromium Gerrit called “multi-instance” that allows users to have up to 5 instances of Google Chrome opened in the context menu.
Users can still open ‘n’ number of tabs in each window and users can switch between them with ease. It also allows users to launch two (or more) instances of Google Chrome in a multi-window mode.
#2: With Android 12, Google is killing off Android Auto for phone screens. This will eliminate the functionality of beaming apps and phone screen on the car infotainment systems which was released back in 2016.
Android 12 Beta 4
Update as of August 19: The Android 12 Beta 4 released a week ago brings a myriad of features up at user’s disposal. Here’s an account of all the fixes and features spotted on Android 12 Beta 4 at the time of writing this.
- Compact Notifications
In landscape mode on Android 12 Beta 4, the UI has been squeezed to take place on the center of the screen and not fill the whole width on a landscape mode. This reduces whitespaces as well as the Smart Reply options giving a clutter-free interface when watching movies or playing or using the phone in landscape mode.
- Enhanced Adaptive Charging
Albeit this is a minor update but with Beta 4, the phone usually charges from 80 to 100 percent at a slower pace. It hits the full 100-percent mark approximately 30 to 90 minutes before the first scheduled alarm thereby preventing from charging the battery too much overnight.
- Press and Hold button
This one is for Pixel users where they can press and hold the power button to launch Google Assistant. This comes after the removal of Active Edge. It is a minor tweak but something that I did mention here.
There are some known issues with the Android 12 Beta 4. It isn’t very buggy though and it has reached almost a saturated point where it will get a stable release in approx two months’ time. For now, some issues include pop-up banners not arriving on notification shade when an app pings you. The icon appears on the status bar but there’s no banner on the notification shade. Note that this isn’t a widespread issue but it does affect some people on Android 12 Beta 4.
Another issue revolves around VPN support on Beta 4. Here, the problem occurs when connecting to a VPN. Your phone does connect to VPN, however, it doesn’t detect it and will pose problems when loading sites and apps. This means you won’t be able to use VPN at all even with the “VPN connected” status on your device.
Update as of August 13: The Android 12 Beta 4 (Platform Stability version 1) is here and it comes with minor tweaks to the UI. Some of the minor tweaks include a new icon for Passes and Wallet/Cards shortcut as well as increased spacing between Google Sans Text typeface for Now Playing option. The padlock lock screen indicator icon has returned which disappeared with Beta 1 and returned with Beta 3. Google has tailored some Material You alterations with the Beta 4 some of which were listed above. The change sees a reworked Google Search bar and some of the Google icons that have received a minor tweak so far.
Update as of August 12: Good news for Android 12 enthusiasts as Google has finally released its fourth beta for Android 12 dubbed as Platform Stability version. According to Google, the Android 12 Beta 4 has reached a point where the platform won’t be changed. It is now available for SDK, NDK APIs, and app-facing system behaviors and restrictions on all non-SDK interfaces as mentioned in a statement by Google.
As usual, there are at least two Platform Stability versions before Google could deliver a final stable version of Android 12. It is scheduled somewhere around September or October around the same time when Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices will arrive. [Source]
Update as of August 8: The “Ongoing Call Chip” has gone live and it has been redesigned to give a more “Material You” inclined aesthetic. The chip on the status bar now follows the dominant color of the home screen as in the case of Material You theming system. It resorts to a darker shade when the user views the home screen to make it recognisable and stand out from the home screen. Tapping the pill gives subtle options on the notification panel.
Update as of July 29: As per an update, Google is updating its Google Contacts app to reflect Android 12’s Material You design language according to a leak spotted on a Telegram channel by the name Google Pixels. The screenshots show that the app uses a dominant color from the wallpaper onto the Google Contacts app UI. There are a few other changes with the Contacts app such as a new contact button. Other apps that have been readied to adopt Material You design are Gboard, Google Messages, Google App’s Discover Feed among others.
Update as of July 29: Google is likely to kill the native internet-based SIP calling feature from Android 12 as its settings have been removed from the stock dialer app on Android 12 Beta 3.1. The SipManager class has been deprecated with API Level 31 although it doesn’t mean the feature is all gone at least at the time of writing this.
Update as of July 28: Although it isn’t a big change, it is really something to talk about. The Beta 3.1 has brought about a tweaked auto-rotate animation which is now even smoother than the previous one so feels lively. Watch the video here.
Update as of July 27: Google has released Android 12 Beta 3.1 for Pixel users now. This is the last major release before a stable release candidate is rolled out followed by the final stable update rollout. The incoming update carries version SPB3.210618.016 and offers some bug fixes. This includes bug fixes for those devices that were stuck in the boot loop after they restarted their phones. Further, an issue causing the System UI to crash has been cleared as well. Lastly, a bug triggering Android low memory killer daemon (lmkd) to kill processes excessively has been fixed as well.
Update as of July 24: Google has removed UI customizations options with the Android 12 on Google Pixel devices. This takes away the ability to customize icons and fonts on Pixel devices as well as the ability to change the color scheme used by the system. Instead, Google will be implementing the Material You theme engine to get the best out of Android 12. The tech giant has maintained that it won’t be bringing the feature back although if the user complaints are paramount, the customization options could arrive with future updates.
Google has finally revealed their next version of Android called Android 12 to the public with beta update. At the Google I/O 2021 conference, they showcased the latest version with their new ‘Material You’ design which is highly customizable and brings a completely revamped UI. With this new version, Google has focused on privacy, design, widgets, and more.
With the Android 12 beta version, Google has partnered with Asus, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Sharp, TCL, Xiaomi, Vivo, and ZTE to bring the beta build officially. Currently, the Android 12 beta update is available for Google’s Pixel phones, starting from the Pixel 3 series through the Pixel 5.
If you don’t have a Pixel phone, then you can try the same build on the latest smartphone from the partnered brand including OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo, and Asus.
What’s New In Android 12?
After the release of Android 12 beta 1, these are the confirmed features to get on the stable version according to Google.
Google is progressively refining the autorotate feature on Android 12. With Beta 3, it now works with the front camera. It detects the face and orientation of the user before triggering to rotate when the auto-rotate feature is enabled. It will resolve infinite queries of users accidentally rotating their screens when they lie down or even turn the phone a bit where the accelerometer detects the motion and triggers autorotate. It now uses Private Compute Core to do all the images captured by the front camera to trigger autorotate on-device without any data leaving the device.
According to Google, the feature is available on Pixel 4 and above running Beta 3. It will further use the ML-aided gesture detection algorithm among others to bring down the latency by 25 percent.
Android 12 Beta 3 brings upgrades to Game Mode APIs that allows users to create performance profiles. Here, the Game Mode will prioritize better battery life or high performance with peak frame rates accordingly. The concerning API will be joined with the Game Dashboard that will be available for selected devices later this year.
As reported earlier, now Android 12 allows playing games when the game assets are being downloaded off the Google Play Store. This ensures that all the assets are downloaded and the user won’t have to wait for the download to finish before playing it for the first time.
Improved Scrolling Screenshots
Okay, it’s scrolling screenshots again. However, with Android 12 Beta 3, Google has improved it a step ahead. Now, scrolling screenshots will work on windows that are scrollable. Android 12 Beta 3 scrolling screenshots are based on views rather than taking a bunch of images and stitching them together. Google states that users can tap on “Capture more” which appears if the view is scrollable. Users are free to adjust the crop and more with this feature.
According to Google, scrolling screenshots on beta 3 will work out-of-the-box for all apps with standard View-based UI. It has rolled out the ScrollCapture API to instruct the app to take scrolling screenshots in case the app users customized UI or non-View-based UI.
The Beta 3 brings On-device search onboard which uses the new AppSearch API. The AppSearch feature enables a high-performance on-device search engine where the API has two flavors i.e. a local index and a central index where the former deals with an app to use it with its backward compatibility while the latter deals with showcasing app data on System UI with permission.
Material YOU, Revamped UI:
After many years, Google has finally decided to change the visual overhaul of the Android OS. With the Android 12 version, Google has introduced the Material You which brings the color extraction from your installed wallpaper. This will automatically choose the color from your Wallpaper to the whole system such as the Calling menu, Settings, Notifications, Music, Google Apps, and many more.
New Android 12 Quick Tiles
Just like every version, Google also redesigned the quick tiles in this Android 12 version too. Yes, Google has finally removed the round icons and redesigned them with large text tiles which look beautiful, elegant, and quickly accessible.
Fluid Motion and Animations
According to Google, this new version of Android 12 brings a completely new animation and smooth motion which brings a unique feeling to the device. This is achieved by some under-the-hood improvements including reducing the CPU time needed for core system services by up to 22% and reducing the use of big cores by the system server by up to 15%. For more
With Android 12, Google has redesigned with notification layout to improve the usability, functionality, and animation.
The Quick Settings space doesn’t just look and feel different. It’s been rebuilt to include Google Pay and Home Controls, while still allowing for customization so you can have everything you need most in one easy-to-access place. To know more, click here
Privacy and security improvements
At Google I/O 2021, Google has announced their new privacy system for Android 12 which makes the Android system more secure and transparent. It gives you more transparency around which apps are accessing your data, and more controls so you can make informed choices about how much private information your apps can access.
When Google first rolled the preview build, we saw the Android system is shifting to the one-handed mode just like iOS. If you swipe down, you can activate the one-handed mode which makes it easy to access the device feature on a huge phone in size. By swiping it brings the top half of the display downwards which allows you to reach the buttons, icons, notification, and more.
How to Get Android 12 Beta Update?
If you have any device which is partnered with Google for Android 12 beta such as Asus Zenfone 8, OnePlus 9 series, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Realme, Tecno Camon 17, Sharp, TCL, Xiaomi Mi 11 series, Vivo, and ZTE.
Android 12 Beta Supported Device:
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4 XL
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 4a 5G
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 5a 5G
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
- Nokia X20 (More Info)
- Xiaomi Mi 11 – Download
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra – Download
- Xiaomi Mi 11i – Download
- Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro – Download
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 – Android 12 Beta ROM China – Download
- Redmi K40 Pro+ – Android 12 Beta ROM China – Download
- Asus ZenFone 8 – Download
- TCL 20 Pro 5G – Download
- Tecno Camon 17 – Download
- Oppo Find X3 Pro – Download
- Realme GT – Downoad (China Only)
- Vivo iQOO 7 Legend
- ZTE Axon 30 5G Ultra – Download
Devices that will receive the Android 12 update
Most Android manufactures release at least two major Android updates for their smartphones. Thus, we can expect all devices that come with Android 10 pre-installed to receive the Android 12 update when it arrives. Of course, there can be a few exceptions or additions to the list. But we do expect the following devices to get Android 12 when it is available.
Huawei | Honor
- Huawei P40 | P40 Pro | P40 Pro+ | P40 Lite
- Huawei P Smart S
- Huawei Nova 7i
- Honor Magic3
- Honor Magic3 Pro
- Honor Magic3 Pro+
Update as of April 12: Despite the fact that LG is already exiting the smartphone market, it has maintained that it will continue to push out Android updates for both major OS and security patches. Turns out LG has published listings of devices that are eligible for Android 12. With that being said, here’s the list of devices eligible for Android 12. Also, check out for the asterisk (*) sign for units that are eligible for Android 13 as well.
- LG Wing*
- LG Velvet 5G*
- LG Velvet LTE*
- LG V50S
- LG G8
- LG Q31
- LG Q52
- LG Q92 5G
Update as of September 20: Note that this is an unofficial list and thus, it is subject to change.
- Infinix Hot 11 / 11S
- Infinix Zero X / X Pro / X Neo
- Infinix Hot 10i / 10S / 10S NFC
- Infinix Hot 10T
- Infinix Note 10 / 10 Pro
- Infinix Hot 10 Lite*
- Infinix Smart HD 2021*
- Infinix Smart 4 / 4 Plus*
- Infinix Smart 5*
- Infinix Note 7 / 7 Lite*
- Infinix Note 8i*
- Infinix S5 Pro*
- Infinix Hot 10 / 10 Play*
- Infinix Hot 9 / 9 Pro*
- Infinix Zero 8 / 8i*
Note: Devices that are marked with asterisk “*” may or may not get the Android 12 upgrade.
- Motorola Edge 20 | 20 Pro | 20 Lite | 20 Fusion
- Motorola Moto G60S
- Motorola Moto G60
- Motorola G40 Fusion
- Motorola Moto G100
- Motorola Moto G50
- Motorola Moto G20
- Motorola Moto G30
- Motorola Moto G10 | G10 Power
- Motorola Moto G9 Plus | G9 Play
- Motorola Edge | Motorola Edge+ | Motorola Edge S
- Motorola Razr 5G
- Motorola G 5G | G 5G Plus
- Motorola Moto G Power 2021
- Motorola Moto G Stylus 2021
- Motorola Moto One 5G | One 5G Ace
- Motorola One Fusion | One Fusion+
- Motorola One Hyper
- Motorola Moto G8 | Moto G8 Power*
- Motorola Moto G Power | G Fast
- Motorola Moto E7 | E7 Plus | E7 Power*
Note: This isn’t an official Android 12 supported Motorola smartphones list. There is a high probability that some of these devices may not get Android 12 and especially those marked with the asterisk “*” sign.
Update as of March 30: Nokia has one of the most impressive lineup of devices thanks to their capability to get Android upgrades faster than many other smartphones. The Android 12 on Nokia devices is not yet confirmed since the latter hasn’t confirmed a list of devices nor the schedule that it will follow in its rollout. Google has already released Android 12 Developer Preview v2.1 and will soon release DP3 in a few days time which means the beta updates will commence soon which is when non-Google devices get their hands on the update.
With that being said, here’s a tentative list of Nokia smartphones that will get their hands on Android 12 although take it with a pinch of salt since the Finnish tech giant which is now operating under HMD Global hasn’t confirmed the list yet.
- Nokia 1.3
- Nokia 2.4
- Nokia 3.4
- Nokia 5.3
- Nokia 5.4
- Nokia 8.3 5G
- Nokia 8 V 5G UW
- Nokia X20
Update as of September 20: OnePlus 2.0 is incoming. Although this isn’t an official moniker, starting next year, OnePlus has confirmed that its OxygenOS will be official released as an unified version with ColorOS with the first flagship phones releasing in early 2022 as the first device to bring it on-board while other devices will get the updates via a major Android OS upgrade which is likely Android 13. The changes are mostly internal as it has been emphasized that the lightweight and clean interface will remain intact.
Update as of September 16: According to the latest update coming after Oppo introduced the ColorOS 12 based on Android 12, both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will get the public beta based on ColorOS 12 in October while the OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 8 and 7 series will get the update by next year.
Update as of September 8: An update on Oppo Chinese community forum has gone live stating that ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 is likely to be unveiled in mid to late September. OxygenOS 12 comes paired with ColorOS 12 as both recently merged their codebase and future Chinese OnePlus smartphones will run on ColorOS 12. Taking the cues, it is likely that OnePlus devices will get a glimpse of ColorOS 12 during the same period as well. [Source]
Update as of September 2: A Weibo post had shed light on when to expect an Android 12 powered update. Apparently, the Chinese OnePlus smartphones will get Android 12-powered ColorOS 12 to their devices. As the schedule goes, the ColorOS 12 will start rolling out as a public beta on the entire OnePlus 8 series by early 2022. The stable ColorOS 12 on the Chinese OnePlus 8 series devices will arrive in H1 2022.
Post that, the OnePlus 7 series will get its hands on the Android 12-powered ColorOS 12 update as a public beta version in the middle of 2022 while the stable update goes live on 7 series devices by the second half of 2022. Even with that, take it with a pinch of salt at this moment.
Update as of February 20: For those who are excited for the Android 12 rollout on OnePlus devices (even before Android 11 is available), this is an updated list of devices that will get Android 12.
- OnePlus Nord 2 5G
- OnePlus Nord N200 5G
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus 8 | OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 7T | OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7 | OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 6* | OnePlus 6T
Note that both OnePlus Nord N100 and Nord N10 5G arrived with Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 out-of-the-box. This renders them unable to receive Android 12 update but take it with a pinch of salt.
Note that last year, OnePlus rolled out Android 11 DP on OnePlus 8/8 Pro in June. This year, the OnePlus 9 series will be official in the coming weeks and thus, it will also get Android 12 DP version soon although we won’t put any timeline just yet.
Update as of September 16: Oppo has officially launched the ColorOS 12 based on Android 12.
- Oppo Find X3/ X3 Pro/ X3 Neo/ X3 Lite
- Oppo Find X2/ X2 Neo/ X2 Lite/ X2 Pro
- Oppo F19/ F19 Pro/ F19 Pro+ 5G
- Oppo Reno5 4G/ 5G/ Pro/ Pro+ 5G/ Lite/ F
- Oppo Reno3/ 5G/ Pro 4G/ Pro 5G/ Youth
- Oppo Reno4 5G/ 4 Lite/ 4 Pro/ 4 F/ 4 Z 5G
- Oppo A9 (2020)
- Oppo A92s
- Oppo A94
- Oppo A72
- Oppo A15/ A15s
- Oppo A53
- Oppo A93
- Oppo F17/ F17 Pro
- Oppo A72 5G
- Oppo A55 5G
- Oppo K7 5G/ K7x
- Oppo Reno R
Update as of October 16: Realme has released the Realme UI 3.0 Early Access Roadmap that it will follow for the enlisted devices to get their hands on Realme UI 3.0.
Update as of October 13: It’s here. The Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 has been unveiled and with that, users will get their hands on the early access builds this month i.e. October. There are no dates available at the time of writing this. Check it out here.
Update as of October 5: Tipster Digital Chat Station has got his hands on a few screenshots of the new Realme UI 3.0 and turns out it looks more than ColorOS 12 based on Android 12.
Update as of September 23: According to Realme VP Xu Qi, Realme UI 3.0 is based on Android 12 and it is expected to arrive in October. There’s no specific date available at the moment.
Update as of February 24: After OnePlus and Samsung, we have come up with the tentative list of Realme devices that will get their hands on Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 once it arrives later this year.
- Realme Pad
- Realme X7 Max 5G0
- Realme 8 | 8 5G | 8 Pro | 8i | 8s 5G
- Realme Narzo 30 | Narzo 30 5G
- Realme GT Neo Flash
- Realme Q3 Pro Carnival
- Realme X50 | X50 Pro 5G
- Realme X50 Player Edition
- Realme X50
- Realme X7
- Realme X7 Pro
- Realme X3 SuperZoom
- Realme 7i
- Realme 7 Pro
- Realme 7
- Realme X3
- Realme Narzo 10
- Realme 6i
- Realme 6 | 6 Pro
- Realme C3
- Realme Narzo 20
- Realme Narzo 20A
- Realme Narzo 20 Pro
- Realme Narzo 30A
- Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
- Realme C25
- Realme C12
- Realme C15
- Realme C17
- Realme V11 5G
- Realme V15 5G
- Realme Q2 Pro
- Realme GT 5G | GT Neo
Update as of September 14: Samsung has finally released Android 11-powered OneUI 4.0 Beta update to the entire Samsung Galaxy S21 series weighing at 2422.17MB and has a September 2021 security patch with it. The version number is ZUID/ZUID/BUI8.
Update as of May 25th: Here’s the list of Samsung devices that will get Android 12-powered OneUI 4.0 although it could change if not stay completely true.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 | Galaxy S21+ | Galaxy S21 Ultra (LTE / 5G)
- Samsung Galaxy S20 | Galaxy S20+ | Galaxy S20 Ultra (LTE / 5G)
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (LTE / 5G)
- Samsung Galaxy S10 | Galaxy S10+ | Galaxy S10e | Galaxy S10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 | Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | Note 10+ | Note 10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip (LTE / 5G)
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung A90 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A71 / A71 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A51 / A51 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52 / A52 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A72
- Samsung Galaxy A31
- Samsung Galaxy A41
- Samsung Galaxy A11
- Samsung Galaxy A21
- Samsung Galaxy A21s
- Samsung Galaxy A32 / A32 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A02s
- Samsung Galaxy A02
- Samsung Galaxy A12
- Samsung Galaxy A01
- Samsung Galaxy A Quantum
- Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2
- Samsung Galaxy M01
- Samsung Galaxy M02
- Samsung Galaxy M02s
- Samsung Galaxy M12
- Samsung Galaxy M21
- Samsung Galaxy M21s
- Samsung Galaxy M31
- Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime Edition
- Samsung Galaxy M31s
- Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
- Samsung Galaxy M51
- Samsung Galaxy M62
- Samsung Galaxy M51
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 | Tab S6 5G | Tab S6 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 | Tab S7+ (LTE / 5G)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
- Samsung Galaxy F41
- Samsung Galaxy F62
- Samsung Galaxy F02s
- Samsung Galaxy F12
- Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5
When it comes to Android 12 release, it is expected to arrive in August/September 2021 as a stable version. Once the first public arrives, Samsung could start rolling out beta builds on its top lineup followed by others. It is expected that Samsung could release Android 12 stable update on the 2021 flagship devices (S21 series and Note21 series) by December if not earlier.
Update as of September 11: Looks like Xiaomi has added a new smartphone in the internal Android 12 testing phase. I am talking about Poco F3 GT (mojito) and Redmi K40 Gaming (ares) that are now part of Android 12 testing phase.
Update as of September 7: Xiaomi has added some new smartphones in the Android 12 internal testing program. This includes Redmi 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro max, Xiaomi 11T Pro, Mi 11 Lite 4G, and Mi 11 Lite NE.
Update as of July 5: As per the list of Xiaomi devices to get Android 12 posted by a popular Telegram channel, here’s the list.
- Xiaomi 11T / 11T Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 4
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 11 / Pro / Ultra*
- Xiaomi Mi 11i / Mi 11X / Mi 11 Pro / Mi 11 Lite 5G*
- Xiaomi Mi 10S*
- Poco F3 / Redmi K40 / Redmi K40 Pro / Redmi K40 Pro+*
- Xiaomi Mi 10/ 10 Pro/ Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G/ Zoom / Youth
- Xiaomi Mi 10i / Mi 10T Lite
- Xiaomi Mi 10T / 10T Pro
- Mi MIX Fold
- Xiaomi Redmi 10
- Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G / 10X Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 / Redmi Note 9 Pro / Redmi Note 9 Pro Max / Redmi Note 9S
- Xiaomi Note 9 5G / Note 9T / Note 9 Pro 5G
- Redmi Note 10 / 10S / 10T / 10 5G
- Redmi Note 10 Pro / Pro Max
- Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G (China)
- Redmi Note 8 2021
- Redmi K30 / K30 5G / K30 5G Racing / K30i 5G / K30 Pro/ K30 Zoom / Redmi K30 Ultra / K30S Ultra
- Redmi K40 Gaming
- Poco F2 Pro
- Poco F3 GT
- Poco X3 GT
- Poco X2 / X3 / X3 NFC / X3 Pro
- Poco M3 / M3 Pro 5G
- Poco M2 / M2 Reloaded / M2 Pro
- Poco C3
- Blackshark 4 / Blackshark 4 Pro / Blackshark 3s
- Blackshark 3 | Blackshark 3 Pro
- Redmi 9T / 9 Power #
- Redmi Note 9 (Global) / Redmi 10X 4G #
- Redmi Note 9 4G (China) #
- Mi Note 10 Lite #
Note: Devices marked with asterisk (*) are already a part of Android 12 beta development; those marked with hashtag (#) are those that “may” get the update and finally, others are those that will get the update albeit unofficial.
Update as of April 11: Vivo made quite a name for itself after rolling out Android 11 update to a handful of smartphones even before Android 11 was official. It has already rolled out across more devices so far and here’s a list of devices that are slated to get Android 12-powered FuntouchOS 12. Take it with a pinch of salt since Vivo hasn’t released the list officially.
- Vivo X70 | X70 Pro | X70 Pro+
- Vivo X60 | X60 Pro | X60 Pro+ | X60t
- Vivo X50 | X50 5G | X50 Pro | X50 Pro+ | X50e | X50 Lite
- Vivo X51 5G
- Vivo S9 | S9e
- Vivo X51 5G
- Vivo NEX 3S 5G
- Vivo S7 | S7e | S7t
- Vivo Y30 (China/ Standard)
- Vivo Y31| Y31s
- Vivo Y11
- Vivo Y20 | Y20s | Y20G | Y20 2021 | Y20i
- Vivo Y12s
- Vivo Y51 (Dec 2020) | Y51s | Y51a
- Vivo Y52s
- Vivo Y70 | Y70s
- Vivo Y73s
- Vivo V19
- Vivo V20 | V20 Pro | V20 SE
- Vivo iQOO 8 | 8 Pro
- Vivo iQOO Z1/ Z1x
- Vivo iQOO U1x | U2x | U3
- Vivo iQOO 7
- Vivo iQOO Neo5 | Neo3 5G
- Vivo iQOO 3 5G
- Vivo iQOO 5 5G | 5 Pro 5G
- Vivo iQOO Z3
- Sony Xperia 1 II
- Sony Xperia 1 III
- Sony Xperia 5 II
- Sony Xperia 5 III
- Sony Xperia 10 III
- Sony Xperia 10 II
- Sony Xperia Pro
- Sony Xperia 1*
- Sony Xperia 5*
Note that devices that are marked with the asterisk “*” sign may or may not get the Android 12 due to xyz reasons.
Update as of April 19: Now smartphone manufacturer has officially released an Android 12 supported device and Asus isn’t an exception. It has plenty of smartphones that are likely to get Android 12 although its update schedule takes a lot of heat for constant dealsy and whatnot. Well, we have a tentative list of Asus smartphones that are likely to make it to Android 12 although take it with a pinch of salt at the moment.
- Asus ROG Phone 5s
- Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro
- Asus ROG Phone 5
- Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro
- Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
- Asus ZenFone 7
- Asus ZenFone 7 Pro
- Asus ROG Phone 3
- Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix
As we mentioned earlier, the Android 12 supported device list is only as per our speculation at the moment. No device on the list is guaranteed to receive the Android 12 update.