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Android 12 - Features, Download Methods AND Supported Devices That Will Get Android 12

Android 12 - Features, Download Methods AND Phones That Will Get Android 12

Android 12 - Features, Download Methods AND Phones That Will Get Android 12
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Google has finally revealed its next version of Android called Android 12 to the public through developer beta 1. At Google I/O 2021 conference, they showcased the latest version with their new design “Material You” that is highly customizable and brings a completely revamped user interface. With this new release, Google has focused on privacy, design, tools, and more.

With the Android 12 beta build, Google has partnered with Asus, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Sharp, TCL, Xiaomi, Vivo, and ZTE to bring the beta version officially. The Android 12 beta update is currently available for Google's Pixel phones, from the Pixel 3 series to the Pixel 5.

If you don't have a Pixel phone, you can try the same design on the latest smartphone from partner 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 the stable version according to Google.

After many years, Google has finally decided to change the visual overhaul of the Android operating system. With the release of Android 12, Google introduced Material You which brings color extraction from your installed background. This will automatically pick the color from your background to the entire system like contact list, settings, notifications, music, Google apps and many more.

New Android 12 Quick Tiles

Just like every release, Google has also redesigned the quick tiles in this Android 12 release as well. Yes, Google has finally removed the round icons and redesigned them with large text boxes that look beautiful, elegant and quickly accessible.

Fluid Motion and Animations

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According to Google, this new version of Android 12 brings brand new animations and smooth motion that give a unique feel to the device. This is achieved through some subtle improvements including reducing the CPU time required for core system services by up to 22% and reducing the use of large cores by the system server by up to 15%.

Improvements to the notification list

With Android 12, Google has redesigned the layout of notifications to improve usability, functionality, and animations.

Not only does the Quick Settings area differ in look and feel. Redesigned to include Google Pay and home controls, while allowing for customization so you can have everything you need in one easy-to-access place. To find out more, click here

Privacy and security improvements

At Google I/O 2021, Google announced the new privacy system for Android 12 that makes Android more secure and transparent. It gives you more transparency about which apps access your data, and more controls so you can make informed choices about how much private information your apps can access.

One-Handed mode

When Google first launched the preview design, we saw Android switch to one-handed mode just like iOS. If you scroll down, you can activate the one-handed mode which makes it easier to access the device feature on a bulky phone. By swiping it brings the top half of the screen down allowing you to access buttons, icons, notifications, and more.

How to install Android 12 update on my phone?

For Pixel users from Pixel 3 to Pixel 5, you can simply download and run a burnable zip (Flash) file for Android 12 beta, or you can sign up for the Android 12 beta on your device.
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If you have any device shared with Google for Android 12 beta like Asus Zenfone 8, OnePlus 9 series, Oppo Find X3 Pro, Realme, Tecno Camon 17, Sharp, TCL, Xiaomi Mi 11 series, Vivo, ZTE.

Devices that will receive the Android 12 update

Google Pixel:

  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 5

OnePlus:

  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9 Pro

Xiaomi:


Techno:

  • Tecno Camon 17

Oppo:

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro

Realme:

  • Realme GT

Vivo:

  • Vivo iQOO 7Legend

Phones that will get Android 12

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android 12 supported devices
Most of the Android manufacturers release at least two major Android updates for their smartphones. Thus, we can expect all devices with Android 10 pre-installed to receive the Android 12 update when it arrives. Of course, there can be some exceptions or additions to the list. But we expect the following devices to get Android 12 when it becomes available.

Huawei phones that will get Android 12

  • Huawei P40 | P40 Pro | P40 Pro+ | P40 Lite
  • Huawei P Smart S
  • Huawei Nova 7i

LG phones that will get Android 12

Update from April 12th: Despite the fact that LG is already exiting the smartphone market, it has confirmed that it will continue to push Android updates for both the major operating system and security patches. Turns out, LG has published lists of devices eligible for Android 12. With that being said, here is a list of devices eligible for Android 12. Also, check the asterisk (*) for Android 13 eligible units as we will.
  • LG Wing*
  • LG Velvet 5G*
  • LG Velvet LTE*
  • LG V50S
  • LG G8
  • LG Q31
  • LG Q52
  • LG Q92 5G

Motorola phones that will get Android 12

  • Motorola Edge | Motorola Edge+
  • Motorola One Fusion+
  • Motorola One Hyper
  • Motorola Moto G8 | Moto G8 Power

Nokia phones that will get Android 12

Update as of March 30th: Nokia has one of the most impressive lineups of devices thanks to its ability to get Android upgrades faster than many other smartphones. Android 12 has not been confirmed on Nokia devices yet because the latter has not confirmed the list of devices nor the schedule 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, which means beta updates will start soon which is when non-Google devices will get the update.

With that being said, here is a tentative list of Nokia smartphones that will get their hands on Android 12 although it takes a bit of salt as the Finnish tech giant now under HMD Global has yet to confirm the list.
  • Nokia 1.3
  • Nokia 2.4
  • Nokia 3.4
  • Nokia 5.3
  • Nokia 5.4
  • Nokia 8.3 5G
  • Nokia 8 V 5G UW

OnePlus phones that will get Android 12

Update from February 20th: For those who are excited to launch Android 12 on OnePlus devices (even before Android 11 became available), here is an updated list of devices that will get Android 12.
  • OnePlus 9 Series
  • OnePlus 8 | OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 7T | OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7 | OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 6 | OnePlus 6 T

Note that the OnePlus Nord N100 and Nord N10 5G both arrived with OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10. This makes them unable to receive the Android 12 update, but take it with a pinch of salt.

Note that last year OnePlus rolled out Android 11 DP on the OnePlus 8/8 Pro in June. This year, OnePlus 9 series will be official in the coming weeks and therefore, you will also get Android 12 DP release soon though we haven't put any timeline yet.

Oppo phones that will get Android 12

Update as of March 27: Oppo is already among the first to roll out the Android 11 beta before many smartphone brands. Now that the official versions of Android 11 are rolling out to its smartphones, we can focus on Android 12 which has already dropped the second developer preview and will soon switch to public beta testing. According to the schedule, Google will move to the beta version of Android 12 in May, which is around the same time when non-Google OEMs choose beta versions to test on a few smartphones.
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Last year, the Oppo Find X2 and FInd X2 Pro were part of the Android 11 beta program. This year, Android 12 beta is expected to arrive with Find X3 and Find X3 Pro as well. It will arrive with ColorOS 12 on top of it, there are a large number of smartphones eligible for Android 12 and here is a list of eligible devices. Note that it is not an official list, therefore, it will take some time to get the official list there.
  • 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

Realme phones that will get Android 12

Update from February 24: After OnePlus and Samsung, we've come up with a 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 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 C12
  • Realme C15
  • Realme C17
  • Realme V11 5G
  • Realme V15 5G
  • Realme Q2 Pro
  • Realme GT

Samsung phones that will get Android 12

Update from Feb 22nd: Here is the list of Samsung devices that will get One UI 4.0 running Android 12 although it will change if not quite right.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 | Galaxy S21+ | Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 | Galaxy S20+ | Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  • 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
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Samsung Galaxy A31
  • Samsung Galaxy A11
  • Samsung Galaxy A21
  • Samsung Galaxy A21s
  • Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A02s
  • Samsung Galaxy A02
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A01
  • Samsung Galaxy M01
  • Samsung Galaxy M02
  • Samsung Galaxy M02s
  • Samsung Galaxy M12
  • Samsung Galaxy M21
  • Samsung Galaxy M21s
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
  • Samsung Galaxy M51
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 | Tab S6 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 | Tab S7+
  • Samsung Galaxy F41
  • Samsung Galaxy F62

When it comes to Android 12 release, it is expected to arrive in August/September 2021 as a stable release. Once the first audience arrives, Samsung could start rolling out beta versions on its top lineup followed by the others. Samsung is expected to release a stable Android 12 update on its 2021 flagships (S21 series and Note21 series) by December if not sooner.

Xiaomi phones that will get Android 12

  • Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mate Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi 9
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 | Redi Note 9 Pro | Redmi Note 9 Pro Max | Redmi Note 9S
  • Xiaomi Poco X2
  • Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi 10X | Redmi 10X Pro
  • Blackshark 3 | Blackshark 3 Pro

Vivo phones that will get Android 12

Update from April 11th: Vivo made a good name for itself after rolling out the Android 11 update to a few smartphones even before Android 11 became official. It's already rolled out across more devices so far, and here's a list of devices that are set to get FuntouchOS 12. Running Android 12, take it lightly as Vivo hasn't officially released the list.
  • 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 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

Asus phones that will get Android 12

Update from April 19: The smartphone manufacturer has now officially released a device powered by Android 12 and Asus is no exception. It has a lot of smartphones that are likely to get Android 12 even though their update schedule takes a lot of heat for ongoing deals and more. Well, we have a tentative list of Asus smartphones that will likely reach Android 12 although they are taking it with a pinch of salt at the moment.
  • 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

Final

As mentioned earlier, the list of phones that will get Android 12 is just as per our predictions at the moment. No device on the list is guaranteed to receive the Android 12 update.

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