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When will Android 12 be released for my Handset?

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Last Updated on December 1, 2023
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Android 12 is finally here, well, for Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 6 lines at least, but what about your Smartphone? To find out what the big deal is with Android 12 alongside its features, click here, but it’s a considerable upgrade over previous Android versions. From the latest security patches to having the latest optimizations for a handset, it’s always wise to upgrade when updates become available.

With Android, not every handset gets the vanilla versions on Android the way Google intended. Thanks to Android being open source, this means everyone from a group of modders to OEMs such as Samsung can release their own versions and builds of Android.

Readers will most likely have a modified version of Android 10 or 11 depending on the OEM. When Android 12 was in Beta, certain OEM handsets were compatible and fully supported by their respective brands such as:

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Nokia X20
  • OnePlus 9 / 9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 / 11 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 11i / 11X Pro
  • ZTE Axon 30 Ultra (only Chinese models)
  • TCL 20 Pro 5G
  • Asus Zenfone 8
  • Realme GT
  • Vivo iQOO 7 Legend
  • Sharp Aquos Sense 5G
  • Tecno Camon 17

This should give us a pretty good idea of which OEMs will be supporting Android 12 in their various capacities first, but let’s dive in a bit further. Brand by brand, here’s what we know about Android 12 dropping on OEM handsets. Side note – you can just download Android 12 from the Android Open Source Project and load it onto your Android handset, read more about the pros and cons here. Want to try it for yourself? Find our guide here, but this process will most likely void a handsets warranty alongside possibly negatively affecting handset performance and features.

ASUS – When will Android 12 be released?

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ASUS has already started rolling out Android 12 updates for ZenFone 8 and 8 Flip as promised in December 2021. The update itself is weighing in between 2.89GB and 3.04GB depending on the handset model, but the update requires Android 11 to be installed first. This should come as standard when buying a ZenFone 8 or 8Flip from new, so there’s nothing to worry about there.

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The current software version is 31.1004.0404.73 for ZenPhone 8 and 31.1104.0404.61 for 8Flip, the changelog can be found below:

  • Upgraded system to Android 12
  • Revamped Mobile Manager, Contacts, Phone, File Manager, Calculator, Clock, Gallery, Weather, Sound recorder, Settings, Data Transfer, Local backup, Setup wizard, System update apps
  • Adjusted Quick Settings panel, notification tray, and volume panel to Android 12 design
  • Added privacy dashboard, camera and microphone indicators, show clipboard access,  approximate location access, and microphone access features
  • Replaced ASUS Safeguard with Android 12 Emergency SOS
  • Introduced new widget page design in Launcher. Adjusted the position of the screenshot option and removed the hot seat app icons on the Overview page
  • Removed the Quick Settings layout option in the Display settings
  • ASUS Phone removed SIP calling support as Android 12 does not natively support SIP calling
  • Some 3rd party apps are not compatible with Android 12 yet

LG – When will Android 12 be released?

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LG no longer makes smartphones, but they still plan on making sure their high-end handsets bet both Android 12 and Android 13 support. Whilst the LG Wing and LG Velvet are confirmed for future Android 12 and 13 updates, the following will be eligible to upgrade to Android 12:

  • LG Wing
  • LG Velvet
  • LG V50S
  • LG V50
  • LG G8
  • LG Q31
  • LG Q52
  • LG Q92 5G

There aren’t currently any concrete dates on when Android 12 will drop for the LG devices above. LG’s Android 11 update rolled out around four months after release, but don’t expect miracles with an Android 12 release. At the end of the day, it’s not profitable for LG to support end of the line technology. Let’s hope we get an update sooner rather than later.

Motorola – When will Android 12 be released?

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Motorola has confirmed that they will begin rolling out Android 12 on the below devices from Feburary 2022. For specific dates, users can check the Motorola software upgrade page here. For other information on Android 12 + MY UX, click here.

  • Razr 5G  
  • Razr 2020 
  • Motorola edge 20 pro 
  • Motorola edge 20  
  • Motorola edge 20 lite  
  • Motorola edge 20 fusion
  • Motorola edge (2021) 
  • Motorola edge 5G UW
  • Motorola edge plus
  • Motorola one 5G ace 
  • Motorola one 5G UW ace
  • Moto g200 5G
  • Moto g71 5G
  • Moto g51 5G
  • Moto g41
  • Moto g31 
  • Moto g100 
  • Moto g60s
  • Moto g60
  • Moto g50 / moto g50 5G
  • Moto g40 fusion
  • Moto g30
  • Moto g power (2022)
  • Moto g pure  
  • Moto g stylus 5G 

Nokia – When will Android 12 be released?

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Whilst Nokia has an excellent track record with rolling out Android 10 a month after AOSP was released and a less than stellar five-month wait for Android 11, Android 12 is slowly leaking out into the wild for Nokia devices. It looks like Nokia X20, X10 and G50 are all eligible and are receiving updates in various parts of the world, but there’s still no official statement on Nokias rollout structure for 2022 at the time of writing.

OnePlus – When will Android 12 be released?

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OnePlus have always been on form with their One UI Android releases that normally drop around a month after the original Android release. Android 12s launched has been a little rough on OnePlus 9 series users, with the software update causing a plethora of issues when installing. This was all rectified by the end of December 2022, with Android 12 updates hitting the OnePlus 9 series handsets successfully.

OnePlus have confirmed that their OnePlus 6and 6T series won’t be eligible for Android 12 updates, which means any OnePlus handset from the OnePlus 7 series onwards should be receiving the update sooner rather than later.

Oppo – When will Android 12 be released?

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ColorOS 12 is Oppos’ take on Android 12, and they’ve been quite organized about Android 12s rollout on their applicable handsets, albeit in Non-EU/UK/US territories. The rollout in locations such as Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Thailand took place in December 2021 with the full roadmap found here.

Starting January 17th, Oppos ColorOS 12 is rolling out its stable update worldwide from the following handsets:

  • Oppo A773
  • Oppo A74
  • Oppo Reno 5Z
  • Oppo Reno 6Z 5G

Realme – When will Android 12 be released?

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Realme tends to release its version of Android around three to four months after the vanilla release. Realme UI 3 will be the name of their skinned Android 12 offering, please find their release roadmap below:

  • January, 2022
    • Realme GT
  • February, 2022
    • Realme GT Neo 2
    • Realme 8 Pro
    • Realme 9 Pro+
    • Realme 9 Pro
  • March, 2022
    • Realme 7 Pro
    • Realme 8
    • Realme GT Master Edition
    • Realme GT 2 Pro
    • Realme GT 2
  • April, 2022
    • Realme 8i
    • Realme 7
    • Realme X50 Pro
  • July, 2022
    • Realme 8 5G
    • Realme Narzo 30 5G
    • Realme 7 5G
    • Realme 9i
  • August, 2022
    • Realme X3 Super Zoom

Compared to other OEMs, it seems that Realme is taking its time with rolling out Android 12, but they have also been one of the only OEMs offering an Android 12 beta service. It looks like some users will need to make the most out of Realme UI 3 betas until the official drop date.

Samsung – When will Android 12 be released?

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Samsung has been quick to get their version of Android 12, One UI 4, out to their flagship and high-end devices. According to the roadmap below, most high-end handsets and tablets will be Android 12 powered by Feburary 2022:

  • November 2021
    • Galaxy S21 series
  • December 2021
    • Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • January 2022
    • Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 10 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip/5G, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • February 2022
    • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy Tab S7 main series
  • March 2022
    • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • April 2022
    • Galaxy A51/5G, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • May 2022
    • Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab A7 (2020), Galaxy Tab Active 3
  • June 2022
    • Galaxy XCover Pro, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • July 2022
    • Galaxy A21, Galaxy A12
  • August 2022
    • Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A11

Sony – When will Android 12 be released?

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With Sony Xperia 1 III and Sony Xperia 5 III receiving Android 12 updates in parts of Russia already, it seems that a slow rollout for the two flagships should spread over Europe and other territories at some point this quarter. Although we can’t guarantee it, a full rollout on at least these two handsets by the end of Feburary 2022 seems likely. Other OEMs are updating until August 2022, but this is for budget handsets, with flagship and high-end devices being taken care of by Feburary and March 2022 at the latest.

Vivo – When will Android 12 be released?

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Vivo isn’t messing around when it comes to rolling out Android 12. The oddly named FunTouch OS Android 12 variant will be fully rolled out across 31 devices by April 2022. Well, In India anyway, the rest of the world is to be confirmed. Here’s the full rollout schedule:

Late December 2021

  • X60 Pro Plus
  • X60 Pro
  • X60
  • V21
  • Y72

Late January 2022

  • X70 Pro
  • V21e
  • V20 2021
  • V20
  • Y21
  • Y51A
  • Y31

Late March 2022

  • X50 Pro
  • X50
  • V20 Pro
  • V20 SE
  • Y33s
  • Y20G
  • Y53s
  • Y12s

April 2022

  • S1 (Early April)
  • Y19 (Early April)
  • V17 Pro
  • V17
  • S1 Pro
  • Y73
  • Y51
  • Y20
  • Y20i
  • Y30

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