Android 12 is the latest version of Android, building on 2020’s Android 11, which is expected to launch later this year. Let us look at the expected features and how soon can we expect to see the next Android update on our smartphones.
Google has released two Android 12 developer previews and the third one is expected soon. In case you are unaware, developer previews are early versions of the operating system that give us an insight into what we can expect in the final build of the OS. A lot of Android 12 leaks, rumours, and hands-on videos have already leaked online, giving us a good idea of what the upcoming Android 12 OS could offer.
Android 12: Expected release date and compatible devices
The second developer preview version of Android 12 has already been released, and the first public beta version will likely be rolled out in May. At the same time, the search giant will host its annual Google IO 2021 event. It will take place between May 18 to May 20.
The Android 12 OS is expected to release in September, and it will first be available for Google Pixel phones. These include Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5. If you are using another brand’s phone or intend to buy a new one, it depends on when the smartphone manufacturers, decide to update the smartphones with the latest version of Android.
Google has announced some of the features of the Android 12 developer beta. Some of these features include increased efficiency in video and image compression to save data, easier copy and pasting, better support for tablets, foldable phones, and TVs, improved audio features, changes to gesture navigation, a redesigned notification menu, and the ability to block repeated notifications.