The stable version of Android12 has been released in the Android Open Source Project. Although the updates for users devices don’t start with this, it is an important milestone in our release cycle.
The Android Open Source Project (AOSP), is the “starting shot” to Android 12. The Android Authority report states that it could take a few days or even weeks before the update is available on the first smartphones. This could be true even if other OEMs release stable versions of Android 12 earlier than Google for their Pixel smartphones. It remains to be seen, however it would be a very exciting development.
Google has given its approval for Android 12 at least as it was planned. The update is available and will be soon distributed to the first smartphones – including those from OnePlus, Xiaomi and OPPO. Some features are reserved for Google Pixel smartphones.
An update is in development
Google will now be able to update its Pixel devices with the new feature, but it will also be available on other smartphones, just as Android 11. However, Android 12 will not be available immediately for many users – even if they have the right smartphone. Android 12 could be available for select Pixel, OnePlus and Xiaomi smartphones within the next few days.
In the coming months, other Google partners will release new devices on the market and offer Android 12 immediately. More information will soon be available on Google’s Android overview webpage.