Android 12.0 Firmware Update for Android Devices in 2021: What We Know So Far!

List of phones eligible for Android 12.0 update. Android 11 was announced for the first time in its stable version in September 2020, as we expected before, since the appearance of the first developer version of it in February 2020. As usual, Google Pixel phones are the first to be updated for the new system, of course because Google itself does Android system developer.

Since that time, all smartphone manufacturers have been trying to launch Android 11 update for their devices until the time of writing these words, and what delays the process of updates so far is often modifying their custom interfaces such as One UI 3 or ColorOS 11, for example, to fit work on the new system.

In the event that you are wondering, “Will my phone get Android 12 update or not?” Then read what we mentioned below to find out the answer to your question. And if you happen to not find your phone in the following lists, then your only chance is to try the custom Android 12 ROMs if they are available for your phone.
The latest update to the Android 12.0 update list is below: January 28, 2021 .

Android 12: The Details

Android 12.0

But although so far most Android phones have not got the Android 11 update, it seems that the American giant Google has already started planning for the upcoming Android 12 OS. And since new Android versions are usually announced between September and October of each year, Android 12 update still has a year ahead until we see the first version of it, so all the things that we will talk about below are just leaks and rumors from here and there and there is no Something is for sure yet.

So, what do we know about Android 12 so far? Well, the thing is for sure, Google will call it Android 12, or Android S (according to the English alphabet because Android 11 has also come up with the name Android R). Not only that, in the official Google blog, there is a post in September 28, 2020, in which the company mentioned a paragraph about the upcoming system, which will be confirmed as Android 12 as well.

In this paragraph, the company explained how it will try to improve the user experience so that people can install and use other Android app stores on their phones without affecting the privacy and security features that characterize the Android system in recent versions.

There are some leaks that indicated the arrival of some other features in the Android 12 system, such as the ability to shoot an extended image with the camera, better cloud storage services, more restrictions on background apps and draining battery and processor resources, some other useful additions to the features of swipe navigation and gestures, and finally improvement the process of supporting external launcher apps and granting them the necessary permissions to work with their full features.

So, that’s all what we know so far about the upcoming Android 12 update for Android phones in 2021. However, I recommend that you save this page as part of your favorites in the browser because we will update it constantly.

Android 12.0 update for Android Devices

Users of flagship Android devices “in theory” should receive the new update, and the same situation also applies to some mid-range devices such as the Samsung Galaxy A series for 2021, for example. Android phones with Android One OS that will be launched this year should also receive the update, but in fact there are times that the update does not reach these versions.

Unfortunately, not all companies update their devices to the latest system version once it is released because some of them first have to update custom interfaces, which often contain a very large amount of features that need to be updated as well to fit the new system version, we are talking here about custom interfaces such as One UI or MIUI. Nevertheless, most other companies will likely start updating their phones to Android 12 starting in 2022 next year.

In the next list, the phone that has been marked with a BOLD line will be confirmed to get the Android 12 update, or the manufacturer has made an official statement that the update will arrive for the phone at some point. And we, on our part, hope that all phones on that list will receive the update.

Google

The very interesting thing about owning one of the Google Pixel devices is that it has been completely manufactured by Google, so here you are sure that you are the first to get any new OS update, and this rule hasn’t changed in 2021 either.

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

Xiaomi & Redmi

The first beta version of the Android 12 for developers will be launched in September or October 2021, then later, the MIUI Pilot [Beta Program] will be launched in November 2021. As for the stable version, it is expected that it will appear for the first time in January 2022 next year.

  • Mi 10
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Mi Note 10
  • Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Mi 9T
  • Mi 10 Ultra
  • Mi 10T
  • Mi 10T Pro
  • Mi A3
  • Mi 9 Lite

Poco Series

  • Poco F2 Pro
  • Poco X3 NFC
  • Poco X2
  • Poco C3
  • Poco M2 Pro

Mi Mix series

  • Mi MIX 3 5G

Black Shark series

  • Black shark 3S
  • Black shark 3 Pro
  • Black shark 3

Redmi devices

  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9s

OnePlus

  • OnePlus 8, 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus N10 5G
  • OnePlus N100
  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition
  • OnePlus Nord

Samsung

All Samsung phones that came with the Android 10 OS out of the box will be supportive of the Android 12 update alongside One UI 4.0. Of course, this also includes phones that have not been updated to Android 11 or One UI 3.0 yet.

All Galaxy phones that came with Android 11 from the box should also receive the new system as the first major system update, so Samsung phones that were launched in late 2020, as well as in 2021 so far, will receive Android 12, and even Android 13.0 update as well.

Next, we made a list of all Samsung phones that will receive the Android 12 update (according to Samsung’s update policy in previous years), noting that these phones are “unordered”.

Galaxy Note

  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Galaxy S

  • Galaxy S21/5G
  • Galaxy S21+/5G
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20/5G
  • Galaxy S20+/5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10 Plus

Galaxy F

  • Galaxy F41
  • Galaxy A42

Galaxy A

  • Galaxy A31
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A41
  • Galaxy A42 (5G)
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A90

Galaxy M

  • Galaxy M51
  • Galaxy M31
  • Galaxy M40

Galaxy Fold

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Fold 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip

Daily updates about Android 12 update

January 1, 2021: In its official account on Twitter, Vivo mentioned that the iQOO 3 will be updated to both Android 11 and Android 12, and it will also support the phone by sending monthly security updates for three years.


January 2, 2021: While the Poco X3 has already become officially eligible for the Android 11 update, it is not clear what will happen to the phone in the upcoming Android updates!


January 20, 2021:There have been some leaks about the imminent launch of the Android 12 Developer Preview  due to these reports here, and also here about some new features that will be added to the next system. For a start, Android phones eligible for the Android 12 update will be able to share a Wi-Fi passcode via the Share Nearby feature that we saw for the first time with Android 11.


January 21, 2021:There are some new details that appeared today about the upcoming Android 12 update. According to this report, Android 12 will allow users to create so-called ‘App Pairs’ so that they can multitask smoothly and easily. As you may have guessed from the name, this feature allows you to run two applications simultaneously without having to choose them each time you want them together.

Basically, this feature will also allow you to change between four applications running simultaneously on the screen, without losing any of them 2 by the App Pairs feature. There is also another report from XDA Developers, which indicated that Google is currently working on Android 12 to support the installation of gaming consoles.


January 25, 2021:There is a new report from 9to5Google that indicates that Google may restore the double-tap feature of Pixel phones with the upcoming Android 12 OS. This feature, which is currently named in the source code for the AOSP project is Columbus, first appeared in the Android 11 developer preview release, but inexplicably it was not present in the stable versions after that.

Conclusion

We will update this list periodically whenever any new information is available about the devices mentioned above, or even if new devices are added to it, in the updates available at the bottom of the list. So as we always say, save this list in your browser favorites so that you can come back again and make sure you receive the Android 12 update or not.

At the moment, if your phone was launched within the past two years and you did not see it in that list, let us know the type and version of your phone and we will quickly get back to you with any current information regarding the Android 12 update.

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