When will the Android version be released?
Android 12: These smartphones get the update
New year, new Android version: Android 11 will be followed by Android 12 in 2020. The release of the new, final version can traditionally be expected for September 2021. The first Developer Preview will start in February, the first beta versions will be available from mid-May.
For most users, however, one question is particularly interesting: Will my smartphone or tablet still receive the update to Android 12? Which manufacturers have already promised to update? We collect the planned and probable update dates in our list. Current status: May 20, 2021
Android 12: schedule until the release
Google released the first developer preview for Android 12 on February 18, 2021. The new version is in the same timeframe as Android 11, which started on February 19, 2020 with the first Developer Preview. The first beta was released on May 18th. This is what Google’s expected schedule for the next release steps:
- Developer Preview 1: February 18, 2021
- Developer Preview 2: March 17, 2021
- Developer Preview 3: April 21, 2021
- Beta 1: May 18, 2021
- Beta 2: June 2021
- Beta 3: July 2021
- Beta 4: August 2021
- Final release: autumn 2021
Android 12: update list
Our update list for Android 12 is sorted alphabetically by manufacturer and then by device name. Few announcements are fixed at the current status. In addition to update promises, we therefore rely on empirical values as to which smartphones could receive the update. Of course, we cannot give firm guarantees. We are constantly adding new information about updates.
Asus: Android 12 update
Asus will likely update its current and future flagships to Android 12. In terms of speed, the results have recently been mixed: the Zenfone series was recently supplied with beta versions and updates early on, while Asus is taking its time with the gaming smartphones of the ROG series.
- Asus ROG Phone 3: probably
- Asus ZenFone 7: probably
- Asus ZenFone 7 Pro: probably
- Asus Zenfone 8: Beta 1
Google: Android 12 update
As always, the smartphones of the Pixel series will be the first to receive the Android 12 update. The updates are guaranteed for at least three years from the date of inclusion in the Google Store. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will therefore not receive Android 12, and there have been no security updates since December 2020.
Honor: Android 12 update
After Huawei sells Honor, the future is open. In theory, the manufacturer should now have full access to the Android license again. To what extent Honor will use this to supply old models with Android 12 remains to be seen.
Huawei: Android 12 update
At Huawei, the update situation is still difficult to predict. The change in government in the USA could ease the sanctions, which could enable unhindered cooperation with Google again. But at the same time, Huawei has set the course for its own operating system with Harmony OS, with which one can act undisturbed by further developments in the trade conflict.
LG: Android 12 update
Despite the announced exit from the smartphone market, LG promises three Android version updates for the G and V series smartphones as well as Velvet and Wing from 2019, while the 2020 models of the Stylo and K series are to receive two updates. According to the current timetable, many models will only receive the update to Android 11 towards the end of 2021, so Android 12 could take even longer. On the website of LG Korea (via Phonearena) there is at least a list of smartphones that should receive Android 12 and Android 13. Some of these are models that are not available in Germany or are sold under a different name.
- LG G8: approved
- LG G8X Thinq: probably
- LG Q31: approved
- LG Q52: approved
- LG Q92: approved
- LG V50: approved
- LG V50s: approved
- LG V60 ThinQ: probably
- LG Velvet: approved
- LG Velvet 4G: approved
- LG Wing: approved
Nokia (HMD Global): Android 12 Update
With its update guarantee for two version updates, the Nokia HMD Global was a pioneer in terms of the secure supply of updates. The situation looks good for Android 12 as well. However, depending on the age of the device, it may take time after the release until the update is rolled out.
- Nokia 1.3 [Android Go]: probably
- Nokia 1.4 [Android Go]: probably
- Nokia 2.4: probably
- Nokia 3.4: probably
- Nokia 5.3: probably
- Nokia 5.4: probably
- Nokia 8.3 5G: probably
- Nokia X20: 3rd quarter beta
Microsoft: Android 12 update
Microsoft's current smartphone portfolio is manageable. The foldable Surface Duo runs with Android and should also have Android 12. The update to Android 11, which is not planned for the summer, is still missing.
Motorola: Android 12 update
So far, Motorola has been quiet about updates to Android 11. Predictions for Android 12 are therefore still difficult. At least Android 12 updates could be expected for smartphones starting with Android 11 in 2021. To what extent current models will receive another update to Android 11 remains to be seen.
OnePlus: Android 12 update
OnePlus' smartphones actually have a reputation for being supplied with updates quickly and for a long time. However, with the expansion of its product portfolio to include the cheaper Nord series, OnePlus has announced a change in its update policy. While OnePlus continues to provide its flagships with at least two Android updates, mid-range smartphones such as the Nord N10 5G and Nord 100 will only receive one Android update. The first beta version of Android 12 was withdrawn shortly after the start after problems.
Oppo: Android 12 update
For Android 11 and its Color OS 11, Oppo has published an update schedule for the European market. The manufacturer has promised to release two main Android versions in the future, which would also mean an update to Android 12 for many of the devices. However, no information was given on individual models.
- Oppo A51: probably
- Oppo A73 5G: probably
- Oppo A91: probably
- Oppo Find X2: probably
- Oppo Find X2 Lite: probably
- Oppo Find X2 Neo: probably
- Oppo Find X2 Pro: probably
- Oppo Find X3 Pro: Beta 1
- Oppo Reno 4: probably
- Oppo Reno 4 Lite: probably
- Oppo Reno 4 Pro: probably
- Oppo Reno 4 Z 5G: probably
Realme: Android 12 update
Realme has announced numerous updates for Android 11 and has already released the update for the first devices. Two major Android updates for models in the X and Pro series have recently been confirmed.
Samsung: Android 12 update
The topic of Android updates has moved into focus for Samsung in 2020. In August of that year, the South Korean manufacturer announced that all Galaxy S and Note models as well as foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy S10, will receive guaranteed three Android updates. This update promise is also available for selected Galaxy A smartphones and Galaxy tablets.
Sony: Android 12 update
Sony gives a two-year update promise for its upper-class models. We keep an eye on the situation for mid-range and entry-level models.
- Sony Xperia 1 II: announced
- Sony Xperia 5 II: announced
- Sony Xperia 10 II: probably
Vivo: Android 12 update
Vivo has only been officially represented in Germany since October 2020. We can hope for Android 12 updates for the so far small smartphone portfolio. For the top models of the X series, which will be released from summer 2021, Vivo has announced Android updates for three years.
Vivo X51 5G: probably
Vivo X60 Pro: announced
Vivo Y20s: probably
Vivo Y70: probably
Vivo Y72 5G: probably
Xiaomi: Android 12 update
Xiaomi makes no official promises about the long-term supply of Android updates. Experience has shown that the flagships of the Mi, Mi Mix, Mi Note and Mi T series receive two Android updates. There are also the Redmi K series and the Poco F and X series. Since Xiaomi relies on its adapted MIUI, the overview can quickly be lost, as the MIUI versions sometimes also rely on different Android versions depending on the smartphone.
- Xiaomi Mi 10 5G: probably
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G: probably
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (5G): probably
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra: probably
- Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G: probably
- Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (5G): probably
- Xiaomi Mi 11: Beta 1
- Xiaomi Mi 11i: Beta 1
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra: Beta 1
- Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro: Beta 1
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10: probably
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: probably
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro: probably
- Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro: probably
- Xiaomi Poco X2: probably
- Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC: probably
- Xiaomi Redmi K30i 5G: probably
- Xiaomi Redmi K30S: probably
- Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro: probably
- Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra: probably
ZTE: Android 12 update
ZTE participates in the beta program and offers the beta version of Android 12 for the Axon 30 Ultra 5G.
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G: Beta 1
To be continued: We will update this list as soon as there is new manufacturer information on Android 12 updates.
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