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Find all the Android 12 eligible devices in this post as well as the available roll-out date across major Android smartphone brands and models.
Android 12 is the next-gen Operating System for Android-powered smartphones. The latest edition was launched on October 21, 2021, and comes with new features, privacy options, and performance optimizations.
Android OS which is developed by Google is an Open Source and is taken up by various smartphone OEMs for their handsets. After Google announces a new version of Android OS, smartphone OEMs give it their own tweaks and roll it out to their handsets via OTA updates. In other term, we call them Android skins.
Examples include Samsung’s One UI, Xiaomi’s MIUI, OPPO’s ColorOS, etc. Huawei has developed its own HarmonyOS for its smartphones. Therefore, it won’t be part of the Android brotherhood anymore.
Talking about Android 12, many smartphone OEMs have begun their beta roll-out with many devices in wait. However, not all devices will have the luxury of this latest Android serving. Generally, phone makers only offer OS updates to devices for the first two years. After it, they only receive security updates for some months then are left without either of them.
In this post, we have prepared a list of smartphones that are confirmed to receive Android 12 OS. Check them below and find out whether your device has made the cut.
Samsung’s One UI 4.0 brings new customization options and lots of privacy features. There are no significant changes to the previous One UI 3.0 but will more changes to the UI for compatible devices.
Users will get home and lock screen optimizations for layout, icons, wallpapers, and, widgets, etc. Additionally, more permission options will be added to fortify Samsung users.
ONE UI 4.0 beta is available for Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra devices. However, the roll-out is only available in China, India, South Korea, the US, the UK, Germany, and Poland. More regions and devices will be added in the coming weeks.
Samsung is the only smartphone brand that guarantees 4 years of OS updates. This will cover millions of devices worldwide. Below are the devices that will have a high chance of receiving Android 12 based ONE UI 4.0 sooner or later.
MIUI 13 will reportedly bring significant changes over the current MIUI 12. Rumors are abuzz that the next MIUI edition will have a “new UX” for “many system interfaces”.
MIUI forums have hinted at a possible virtual RAM expansion feature. There could also be changes to Control Panel, power management, icons, and animations.
Xiaomi users are aware that MIUI has not gotten noticeable changes for years. However, if the reports are to be true, we will see an overhaul with the Android 12 based MIUI 13.
Xiaomi will start the first phase of the MIUI 13 beta roll-out at the end of this year. Below are the devices that will likely get the MIUI 13 treat based on Android 12 next year.
ColorOS 12 is already available for certain devices. This has made OPPO one of the few smartphone OEMs that have begun their Android 12 project.
ColorOS 12 is centered on Inclusive UI to resonate with diverse cultures and languages. It brings a new UI and rebooted icons, animations, and emojis.
It also brings an added layer of protection with both in-house and Google’s security features. Privacy Dashboard, Microphone, and Camera Indicators, Private System, App Lock will all work towards further protection for OPPO users.
Android 12-based ColorOS 12 beta will first power Find X3 Pro 5G in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Later, OPPO plans to complete rollout for 110 models and 150 million uses worldwide in 2021 and 2022.
The following devices are qualified for ColorOS 12.
OxygenOS 12 is already available for the OnePlus 9 series but will soon extend to other phones.
Despite OPPO’s acquisition, OnePlus will operate as a distinct phone brand. This means OnePlus phone owners will continue to get dedicated future OS and security updates to their updates.
OxygenOS 12 will bring multiple system-wise changes and other customization options. OnePlus uses will get an optimized screen brightness for reduced eye strain. More widget options and a view-friendly page layout will be available too.
Additionally, three-level dark mode, camera, and better connectivity responses for WiFi, NFC, & Bluetooth will arrive with the next Android 12 based OS update. Devices to receive OxygenOS 12:
Realme 3.0 is the Android 12 OS for the fastest-growing Chinese smartphone brand. Announced on October 13 alongside Realme GT Neo 2 comes with a new UI and smoother performance.
With Realme 3.0, users will be able to customize icons, backgrounds, and fonts. Users will get Fluid Space Design that brings a 3-dimensional appearance to the UI. Additionally, AI Animation Engine will bring more animation effects and smoother gesture responses. Floating Window 2.0 will better multitasking and better control the floating windows to the users’ liking.
Realme 3.0 also comes with more privacy protection features. Private Pic Share will conceal picture information while sharing them with others. A new location-sharing mode will help prevent apps from tracking exact location details.
The company says Realme 3.0 will be available to users in December but some devices have got early access to it.
Below are the eligible devices for the Android 12 based Realme 3.0 update.
Realme Narzo confirmed devices:
Devices that might receive the update:
Realme GT confirmed devices:
Realme X-series devices:
Realme Q-series confirmed devices:
Devices that might receive the update:
Realme V-series devices:
These were the list of the confirmed and likely devices that will be in line to receive Android 12 based OS from their respective phone companies. If your device is on the list, you may very likely get the OTA update sooner or later.
Did you see your device on the list? How excited are you to make an upgrade to Android 12 based OS? Or are you one of those who love to flash custom firmware for added optimizations and performance? Do share your experience with OSes below in the comments.