Android 12 is Google’s next big update for Android, packing new features like Material You design language, better performance, an increased focus on privacy and security, and an enhanced user experience, among other things. The final beta for the OS was released almost a month ago which indicates that we are very close to general rollout.
Now, Google has announced that it is pushing Android 12 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which is slightly out of the ordinary because it usually does this on the day that a new OS becomes available for Google devices. As we know, this is not the case this time. Instead, Google has noted that Android 12 will be rolling out to Pixel devices in the “next few weeks”, followed by devices manufactured by Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
The firm went on to say that:
As always, thank you for your feedback during Android 12 Beta! More than 225,000 of you tested our early releases on Pixel and devices from our partners, and you sent us nearly 50,000 issue reports to help improve the quality of the release. We also appreciate the many articles, discussions, surveys, and in-person meetings where you voiced your thoughts, as well as the work you’ve done to make your apps compatible in time for today’s release. Your support and contributions are what make Android such a great platform for everyone.
Google will be discussing the technical aspects of Android 12 in more detail at its Android Dev Summit from October 27-28.