While Google has just unveiled its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models, Android 12 is now available for the entire series, starting with the Pixel 3 model. If you have this device or later, you can already install the update to take advantage of new features in the latest version of OS, namely a new graphical interface called Material You, reintroducing widgets or even features to enhance users’ privacy.
Find below the list of phones that can receive the Android 12 update, depending on the brands of smartphones. Note that the update will be implemented gradually and in the coming months for the various manufacturers.
With the release of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, unveiled at an event hosted by Google on Tuesday, October 19, the list of Qualified Pixel smartphones is growing. You now need at least a Pixel 3 or later smartphone to upgrade to Android 12. Note that this will be the latest update that can be installed on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Available now for pre-order in the Google Store, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models are equipped with it as standard.
Here is the complete list of smartphones from the Pixel series that are compatible with Android 12:
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3XL
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3a XL
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4XL
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 4a 5G
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
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OxygenOS 12, the latest version of the OnePlus brand’s operating system, is based on Android 12. It provides a smooth and high-performance software experience. To take advantage of it, only 2 devices are eligible to receive the update, namely:
While the Chinese brand Xiaomi is working on its next major update called MIUI 13, and its previous version, MIUI 12.5, is not yet finished, it is difficult at the moment to know the exact list of models that will be able to take advantage of Android 12- update. During the launch of Android 12 beta 1, the 4 models below were announced by the brand to receive it:
- Xiaomi Mi 11
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 11i
- Mi 11X Pro
At OPPO, the brand has just unveiled ColorOS 12, its operating system based on Android 12. It aims to make smartphones even smoother with better battery life. Only one device is eligible to upgrade to Android 12: Oppo Find X3 Pro.
On the realme page, the brand has announced the launch of realme UI 3.0, the update based on Android 12. It is currently available in early access in India and should soon be implemented in Europe. The Realme GT model is the only qualified phone. But other devices should soon follow suit to take advantage of the new features in Android 12.
The South Korean manufacturer has not yet announced the list of its smartphones that are compatible with Android 12. Behind the scenes, Samsung is working to offer a stable version of One UI 4.0 before the end of the year on its latest models. . Last year, the Android 11-based operating system was released on December 14, 2020 for Galaxy S20 models. If the deadlines are met, it is likely that One UI 4.0 will be launched for the Galaxy S21 models:
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 +
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
The beta version for Android 12 has just been launched by Asus for its Zenfone 8 model, it is the brand’s smartphone that will benefit from Google OS.
Other compatible phones
If this list is not exhaustive, other smartphone models may also receive the Android 12 update in the coming weeks or even months. We especially find:
- AQUOS sense5G
- Nokia X20
- Tecno Camon 17
- TCL 20 Pro 5G
- Vivo iQOO 7 Legend
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G