from 41 to 168 days waiting time


Thanks to colleagues from the Android Authority, and with Android 12 already quite mature, we can put the biggest mobile manufacturers to shame … Who updated first? Who was the last one?

Time flies very fast in this industry, and with six months on the market, it seems that Android 12 is already mature and waiting for relief, with the mid-range Android 12L in space, which was just unveiled on March 8, and Android 13 is taking form in the Mountain View shaker.

It is therefore time to go back, review and analyze the implementation of an Android 12, which continues to fight against fragmentation, and for that we will have to thank the colleagues of the Android Authority for once again repeating their impressive study of updates from manufacturers to tell us who came first and who we should paint to be slower in 2022.

Android 12 design

Android 12 and its attractive “Material You” interface as the main character.

The truth is that we are talking about very important information, especially for those users who are still not sure which manufacturer to choose outside of the iPhone world when buying a smartphone, which in this case offers details that take into account for both the user experience such as maintenance and support for manufacturer updates, which for many is essential in the decision.

How was the survey conducted? Well, it’s very simple because our colleagues from the Android Authority have taken October 4, 2021 as the official release date for Android 12, and at this point register the first smartphone updated by each manufacturer and the delay it took to release Android 12 with its customization, make a “top 10” with prizes and sticks according to each individual merits.

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Clearly, Pixel made by Google has been taken out of the equation as these mobiles are used as Dev Phones under development and even allow installation of new versions of Android already in beta and from the first moment so they would not make sense to analyze something with them in between and show “0 days” of term.

The smartphones presented are the first that every manufacturer has updated, and always talk about stable versions of Android 12, whether they are customized by the manufacturer or not, although most are of course customized with proprietary interfaces and a differentiated experience. .

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The South Korean giant confirms that its Galaxy devices are the best option away from Pixel made by Google to always be updated. In fact, its first smartphones with Android 12 was the Samsung Galaxy S21, with a stable release date of November 15, 2021 after only 41 days of waiting time since the official presentation of Android 12.


Another of those confirming its good times is OPPO, with stable Android 12 for its OPPO Find X3 Pro launched on December 1, 2021 after 57 days of development work.

3. And more

In the case of OnePlus, its third step on the podium is signed by OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, which received Android 12 on December 7, 2021 with 63 days in the backpack.


HMD Global is the owner of the mythical company Nokia, and with one of the platform’s best support services, always with an Android quite close to Pure Google, it boasts of having updated the Nokia X20 on December 16, 2021 with only 70 days back from the launch in Mountain View.

5. i live

Vivo occupies fifth place after updating the vivo X60 and X60 Pro on December 22, 2021 as well as the Christmas lottery with a delay of 76 days.


Strange that Sony Mobile, despite the terrible numbers from its Xperia division and the worst sales in its history, continues to surpass giants like Xiaomi or Motorola since Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III received Android 12 on the 10th. January 2022 with 96 working days on Xperia UI.

7. Xiaomi

Xiaomi effectively follows Sony, in its case with the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra as the protagonists, and updates to Android 12 on January 18, 2022, signing 104 days since the official launch of the operating system.

8. Motorola

Once under the Google umbrella, Motorola had one of the best update mounts on the market, though now with Lenovo at the helm it has to settle for eighth place, after updating the Moto G Pro on February 9, 2022 after a 125-day wait. … We are already more than four months away!


Already out of the mobile market, LG Velvet updated a few weeks ago, on March 22, 2022, by 162 days margin despite having kept its promises to the users.

10. Realme

Finally, when we close the “top 10”, we find the fastest growing manufacturer in the entire history of the industry, which with a catalog flooded with models has been waiting to update the realme GT Master Edition on March 28 with 168 days elapsed time.

And here comes the “top ten” of Android manufacturers in 2022, each with their trophies and their embarrassments in the air, though it should be noted that we could have commented on other manufacturers as well, as Honor arrived late and celebrated after his divorce from Huawei and is still working on its Magic UI 6.0 interface with the base of Android 12, which will be ready throughout the second quarter of this year.

As for the more minority manufacturers, the truth is that they are quite unpredictable in terms of supporting and updating their devices, so if you have a smartphone from companies that are not on the list, l Ideally, you should look directly at the websites for mentioned manufacturers or consult their technical support services.

And finally, as we always keep all the basic information up to date, we leave you here the 264 mobile phones from the various manufacturers that have confirmed their update to Android 12 as well as timetables, dates and schedules expected in each case … Let us see if you can find yours there!

The 264 phones that get Android 12 and when will they do so

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