Android 12 is now available in final version
In addition to announcing the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google says that Android 12 is now available for download in its final version. And as is the case with every major version of Android, this initially concerns the Pixel phones.
Availability of Android 12 in final version
The smartphones that can install Android 12 as of today in final version are the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a. Naturally, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that were just announced by Google have Android 12 by default.
If you have one of the smartphones listed above, go to the settings and then to the “System” section and select the part for updates. Tap the button to search for updates and Android 12 should appear. You can then initiate the download and proceed with the installation. The new features of Android 12 can be found on this dedicated article.
Now comes the big question: when will you be able to download Android 12 on your Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, Sony or any other smartphone? It is impossible to give a precise answer because each manufacturer goes at its own pace. However, some have already announced that it will be available before the end of the year. It is good to note that it will be a few models first. At Samsung for example, Android 12 will arrive before the end of the year on the Galaxy S21. Those who have a Galaxy S20 or another model will have to wait a little longer.