Android 12 – Features, Release Date, Supported Devices

Android is the world’s most used and famous smartphone operating system, used on billions of devices like mobile, tablet, and now on TV. For this, a simple change in the OS system can affect the users.

Today, we will tell you about Android’s latest and big launch, Android 12. Which is also be going to know as “Snow Cone”. Google has recently released Android 12 Developer Preview 1 on February 20, 2021 for its Pixel smartphones under the Developers program.

Android 12

Well talking about an update, there are going to be plenty of system improvements and additional features. The Android 12 official update will be released in September 2021, like every year we all know for most of the flagships and new smartphones.

The Top New Features Of Android 12

We will give you a bit of knowledge or an overview of the Top New Features of Android 12 in this article.

Well, friends, I know a few questions are coming to your head like :

  • Will Android 12 be known as “Snow Cone”?
  • Android 12 Developer Preview 1
    • What are the new features?
    • What are the new in-development features?
  • Will my device get Android 12?
  • From where can I download Android 12?
  • How to install Android 12?

Will Android 12 be known as “Snow Cone”?

Android 12 will be known as Android 12 only. But as we all know, Google always comes up with their cute nicknames as a codebase to use internally. As Android 10 was known as Quince Tart, Android 11 was Red Velvet Cake, and now Android 12 is known as Snow Cone.

Android 12 Release Date

Android 12 Developer Preview 1:

Android 12 Developers Previews are not stable; bugs(issues) present in it like the camera app closes itself or the images clicked are not clear. Developers preview might have new features that are not meant for every user. Sadly, friends, this Android 12 Developers Preview comes only in Google Pixel smartphones before its official launch.

New Features In Android 12

  • Accessibility settings changes
  • Lock screen
  • Notifications and Quick settings changes
  • New accent color
  • Emojis on screenshot markup
  • Notifications snooze
  • Bigger toggles in settings
  • Edit option in the share sheet
  • Nearby share for wifi passwords
  • Improvements in one-handed usability (personally excited for it)
  • Media control changes
  • Reset notification ranking
  • Redirect vibration to gaming controllers
  • Emergency SOS
  • Permission dialog changes

All the new in-development features are:

  • Wallpaper-based expanded theming system
  • Scrolling screenshots
  • Experiment: new lock screen and notifications UI
  • Silky Home for further improvements in one-handed usability
  • Improved widgets: widgets stacking, conversation widget
  • Orivacy indicators: explicit warning, hidden quick settings tiles
  • Oixel exclusive: custom lock screen clocks
  • Swipe down gesture for the notification shade
  • Permission management hub dashboard
  • Picture-in-picture improvements
  • Machine learning for side-swipe back gesture
  • Automatic” sound status for notifications
  • Better split-screen multitasking with app pairs
  • Pixel 5 specific: double-tap black gesture
  • Machine learning for side-swipe back gesture
  • Game mode and gaming toolbar

Will my device get Android 12?

Well, answer to your question, friends, “will my device get Android 12” totally depends on which device you are using. We made up a list from our sources of information where we expect the following devices to get Android 12 when it is available, but there can be a few exceptions or additions to the list.

Android 12 Release Date 2021

Supported Devices

Google

  • Google Pixel 4 | Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 | Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a | Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 4 | Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G
  • Google Pixel 5

Motorola

  • Moto G8 | Moto G8 Power
  • Motorala One Fusion +
  • Motorala Edge
  • Motorala Edge +
  • Motorala One Hyper

OnePlus

  • OnePlus 9 Series
  • OnePlus 6 | OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 7 | OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 8 | OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 7T | OnePlus 7T Pro

Huawei / Honor

  • Huawei P smart S
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro +
  • Huawei P40 Lite
  • Huawei Nova 7i

Nokia

  • Nokia 1.3
  • Nokia 9.3 Pure View
  • Nokia 5.3
  • Nokia 8.3 5G

Vivo

  • Vivo Y15
  • Vivo X50
  • Vivo X50 Lite
  • Vivo X50 Pro
  • Vivo X50 Pro +
  • Vivo V19

Oppo

  • Oppo A92
  • Oppo Reno 4 5G
  • Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G
  • Oppo Reno 3
  • Oppo Reno 3 Pro
  • Oppo Find X2
  • Oppo Find x2 Pro
  • Oppo Find X2 Neo

Realme

  • Realme X50
  • Realme X50 Pro 5G
  • Realme X7
  • Realme X7 Pro
  • Realme 7
  • Realme 7 Pro
  • Realme 7i
  • Realme X50 Player Edition
  • Realme X3
  • Realme C3
  • Realme Nazro 20 Pro
  • Realme Nazro 30A
  • Realme Nazro 20
  • Realme Nazro 20A
  • Realme Nazro 30 Pro 5G
  • Realme C17
  • Realme C12
  • Realme C15
  • Realme Q2 Pro
  • Realme V15 5G
  • Realme V11 5G
  • Realme GT

LG

  • LG V60 Thinq 5G
  • LG Velvet

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 +
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 +
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Samsung Galaxy A31
  • Samsung Galaxy A11
  • Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A21s
  • Samsung Galaxy A02
  • Samsung Galaxy A02s
  • Samsung Galaxy A01
  • Samsung Galaxy M21
  • Samsung Galaxy M21s
  • Samsung Galaxy M51
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 +
  • Samsung Galaxy M01
  • Samsung Galaxy M02
  • Samsung Galaxy F62

Xiaomi

  • Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Mi Note 10
  • Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Mi 10 5G
  • Mi 10 Pro 5G
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9 pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi Note 9s
  • Poco F2 Pro
  • Poco X2
  • Blackshark 3
  • Blackshark 3 Pro

How To Install Android 12?

We have listed up few installation methods for android 12, such as Fastboot, Recovery, and ADB for the devices mentioned above in the list and through GSIs for all the other unsupported project treble devices.

Final Words

So as of now, we all can see that many developer-friendly features are included and more to come. Well, this was the First Preview Developer of Android 12; there are more previews to come, and the most exciting part is which we got to know is that Preview 2 is coming very soon.

We will keep on updating this article whenever a new Preview or update will be released by Google. To get updated with every tiny detail of Android 12 for your future benefits and get an excellent & brief idea about Android 12 subscribe to our social media handles.

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