Google finally releases stable Android 12 (Pixel phones will get it later)

Android 12 finally arrived after months of DP and beta testing. Android 12 is all about the new look and interface. Yes, after many years we get to see such a huge change in UI on any Android version. Almost a month ago Google released the final Android 12 beta also called Release Candidate. And as we all expected, Google has finally released the stable Android 12, but the rollout for Pixel phones will begin later this month.

Android 12 comes with major changes over Android 11. Google nailed it with this new version of Android which has become a favorite Android for most users. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to experience the Android 12 as first it will be available for Pixel phones later this month. But other OEMs have already started testing the Android 12 on their premium phones. It means if you have a flagship from any OEM, you will get it in the next couple of months.

Android 12 will first go live for 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. And since it is a major update you can expect the update size to be larger, but it will vary as per the model you have. Now let’s jump to new features coming with Android 12.

The main feature of the Android 12 is the Material You based theming system which you may have already seen on some of the Google apps like Gmail, Google Keeps, Google Photos, etc. Yes Google already updated most of the apps with Material You theme. And the second biggest feature will be new and improved Widgets. Widgets on Android 12 are catchy and stand out on the homescreen. The new interface is everywhere: Settings, Quick Settings, Lockscreen, Music controls, and more.

Privacy controls are now easier which lets you manage permission to location, microphone, camera, and more. You can manage all these services in the Privacy dashboard. App hibernation will revoke access to these services if the app hasn’t used services for a long time. Not to mention the performance improvement and smooth animation for a faster Android experience.

These are some of the major features, but there are many other features you will enjoy on Android 12. Check all the features here.

Stable Android 12 for Pixel Phones

As you know the stable Android 12 is announced, unfortunately, Pixel users will have to wait for the OTA update to arrive. Google hasn’t shared any official rollout date but you can expect soon. And when the OTA update goes live, Pixel 3 and newer Pixel phones will be the first to get it.

If you have a Pixel phone you will receive the OTA update directly on your phone. But in case if you have opted for beta, you will have to uninstall beta in order to get the stable Android 12. It is super easy, and we have a full guide if you want to know how to prepare for a stable Android.

Check it here: How to uninstall Android 12 Beta [Guide]

Google also lets you install Android manually on Pixel devices with OTA and Factory Image. If you are already on an Android 12 DP or Beta build then you can download the OTA and install it manually whenever the rollout begins. We will update once the stable Android 12 OTA update begin.

To download Android 12 OTA Zip and Factory Images, check out our download article.
To install Android 12 on Pixel phones, check out this install guide.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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