Google to release Android 12 stable version update on October 4
Google has been busy with its upcoming stable Android 12 mobile operating system. Last week, the tech giant rolled out the fifth and the final beta build of the new OS which means that the stable version should be rolled out in a few weeks.
While the search engine giant is yet to revealed the exact launch date for the stable version of the Android 12 operating system, a new report from XDA-Developers claims that the Android 12 could be officially released for the Pixel smartphones on 4th October.
Google is expected to publish the source code for the Android 12 operating system on 4th October on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Gerrit. If Google sticks with its tradition, then the latest Android version should be rolled out to its own Pixel series smartphones on the same day.
Do note that this is a tentative launch date for Android 12 and it could get changed as Google has not officially announced it. Going by history, Google is a bit late in releasing the stable build of the Android operating system. It’s likely that the development schedule was affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The delay could be because Google wants to ensure that everything works properly and is taking more time in testing. Unlike the previous updates, this one comes with significant updates and several new additions, including revamped user interface and more security-focused features keeping user privacy in check.
The Android 12 Beta is already available for Google’s own Pixel lineup and a number of other smartphones from brands like Xiaomi, Realme, OPPO, OnePlus, ASUS, Nokia, Samsung and so on.
Google is also reportedly working on a new minor update for the Android operating system and interestingly, it appears that it will be a version update. This means that the next update from the company will be Android 12.1 and not Android 13 and is expected to be rolled out pretty soon after the launch of Pixel 6 series phones. It’s noteworthy that the last point update was Android 8.1 Oreo and since then, there haven’t been point updates from Google for the Android operating system.
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