Nothing excites mobile device users than an update. When a developer releases a major update, people can’t wait for it to drop. Unfortunately, Android users get scattered releases. Apple users get the update on day one, or around that first week. Android 12 is the latest update to come down the pipeline. It was touted to be released in October, but it may be very late October.
Google wrote on its Android Developers site that it pushed the source to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and is “officially” releasing the update. Despite Android 12 being technically available, you won’t find it appearing as an update on your Pixel phone for the “next few weeks,” according to the post.
Unless you have a Pixel phone, you won’t be receiving it for a while. When it does launch, it will come to Pixel 3 through the Pixel 5. Not to mention it will come installed when the Pixel 6 drops later this year.
Android 12 Will Come to Pixel Devices Late October.
According to Google, it’ll also come to Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices later in 2021.
The major difference between Apple and Android devices is that Apple makes one device. I don’t care if it’s the thirteenth iteration of the device, it is the same no matter what. However, there are many versions of Android for all the various Android devices.
Each must go through a check with their carriers before they can get pushed out. As a Pixel owner, I should get this update when it drops later this month. Like many, very excited about the new OS, but will get bored with it after a couple of weeks.
As new device presentations are losing their luster, software updates seem to be doing the same. There is very little excitement left in the world.