Now that Android 13 has officially rolled out to Pixel phones, it makes it all the more awkward that many phones eligible for an Android 12 update are still stuck on 11, with no official indication of when they will receive it. So we're here to help you figure out when your phone will get Android 12.
Thus far, Android brands like Samsung and OPPO have done an excellent job updating their phones, and we have a pretty clear idea of when their remaining phones on Android 11 will jump to Android 12.
On the reverse side of things, brands like LG, Nokia, and Motorola have predictably been much slower in pushing updates to their eligible devices. It's likely these brands will still be updating to Android 12 well into fall 2022, if not later.
You're here to read which of the best Android phones will get Android 12, and when it's likely to happen. Here are all of the publicly-available roadmaps and rumors to help you learn more.
When will my ASUS phone get Android 12?
ASUS was one of the few companies to post an actual Android 12 release date schedule, and it lived up to its promises. With one noticeable exception, all eligible ASUS phones have received the Android 12 update.
- Zenfone 8 / Zenfone 8 Flip (Received late 2021)
- ROG Phone 5 / ROG Phone 5 Ultimate / ROG Phone 5s / ROG Phone 5s Pro (Received March 2022)
- Zenfone 7 / Zenfone 7 Pro (Received May 2022)
- ROG Phone 3 / ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition (Received June 2022)
- Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders (Unknown)
Then, in mid-May, the ASUS Zenfone 7 received the stable update, while the ROG Phone 3 received it right on time at the end of June.
The one sort-of ASUS phone that's overdue for Android 12 is the Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders, which is built with ASUS hardware and has had sporadic, deficient updates despite its $1,500 price tag. We don't have any news about when it'll receive Android 12, and it may not be anytime soon.
The Android 12 update revamps the core ASUS apps, and adds the privacy dashboard and other privacy tools like camera/mic controls and approximate location. It adopts some stock UI features like Quick Settings panel and notification tray into the ASUS UI, and other changes you'll find in the changelog (opens in new tab).
When will my Google Pixel phone get Android 12?
Here is the list of phones that should be updated to Android 12 already:
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3a
- Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 4
- Pixel 4 XL
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 4a 5G
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6
As for Android 13, Google officially rolled out the update in mid-August to the Pixel 4, 4a (5G), 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a. Older phones aren't eligible for it and will remain on Android 12 or earlier.
When will my LG phone get Android 12?
Despite its plans to exit the smartphone market, LG promised in April 2021 to update eight LG phones to Android 12 and two to Android 13. It then surprised us by releasing Android 12 on the LG V60 ThinQ T-Mobile version despite never promising to do so.
That means, as of now, nine LG phones will get the Android 12 treatment:
- LG Wing (+ Android 13)
- LG Velvet (+ Android 13)
- LG V60 ThinQ
- LG V50S
- LG V50
- LG G8
- LG Q31
- LG Q52
- LG Q92
Aside from the LG Q31 and Q52, almost all eligible LG phones have received Android 12 as tracked by Piunikaweb (opens in new tab)— including the LG Velvet, LG V60 ThinQ, and LG Wing — but primarily in South Korea. Only a couple of LG phones like the Velvet, V60, and V50 have received the update in the US or Canada, and LG Wing owners outside Korea are still twiddling their thumbs.
At the moment, we know the LG Q52 will receive the update in "Q3 2022," meaning before the end of September, but we don't have word on specific regional updates. Considering most LG phone owners still use them as their primary phone and haven't moved on, we can only hope these phone owners receive the update soon.
When will my Motorola phone get Android 12?
Motorola doesn't like updating its phones. As a result, most of them only get one platform update, meaning that Android 10 phones released in 2020 and early 2021 won't get Android 12. The only 2020 phones to receive it will be its Razr phones; those who bought recent phones like the Moto G Power (2021) are totally out of luck.
Wondering which Motorola phones will receive Android 12? Motorola released its update roadmap with the full list — about 25 in all. Here is the full Motorola Android 12 update list, with bolded names for those that have received a confirmed stable update:
- Razr 5G / Razr 2020
- Motorola Edge 20 / Edge 20 Pro / Edge 20 Lite / Edge 20 Fusion (+ business editions)
- Motorola Edge (2021) / Edge 5G UW / Edge+
- Motorola One 5G Ace / One 5G UW Ace
- Moto G200 5G
- Moto G71 5G
- Moto G51 5G
- Moto G41
- Moto G31
- Moto G100
- Moto G60s
- Moto G60
- Moto G50 / Moto G50 5G
- Moto G40 Fusion
- Moto G30
- Moto G Power (2022)
- Moto G Pure
- Moto G Stylus 5G
- Moto G Pro
Motorola finally began its update schedule with the Moto G Pro in mid-March. It added new tools like the Material You UI, conversation widgets, accessibility improvements, approximate location permissions, new microphone and camera indicators, and a privacy dashboard.
Since then, Motorola started a streak of April updates with the Moto Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro, Edge 20 Lite, Moto G30, Moto G50, Moto G100, Moto G200, Motorola Edge (2021), and Motorola Edge+ — at least in some countries. If you own one of these phones but haven't received it yet, you can assume it's on the way.
Since April, however, Motorola's Android 12 updates have fallen back into a lull, with only a couple of phones like the G40 Fusion and Moto G Stylus (2021) receiving it. While budget phones like the Moto G Power (2022) naturally have taken longer, it's very disappointing that owners of the Razr 5G and Razr 2020 are still waiting so many months later.
When will my Nokia phone get Android 12?
Nokia's Android 12 rollout has been a mixed bag. The brand, which used to offer the fastest software updates outside of Pixel phones, started out strongly by pushing out the OS to the Nokia X20, X10, and G50 by early January.
Then we heard nothing from the brand for months, until it released the Nokia XR20 update in late March, the Nokia 8.3 5G update in late April, the Nokia G10/G20 and Nokia 2.4 in May, and the Nokia 5.4 and 3.4 in August. It still has a handful of phones and tablets like the T20 remaining, several of which have been spotted (allegedly) running Android 12 on Geekbench.
We still don't have an official Nokia Android 12 release list, but since its phones typically receive at least two updates, these Nokia phones are likely to get an Android 12 update (the bolded phones have already received it):
- Nokia XR20
- Nokia X20
- Nokia X10
- Nokia G300
- Nokia G50
- Nokia G20
- Nokia G10
- Nokia 8.3 5G
- Nokia 8 V 5G UW
- Nokia 5.4
- Nokia 5.3
- Nokia 1.3
- Nokia 2.4
- Nokia 3.4
Nokia missed most of its deadlines for its Android 11 update schedule, and it failed to deliver the promised Android 11 update to its Nokia 9 Pureview flagship. This year, it avoided giving us any actual update calendar, so we have no way of knowing how long Nokia phone owners will have to wait.
When will my OnePlus phone get Android 12?
Wondering when your OnePlus phone will get Android 12? At this point, OnePlus has pushed stable OxygenOS 12 to nearly all of its phones. Only the OnePlus 7 and 7T series remain on the open beta 2, which suggests the phones will likely receive the stable version by end of September at the latest.
The full list of OnePlus Android 12-eligible phones is below; phones that have already received the update are bolded.
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 7 Pro / 7 Pro 5G
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7T Pro / 7T Pro McLaren
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 9RT
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus Nord CE
- OnePlus Nord 2
- OnePlus Nord N200
The stable build first arrived on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in early December, was briefly suspended due to major bugs, then pushed again in mid-December with fixes. It's now available worldwide.
After a long wait, OxygenOS 12 began to roll out to the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 8T, and 9R the week of March 21. Then it came to the OnePlus Nord, Nord 2, and Nord N200 5G in mid-May, early June, and mid-June, respectively, and finally came to the 9RT and Nord CE in late July and early August.
OxygenOS 12 has proven to be a controversial update, given that the latest software has merged with ColorOS and lost much of what made OnePlus phones distinct. Thankfully for long-time OnePlus fans, the brand reversed course and announced its intention to release OxygenOS 13 next as a return to form.
When will my OPPO phone get Android 12?
Besides Samsung, no other Android phone brand besides OPPO has done as well at pushing out speedy, prolific Android 12 updates. Thus far, in Europe, the following OPPO phones have completed or are in the middle of ColorOS 12 rollouts in at least one territory through August 2022:
- Find X3 Lite / X3 Neo / X3 Pro 5G
- Find X2 / X2 Pro / X2 Neo / X2 Lite
- Reno6 / Reno6 Pro 5G
- A54 / A73 / A74 / A94 5G
- Reno5 (5G) / Reno5 Lite / Reno5 Z 5G
- Reno4 / Reno4 Lite / Reno4 Pro 5G
At this point, OPPO has largely completed its ColorOS 12 rollout, with only a few phones with "ongoing" rollouts in specific countries in eastern Europe that'll complete sometime in "Q3 2022." You can see the relevant updates in the embedded tweet from @colorosglobal below. Otherwise, OPPO has moved on to planning its Android 13 rollout, instead.
The #ColorOS12 Official Version based on #Android12 is rolling out this July in Europe! Dates and device availability👇 pic.twitter.com/FYOzdvPinzJuly 2, 2022
Meanwhile, in most eligible Asian territories, OPPO has already released ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 on the Find X3 series, Find X2 series, Reno6 series, Reno5 series, Reno4 series, F19 Pro+, F17 Pro, A94, A93, A74 5G, A73 5G, A54 5G, and A53s 5G.
OPPO has mostly finished updating to ColorOS 12 in most of its territories, especially on newer phones. The full expected OPPO Android 12 update list is below, with phones bolded that are confirmed to have received the stable update in at least one territory:
- Find X3 / Find X3 Pro / Find X3 Neo / Find X3 Lite
- Find X2 / Find X2 Pro / Find X2 Neo / Find X2 Lite
- Reno6 / Reno6 Pro / Reno6 Pro+ / Reno6Z
- Reno5 / Reno5 Pro / Reno5 Pro+ / Reno5 Lite / Reno5K / Reno5F
- Reno4 / Reno4 Pro / Reno4F / Reno4Z / Reno4 Lite / Reno4 SE
- Reno3 / Reno3 Pro
- OPPO A95 / OPPO A94 / OPPO A93 / OPPO A93s
- OPPO A74 / OPPO A73 / OPPO A72
- OPPO A55 / OPPO A54 / OPPO A53 / OPPO A53s / OPPO A52
- OPPO A35 / OPPO A33 / OPPO A32 / OPPO A31
- OPPO A16 / OPPO A15s / OPPO A12s / OPPO A12e
- OPPO K9 / OPPO K7x / OPPO K7
- OPPO F19 Pro / OPPO F19 Pro+ / OPPO F19
- OPPO F17 Pro / OPPO F17
While OxygenOS 12 arguably performs as a watered-down ColorOS, the actual ColorOS 12 release looked and performed very well in our tests. The UI looks cleaner than the 11 OS, with better icons and spacing and OPPO's unique spin on the Material You color picker tool. So we're excited to see how the final version works.
When will my Realme phone get Android 12?
The Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 has an official release timetable. The Realme GT currently has "early access" to the Android 12 release, which uses a new AI Smooth Engine, Fluid Space Design with 3D icons, and improved Always-On Display features.
Here is the complete Realme Android 12 update list, including when the company promised to release the early access beta on specific phones:
- Realme GT Master Edition
- Realme GT Neo 2 5G
- Realme X7 Max
- Realme 8 Pro
- Realme X7 Pro
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
- Realme 8 4G
- Realme 8i
- Realme 7 Pro
- Realme Narzo 50A
- Realme Narzo 30
- Realme C25
- Realme C25s
- Realme X7
- Realme X3
- Realme K3 SuperZoom
- Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
- Realme Narzo 30 5G
- Realme Realme 8s
- Realme Realme 7 5G
When will my Samsung phone get Android 12?
Samsung has released One UI 4 on dozens of devices, churning out updates like nobody's business. It's genuinely impressive how far ahead Samsung is compared with other manufacturers.
Now that Android 13, or One UI 5, is on the way, Samsung is finishing off its Android 12 (One UI 4) updates, with just a couple of budget Galaxy A phones remaining that are still eligible as of late August.
Here is the Samsung Android 12 update list, including the monthly estimates Samsung provided. We've bolded phones that have either fully received it or have begun to receive it in most countries:
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Fold 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Quantum 2
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S10 (5G)
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7+
- Galaxy S7 FE
- Galaxy A Quantum
- Galaxy F62
- Galaxy A51 (5G)
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy S7 FE 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy M62
- Galaxy M42
- Galaxy M31s / Galaxy M31 Prime
- Galaxy M21s / Galaxy M21
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A41
- Galaxy A32 5G
- Galaxy Tab A7 (2020)
- Galaxy F41
- Galaxy F22
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy XCover Pro
- Galaxy M51
- Galaxy A21
- Galaxy A12
- Galaxy Xcover 5
- Galaxy A22
- Galaxy A03s
- Galaxy M32
- Galaxy M12
- Galaxy M11
- Galaxy M02s / Galaxy M02
- Galaxy M01s / Galaxy M01
- Galaxy A02s
- Galaxy A02
- Galaxy A01
- Galaxy A11
- Galaxy F12
- Galaxy F02s
When will my Sony phone get Android 12?
You'll find the full list of Sony Android 12 phones below, all of which have now received the stable update:
- Sony Xperia 1 III
- Sony Xperia 5 III
- Sony Xperia 10 III
- Sony Xperia Pro
- Sony Xperia Pro-I
- Sony Xperia 1 II
- Sony Xperia 5 II
- Sony Xperia 10 II
Beginning in early January, Sony began its Android 12 update rollout with the Xperia I III and 5 III. Then, in March, it began to roll out Android 12 to the Xperia 1 II, Xperia 5 II, Xperia Pro, Xperia Pro-I, and Xperia 10 III. Finally, it started rolling out on the 10 II in late April.
According to Sony, its Android 12 update added tools like native scrolling screenshots, privacy indicators for the camera and mic, approximate location, and improved one-handed use.
When will my Xiaomi phone get Android 12?
While reviewing the new Xiaomi 12 Pro, which runs MIUI 13 based on Android 12 out of the box, we were very impressed with the new OS. Our reviewer described it as "clean, modern, and bloat-free," and the new OS adds "better storage management, efficient background use, and other under the hood tweaks to make it less resource-intensive."
Below, you'll find the official list of every Xiaomi phone expected to receive Android 12:
- Xiaomi Mi 11 / Mi 11 Pro / Mi 11 Ultra / Mi 11i / Mi 11 Lite
- Xiaomi Mi 11T / Mi 11T Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 / Mi Mix Fold
- Xiaomi Mi 10 / Mi 10 Pro / Mi 10 Youth / Mi 10i / Mi 10s
- Xiaomi Mi 10T / Mi 10T Pro / Mi 10T Lite
- Redmi 10 / Redmi 10 Prime
- Redmi Note 10 series
- Redmi Note 9 series
- Redmi Note 8 2021
- Redmi K40 series
- Redmi K30 series
- Redmi 10X series
- POCO F3
- POCO F2 Pro
- POCO X3 / X3 Pro
- POCO X2
- POCO M3 / M3 Pro
- POCO M2 / M2 Pro
- POCO C3
Rolling out Android 12
Android 12 has been an odd release, with a ton of new features as well as major design updates to the UI. And evidently, some brands have handled the new OS better than others. We'll continue to keep this post updated with new information as it comes in.
Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.
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