It's been more than half a year since the first stable Android 12 release. Most OEMs have launched builds on their recent flagships and have begun to push the new OS out to their older and cheaper phones. Despite Pixel phones' seemingly never-ending Android 12 beta lasting through late October, most brands appear to have their respective Android 12 skins running on time.
Grading different brands' Android 12 progress, Samsung clearly comes out on top, with two dozen phones having received One UI 4 thus far. Likewise, OPPO has done a superb job of updating dozens of phones to ColorOS 12 on schedule.
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 well into mid-to-late 2022.
You're here to read which of the best Android phones will get Android 12, and when it's likely to happen. Thankfully, most brands have released their roadmaps for the year. We don't know yet if these brands will live up to those maps, and your update schedule will differ based on where you live. But we have general estimates to help you out.
For those Android users asking, "When will my phone get Android 12?", here's everything we know so far.
When will my ASUS phone get Android 12?
The ASUS Android 12 release date schedule will be easy to remember, as the company is only updating a handful of phones to the new OS, all of which will receive it in the first half of 2022.
The Zenfone 7 and ROG Phone 3 are slated to receive it in "Q2 2022," which means they should receive it by the end of June.
The update revamps the core ASUS apps, adds the privacy dashboard and other privacy tools like camera/mic controls and approximate location, adopted 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).
Here is the list of when your ASUS phone will receive Android 12:
- 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 (Q2 2022)
- ROG Phone 3 / ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition (Q2 2022)
When will my Google Pixel phone get Android 12?
Google has since moved on to the Android 12L update; most Android 12-eligible phones have received 12L except for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. The Pixel 6 down to the Pixel 3a received the revamped UI in the March Drop.
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
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
Thus far, the LG Velvet and LG V60 ThinQ have received Android 12, though owners of the latter may not have depending on their carrier or location. And LG announced its Q2 2022 update schedule in April, claiming the V50, V50S, and Q92 will all receive it by the end of June.
The update will bring core Android 12 features like privacy tools and improved widgets, but it's unclear how much of Material You will make its way onto the OS.
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. Its only 2020 phones to receive it will be its Razr phones; and 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:
- razr 5G / razr 2020
- motorola edge 20 / edge 20 pro / edge 20 lite / edge 20 fusion
- 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 (business edition)
- motorola edge (2021) (business edition)
- motorola edge 20 (business edition)
- motorola edge 20 lite (business edition)
- motorola edge 20 fusion (business edition)
It 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.
Even considering Motorola's update issues in recent years, it's surprising that phones like the moto razr haven't received it yet. And budget phones like the moto g power (2022) will likely take longer, too.
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.
Nokia-focused sites like Nokia Power User (opens in new tab) and Nokiamob (opens in new tab) have spotted other Nokia phones running Android 12 on Geekbench, such as the Nokia 5.4 and Nokia G20. But the actual stable updates have yet to roll out.
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:
- 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
We don't know when the remaining phones will receive it as of yet, but it's safe to assume the recent X and G phones will be top of the list, while the older numbered phones (aside from the 8.3 5G) will take a bit longer. And unfortunately, the Nokia X100 won't receive Android 12 at all.
Nokia also recently announced its 2022 smartphone lineup, with four new phones arriving in the first half of the year. All of them should have Android 12 at launch.
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, we'll have to wait and see how long HMD Global takes on its older devices.
When will my OnePlus phone get Android 12?
Wondering when your OnePlus phone will get Android 12? The stable build 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, starting with open beta users. And the open beta arrived on the OnePlus Nord and Nord 2 in early and late April, respectively. The stable version will likely arrive in a couple of months.
Surprisingly, the OnePlus 9RT still hasn't received Android 12, or even the beta. That has 9RT owners on forums frustrated, given its recent release. The Nord CE should receive the open beta soon, followed by the OnePlus 7 and 7T — both currently in closed beta. The full list of planned updates is below:
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 7 Pro / 7 Pro 5G
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7T Pro / 7T Pro McLaren
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus Nord CE
- OnePlus Nord 2
- OnePlus Nord N200
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 has done as well at pushing out speedy, prolific Android 12 updates. Thus far, in Europe, the following OPPO phones have completed or ongoing ColorOS 12 rollouts in at least one territory through May 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 / Reno5 Lite / Reno5 Z 5G
- Reno4 / Reno4 Lite / Reno4 Pro 5G
Of that list, it'll specifically come to the Find X2 Neo and Lite by May 30 in Switzerland. And you can see other rollouts specific to certain countries in the embedded OPPO tweet below.
The #ColorOS12 based on #Android12 roll-out plan for Europe in May is here！Find your device below 👇 pic.twitter.com/VQcNjx9xuZMay 1, 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, Reno 6 series, Reno 5 series, Reno 4 series, F19 Pro+, F17 Pro, A94, A93, A74 5G, A73 5G, A54 5G, and A53s 5G.
Throughout May, it'll come to the Reno 7 5G (May 10, India), F19 and F19s (May 24, India), A74 and A95 (May 24, Indonesia), A73 (May 26, Vietnam), F17 and Reno 3 Pro (May 26, India), Reno 3 (May 26, Indonesia), and A53 (May 30, India).
Reportedly, OPPO plans to bring the update to over a hundred phones, including every 2021 and 2020 phone and most 2019 phones. The expected OPPO Android 12 update list is below:
- Find X3 / Find X3 Pro / Find X3 Neo / Find X3 Lite
- Find X2 / Find X2 Pro / Find X2 Neo / Find X2 Lite
- Reno 6 / Reno 6 Pro / Reno 6 Pro+ / Reno 6Z
- Reno 5 / Reno 5 Pro / Reno 5 Pro+ / Reno 5 Lite / Reno 5K / Reno 5F
- Reno 4 / Reno 4 Pro / Reno 4F / Reno 4Z / Reno 4 Lite / Reno 4 SE
- Reno 3 / Reno 3 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
- OPPO F15
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 promises 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 of the other manufacturers. It even pulled ahead of its own official One UI 4 roadmap.
So far, the Galaxy S21, S20, Note 20, S10, Note 10, Tab S7, and Tab S6 series have all gotten the stable Android 12 release, along with several AX2 and AX1 phones. As of early May, Samsung pushed out updates to the A71 5G, A42 5G, and A32 5G in the US, and it is ahead of schedule on most of its updates. The only remaining guaranteed May 2022 update is the Galaxy Tab A7 (2020).
Here is the Samsung Android 12 update list, including the monthly estimates Samsung provided. As you'll see, many are well ahead of schedule. We've bolded phones that have either fully received it or have begun to receive it in most countries, as of mid-March:
- 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 A52 5G
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S10 (5G)
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7+
- Galaxy S7 FE
- Galaxy A51 (5G)
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy S7 FE 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy A32 5G
- Galaxy Tab A7 (2020)
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy XCover Pro
- Galaxy A21
- Galaxy A12
- Galaxy Xcover 5
- Galaxy A02s
- Galaxy A01
- Galaxy A11
This U.S.-based roadmap didn't show the update schedule for every eligible Samsung phone. We'll try to fill in the blanks as Samsung releases more roadmaps officially in other countries, but these other models are also supposed to be eligible for Android 12:
- Galaxy A72 / Galaxy A22 / Galaxy A02
- Galaxy A41
- Galaxy A03s
- Galaxy M62 / Galaxy M42 / Galaxy M32 / Galaxy M12 / Galaxy M02s / Galaxy M02
- Galaxy M51 / Galaxy M31s / Galaxy M31 Prime / Galaxy M21s / Galaxy M21 / Galaxy M11 / Galaxy M01s / Galaxy M01
- Galaxy F62 / Galaxy F52 5G / Galaxy F22 / Galaxy F12 / Galaxy F02s / Galaxy F41
- Galaxy Quantum 2, Galaxy Jump, Galaxy A Quantum
When will my Sony phone get Android 12?
Sony didn't reveal its update plans. But given that Sony typically offers two software upgrades for its phones, the likely Sony Android 12 update list is below:
- 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
Sony has pushed Android 12 on all of these devices in at least one territory.
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.
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