Google released the official Android update schedule, looks like the next few months are going to be very entertaining for Android fans.
This has been confirmed by Google itself in the official calendar with the planning of the development and deployment of Android 12, which reflects the different deliveries that will be arriving over the upcoming months.
The Official Android 12 update schedule is here
There will be up to three previous versions for Android 12 developers, which will be released each month until May.
Then, Google will enable the Android 12 beta program by giving the possibility to test the operating system to all those users who have a compatible smartphone and want to enjoy the new features.
Subsequently, two other beta versions will be released between June and July, aimed at adding new features and seeking greater stability. The final beta will be ready in August, and it will seek to achieve the greatest possible stability of the platform, before the arrival of the release candidate, prior to the final edition of the operating system.
As can be seen, it is not very different from last year’s planning, although everything suggests that this year we will have to wait a little longer until we can have the final edition of Android 12.
In any case, it is worth noting that initially, this schedule only applies to Pixel devices. It is not known which manufacturers will join the initiative to offer the Android 12 beta to the owners of their devices.
|February||Developer Preview 1||Initial release focused on developer feedback, with new features, API, and behavior changes.|
|March||Developer Preview 2||Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behavior changes.|
|April||Developer Preview 3||Incremental update for stability and performance.|
|May||Beta 1||Initial release in beta quality. Deployment through OTA for “early adopters” enrolled in the Android Beta program.|
|June July||Beta 2, 3||Incremental beta updates.|
|August||Beta 4||Platform stability APIs and final behaviors. The publication of apps targeting the Android 12 API opens on Google Play.|
|Candidate||Version “release candidate”.||Last version before the final one.|
|Final||Final version||Final Android 12 version. Code publication in AOSP and distribution in the ecosystem.|