Google seems to be slightly late this year but the company has officially released the stable version of Android 12, which everyone has been waiting for since the beginning of last month as Google usually rolls out new Android versions in September but it was a slightly late this year. However, it was later revealed that the stable release of Android 12 will be on October 5, 2021.
The company has just pushed the Android 12 to its Android Open Source Project and the update has not reached Google Pixel smartphones and it might be a few more days or weeks before the new version hits Google Pixel smartphones. Android Developer Blog has given an estimated ETA of “within the next few weeks” for Pixel devices along with “later this year” date for Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi smartphones. However, there are reports stating that ColorOS 12 will be released in a few days for Oppo devices.
This means that the majority of Android users will have to wait for the latest update until the end of the year. However, there are rumors that Google Pixel users will start getting Android 12 on the release of Google Pixel 6 series, which is scheduled for later this month.
Google Pixel 6 will bring several hardware changes and enhancements, including the company’s own chipset – Tensor, which was specifically developed by Google for the Pixel 6 series smartphones. However, it is also rumored that the chipset is likely to be an unreleased Samsung Exynos 9855 SoC.