Android 12 has been taking longer to prepare than many of its predecessors, but the release may be close. The source claims that Google plans to release the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) version of Android 12 on October 4th. Since the company often releases polished public releases at the same time as the AOSP, it hints that Pixel smartphone owners may receive the update later that day.
If the timeline coincides, it will also set expectations for the Pixel 6 launch. Google cannot ship its new phones without Android 12, so the company is unlikely to officially unveil the Pixel 6 before that date. Most likely, the new devices will appear sometime in late October.
The Android 12 stable update may be released on October 4, as that’s when Google plans to release to AOSP. This tentative release date was also mentioned by a 3PL. pic.twitter.com/PMN802gQj0
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) September 12, 2021
If you don’t own a Google Pixel, the wait can be long. Sometimes for many months. Despite Google’s efforts to urge smartphone manufacturers to release updates on tight deadlines, it is clear that a business model based on smartphone sales is interested in their rapid “aging”. Therefore, not every manufacturer is in a hurry to adapt the new OS version to their current product line, preferring to invest in the development of future flagships.