Android 12 will be released in 2021. While the previews follow one another, a first list of compatible smartphones is already known.
Android 12, a new evolution of Google’s mobile operating system, will be launched in 2021. In May, the American company took advantage of its annual Google I / O conference to present its main strengths, with changes to privacy management, design and early access to video games that have not yet finished being downloaded.
In particular, additional options will ship with Android 12 to restrict ad tracking. Mobile users will thus no longer be able to share the identifier associated with them with the applications on the phone. However, Google, which remains dependent on a business model focused on advertising, will not be as strict as Apple.
Smartphones compatible with Android 12
Ultimately, many smartphones will have access to Android 12. But from the first days of availability of the OS, we now know which models will be entitled to it immediately. As part of its meeting with the developer community, several partner manufacturers were mentioned. And all had then presented an initial list of phones compatible with the Beta 1 of Android 12.
- Asus Zenfone 8
- Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
- Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a (5G)
- Pixel 5
- OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro
- OPPO Find X3 Pro
- Realme GT
- AQUOS sense5G
- Tecno Camon 17
- TCL 20 Pro 5G
- Vivo iQOO 7Legend
- Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11i
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G.
This list is not exhaustive. It will expand in the months to come, in particular when Android 12 will be released. There is one significant absence at the moment, Samsung, despite its heavyweight status. Another brand that is not mentioned: Huawei. The Chinese company remains a victim of the trade dispute between the United States and China and is facing retaliation via Android.