Just this morning we let you know on these pages, carrying out a “recap” of what has emerged online in recent weeks, that the “highlight” could be near. So it was and indeed Google has officially released Android 12.
More precisely, according to what is reported by AndroidPolice and as you can see on the official Android portal dedicated to developers, the first Developer Preview has arrived of the next major release of the green robot operating system. For the uninitiated, this means that a preliminary version of the OS is already in circulation, officially released by Google, which allows developers and users more “geeks” to test the operating system. This has been happening for years. Just to give you a concrete example, in 2020 we used the DP1 to give you the “first taste” of Android 11.
At the same time as the release of this first preliminary build, which we will certainly test as it should as soon as possible, the Mountain View company has also published, as usual, the update release timing. As you can see in the image at the bottom of the news, BigG plans to carry out three Developer Preview between February 2021 and April 2021, and then move to four Beta from May 2021 to August 2021. In this last month the so-called ” platform stability “, while the final release will take place later in the year.
We remind you that these times are to be considered valid only for the devices that will make the update first. It is too early to have a complete list currently, but they are certainly included Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, since they are the smartphones that support this first Developer Preview.
As always, we do not recommend using it in everyday life of DP1, as it must be installed manually and is not a “stable” build. For the rest, the changelog released by Google vaguely refers to a revised notification design and other features that will need to be tested first hand. Stay tuned to these pages: soon we will tell you everything in detail.