Be patient just a little longer: Android 12 is officially coming in early October?

Developers who expected Google to continue the tradition with the release of a new version of the operating system in September, were surprised when instead of the final version, they were greeted by a new, fifth beta.

Be patient just a little longer: Android 12 is officially coming in early October?

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A new version of Google's Android operating system is eagerly awaited around the world. After introducing the first beta in mid-May 2021, developers were able to embark on customizing apps for the upcoming operating system. But the problem is that they don’t really know when that operating system could see the light of day and when smart device manufacturers could start updating their devices.

Namely, previous versions of Android (10 and 11) were released in September - 2019 and 2020, respectively, but Google is silent for now about when Android 12 could see the official light of day.

Developers who expected Google to continue the tradition with the release of a new version of the operating system in September, were surprised when instead of the final version, they were greeted by a new, fifth beta.

But it seems that the official version of Android 12 is still in sight. According to internal documents obtained by the XDA Developer portal, Google is reportedly targeting the announcement in early October. Specifically, October 4th.

However, there is a catch. The date mentioned in these documents refers to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), or Android open source. But so far, developer source code and Pixel have usually been launched the same today, so we can hope it will be the same this year.

Although there is no official explanation for the delay, it is known that Android 12 should be a more complex and larger operating system than the previous ones. Among others, it should bring a new user interface for Pixel users, but also GKI or Generic Kernel Image, which should unite different Android Linux kernels on different devices. Mention is also made of a new user privacy protection system, performance optimization, and a lot of changes that average users will not see but will feel in use.

By: Olivia J. - Zexron