Last week, Google released the fifth and final beta update for Android 12 with a variety of improved system applications. The company confirmed that the next update would be a stable release, but Google didn’t mention the release timeline at that time. However, according to a recent report, Mountain View Giants will release a public version of Android 12 on October 4th.
The report is from XDA Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rehman. I recently shared a tweet Introducing the internal Google Docs. This document reveals that Google will release the source code for Android 12 on October 4th at the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Gerrit.
Now, for those who don’t know, Google usually releases a stable Android version on the same day as the AOSP source code release. Looking at past records, the Mountain View Giants released the source code for Android 9 Pie on August 6, 2018. This is the same date that Google released a stable version of the Pixel device. The company followed the same schedule for stable releases of Android 11 and Android 12.
Therefore, Google is likely to start rolling out a stable version of Android 12 from October 4th. The company is expected to initially roll out updates for Pixel owners, but more OEMs are expected to roll out skins based on Google’s skins. The latest firmware in the next few days. In fact, Oppo has already confirmed that it will announce an Android 12-based ColorOS 12 skin on September 16th.
Now, Google hasn’t officially announced the release date for a stable version of Android 12, so it’s worth mentioning that the date is subject to change in the future. In addition, Android 12 is a significant upgrade compared to previous versions, so the company is reported to be working on an interim maintenance release of the OS.
In any case, users don’t have to wait too long to enjoy the upcoming Android 12 new features and Google’s new Material You design language. However, the question remains whether Google will release the next Pixel 6 series before or after the stable release of Android 12. I think time will answer that question. Please look forward to it.