ANDROID 12.1 Posts on XDA

How to download Android 12 and 12L for Google Pixel and other Android devices

The wait is finally over — Android 12L is here as Google has officially kicked off the update rollout via stable channel. If you’re the lucky owner of a Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, or the Pixel 3a...

Google Pixel 6 can use more USB devices on Android 12L QPR3

Google started public beta testing for Android's Quarterly Platform Releases, or QPRs for short, earlier this month with the release of Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1. There wasn't a detailed changelog for the beta, which was updated a few days ago to fix bugs on the Pixel 6, but one helpful change has been discovered:...

Google releases Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1.1 for the Pixel 6 series to patch some issues

Google published the first beta build of Android 12 Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) just over two weeks ago, giving us our first big glimpse at the upcoming Pixel Feature Drop. However, it introduced a handful of issues on the Pixel 6 series, such as abnormal battery drain and degraded call quality. Fortunately, the bugs have...

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro finally receive March Feature Drop and Android 12L

Most Pixel phones received the Android 12L update (also known as Android 12.1) near the start of March, which was combined with the March security patches and a Pixel Feature Drop. However, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro had to wait a bit longer, and now it looks like the update is finally reaching...

Google starts beta testing Pixel Feature Drops with Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1

Google has defied the usual release cycle for new Android updates over the past few months, with the release of Android 12L earlier this month while the first Developer Previews for Android 13 are also available. Now the company is throwing us through another loop: Google is starting to beta test its Pixel Feature Drops. Google...

Android 12L will arrive in the first half of 2022

Google first announced Android 12L in October, which promises optimizations and new features for devices with large screens. The first Developer Preview build already included a new two-column layout for areas of the system, a taskbar for large-screen devices, and much more. Google hasn't been clear on a full timeline for Android 12L, but now...

Here’s when your Google Pixel will get Android 12L

At the Android Dev Summit yesterday, Google officially unveiled the first developer preview of Android 12L, a feature drop for Android 12 designed specifically for foldables, tablets, and large-screen devices. While Android 12L primarily targets foldables, tablets, and Chrome OS devices, it will also make its way to phones. Google says for now it’s keeping the...

Android 12L is Google’s latest attempt to optimize Android for tablets, foldables, and Chrome OS devices

A month before Google officially announced Android 12, we spotted some evidence within the AOSP Gerrit suggesting that Google would release an incremental update after Android 12. Soon after that, we got our first look at this interim update and learned that it would pack a couple of new features optimized for foldable devices. Previously, we...

Google’s data wipe warning to Android 12 Beta users hints at another beta in December

Android 12 for Google Pixels has just been released, alongside the much-anticipated Google Pixel 6 series of smartphones. Android 12 brings a ton of new features, and the Pixel 6 series itself has a lot of improvements over previous devices in the series, too. These are the most exciting Pixel devices in a long time,...

Hands-on with Android 12.1: First look at the update for foldable phones!

Google is expected to release the next major update to Android, Android 12, next week, but ahead of its release, we're already hearing about Google's plans for a follow-up update. Earlier this month, XDA first reported that Google is planning to release an interim update before 2022's Android 13, which we're tentatively calling Android 12.1...

Android 12’s beautiful wallpaper theming system will go open source in a future release

We're only a couple of weeks away from the release of Android 12, but it's important to remember that the rumored October 4th launch date is only for Google's own Pixel phones. It'll take weeks, or more likely months, for the update to reach other devices, and when it does, it won't include every new...

Android 12.1 will improve the foldable phone experience likely in preparation for the Pixel Fold

The next big update to Android is launching on October 4th according to a document reviewed by XDA. Android 12 will be the biggest Android OS update in years, bringing a complete redesign, a new theme engine, a one-handed mode, and much more. Because of how extensive the update is, it's possible that Google ran out...