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Android 12’s dessert name is confirmed to be Snow Cone

Another year, another Android release. As you might expect, this year’s release will be called Android 12 since Google ditched its dessert naming scheme for Android 2 years ago. Even if Android 12 won’t officially have a tasty dessert tie-in, that doesn’t mean that Google has entirely given up on giving its OS releases a...

Android 12 will include patches for over 160 security vulnerabilities

Google surprised us today by announcing the release of Android 12 ... but postponing the update for Pixel phones until later. Had today's update included the long-awaited version bump, Pixel users would have been treated to a fresh new OS update, a promised Pixel Feature Drop, and a security update all at once. Alas, Pixel...

OxygenOS 12 Open Beta is here for the OnePlus 9 – Here’s what’s new!

Following the AOSP source code drop of Android 12 (though there's no release for Pixels, yet), the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta program has begun for the OnePlus 9 series. The company only just released its second developer preview, and OxygenOS 12 Open Beta promises a whole lot more. OxygenOS 12 features a whole new user...

Realme says it will roll out an Android 12 update to its GT series “soon”

Realme, one of the smartphone brands under BBK Electronics alongside OPPO, OnePlus, and Vivo, today announced which of its phones will be first in line to get the Android 12 update. The announcement comes shortly after Google began uploading the source code for Android 12 to AOSP today. Predictably, the phones that will be the first...

OPPO’s first ColorOS 12 beta with Android 12 rolls out for the Find X3 Pro

OPPO has been working on ColorOS 12 for several months now. The company first rolled out an Android 12 beta build for the Find X3 Pro shortly after Google dropped the first Android 12 beta at I/O 2021. But that build did not come with ColorOS 12. Early last month, OPPO gave us a sneak...

October 2021 security update rolls out for Pixel phones, but it doesn’t bring Android 12

Today is the day that Google is releasing Android 12 to the public. No, not the update to Pixel phones — instead they're only releasing the source code today. Since today is also the first Monday of the month, though, it's still the day that Google is publishing the Android Security Bulletin. Right on time,...

Android 12 releases today, but the update for Pixel phones comes later

Today, Google is releasing Android 12, the most significant update to the Android operating system in years. Google is starting to upload the source code for the new OS today, but the rollout of the Android 12 update to select Pixel phones comes later. What's new in Android 12? The last few Android releases weren't that exciting...

What are you more excited for: Android 12 or Windows 11?

The launch of Android 12 and Windows 11 are on the horizon. Android 12's launch date seems to be Monday, the 4th of October, whereas Windows 11's launch date is Tuesday, the 5th of October. It's a busy week for tech nerds around the world, as Android and Windows are the two most popular operating...

This app brings back the more useful power menu from Android 11 on Android 12 devices

Android’s power menu has seen a fair few design changes over the years. Unless you follow a tech blog like XDA, the changes are a bit hard to keep track of — at least before the Android 11 update — mainly because this is one area that OEMs customize to suit their own design aesthetic. In...

ASUS recruits testers for the ZenFone 8’s Android 12 update with ZenUI

Next Monday will see the release of the Android 12 update on Google's Pixel phones, and that marks the official start of the waiting period for the update to roll out to other smartphones. Google's major OEM partners already have access to the new OS's source code, though, which is why you can install an...

T-Mobile shares its own list of devices getting the Android 12 update

Ahead of the Android 12 stable release next week, T-Mobile has just shared its own list of devices that will be getting the Android 12 update. Although T-Mobile doesn't make any phones of its own, the carrier is heavily involved in the testing and rollout of OS updates, resulting in updates rolling out for some...

The Xiaomi Mi 11’s Android 12 update is almost here, and Xiaomi wants your help testing it

Back in May, Xiaomi seeded an early developer preview of Android 12 to the Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11, and Mi 11i (Mi 11X Pro/Redmi K40 Pro). While the developer preview was a pure vanilla Android build, we saw the first glimpse of a proper MIUI build last month when an internal MIUI 12.5 beta...