Android 12 beta for iQoo 7, iQoo 7 Legend, iQoo Z3, iQoo Z5 and iQoo 3 is expected to be rolled out in India from December, the Chinese company said. The new beta will include the latest Android experience. We can also expect some proprietary tweaks and changes on the iQoo side. In addition to iQoo, other subsidiaries of Chinese firm BBK Electronics, including Oppo and Realme, have announced plans to include Android 12 in their flagship offerings later this year.
According to the schedule provided in a press note, iQoo 7, iQoo 7 Legend, iQoo Z3 and iQoo Z5 will receive the beta version of Android 12 from the end of December. The iQoo 3, meanwhile, will receive the new Android version in beta by the end of March 2022.
iQoo has yet to detail what features the new beta will bring. We can expect all the basic features of Android 12, however, as well as a few custom tweaks.
The Android 12 beta update for all iQoo phones will be released gradually, the company said. This clearly means that not all users will get the beta simultaneously, and it may take a bit longer to reach your phone.
While the iQoo 3 launched in India last year with Android 10, iQoo 7, iQoo 7 Legend, iQoo Z3, and the iQoo Z5 arrived earlier this year and are based on Android 11.
Alongside iQoo, Oppo announced earlier this month Android 12-based ColorOS 12 that it will initially roll out in public beta for Oppo and OnePlus phones later this year. iQoo and Oppo’s brother Realme have also announced plans to bring Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 to its flagship Realme GT along with models such as Realme X7 Max and Realme GT Master Edition later this year.
In addition, the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has announced that it will bring a stable version of Android 12 for its ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip from December. The company is also expected to bring the new Android update to ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s in the first quarter of next year. Additionally, the ZenFone 7 and ROG Phone 3 will receive Android 12 in the first half of the year.
Details on the release in India of Android 12 for the Asus ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 3 have not yet been announced.
Earlier this week, Google released Android 12 for its Pixel phones. The update brings the Material You design language along with a list of privacy-focused features.