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The original story (published March 30, 2021) follows:
Nokia may be one of the most popular names in the mobile phone industry, but the story is not the same when it comes to smartphones.
Unlike Samsung and Apple who command huge fan bases, few people own a Nokia smartphone today. But for the few who have one, we’ve got some news for you.
Depending on the model you own, the new Android 12 update may or may not be available for your Nokia device when the operating system officially begins to roll out.
Nokia Android 12 update release date
Nokia did not participate in the previous Android 11 beta test program, which has hinted that the Finnish company may have relaxed issues of timely software updates.
As a result of that decision, Android 11’s stable update for Nokia devices was the slowest we’ve seen since the company made its return with Android One.
In fact, companies like Samsung, Xiaomi, and even Oppo that were once famous for their slow updates are now ahead of Nokia. And it doesn’t look like any improvements are online for the Nokia Android 12 update rollout.
Google released the first developer preview in mid-February and will continue to offer new releases until May, when the public beta goes live.
It is not yet known whether Nokia will provide an earlier version of Android 12 to some of its devices. But as stated, that’s unlikely to be the case, at least based on what happened last year.
That said, the release of the Android 12 update might take a similar period of time as Android 11 to start rolling out to eligible devices, but of course we’ll update this article once we have information. official.
List of eligible / supported devices
Speaking of qualifying devices, several of them will be upgraded to Android 12. After all, Nokia is still running Android One and we all know what the program promises in terms of operating system updates.
For the uninitiated, all Android One devices benefit from two major updates to the Android operating system. This means that for any Android One based Nokia device preinstalled with Android 11 out of the box, an update to Android 12 is guaranteed.
The same goes for Nokia devices running Android One that came with Android 10, as they still have a major OS update after receiving the update to Android 11.
If your Nokia device has not yet updated to Android 11, you can keep an eye on our tracker here to be notified when the operating system arrives, regardless of your region.
As for the Nokia devices that we believe will be upgraded to Android 12, check out the list below:
– Nokia 8.3 5G
– Nokia 8 V 5G UW (Verizon Wireless)
A few other Nokia devices that might miss an update to Android 12 include the Nokia C3, Nokia C1 Plus, Nokia 2 V Tella, Nokia C5 Endi, Nokia C2 Tennen, and Nokia C2 Tava.
Again, none of this information is official, so we still have to wait for Nokia to confirm its Android 12 eligible devices and when to expect the update to roll out.
Update 1 (May 19, 2021)
IST 9:55 a.m. Nokia has officially entered the Android 12 program with the recently launched Nokia X20 and is expected to receive the update in the second half of 2021.
It’s important to note that Nokia kept its distance from the Android 11 development program last year, but with this news we expect things to improve for other Nokia devices as well this year.
We will keep an eye on related developments and update you as we hear from us. Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
Update 2 (July 16, 2021)
IST 10:30 am: While Google has already released the Android 12 Beta 3 update to eligible devices, Nokia has yet to make the Android 12 Developer Preview version available to Nokia X20 users.
Update 3 (August 14, 2021)
IST 3:35 p.m .: Nokia X20 users can take comfort in knowing that the device was recently spotted running Android 12 on Geekbench. This may mean that we will see the developer preview for the device soon. But take it with a grain of salt. More details here.
Update 4 (September 2, 2021)
IST 3:00 p.m .: Well, better late than never, right? Nokia has finally released an Android 12 Developer Preview for the Nokia X20. More on that here.
Update 5 (September 20, 2021)
IST 13:42: As we get closer to the official stable version of Android 12, Nokia has reportedly kicked off its development.
This is because new reports indicate that a first Android 12 update for Nokia X10 5G is on the cards as the company tests Android 12 update on Nokia X10. More on that here.
REMARK: This article will be updated whenever we have new Android 12 developments in the Nokia camp, so be sure to check it back regularly.
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