Three months ago, the latest version of the Android operating system, Android 12 appeared since Google pushed it as Developer Preview. According to the Android 12 schedule, the company rolled out 3 Developer Preview builds, and also started the public beta program at the Google I/O just recently.
On May 18, the search engine giant announced that anyone with an eligible Google Pixel model can download and install the first public beta of Android 12. At the same time, select devices from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Techno, Sharp, Vivo, TCL, Lenovo, Asus and ZTE are also eligible to test the Android 12.
Google announced the Android 12 public beta program for around a dozen of brands including Pixel, but it’s worth mentioning that Samsung, which is the leader of the global smartphone market, is missing from the list. The reason behind this move is that Samsung will start the development of its Android 12-based custom skin a bit later than others.
If history is any indication, the South Korean tech giant is going to introduce a new interim version, the One UI 3.5 based on Android 11 ahead of the major One UI 4.0 that will be built on the latest Android 12 operating system. According to our info, Samsung’s Android 12 and One UI 4.0 update will come to light later this year.
Last year, Samsung started the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 public beta in October for the Galaxy S20 series, and it will be unchanged this year as well. The company could open the One UI 4.0 public beta for the Galaxy S21 models just after the stable release of Android 12, which will happen somewhere in September this year.