Google has finally released the first Android 12 beta at Google I/O 2021, after three developer previews. In fact, the first beta build is now available on Pixels, as well as devices from a few other manufacturers.
Android 12 is already shaping up to be one of the most significant updates to the platform in years. Google is focusing on two main pillars with Android 12: personalization and privacy. The former is something Google’s version of Android has never adopted as a headline feature.
The question every android user is asking is when should we expect it to launch? Well, going forward, we can expect at least three more beta releases. The Android 12 release date should be easy enough to ascertain around the launch of the third or fourth beta.
So far, so good this is what has been officially launched:
February 18, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 1
March 3, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 1.1
March 17, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 2
April 7, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 2.2
April 21, 2021: Android 12 Developer Preview 3
May 18, 2021: Android 12 Beta 1
For the record, last year for the Android 11 launch, Google had the first beta out in June and the final launch in early September. It is highly likely we’ll see a very similar schedule this year.
In the meantime, check out what we know so far in the next section.
Android 12 Timeline
According to the most recent information, Google plans to launch monthly updates for Android 12. We can expect the second beta in June. Beta versions of the software are good enough for consumer use, but caution line should always be drawn.
After four beta launches, the Android 12 release date will be easy to narrow down. Depending on how development goes, it could be in the middle or end of August. It could also be early September.