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Android 12 is rolling out to Pixel phones today

Google is officially rolling out the stable version of Android 12 for eligible Pixel smartphones.
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October 19, 2021
Google Pixel 6 Pro with the screen
Eric Zeman / Android Authority
TL;DR
  • Google is officially rolling out the stable version of Android 12 for eligible Pixel smartphones.
  • Google Pixel 3 phones are newer can download the full version of Android 12 starting today, October 19.
  • Android 12 is a major update to Google’s mobile operating system.

After five developer previews and eight beta builds, Google has finally released the stable version of Android 12 to eligible Pixel smartphones. The update is rolling out from today, October 19. If you own a Google Pixel 3 or newer, head to Settings>System>System update to grab the update for your phone. Eligible phones include the Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, and 5a. Of course, this is the version of Android that launches on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, too.

This news follows the release of the stable Android 12 build making its way to AOSP earlier this month. If you’re not interested in waiting for the OTA to land on your device, you can follow these instructions to install Android 12.

Related: Google Pixel 6 Pro hands-onGoogle Pixel 6 hands-on

If you don’t own a Pixel phone, Google says Android 12 will roll out to Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices later this year.

Android 12 is a massive update to Google’s mobile operating system. It includes an all-new theming engine called Material You, new privacy and security features including a new Privacy Dashboard, scrolling screenshot support, and much, much more. If you want to catch up on all the new and interesting features coming to Android 12, check out our features hub.