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Android 12 rolling out for Pixels: How to download, check if your Android phone is compatible

Android 12 is available for series of pixel smartphones including Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL. It will shortly arrive for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as well. When will your Android phone get the update? Find out.

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Google unveiled its much-awaited Android 12 operating system after eight months of beta release. The tech giant announced at its Pixel Fall Launch event on Tuesday that the newly launched Android OS is now available for series of Pixel smartphones including Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL. The tech giant also added that the software will shortly arrive for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices as well. Also Read - Oppo ColorOS 12 review: A colourful update coming to your nearest OnePlus device

Apart from Google devices, other smartphone manufacturers have confirmed the Android 12 rollout for their devices, including the Samsung S21 series, the OnePlus 9 series, Mi Ultra, and many others. Also Read - Google Pixel 6a key specifications appear online, tipped to get custom Tensor chipset

How to get Android 12 for Pixel devices

  1. Back up your data before installing the new OS
  2. Open settings in your Pixel smartphone
  3. Tap system
  4. Click on advanced
  5. Head to system update

Google Pixel 6 Also Read - Oppo’s ColorOS 12 beta update rolling out for Reno 6 Pro, Find X2

If you already had access to the Android 12 beta on your Pixel smartphone and it takes time for the update to arrive, you can also sideload it.

How to sideload Android 12

  1. First, download the OTA file
  2. Boot your Pixel device into Recovery mode
  3. Navigate to ADB sideload
  4. Connect the handset to a computer with ADB tools installed
  5. Enter the sideload command
  6. Reboot your phone

Features

The Android 12 is entirely different from the Android OS that came in the last few years. Attractive changes are seen in the design and layout of the phone. From transitions to themes, everything is dynamic.

With the new OS, Google has made the overall experience more convenient and efficient. Through Better Together, Google has not limited the smartphone to just calling or the Internet but has emphasized using the mobile phone with other devices. Multi-device connectivity makes it easy and convenient to connect smartphones with laptops, TVs, refrigerators, lights, and other home appliances.

Google has also included the Privacy Dashboard feature in Android 12 that will keep an account of everything, including when, for how long, mobile data, location, Internet, etc., have been used by which app. Additionally, you will also choose which app you want to give access to or remove. You can also decide the accuracy of the location from your choice.

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  • Published Date: October 20, 2021 9:21 AM IST


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