Android 12 remains the newest version of the platform that was released in October 2021. Less than a month after Google’s own Pixel smartphones with Android 12, Samsung is also launching its Galaxy devices with the newest Android version. Over the coming months, Samsung has confirmed that more devices will be updated with the Andoird version.
Although Android 12 has since become one of the platform’s biggest updates ever on a visual level, however, most of those design changes are completely exclusive to Google Pixel devices. Samsung has managed to provide some changes to the device in One UI 4.0. Just like the Google Pixel 6 has it, Android 12 on Samsung devices makes provision for all widgets to appear with rounded corners. Also, a new design language is adopted for some of those widgets and a number of Samsung’s stock apps as well. Speaking of the Android 12’s Dynamic Color feature, it works like a charm. The feature has the ability to pull colours from your wallpaper and then apply them to system accents and many apps.
According to 9to5Google, there are also numerous privacy enhancements in Android 12, with new indicators that visibly show when the microphone or camera is in use, even if it’s in the background. Users can choose to give apps only an approximate location instead of a precise one, and there’s a Privacy Dashboard in the Settings to easily show which apps are using sensitive permissions.
What Samsung devices will get the Android 12 version? Samsung has released quite a number of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets that will eventually be updated. According to the company these devices includes those released within the past two years and even further back. Here is a preliminary list of Samsung devices that have been scheduled to receive updates and their time of rollout.
Galaxy S: On the S-series list only Samsung Galaxy S21 has received updates and rolled out already. All others like the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S10 lineups have been scheduled to receive updates in the first couple of months of 2022.
- Galaxy S21— Available now, (Available globally and in the US)
- Galaxy S21+— Rolling out soon
- Galaxy S21 Ultra— Rolling out soon (Available globally and in the US)
- Galaxy S20 — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy S20+ — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy S20 Ultra — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy S20 FE — Available now (Available globally and in the US)
- Galaxy S10 — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy S10e — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy S10+ — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy S10 5G— Rolling out now internationally and available in the US, Verizon
- Galaxy S10 Lite — Rolling out now internationally.
Galaxy Note: Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup, which unfortunately seems it will be going away for good, has only 5 devices scheduled to be updated with Android 12.
- Galaxy Note 20 — Available now (Available globally and in the US)
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — Available now (Available globally and in the US)
- Galaxy Note 10 — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy Note 10+ — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy Note 10 5G — Rolling out now internationally
Galaxy Foldables: The entire Samsung’s foldable lineup has been marked eligible for the update to Android 12 and One UI 4.0.
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 — Available now (Available globally and in the US)
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy Fold — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy Fold 5G — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy W22 — Rolling out now in China
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 — Available now (Available globally and in the US)
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy Z Flip — Rolling out now internationally
Galaxy A: As Samsung continue to expand its work on updates, the company has confirmed that the update will come to about 15 Galaxy A devices. Around January 17, the Galaxy A52 5G it’s an Android 12 update. Reports say Samsung is starting the update in parts of Europe.
- Galaxy A82 5G
- Galaxy A72 — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy A52 — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy A52 5G — Rolling out internationally
- Galaxy A52s 5G — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy A42 5G— Rolling out internationally (Available in the US on Verizon and Comcast)
- Galaxy A32 5G
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy A51
- Galaxy A21
- Galaxy A12
- Galaxy A02s
- Galaxy A01
- Galaxy A11
Galaxy Tab: Samsung has announced it is standing by most of its Android tablets devices as Android 12 will be coming to about 8 tablets over the next few months. Although in the Android world, tablets are not a big deal, and finding one with good support is pretty difficult. With the expected updates, Samsung tablets may just be the preferred choice.
- Galaxy Tab S7 — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy Tab S7+ — Rolling out now internationally
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy Tab A7 (2020)
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
After the Galaxy S21 roll out, an official timeline has been released of when to expect Android 12 updates on various other Galaxy smartphones. For the next 8 months, Samsung plans to be rolling out the Android 12, however, the dates displayed on the timeline may vary by region, carrier, or other factors not documented today. Note that, the list below are dates based on Samsung’s official US schedule, but other regions are expected to get the Android 12 updates within the year as well.
December 2021– Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3 (Complete), Galaxy Z Flip 3 (Complete).
January 2022 – Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy S20+/S20 Ultra/S20 FE, Galaxy Note 20/Ultra, Galaxy Note 10/10+/10+ 5G, Galaxy Fold.
February 2022 – Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
March 2022 – Galaxy Tab S7 FE
April 2022 – Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
May 2022 – Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab Active 3, Galaxy Tab A7 (2020), Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A32 5G
June 2022 – Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy XCover Pro
July 2022 – Galaxy A21, Galaxy A12
August 2022 – Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A11