Google has released the developer preview of Android 12 already for their pixel lineup. This developer preview build is for android app developers to work on their apps and make them compatible with the upcoming iteration of Android, Android 12. As of now, only the Pixel devices have the developer preview build of Android 12. After a couple of months, we will get the beta build of Android 12 and this is where phones other than Pixels will join in and use Android in its beta form.
Last year we had the Oneplus 8 and Oneplus 8 Pro receiving a preview build update in the month of June with Android 11 in its beta form. Later on, Android 11 based stable OxygenOS 11 was released after the stable build of Android 11 was released by Google. So far only the Oneplus 8, Oneplus 8 Pro, and Oneplus 8T are the OnePlus phones running on Android 11.
Despite their reputation of providing updates regularly, OnePlus has disappointed its existing customers this time by not providing timely Android 11 update for their phones that were released in the previous years. OnePlus 8 series phones including the 8T that were released in 2020 are running on a stable build of Android 11. But the older Oneplus phones are still on Android 10. Some Oneplus Nord devices did get the update but it was full of bugs. So Oneplus pulled back on the update and there are now reports suggesting that these eligible OnePlus phones will soon receive the Android 11 update.
OnePlus Android 12 with OxygenOS 12
October 4: Android 12-based ColorOS 12 beta limited recruitment is now live in China for OnePlus 9 Pro 5G and OnePlus 9 5G users.
October 2: T-Mobile has confirmed that they are working on Android 12 for OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T+ 5G, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, and OnePlus Nord N200 devices.
June 2: Android 12 Developer Preview build is available for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users. It should be noted that this build is best suited for developers as it is still in an early stage of development.
With Android 12 coming in later this year, let’s take a look at all the Android 12 eligible OnePlus smartphones. OnePlus generally provides three major Android updates to their Nord and other flagship smartphones. The OnePlus Nord N series is announced to receive only one major Android update. Based on this, we have compiled the list of OnePlus phones that will get the Android 12 update.
These OnePlus phones will likely be updated to OxygenOS 12
- OnePlus Nord CE
- OnePlus Nord 2
- OnePlus Nord N200
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8T+ 5G
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus 6T
Not every OnePlus phone will be able to get updated. It seems the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus Nord N10 5G, and OnePlus Nord N100 are not eligible for the Android 12 (OxygenOS 12) update.
- OnePlus will likely release Android 12 based OxygenOS 12 in June 2021.
Android 12 will have the stable build releasing in the Q3 of 2021. Several OEMs will then start finalizing the beta version of their own UI skin running on Android 12. And following that, we will get a stable build. Oneplus will do that too, and when the stable build of OxygenOS 12 becomes available they will release it first to their flagship Oneplus 9 series. After that, the rest of the lineup will receive the update by the year 2022.