[Update: Oct. 19] Realme UI 3.0 (Android 12) update tracker: Release date, list of eligible or supported devices, & more
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on February 24, 2021) follows:
Realme has been doing a decent job at getting the Android 11 update to some of its devices, albeit in beta form. The stable update has only been released for the Realme X50 Pro and Realme X50 Pro Player Edition.
Android 12 is expected to bring a bunch of new features, some of which are already present in the Developer Preview, however, we’ll have to wait a few months before Google unveils all of it.
Like last year, we expect Realme to be one of the first OEMs to offer the Android 12 update with its Realme UI 3.0 skin for its flagship smartphone for 2021.
And the company will later push the update to other models that came with Android 10 or later pre-installed as it tends to release 2 major OS updates to most devices from its portfolio excluding some budget-friendly options.
Since Realme does not have a clear-cut policy for software updates, it’s hard to say which devices will get the upcoming Android 12 update.
Although taking into account past trends, we’ve come up with a list of phones from Realme that may be eligible for the Realme UI 3.0 update based on Android 12. Check it out below:
– Realme X50 Pro/Player Edition
– Realme X50
– Realme X7
– Realme X7 Pro
– Realme X3
– Realme X3 SuperZoom
– Realme 7
– Realme 7 Pro
– Realme 7i
– Realme 6
– Realme 6 Pro
– Realme 6i
– Realme Narzo 20
– Realme Narzo 20 Pro
– Realme Narzo 20A
– Realme Narzo 30A
– Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
– Realme C17
– Realme C15
– Realme C12
– Realme V11 5G
– Realme V15 5G
– Realme Q2 Pro
– Realme GT
Realme UI 3.0 (Android 12) release date
Last year, Realme rolled out the Android 11 beta update for the Realme X50 Pro at the beginning of July. Hence, we can expect to see a similar release schedule this year.
According to the Android 12 release schedule from Google, the stable Android 12 update will go live towards the tail-end of August or in early September, which was the case with Android 11.
Once the stable update goes live for the Pixels, it’s likely that Realme will open up the Realme UI 3.0 Early Access program for the flagship device it will be launching this year. After a couple of months of testing, the company may release the stable update as well.
Other eligible smartphones from Realme will soon get the Realme UI 3.0 beta/stable update based on Android 12 in the following months. Although, that’s hard to speculate and we’ll have to wait for the company to share its plans later on in the year.
Update 1 (May 19, 2021)
IST 10:45 am Realme only has a single China-specific device geared up for Android 12 program this year. Realme GT Neo has been picked up as the device for this year’s program.
This may sound disappointing to other devices as users were expecting at least one device that is globally available.
Update 2 (September 23, 2021)
IST 11:45 am New reports now suggest that Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 is coming to eligible devices starting in October.
Update 3 (October 04, 2021)
IST 04:56 pm Realme has finally announced that Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 will be coming soon. The company hasn’t divulged the timeline yet.
Update 4 (October 05, 2021)
IST 10:32 am: In the official announcement of the release of Android 12 AOSP, Google goes on to note that devices from various OEMs including Realme, should start getting the Android 12 update later this year.
IST 11:35 am: October 13 is the date to save. This, as Realme has confirmed that Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 will be launched then.
Update 5 (October 06, 2021)
IST 11:52 am: Android 12 is slowly but surely becoming a thing and more and more OEMs are beginning to make decent steps towards a stable release.
Now, it is coming to light that the Realme GT 5G is getting Android 12 closed beta in China.
Update 6 (October 14, 2021)
IST 11:52 am: Realme has just unveiled Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. Along with this announcement, the company adds that early access begins this October.
Update 7 (October 15, 2021)
IST 11:23 am: Realme has just made public its Android 12-based realme UI 3.0 Early access roadmap, outlining when its devices will get early, pre-stable builds.
Update 8 (October 19, 2021)
IST 05:31 pm: Realme GT users can rejoice as the company has opened up the Realme UI 3.0 Early Access registrations for the device in India.
As usual, there are a limited number of slots so be sure to register as soon as possible to stand a chance to try out Android 12 along with Realme UI 3.0 ahead of the general public.
Note: We’ll add the tracker table to this article once Realme seeds the Android 12/Realme UI 3.0 beta or stable update to any device.
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