Nokia Android 12 update roll out tracker: List of eligible/supported devices, release date & more [Cont. updated]
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on March 30, 2021) follows:
Nokia is perhaps one of the most popular names in the mobile phone industry, but the story isn’t the same when it comes to smartphones.
Unlike Samsung and Apple that command massive fan bases, not so many out there own a Nokia smartphone today. But for the few that own one, we have some news for you.
Depending on the model you own, the new Android 12 update may or may not be available for your Nokia device when the OS begins rolling out officially.
Nokia Android 12 update release date
Nokia sat out the previous Android 11 beta testing program, prompting suggestions that the Finnish company may have laxed on matters of timely software updates.
As a result of this move, the stable update to Android 11 for Nokia devices has been the slowest we’ve witnessed since the company made its comeback with Android One.
In fact, companies like Samsung, Xiaomi and even Oppo that were once renowned for their slow updates are now ahead of Nokia. And it doesn’t look like any improvements are in line for the Nokia Android 12 update rollout.
Google released the first developer preview in mid-February and will keep pushing new builds until May, which is when the public beta will go live.
Whether Nokia will provide an early Android 12 build to some of its devices remains unclear for now. But as noted, it’s unlikely to be the case, at least going by what happened last year.
That said, the release of Android 12 update could take a similar period as Android 11 to begin rolling out to eligible devices, but of course, we will update this article once we have official info.
List of eligible/supported devices
Speaking of eligible devices, there are several of them that will be upgraded to Android 12. After all, Nokia still uses Android One and we all know what the program promises in terms of OS updates.
For the uninitiated, all Android One devices get two major Android OS updates. This means that for any Android One-based Nokia device pre-installed with Android 11 out of the box, an update to Android 12 is guaranteed.
The same is also true for Android One-powered Nokia devices that ship with Android 10 since they still have one more major OS update after they receive the update to Android 11.
In case your Nokia device is yet to bag the update to Android 11, you can keep an eye on our tracker here to get notified when the OS arrives, regardless of your region.
As for the Nokia devices we think will be upgraded to Android 12, check out the list below:
– Nokia 8.3 5G
– Nokia 8 V 5G UW (Verizon Wireless)
– Nokia 5.4
– Nokia 5.3
– Nokia 3.4
– Nokia 2.4
– Nokia 1.3
A few other Nokia devices that might miss out on an update to Android 12 include the Nokia C3, Nokia C1 Plus, Nokia 2 V Tella, Nokia C5 Endi, Nokia C2 Tennen, and Nokia C2 Tava.
Again, none of this info is official, so we still have to wait for Nokia to confirm its Android 12-eligible devices and when to expect the update to roll out.
Update 1 (May 19, 2021)
IST 09:55 am Nokia has officially entered the Android 12 program with the recently launched Nokia X20 and is scheduled to receive the update in the second half of 2021.
Important to note is that Nokia kept its distance from the Android 11 developer program last year but with this news, we expect things to be a lot better for other Nokia devices as well this year.
We will keep an eye on related developments and let you know about it as and when we get news. Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
Update 2 (July 16, 2021)
IST 10:30 am: While Google has already pushed out the Android 12 Beta 3 update to eligible devices, Nokia is yet to make available the Android 12 Developer Preview build to users of the Nokia X20.
Update 3 (August 14, 2021)
IST 03:35 pm: Nokia X20 users may find some solace in knowing that the device was recently spotted running on Android 12 on Geekbench. This may mean that we’ll get to see the Developer Preview go live for the device soon. But take this with a grain of salt. More details here.
Update 4 (September 02, 2021)
IST 03:00 pm: Well, better late than never, right? Nokia has finally released Android 12 developer preview for the Nokia X20. More on that here.
Update 5 (September 20, 2021)
IST 1:42 pm: As we inch closer to the official stable release of Android 12, Nokia is reportedly kickstarting its development of the same.
This, as new reports indicate that an early Android 12 update for Nokia X10 5G is on cards as the company is testing Android 12 update on Nokia X10. More on that here.
Update 6 (November 06, 2021)
IST 10:24 am: The upcoming Nokia G50 is spotted on Geekbench running the latest Android 12 OS. That means this could be Nokia’s first handset to come with Android 12 pre-installed.
Update 6 (December 15, 2021)
IST 05:24 pm: Nokia X20 becomes HMD’s first smartphone to get stable Android 12 update.
The update is rolling out in waves and the first wave includes 27 regions where the rollout will complete until December 17. More on that here.
Update 7 (December 24, 2021)
IST 09:12 am: Owners of the Nokia X10 now have something exciting to look forward to over the next few weeks as the company is rolling out stable Android 12 to their units.
As a start, users in this region will bag the update in the first week:
– Netherlands (Tele 2, VF, T-Mobile)
– Saudi Arabia
Update 8 (December 25, 2021)
IST 11:22 am: Nokia has begun stable Android 12 Wave 2 rollout for Nokia X20 5G. Users in the following markets can now upgrade to the latest version.
– Colombia Claro
– Ireland Eir Ireland
– UK O2 UK (Source)
Update 9 (December 31, 2021)
IST 09:54 am: Reports now have it that the Nokia G50 is getting updated to Android 12, slowly but surely adding to the list of Nokia devices that have bagged this update.
Update 10 (January 10, 2022)
12:00 pm (IST): Nokia 3.4 may be the next phone of HMD to get Android 12 update. The smartphone is recently spotted on Geekbench running the latest Android 12. More on that here.
Update 11 (January 22, 2022)
09:40 am (IST): Nokia G10 is spotted running the latest Android 12 OS. This could mean that Nokia may soon release the new OS to this handset.
Update 11 (January 25, 2022)
12:58 am (IST): Nokia 2.4 appeared on Geekbench running Android 12. This means the device is ready to receive the new OS that may arrive anytime soon now.
Update 12 (January 31, 2022)
12:51 pm (IST): Nokia XR20 has been reportedly certified by Google for the Android 12 update, this confirms that the update is coming soon for its owners, however, the exact release date is unknown.
Update 13 (February 19, 2022)
10:58 am (IST): Nokia 5.4 has appeared on Geekbench running the latest Android 12. This indicates that this handset will soon receive Android 12 update.
Update 14 (March 21, 2022)
10:04 am (IST): Nokia G20 has been spotted on Geekbench running Android 12. This indicates that the company may soon release the Android 12 update for this handset.
Update 15 (March 29, 2022)
01:28 pm (IST): Nokia XR20 users are now receiving Android 12 update. It comes with a huge update size of around 2GB and can be identified with the latest software version 2_300.
Update 16 (April 11, 2022)
05:55 pm (IST): Nokia T20 tablet has appeared on Geekbench running Android 12. This means that the company is working to bring the latest OS to this tablet.
Update 17 (April 27, 2022)
06:18 pm (IST): The global units of Nokia 8.3 5G are now receiving the Android 12 update. Additionally, it also brings April 2022 security patch.
Update 18 (May 10, 2022)
10:35 am (IST): Nokia has released the Android 12 update for Nokia 8.3 5G in Finland.
Thanks for the tip: Matti Wartiainen!
Update 19 (May 12, 2022)
11:12 am (IST): The global units of Nokia 2.4 are now getting the Android 12 update. It can be identified with the software version SP1A.210812.016.
Update 20 (May 17, 2022)
04:46 pm (IST): Thanks to one of our readers, we now know that Nokia 8.3 5G is getting Android 12 update in Australia.
Thanks for the tip: John Jackson!
Update 21 (May 19, 2022)
NOTE: This table is being updated regularly.
|Nokia 3.4||–||Spotted running Android 12 on Geekbench|
|Nokia G10||–||Released||– Stable available for global units|
|Nokia 2.4||–||Released||– Stable available for global units|
|Nokia XR20||–||Released||– Stable rolling out|
|Nokia 5.4||–||– Spotted running Android 12 on Geekbench|
|Nokia G20||–||Released||– Stable available for global units|
|Nokia T20||–||–||– Spotted running Android 12 on Geekbench|
|Nokia 8.3 5G||–||Released||– Stable available in Australia
– Stable available in Finland
– Stable rolling out globally
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