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The original story (published March 30, 2021) follows:
Nokia may be one of the most popular names in the mobile phone industry, but the story is not the same when it comes to smartphones.
Unlike Samsung and Apple who have huge fanbases, few people own a Nokia smartphone today. But for the few who own one, we have news for you.
Depending on the model you have, the new Android 12 update may or may not be available for your Nokia device when the operating system begins to officially roll out.
Nokia Android 12 update release date
Nokia did not participate in the previous Android 11 beta testing program, which hinted that the Finnish company may have slacked off on timely software updates.
As a result of this decision, the stable update to Android 11 for Nokia devices was the slowest we’ve seen since the company returned with Android One.
In fact, companies like Samsung, Xiaomi, and even Oppo that were once notorious for 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 continue to release new builds until May, when the public beta goes live.
It is not yet known if Nokia will provide an early version of Android 12 to some of its devices. But as noted, that’s unlikely to be the case, at least based on what happened last year.
That said, the Android 12 update release might take a similar period of time as Android 11 to start rolling out to eligible devices, but of course we’ll update this article once we have official information.
List of eligible/supported devices
Speaking of eligible devices, several of them will be upgraded to Android 12. After all, Nokia is still using Android One and we all know what the program promises in terms of OS updates.
For the uninitiated, all Android One devices are getting two major updates to the Android operating system. 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 goes for Nokia devices powered by Android One that come with Android 10, as they still have a major OS update after receiving the update to Android 11.
If your Nokia device hasn’t updated to Android 11 yet, you can keep an eye on our tracker here to be notified when the OS arrives, regardless of your region.
As for the Nokia devices we believe will be upgraded to Android 12, check out the list below:
–Nokia 8.3 5G
– Nokia 8V 5G UW (Verizon Wireless)
A few other Nokia devices that might miss an update to Android 12 include Nokia C3, Nokia C1 Plus, Nokia 2 V Tella, Nokia C5 Endi, Nokia C2 Tennen, and Nokia C2 Tava.
Again, none of this information 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 Nokia has officially entered the Android 12 program with the recently launched Nokia X20 and is expected to receive the update in the second half of 2021.
It’s important to note that Nokia kept its distance from the Android 11 developer program last year, but with this news, we expect things to be much better for other Nokia devices this year as well.
We’ll keep an eye out for related developments and update you as we hear more. Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
Update 2 (July 16, 2021)
STI 10:30 a.m.: While Google has already rolled out the Android 12 Beta 3 update to eligible devices, Nokia has yet to release the Android 12 Developer Preview for Nokia X20 users.
Update 3 (August 14, 2021)
IST 3:35 p.m.: Nokia X20 users might find some comfort knowing that the device was recently spotted running Android 12 on Geekbench. This may mean that we will soon see the developer preview go live for the device. But take that with a grain of salt. More details here.
Update 4 (02 September 2021)
IST 3:00 p.m.: Well, better late than never, right? Nokia has finally released an Android 12 developer preview for the Nokia X20. More on that here.
Update 5 (September 20, 2021)
IST 1:42 p.m.: As we get closer to the official stable release of Android 12, Nokia is said to have kicked off its development.
This is because new reports indicate that a first Android 12 update for Nokia X10 5G is on the cards as the company tests Android 12 update on Nokia X10. More on that here.
Update 6 (06 November 2021)
STI 10:24: The upcoming Nokia G50 is spotted on Geekbench running the latest Android 12 operating system. That means this could be the first handset from Nokia to come with Android 12 pre-installed.
Update 6 (December 15, 2021)
IST 5:24 p.m.: The Nokia X20 becomes HMD’s first smartphone to receive a stable Android 12 update.
The update is rolling out in waves, and the first wave includes 27 regions where the rollout will end until December 17. More information here.
Update 7 (December 24, 2021)
STI 09:12: Owners of the Nokia X10 now have something exciting to look forward to over the next few weeks as the company rolls out stable Android 12 to their units.
To start, users in this region will receive the update within the first week:
– Fruit salad
– Netherlands (Tele 2, VF, T-Mobile)
– Saudi Arabia
Update 8 (December 25, 2021)
IST 11:22 a.m.: Nokia has started the stable rollout of Android 12 Wave 2 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)
STI 09:54: Reports now indicate that the Nokia G50 is being 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 (IST): Nokia 3.4 might be the next phone from HMD to get the Android 12 update. The smartphone is recently spotted on Geekbench running the latest Android 12. More info here.
Update 11 (January 22, 2022)
09:40 (IST): Nokia G10 is spotted with the latest Android 12 operating system. This could mean that Nokia may soon release the new operating system for this handset.
Update 11 (January 25, 2022)
00:58 (IST): Nokia 2.4 has appeared on Geekbench running Android 12. This means that the device is ready to receive the new operating system which may arrive soon.
Update 12 (January 31, 2022)
12:51 p.m. (IST): Nokia XR20 has reportedly been certified by Google for 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 a.m. (IST): Nokia 5.4 has appeared on Geekbench along with the latest Android 12. This indicates that this handset will soon receive the Android 12 update.
Update 14 (March 21, 2022)
10:04 a.m. (IST): Nokia G20 has been spotted on Geekbench running Android 12. This indicates that the company may release Android 12 update for this handset soon.
Update 15 (March 29, 2022)
1:28 p.m. (IST): Nokia XR20 users are now receive 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)
5:55 p.m. (IST): Nokia T20 tablet appeared on Geekbench running Android 12. This means that the company is working to bring the latest operating system to this tablet.
Update 17 (April 27, 2022)
6:18 p.m. (IST): The global Nokia 8.3 5G units are now getting the Android 12 update. Moreover, it also brings the April 2022 security patch.
Update 18 (May 10, 2022)
10:35 a.m. (IST): Nokia has released Android 12 update for Nokia 8.3 5G in Finland.
Thanks for the tip: Matti Wartiainen!
Update 19 (May 12, 2022)
11:12 a.m. (IST): Global Nokia 2.4 units are now getting Android 12 update. It can be identified with software version SP1A.210812.016.
Update 20 (May 17, 2022)
4:46 p.m. (IST): Thanks to one of our readers, we now know that Nokia 8.3 5G is getting the Android 12 update in Australia.
Thanks for the tip: John Jackson!
Update 21 (May 19, 2022)
12:57 p.m. (IST): The global units of Nokia G10 and Nokia G20 are now getting the Android 12 update.
Update 22 (May 31, 2022)
11:33 a.m. (IST): Nokia T10, G21 and G11 have been spotted on Geekbench running Android 12. This means that the company may be rolling out Android 12 update for these devices soon.
Update 23 (July 6, 2022)
6:16 p.m. (IST): Nokia is currently rolling out Android 12 update for Nokia G10 users in India. It comes with build number V2.330.
Update 24 (August 9, 2022)
3:47 p.m. (IST): Nokia 5.4 is reportedly getting the Android 12 update in India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Thanks for the tip: Ricardo Arturo Andasol Escalante!
Update 25 (August 10, 2022)
10:31 a.m. (IST): Nokia 3.4 owners now have something exciting to come as the company rolls out the Android 12 update to their devices. It is currently available in India.
Update 26 (September 22, 2022)
2:14 p.m. (IST): One of our readers has confirmed that Nokia 3.4 is now getting Android 12 in Sweden. It can be identified with firmware version ooww_3_330.
Thanks for the tip: Jonathan Sohlberg!
Update 27 (October 19, 2022)
1:14 p.m. (IST): Reports now indicate that the Nokia G21 is being updated to Android 12 in Finland.
REMARK: This table is updated regularly.
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