An internal document shared by XDA Developers coincides with other releases
According to internal document, Android 12 could be released on October 4th shared by XDA Developers. The next version of Google’s mobile operating system features the new Material U visual design and has been in public beta since May.
The document is used by Google to inform OEM partners when it will stop approving software builds for different versions of Android (which it does for each software update to maintain compatibility with Google Mobile Services). is), according to XDA Developers. October 4th is the date that Google lists as the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) release of Android 12 in the document. XDA Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman noted that these AOSP release dates typically fall on the same day as the launch of the stable release of Android 12 to customers. you can see Rahman’s tweet Below containing a screenshot of the document:
The Android 12 stable update may be released on October 4th, when Google is planning to release AOSP. This tentative release date was also mentioned by 3PL. pic.twitter.com/PMN802gQj0
— Mishal Rahman (@Mishaal Rahman) September 12, 2021
There’s an easy way to give credit to that October 4th date: What’s in the document comparing the release dates of Android 11 and Android 10. The stable version of Android 10 was taken out of beta on September 3, 2019, just like the documentation lists. September 8, 2020, the day Google says that the AOSP release of Android 11 was the same day the software was released to the public. It’s not a hard confirmation, but it looks very likely October 4, 2021 as the Android 12 release date.
Targeting some date in October will put Android 12 in the general ballpark when Google is expected to finally announce the Pixel 6 (as teased and indeed in detail) flagship. Starting the rollout of Android 12 a few weeks ago certainly seems like a possibility.