The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has been spotted running Android 12. This kind of indicates that the Android 12 beta release for the phone could be right around the corner.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra was spotted running Android 12
The phone was spotted running Android 12 on Geekbench. The listing is from August 22, but it’s now making the rounds. The rest of the benchmarked information is not that important, other than the fact the phone runs Android 12.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra, as most of you know, ships with Android 11 out of the box. One UI 3.1 came pre-installed on top of Google’s OS. Well, Android 12 will bring One UI 4.0 to the company’s devices.
Samsung confirmed that information, by the way. The company also confirmed that the Galaxy S21 series will be the first to get Android 12 update. That goes for all three phones in the series.
Android 12 beta for the Galaxy S21 series could be coming soon. It could be a matter of days, or weeks, we’ll see. Samsung may wait for Google to release a stable version of Android 12, which is also coming soon.
Stable Android 12 build is likely coming to Pixel phones next month
Android 12 should arrive to Pixel smartphones in September, likely in early September. It seems like we’re in for a rather interesting month as far as Android software is concerned.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the most powerful handset in the S21 series, so it’s not surprising that the device appeared with Android 12. It’s highly likely that Android 12 beta will roll out to all three phones at the same time, though.
Android 12 is a major update for Google. The company will make more significant changes to the UI this time around, while it will also add quite a few new features. We’ve been able to try most of them via Developer Preview and Beta updates.
Still, it remains to be seen which features will make it to the final build. Also, Samsung’s Android 12-based One UI skin may differ from stock Android quite a bit. We’ll just have to wait and see.