Despite not being listed on the official Android 12 Beta site during this week’s Google I/O, HMD Global has just announced that the new Nokia X20 will be participating in the Android 12 Beta program.
“We’re extremely excited to announce, due to our close partnership with Google, that we will soon be able to offer access to the first Android12 beta.’”
“We understand that people want to use their phones for longer, and with a Nokia phone, it’s not just hardware durability which comes as standard. A smooth software that performs as new for years is just as important, which is why we want to work closely with our developer community on creating the best possible user experience. Longevity is the foundation of our new line-up of Nokia smartphones, so we offer up to three years of OS upgrades – recognised as one of the most comprehensive offerings in the smartphone market and continue to be the market leader in security updates. The Nokia X20 joins a family of devices that have helped shape Androidfor years.”
The announcement also hinted at a quick update from Android 11 to Android 12 with the Nokia X20, revealing plans to start pushing the new version of Android to handset owners rating in Q3 of this year.
HMD Global has been pretty reliable at releasing major Android updates to its newest smartphones over the past few years and Google has pointed out the all OEMs have been releasing the updates noticeably faster with the last two big updates that have rolled out.
We’re hoping that Nokia and other OEMs can keep up the pace and get Android 12 rolled out to most of their eligible phones before the end of the year. Keeping our fingers crossed.