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Android 12 Tracker: MIUI 13, One UI 4, ColorOS 12, OxygenOS 12, RealMe UI 3

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Google Android 12 is the latest edition of the Android operating system for mobile devices. The Android 12 comes with a bunch of new features. Various Android-based OEM makers released a customized version of their software skins except for Huawei since it already decided to move forward with HarmonyOS operating system.

The list of Android OEM has customized Android 12 software skin-based software. There are some special ones listed below.

  • One UI 4 – Samsung
  • MIUI 13 – Xiaomi
  • ColorOS 12 – Oppo/OnePlus
  • OxygenOS 12 – OnePlus
  • Realme UI 3 – Real Me

This Android 12 tracker will bring you information regarding the latest Android version modified for different OEMs consisting of major ones – One UI 4, MIUI 13, ColorOS 12, Oxygen OS 12, Funtouch OS 12, Realme 3, and more. check the Android 12 tracker below.

Android 12 tracker

One UI 4.0 (Samsung): Features

Samsung’s One UI 4.0 based on Android 12, the tracker notes every detail for this latest One UI version for Galaxy Devices. One UI 4 for Samsung device brings new UI customization capabilities and privacy features that enhance on-the-go portability in different use cases.

There are new home screen customizations such including better home screen layout, icons, notifications, wallpapers as well as custom widgets to offer deep customization.

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The Android 12 based One UI 4 enhances the One UI security features and provides a robust privacy and protection program. The latest privacy features have a new permission feature, as well as permission history from the past. 

One UI 4.0 Beta is currently open for Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra devices in China, India, Germany, Poland, South Korea, UK, and the US.

However, Sammyfans has brought us an expected device list that could potentially be receiving the next major version of One UI. These are:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 5G
  • Galaxy S20 5G UW
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 5G
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Fold 5G
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6
  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy M32
  • Galaxy A22 5G
  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy F52 5G
  • Galaxy M42 5G
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy M62
  • Galaxy F12
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy Quantum 2
  • Galaxy F42 5G
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy F22
  • Galaxy A52s
  • Galaxy M52 5G

MUI 13 – Xiaomi

The next version of MIUI has its flavor of enhancements and customizations over Android 12. The upcoming MIUI 13, comes with a new user interface that has a clean appearance. 

MIUI 13 will also introduce a new virtual RAM expansion feature for the Xiaomi devices. There are also other optimizations made to the UI in terms of Control Panel, icons, animations, and improved power management for extended use cases.

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These could be the devices that are could upgrade over MIUI 13:

  • Mi 11 Ultra
  • Mi 11
  • Mi 11 Pro
  • Mi 11X
  • Mi 11X Pro
  • Mi 11 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 10
  • Redmi Note 10S
  • Redmi Note 10T
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
  • Redmi K40
  • Redmi K40 Pro
  • Redmi K40 Pro+
  • Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition
  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Redmi K30i 5G
  • Redmi K30 5G Racing
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Poco X3 NFC
  • Poco X3 (Non-NFC)
  • Poco X3 Pro
  • Poco F2 Pro/Poco X2 Pro
  • Poco C3
  • Poco M3 Pro 5G

ColorOS 12 – Oppo:

ColorOS 12 brings customization on top of Android 12. The latest version of Oppo’s custom Android brings a new UI style as well as redesigned icons, system animations, and emojis. These features are – FlexDrop, Smart Sidebar 2.0, Cross-Screen Interconnection feature, Car Screen Projection features, Omoji, Improved Animation, Improved privacy and security, Permissions reminder

This software is now will launch on October 11 for global users. The software is based on Android 12 and has already been released for the Chiese consumers on September 16, 2021.

Here are the ColorOS 12 Eligible Devices:

To be mentioned the company will have also included OnePlus under its ColorOS belt in China. (via RPRNA)

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Early October 2021

  • Find X3 Pro
  • Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition
  • Find X3
  • OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 9 5G

November 2021

  • Find X2 Pro
  • Find X2 Pro Lamborghini Edition
  • Find X2
  • Find X2 League of Legends S10 Limited Edition
  • Reno6 Pro+ 5G
  • Reno6 Pro+ 5G Detective Conan Limited Edition
  • Reno6 Pro 5G
  • Reno6 5G

December 2021

  • Ace2
  • Ace2 EVA Limited Edition
  • Reno5 Pro+ 5G
  • Reno5 Pro+ Artist Limited Edition 5G
  • Reno5 Pro 5G
  • Reno5 5G
  • Reno5 K 5G
  • K9 5G
  • A95 5G
  • A93 5G

The first half of 2022

  • OnePlus 9R 5G
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • Reno Ace
  • Reno Ace Gundam Edition
  • Reno 10x zoom version
  • Reno Barcelona Custom Edition
  • Reno4 Pro 5G
  • Reno4 Pro 5G 2020 Summer Custom Edition
  • Reno4 Pro 5G Artist Limited Edition
  • Reno4 5G
  • Reno4 SE 5G
  • Reno3 Pro 5G
  • Reno3 Pro 5G Classic Blue Custom Edition
  • Reno3 5G
  • Reno3 vitality version
  • K9 Pro 5G
  • K7
  • K7x
  • A93s 5G
  • A92s 5G
  • A72 5G
  • A55 5G
  • A53 5G

OxygenOS 12: OnePlus

The OnePlus device owners are now testing the OxygenOS 12 beta first hand in the global market. Despite its new inheritance of Oppo.

Currently, the Android 12 beta for the OnePlus device is limited to the OnePlus 9 series and may soon expand for global consumers on other OnePlus models.

Below you can check all of the OnePlus Android 12 beta features followed by known issues and their eligible devices. (via RPRNA)

Here are the OxygenOS 12 Features:

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System:

  • Optimized the auto-brightness algorithm to adapt screen brightness to more scenes for a comfortable screen reading experience
  • Optimized the mistouch prevention algorithm for curved screens to reduce accidental touches

New design

  • Added widgets that show key information of apps and provide instant access to functions
  • Optimized the page layout and the presentation of text and color to make key information stand out

Convenience & efficiency

  • Added swiftly switch floated windows, make operation more convenient
    Games
  • Optimized the frame rate performance under heavy-used scenes

Camera

  • Added the feature that supported customize the display order of camera mode
  • Optimized the zoom experience, make it zoom more smoothly

Performance

  • Added the form of chart to display battery usage
  • Newly supported pre-loading the apps that frequently used, to switch them on quickly
  • Improved the response speed of turning on or off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and NFC

Realme UI 3: Realme

Next in line is the fastest-growing Chinese smartphone brand – Realme and its new Realme UI 3 based on Android 12. This new Realme software will unveil on October 13 officially but there’s already a set of features that has been appeared.

Realme UI 3.0 comes with a new user interface and a spaced UI similar to the ColorOS 12. The widgets have a sense of information but the quick settings panel as well seems a copy of EMUI 11.

Realme UI is likely to fall under the following devices. However, it’s not a piece of official information.

Realme Narzo devices:

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  • Realme Narzo 50A
  • Realme Narzo 50i
  • Realme Narzo 30 5G
  • Realme Narzo 30
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
  • Realme Narzo 20 Pro

Note: Above devices are confirmed to receive the next major update, while the below devices are unconfirmed.

  • Realme Narzo 30A
  • Realme Narzo 20A
  • Realme Narzo 20
  • Realme Narzo 10
  • Realme Narzo 10A

Realme GT devices:

  • Realme GT Neo 2
  • Realme GT Master Explorer
  • Realme GT Master
  • Realme GT Neo Flash
  • Realme GT Neo
  • Realme GT 5G

Realme X-series devices:

  • Realme X7 Max 5G
  • Realme X7 Pro Ultra
  • Realme X7
  • Realme X7 Pro
  • Realme X3
  • Realme X3 SuperZoom
  • Realme X50 Pro Player
  • Realme X50m 5G
  • Realme X50 Pro 5G
  • Realme X50 5G

Realme Q-series devices:

  • Realme Q3 Pro Carnival
  • Realme Q3 Pro 5G
  • Realme Q3 5G
  • Realme Q3i 5G

Note: Above devices are confirmed to receive the next major update, while the below devices are unconfirmed.

  • Realme Q2 Pro
  • Realme Q2

Realme V-series devices:

  • Realme V11s 5G
  • Realme V13 5G
  • Realme V11 5G
  • Realme V15 5G

Android 12 Tracker:

October 12, 2021: ColorOS 12 Launched

On October 11, 2021: Oppo launched ColorOS 12, for global users, following its launch in the Chinese market in September. The Beta-testing for devices will begin with Oppo Find X3 and will expand from November to the second half of 2022. (via RPRNA)

October 11, 2021: Android 12 Rootless theme

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XDA reports that there’s a lot that’s new in Android 12 including an addition to resource overlays called Fabricated Overlays, which helps the system to manage the dynamic changes used in Material You and monet, to take a better shape in Android 13, which will be introduced next year.

October 12, 2021: Android 12 At a glance reappearing

Android 12 users are waking up to weather At a Glance. According to 9to5Google, this feature is now rolling out via a server-side and cannot be manually triggered, but hopefully, wider availability is coming sooner than later.

October 13, 2021: Realme UI 3.0 launched

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Realme has launched its latest custom software skin – Realme UI 3.0 based on the Android 12 operating system. It comes with a bunch of new features and will be available for Realme devices.

October 18, 2021:

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Google Calculator app is a prominent place to get your queries to sort out in seconds and it’s the first Android app that is receiving its first post Material You design update. (Via AndroidPolice)

October 19, 2021:

Google officially announced Android 12 for the public, starting today Google Pixel 3 and above devices are eligible to upgrade over the latest Android 12 and can enjoy the latest features offered by this new operating system (via Google)

Android 12 features

October 19, 2021:

Google has launched the Android 12 officially for global consumers but it’ll now gradually upgrade the stock system apps to inherit the Material You Design theme. In the latest edition, Google has changed the Sound app on Pixel phones and adopted the latest design schema. (via – Xda)

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Android 12 Sound App Material You

October 21, 2021:

Samsung is rolling out the fourth One UI 4.0 beta update for the Galaxy devices, which brings a number of new changes, including fixes for issues where some menus were partially untranslated right after an update, Google AOSP reflected, overscroll effect changed from existing glow to stretch form. Furthermore. This One UI 4.0 beta also applies pet lighting effect, stabilizes color theme effect fixes keyboard shortcut issue, adds fixes for calling and texting on other devices.

Bixby not being called on the lock screen, fixes system UI forced shutdown, and many others apply improvements. (via – Sammy fans)

October 21, 2021:

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Well-known Weibo tipster – Digitalchatstation confirmed that Xiaomi MIUI 13 has been improved a lot and many parts of the user interface have also been changed with the new user experience. The base software is Android 11 and 12 versions.

MIUI 13 changed a lot

On November 12, 2021:

OnePlus has opened Android 12 based OxygenOS 12 beta testing for OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 series users around the globe. This is a closed beta test and the corresponding users will be able to test the latest software features ahead of public release. (via OnePlus)

Note: This Android 12 tracker will be updated continuously.

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Huawei should use Android 13?

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Huawei and Android have gone hand to hand for years and the Chinese tech firm has made many changes to evolve throughout the time. But after the events of the U.S. entity list, Huawei had to give up on adapting fully to Google Mobile Services (GMS) and Android.

Therefore, Huawei still uses Android 10 as the base of EMUI 12, which first came into action with EMUI 10 in 2019. However, we are looking forward to the consumers and their deeds to get something new.

Although, Huawei is providing plenty of new features with EMUI 12 but what do you think if the company should start using Android 13 as the base of the upcoming EMUI 13.

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How?

Android is open-source software, which means anyone can download and modify the project. Although, it may need certification to use Google’s core services such as GMS (which, Huawei cannot obtain) but the Android is still under the reach of the Chinese tech maker.

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Also, Huawei is already using Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Android 10 since EMUI 10, so using the Android 13 won’t be a hassle for the firm. However, there are some speculations that might hit our theory into the proceedings.

First, Huawei cannot use the latest Android version as it may bring instability for older smartphones such as Android 13, due to hardware limitations and needs to be optimized heavily. Second, it could cripple the GMS certificate in phones that already have GMS applications.

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Another one is that Huawei doesn’t want to use Android 13 because it is switching HarmonyOS as the base of EMUI sooner or later for global users.

From a consumer’s perspective, old devices have been upgrading for a long time, and devices such as Huawei P30 and Mate 20 are still running robust in users’ hands. Therefore, Huawei has seeded EMUI 12 software for them to refresh the user experience and bring them closer to the HarmonyOS user interface.

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Currently, we cannot say, what’s coming next from the Chinese tech maker but we’ll have to find out more on this matter.

So, what do you think, should Huawei use Android 13 in the next EMUI version? Let us know in the poll below.

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Google Android 13 reportedly restricts sideloading of apps

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Android 13 ceases sideloading of apps to avoid unofficial accessibility services

Google is making efforts to break down the path of apps sideloading with the newest Android 13 operating system. By doing so, the company will mark a full stop on all the ways that grant access to some accessibilities services.

According to the reports, Android 13 has initiated a new move for sideloading apps. As a result, it will become difficult for the users to install the applications outside of the official Play Store. However, Google defines a big reason for taking this step.

The reason behind this Restriction:

When a user performs any task out of the legal platform, it gives rise to several risks for the system. Google explains that when an individual installs any application from an APK file, it opens the gate for various phishing attacks and malware to enter the device. Thus, it becomes very easy for spammers to hack the internal system and read confidential matters.

Android 13 ceases sideloading of apps to avoid unofficial accessibility services

Users can still use Accessibility Services

Although the US manufacturer is trying to shield the privacy of its users, it hadn’t closed the access completely. Individuals still have a choice to sideload the applications. Users can enable or disable the dialog box question for the restricted apps accordingly. Further, users can activate the access in the “allow restricted settings”.

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A notable point that appears here is that Google is only making restrictions over the sideloading apps with Andriod 13. However, other fields like F-Droid and Amazon Stores would not show any such prohibition while installing such stuff.

The changes in these regulations might take place in the time ahead with a stable release of Android 13. But for now, the company is strongly denying the allowance of sideloading apps. One can see this ultimate variation with the call recording applications.

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Why Huawei phones have no Google apps: Reason

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Google apps come with a variety of services and can be found on any Android smartphone. Huawei was also in the same club but everything was changed since the events of May 2019 that lead us towards the removable of Google Mobile Services from phones launched after the above-mentioned timeline.

Time to dive into why you cannot access Google apps pre-built into new Huawei phones.

In May 2019, Huawei was included in the U.S. entity list, a special order from the U.S. commerce department. This order bans top Chinese entities including Huawei from purchasing or selling goods inside the U.S. territory. This results in the lack of access to required components to build new products such as new chipset as well as other important parts of the phone.

The follow-up event has brought in the entrance of Google, which announced to pull Google Mobile Services (GMS) certification eligibility from Huawei phones. Thereafter, new models and including Huawei Mate 30 series haven’t featured Google apps pre-installed coming out of the box.

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Old Phones retained GMS:

The entire scenario has created big havoc among consumers, and many concerns generated among the consumers since then. One of them came from existing smartphone users such as P30 and Mate 20 series that were launched with GMS. However, Huawei and Google later clarified the situation that phones launched before May 2019 and packs with Google services will continue to work as usual and receive software updates on time.

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Google Mobile Services (GMS):

Google Mobile Services or GMS consist of proprietary applications and application programming interface services from Google that comes pre-installed on Android devices including smartphones, tablets, and other eligible smart devices.

HMS:

To fill the shoes left empty in the absence of GMS, Huawei introduced Huawei Mobile Services AKA HMS. This suite includes various new applications and empowered its own application distribution platform – AppGallery to increase the number of developers.

Since Google’s app ecosystem is so vast and powerful, Huawei is continuously improving the developer’s support so that they can develop robust apps and bring them to the AppGallery application store.

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Conclusion:

So, here we are and now you could have a better understanding of why new Huawei phones don’t come with pre-installed Google applications in them.

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