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When did Google release the retail Android 12 version for the general public with its Pixels and for various phone makers to peruse and adapt to their own interface overlays as they see fit? Well, the first Pixel owners started getting their Android 12 OTA update on getting its public over-the-air rollout on October 19, the day when the latest Pixel 6 models were announced.
- From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps, tap Settings > System updates > Check for system updates.
- If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
- The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.