A bit behind its launch on smartphones, Android 12 has simply formally launched on Android TV. Sadly, it’s unclear when it’s going to really arrive on shopper gadgets.

Quietly introduced on Google’s developer web site right now, Android TV 12’s ultimate steady launch is now out there with each Android TV and Google TV variations. As with the beta updates, Android TV 12 continues to be solely out there on Google’s ADT-3 developer system.

Regardless of Google’s early beta launch, Android TV 12 is definitely seeing its steady launch significantly later than Android TV 11 final 12 months, which made its steady debut in September.

Whatever the timing, Android 12 brings with it a number of new options in your tv. This contains overdue assist for 4K rendering of the homescreen and UI, Android 12’s new privateness indicators and toggles, in addition to assist for HDMI CEC 2.0 and extra. We’ve taken a better take a look at Android TV 12 in earlier protection. Google explains:

With the official launch of Android 12, we’re additionally making the latest platform launch out there for TV. Take this chance to start out constructing and testing your apps to make it appropriate with the most recent Android launch on the brand new Google TV expertise. Alternatively, the construct photos for the usual Android TV expertise are additionally out there for obtain.

We now have added additional customizations in Android 12 to enhance the expertise and compatibility on TV gadgets. A number of the highlights coming with Android 12 for TV are media playback enhancements, extra refined consumer interface capabilities, and privateness and safety enhancements. As well as, we’re introducing higher requirements assist and enhancements for HDMI and tuners.

Google is now rolling out Android 12 to ADT-3 by way of an OTA replace, and the improve can be out there for guide obtain right here.

Sadly, there’s no clear signal of this replace for Google’s personal Chromecast dongle, which continues to be operating Android TV OS 10 and hasn’t seen any updates in a number of months. We’ve reached out to Google to see if the corporate has plans for a future replace to Android 12 for the favored streamer, however the firm wasn’t instantly out there for remark.

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