Originally announced last year but still not released. And the recent announcement of the last few days was a typo or a mistake, but the new Android TV OS 12 isn’t coming “early” this year. Instead, Google made a correction and postponed the new version of the operating system to a “later” point in the year. With no real details.
The published correction of the text:
- Android 12 will begin appearing on TVs later this year, so now is the time to begin evaluating your app for compatibility.
- Editor’s note: a previous version of this story stated that Android 12 would begin appearing on TVs early this year.
This is new and better with Android TV OS 12:
- “Android 12 for TV highlights include media playback improvements, a refined user interface (with 4K support), and privacy and security improvements. In addition, we are introducing better standards support and improvements for HDMI and tuners.”
FYI: Android TV OS is the basis of both Android TV and Google TV.