Ouch: Google pushes new Android TV OS 12 back again

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.

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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.

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