Welcome to Android 12 Developer Preview! Please give us feedback early and often, and help us make Android 12 the best release yet!

Set up the Android 12 SDK

Within Android Studio, you can install the Android 12 SDK as follows:

  1. Click Tools > SDK Manager.
  2. In the SDK Platforms tab, select Android 12.
  3. In the SDK Tools tab, select Android SDK Build-Tools 31.
  4. Click OK to install the SDK.

Update your app's build configuration

To access Android 12 APIs and test your app's compatibility with Android 12, open your module-level build.gradle or build.gradle.kts file, and update the compileSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion with values for Android 12:

Kotlin

android {
    compileSdkVersion("android-S")

    defaultConfig {
        targetSdkVersion("S")
    }
}

Groovy

android {
    compileSdkVersion "android-S"

    defaultConfig {
        targetSdkVersion "S"
    }
}

To learn about which changes might affect you, and to learn how to test these changes in your app, read the following topics:

To learn more about new APIs and features available in Android 12, read Android 12 features.