The current version of the Android operating system for smartphones and tablets is Android 12. It was released in September 2021 and has since received regular updates with new features and security enhancements.
Android 12 is available on a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablets from various manufacturers. It includes, a number of new features and improvements. Such as a redesigned user interface, improved privacy controls, and support for the latest Android app development tools.
To check which version of Android you are currently running on your device, you can follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Scroll down and tap on the “About phone” or “About tablet” option.
- The version of Android that you are currently running will be displayed under the “Android version” heading.
It is important, to keep your version of Android up to date. In order to take advantage of the latest features and security updates. You can check for updates, by going to the “Software update” or “System update” section in the Settings app. And following the prompts to download and install any available updates
Android 12 supports OTG (On-The-Go)
Yes, Android 12 supports OTG (On-The-Go) functionality. OTG allows an Android device, to act as a host for other USB devices. Such as digital cameras, keyboards, and flash drives. Allowing you to transfer data or use the connected device on your Android device.
To use OTG, on an Android device running Android 12. You will need a USB OTG adapter and a device that is compatible with OTG. To check, if your Android device supports OTG. You can try connecting a device using an OTG adapter and see if it works. Some devices, may also have a USB OTG setting in the device’s settings menu. That you can toggle to enable or disable OTG support.
Keep in mind, that not all Android devices support OTG. And that even if a device supports OTG, it may not be compatible with all USB devices. If you have any issues, using OTG on your Android device. You may need to check with the manufacturer for more information.
How to check USB OTG support
check if your smartphone supports USB On-The-Go (OTG), you can follow these steps:
- Check the manufacturer’s website or documentation for your smartphone. Many smartphones include information about their USB OTG capabilities in the technical specifications or user manual.
- Install and open an app that can detect USB OTG support on your smartphone. There are several apps available, on the Google Play Store. That can help you to determine whether your smartphone supports USB OTG.
- Connect a USB OTG cable to your smartphone and a USB device, such as a keyboard or flash drive. If your smartphone supports USB OTG, the device should be recognized and you should be able to access its contents.
- If your smartphone, does not recognize the connected device. Or if you are unable to access its contents, it is likely that your smartphone does not support USB OTG.
It is important to note that not all smartphones support USB OTG, even if they have a USB port. However, many newer smartphones, do support USB OTG. So it is worth checking the manufacturer’s website or documentation to see if your smartphone is compatible.