Launched in September, Realme Pad tablet will not receive an upgrade to Android 12

Deepak Gupta January 14, 2022
Updated 2022/01/14 at 12:25 PM

To the disappointment of users of the realme pad tablet, Realme confirmed that this model will not be upgraded to Android 12. It will continue to receive only security updates and bug fixes until the end of its lifecycle. The tablet was launched last September with Android 11 pre-installed.

The information was confirmed by Realme itself during a recent Q&A session in its community in India after the company was asked if the tablet would be upgraded to Android 12:

Q. Will Realme Pad be updated to Android 12?
A. No, Realme Pad will not be updated to Android 12, but will continue to receive security and performance updates throughout its software lifecycle.”

Launched in September, Realme Pad tablet will not receive an upgrade to Android 12
Realme Pad tablet – launched last September with Android 11
pre-installed, it won’t get the upgrade to Android 12
(Disclosure/Realme)

The Realme Pad tablet is currently available in India through the Realme store starting at 13,999 rupees, which would be equivalent to US$ 188 or R$ 1,044 in direct conversion based on the current quote. It has a 10.4-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 (WUXGA+), is equipped with the MediaTek Helio G80 chip with eight cores, 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, card slot microSD with up to 1TB and 7,100mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Launched in September, Realme Pad tablet will not receive an upgrade to Android 12
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The tablet also features an 8MP front camera with HD resolution and 105-degree field of view and an 8MP rear camera with HD resolution. Additionally, connectivity options include support for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. A version with 4G LTE connectivity is also available.

Realme didn’t mention a possible technical reason why it didn’t update the Realme Pad to Android 12, but now it’s very likely that users will think twice about spending money on a Realme tablet. To make a comparison, the Nokia T20 tablet also released in 2021 promises updates to new versions of Android for at least two years and three years of security updates.

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