After months of waiting, Android 11 is finally here! It’s Android 11 Beta 1 for now, but the point is Android fans will shortly be running the latest Android update on their devices.
The latest Android version comes with several features including a new Conversation section within the notification shade, new permissions, in-build screen recorder, Facebook Messenger like chat heads aka Bubbles, revamped Power menu, and a lot more.
When will my device get Android 11?
Of course, many won’t get their hands on Android 11 right away, at least not for the first six to eight months, I presume. Only 8.2% Android users all over the world are running Android 10 as of April 2020, so you can imagine how long it will take before the latest Android version lands on your device.
We also can’t ignore the impact of COVID-19. Google had to cancel its yearly developer conference (Google I/O 2020) and even postpone the Android 11 beta event, which wouldn’t make sense now given the first beta is out.
If the Android maker itself is having a tough time delivering the Android 11 updates, there is no saying how long the smartphone manufacturers are going to take.
But before you freak out, know that there is a Google beta program in place, and it goes without saying devices that are eligible for Android 11 beta will be the first to receive the update (after Google Pixel users, of course).
The Android update situation overall has also improved, thanks to Google’s Project Treble program and more Android One devices in the smartphone market.
I can’t say the same for Chinese OEMs as they are known for taking their time. Their update process generally lasts for the entire year. To give you an idea, Oppo’s ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 is still in the roll-out stage.
Also, Huawei devices won’t be getting the Android 11 update due to Huawei’s US ban.
With these out of the way, let’s look at the Android 11 update mobile list —
Android 11 smartphone list
Here are all the devices that are either eligible or are confirmed to get the Android 11 update. We will be continuously updating this article as soon as we see any new official announcements.
The Google Pixel series will be the first to receive the Android 11 stable update. As of now, all Pixel devices are eligible to test the Android 11 first beta, except the Google Pixel 1. In other words, the original Pixel won’t be getting an Android update this time.
Android 11 on Google Pixel devices –
- Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (beta)
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (beta)
- Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL (beta)
- Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (beta)
Xiaomi has the biggest market share in India. In order to keep its position, Xiaomi also wants to get its hands on Android 11 as soon as possible.
The Chinese smartphone maker has already released MIUI 12 based Android 11 first beta to a handful of devices.
MIUI 12 Android 11 on Xiaomi –
OnePlus recently released new flagships — OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. There is no way the Chinese OEM is backing away from the latest Android 11 update.
Android 11 on OnePlus
Other Chinese OEMs have also confirmed or rolled out Android 11 beta updates for their respective devices. These include
- Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro (beta by the end of June)
- Vivo NEX 3S 5G and iQOO 3 (beta)
- Realme X50 Pro 5G (beta in early July)
Phone makers such as Samsung, ASUS, Nokia, and others are most likely to jump the Android 11 beta program in the coming weeks.
We will keep this article up to date with every new announcement related to the Android 11 update mobile list. Stay tuned to Fossbytes and follow our Android 11 coverage.