Android 11 is available in final version. Unfortunately, if you’re used to Google’s mobile OS, you know that doesn’t mean an update is waiting for you on your smartphone. The fragmentation of Android leaves the responsibility for updates to the manufacturers and the latter sometimes need several months to adapt Android 11 to their own software. In other words, the deployment of Android 11 may not be completed when the first smartphones will receive … Android 12.
However, the situation is improving every year. Google is trying to simplify the update process so that builders get through it fairly quickly. In this article, which will be regularly updated, 01net.com lists the devices eligible for Android 11 for you.
Google Pixel, first served
As usual, smartphones designed by Google are entitled to the new Android from day one. It is also the first time that Google has abandoned a generation, in this case that of the first Pixels of 2016.
Xiaomi starts testing
At Xiaomi, Android 11 should arrive quickly. As of September 8, three smartphones can download a beta of MIUI 12 based on the final version of Google’s update. Simply fill out a form to get there.
According to Xiaomi forums, around thirty devices will be entitled to Android 11 soon. We will add them to this article once Xiaomi formalizes their names.
OnePlus in beta
Same thing at OnePlus which offers for its part an open beta of OxygenOS 11, its new overlay based on Android 11. Only two high-end smartphones are currently eligible even if the brand has already confirmed that d other mobiles will be entitled to it.
• OnePlus 8 Pro, update available in beta
• OnePlus 8, update available in beta
Oppo, the new ColorOS is coming
On Monday, September 14, Oppo will unveil its new ColorOS 11 overlay. Based on Android 11, the latter should be compatible with many devices. In the meantime, it is already possible to install a beta on four smartphones.
• Oppo Find X2 Pro, update available in beta
• Oppo Find X2, update available in beta
• Oppo Reno3 Pro, update available in beta
• Oppo Reno3 update available in beta
Realme, an eligible smartphone
Oppo’s little cousin also wants his open beta. Only one of its smartphones, its most high-end, is already eligible. The others will be announced later.
• Realme X50 Pro, update available in beta
Samsung: S20, S10… and S9?
So far, Samsung hasn’t announced anything. The Korean brand is often mocked for its delay and is unlikely to roll out Android 11 to its Galaxy S20s before the end of the year. In contrast, Samsung. announced a few weeks ago that it would now update its smartphones for 3 years, compared to 2 years so far. Devices released in 2018, like the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, will they receive Android 11?
Huawei, still a little hope?
Finally, at the risk of surprising you, owners of a Huawei smartphone with Google services could be entitled to Android 11. The Chinese brand will unveil Thursday, September 10 EMUI 11, its new overlay most likely based on the Google OS. It remains to be seen whether, legally, Huawei will be able to update to Android 11, for its P30s in particular, or whether it will have to be satisfied with the open source version.