Google has started rolling out beta builds of the next Android version, Android 11, nearly two weeks ago.
Understandably, the first devices to get them were the big G’s own Pixel smartphones, namely the Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL.
There are, however, non-Pixel units that have already received Android 11 beta 1 as part of the Developer Preview Program, with more announced June 22nd.
Below, we list the said Android models — phones that will most likely get the stable version of Android 11 ahead of other devices starting around third quarter of 2020, too. We also added the links to the beta builds for each handset. But please, if you’re not a developer, much less tech-savvy, don’t flash the ROM just yet; being early builds, they have many known issues.
- OnePlus 8 (released June 12)
- OnePlus 8 Pro (June 12)
- Vivo NEX 3S 5G, Chinese variant (June 12)
- Vivo iQOO 3, Chinese variant (June 12)
- Vivo iQOO 3 4G, global (June 12)
- Vivo iQOO 3 5G, global (June 12)
- Xiaomi Mi 10 (June 16)
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (June 16)
- OPPO Find X2 (June 22)
- OPPO Find X2 Pro (June 22)
- Redmi K30 Pro 5G, globally rebranded as the POCO F2 Pro (June 22)
We’re expecting the Realme X50 Pro 5G to get beta 1 in a few weeks, in early July. We’ll update this list as soon as the initial build for the phone is announced.
Android 11 focuses on people, controls, and privacy
Google says Android 11 revolves around three main themes: People, Controls, and Privacy. It’s making the mobile operating system more people-centric; more helpful when you want to get quick access to your smart devices and control them in one space; and more private through additional control over sensitive permissions and faster updates.
Some of the new features of Android 11 include native screen recording, notification history, and auto-revoke app permissions. You can read more about the upcoming version here.
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