The day has finally come for Android, and no, we’re not talking about another phone being released. Not yet at least. Instead, Google has finally dropped the official release of Android 11, which has been in beta for the past few months but is now available for Pixel owners everywhere starting today.
As is the case every year, Google’s lineup of smartphones gets the first taste of the latest version of Android. But since Google doesn’t make up the entire Android market, you’re probably wondering when your phone will get updated?
As we’ve already stated, Google’s Pixel lineup of phones, going all the way back to the Pixel 2 and 2 XL can be updated starting today. Here’s the entire list, which will likely grow in the coming weeks as we are expecting to see the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G.
- Pixel 4a
- Pixel 4 / 4 XL
- Pixel 3a / 3a XL
- Pixel 3 / 3 XL
- Pixel 2 / 2 XL
Whether there was pressure from Google, or not, it seems Samsung is finally getting “hip” to releasing software updates sooner rather than later. The company has even gone so far as to confirm that many of its recently-launched devices will get three years of software updates, instead of the usual one or two-year limit. Although you can’t upgrade to Android 11 today, Samsung has already started its developer beta program for select devices. This not only brings Android 11 but will have Samsung’s One UI 3.0 in-tow.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20+ / S20 Ultra
Samsung is really good about releasing a slew of smartphones at different price points, but these are the phones that we are sure will see the update to Android 11 at some point.
- Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+
- Galaxy S10 / S10+ / S10E
- Galaxy S10 Lite
It seems that OnePlus has been slightly slacking on being as fast as Google when it comes to software updates. And that could change even more with OxygenOS 11. However, the company has started its Open Beta program for the two flagship handsets that were launched in 2020. So if you want to get a taste of Android 11 and the new design with OxygenOS now, you can sign up to be one of the first to try it.
- OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro
Where OnePlus excels over just about every other Android OEM is with supporting devices that have largely been forgotten. The company has confirmed that Android 11 will come to devices dating back to the OnePlus 6, which launched all the way back in 2018. Two years may not seem like a long time, but its an eternity in the smartphone/tech world.
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus 7T / 7T Pro / 7T Pro McLaren Edition
- OnePlus 7 / 7 Pro / 7 Pro 5G
- OnePlus 6T / 6T McLaren Edition
- OnePlus 6
LG has been playing it quiet in 2020, only releasing a few devices and nothing that has been earth-shattering. Instead, there’s a new focus on the mid-range market with devices like the LG Velvet. These are the LG phones that should see an update to Android 11.
- LG Velvet
- LG G8
- LG G8X
- LG V60
- LG V50
- LG V50S
We really aren’t sure what Motorola is doing at this point, as the RAZR fell flat, and the Edge arrived in a time where the “curved display” fad is getting rather old. Nonetheless, the company is continuing to provide some solid smartphones, especially in the budge market with its G Fast, Power, and Stylus devices.
- Motorola Edge / Edge+
- Motorola RAZR
- Moto G Fast / Power / Stylus
- Motorola One Fusion+ / One Hyper
There are more Android OEMs than you can count, but the list gets smaller when you start looking at the major options. For some of the following devices, there are beta programs available that you can get signed up for today, but all of these should see the Android 11 update at some point.
- Mi 10 / Mi 10 Pro / Mi 10 Youth Edition
- Mi Note 10 / Note 10 Pro / Note 10 Lite
- Mi 9 / Mi 9 Pro 5G / Mi 9 SE / Mi 9 Lite
- Redmi K30 / K30 Pro
- Redmi 9 / 9A / 9C
- POCO M2 Pro
- POCO X2
- POCO F2 Pro
Huawei is stuck between a rock and a hard place, as it no longer can use Google’s version of Android on its devices. Instead, the company will be likely shifting to EMUI 11 sometime in the near future, and these are the devices that will likely see the update:
- Huawei P40 line
- Huawei P30 line
- Huawei Mate 30 line
- Huawei Mate 20 line
- Nokia 9 PureView
- Nokia 8.3
- Nokia 8.1
- Nokia 7.2
- Nokia 6.2
- Oppo Find X2 series
- Oppo Reno 3
Currently, ASUS is only offering an Android 11 beta for one device, the ASUS Zenfone 6. We are expecting to see more devices such as the ROG Phone 2 / 3 and other ZenFone devices see an update at some point.