When will your phone get the Android 11 update? (Updated December 22)
The stable Android 11 update is finally here for select devices. Google officially released the OS on September 8 and started rolling it out to its Pixel phones on day one. The search giant was joined by OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme this year, all of which released the update for a few of its phones on the same day.
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But what about other handsets from companies like Samsung, Sony, and LG? Which models will get the Android 11 update and when? While most manufacturers havenâ€™t announced their release schedules yet, we can get a good idea of what to expect by looking at how fast they shipped out previous versions of Android.
Asus Android 11 update
Asus was surprisingly fast with updating its flagship Zenfone 6 smartphone with Android 10, releasing the update just two months after the OS made its debut. So if the timeframe doesnâ€™t change this year, the company should ship out the first stable Android 11 update sometime in November for the Zenfone 7 series,Â or in December at the latest.
Unfortunately, Asus wasnâ€™t as fast when it came to updating its gaming-centric ROG Phone 2. The update was rolled out back in March, six months after Android 10 made its debut. We hope Asus will speed things up this year for the ROG Phone 3, but donâ€™t hold your breath.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: December 2020
September 15, 2020: According to a post on Asusâ€™ community forum, the company is now rolling out Android 11 beta to Zenfone 6 owners who have registered for the beta program. The update comes in at around 1.3GB. Itâ€™s interesting that Asusâ€™ 2019 flagship got the update before its successor â€” the Zenfone 7 series â€” did.
September 23, 2020: Asus has kicked off a public Android 11 beta testing program for the Zenfone 7 series. To sign up, go to Settings > System > System update and tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner. Then select the â€œEnroll in the Beta Test Programâ€� option and follow on-screen instructions.
October 14, 2020: XDA-Developers reports that Asus has started rolling out the first beta update to Zenfone 7 Pro owners who are part of the testing program. The size of the update is around 1GB.
Google Android 11 update
As expected, Googleâ€™s Pixel phones are among the first ones to get the latest version of Android. The company started rolling out the update on day one as usual, but unlike with Android 10, not all Pixel phones will get it â€” learn more below.
September 8, 2020: Google is rolling out Android 11 to all of its Pixel phones, except for the original Pixel and Pixel XL that were released way back in 2016. This was expected since Google only guarantees three major OS updates for each Pixel phone.
September 17, 2020: Android 11 has now finally been released for the Pixel phones in India. The rollout comes after Google initially delayed the update in India by a week â€” learn more here.
HTC Android 11 update
HTC and software updates donâ€™t go great together. Although the company doesnâ€™t have a lot of phones in its lineup, itâ€™s quite slow when it comes to shipping out the latest versions of Android.
The company released the first Android 10 update back in March, six months after the OS was announced. We donâ€™t have any reason to think anything will change with Android 11, so if you have an HTC phone, youâ€™re in for a wait.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: March 2021
Huawei Android 11 update
The situation with Huawei is a bit tricky because of the US trade ban that prevents the company from using Google services. A lot of Huawei phones will get Android 11, but some of them will come without the Play Store, Gmail, and the rest of Google apps.
These are phones like the P40 Pro, which shipped without these apps in the first place. Older phones like the P30 should also get the latest Android, but they should keep access to Googleâ€™s apps and services that were on the phone at launch. Itâ€™s a similar situation for recent phones from Huaweiâ€™s sub-brand, Honor, which will update its own Magic UI skin with Android 11 at some point.
Based on Huaweiâ€™s track record, we can expect the first stable update of its EMUI skin with Android 11 to be released around two or three months after the initial launch. Huawei usually released its updates in China first, with a global release following shortly after.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: December 2020
LG Android 11 update
Based on the companyâ€™s track record, the first LG phones are expected to get Android 11 in December. These devices will likely be the LG V60 and G8. Others should follow relatively shortly.
Keep in mind that the company generally releases software updates in its home country of South Korea first, before expanding them to other markets. This means that, depending on where you live, you may have to wait even longer (a month or so) to take Android 11 for a spin on your LG device.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: December 2020
Motorola Android 11 update
Motorola isnâ€™t known for being fast with updates. Based on the companyâ€™s Android 11 timeline, we can expect the first update to be released sometime at the beginning of 2021, likely in January or February.
Motorola has a habit of first releasing updates for a number of its phones in Brazil, before rolling it out in other regions. With that in mind, you may have to wait even longer for an update if youâ€™re from the US or Europe.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: January/February 2021
December 21, 2020: Motorola has announced its Android 11 roadmap. It plans on updating 22 Moto and one Lenovo phone to the latest version of Googleâ€™s OS, with the first rollout beginning â€œin the coming months.â€� You can check out the full list of devices below:
- Motorola Razr 5G
- Motorola Razr 2019
- Motorola Edge
- Motorola Edge+
- Motorola One 5G
- Motorola One Action
- Motorola One Fusion
- Motorola One Fusion+
- Motorola One Hyper
- Motorola One Vision
- Moto G 5G
- Moto G 5G Plus
- Moto G Fast
- Moto G Power
- Moto G Pro
- Moto G Stylus
- Moto G9
- Moto G9 Play
- Moto G9 Plus
- Moto G9 Power
- Moto G8
- Moto G8 Power
- Lenovo K12 Note
Nokia Android 11 update
Nokia is great with software updates. It updated its entire lineup to Android 10 last year, and it was quite fast doing so. One of the reasons for being fast is that a lot of Nokia phones are part of the Android One family, which generally get updates fast because the manufacturer doesnâ€™t have to optimize the software as much.
The first Nokia phone received the Android 10 update around a month after the OS was released. Looking at Nokiaâ€™s Android 11 timeline â€” see below â€” things will be a bit different this year. The first update should be released sometime in December.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: December 2020
September 28, 2020: Nokia posted its Android 11 roadmap on Twitter and then quickly pulled the post â€” learn more here. With that in mind, we canâ€™t be sure that the roadmap is accurate, as thereâ€™s probably a reason why Nokia deleted it so fast. Regardless, you can check it out below:
Q4 2020/Q1 2021
- Nokia 2.2
- Nokia 5.3
- Nokia 8.1
- Nokia 8.3 5G
- Nokia 1.3
- Nokia 2.3
- Nokia 2.4
- Nokia 3.4
- Nokia 4.2
Q1 2021/Q2 2021
- Nokia 3.2
- Nokia 6.2
- Nokia 7.2
- Nokia 1 Plus
- Nokia 9 PureView
October 8, 2020: Itâ€™s official â€” Nokia has confirmed to Android Authority that its Android 11 roadmap posted to Twitter around 14 days ago (see entry above) is in fact correct. With that in mind, we expect the first Nokia phone to get the latest version of Android soon.
OnePlus Android 11 update
OnePlus has always been fast with updates and the trend is set to continue with Android 11. The company released an open beta build of the Android 11-based Oxygen OS 11 for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro on day one. The company has also already shipped out a stable version of the latest Android â€” see details below.
See also: Everything you need to know about OxygenOS 11
Although unconfirmed, we expect all OnePlus phones from the OnePlus 6 to get the latest version of Android. After the OnePlus 8, the next phones in line to get the update are most likely the OnePlus Nord and the OnePlus 7T series.
- First stable Android 11 release: October 10, 2020
September 8, 2020: The open beta version of Android 11 is available to download for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro â€” get it here.
October 10, 2020: Looks like our prediction was correct. OnePlus has announced that it started rolling out the stable version of Android 11 with OxygenOS 11 on top to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. The update comes in at around 2.8GB â€” learn more here.
October 14, 2020: OnePlus has confirmed to Android Authority that the OnePlus 7 series will get the Android 11 update in December. The OnePlus 7 series consist of the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro. The upgrades will probably land at slightly different times, but all of them should be available by the end of the year.
December 16, 2020: OnePlus has announced that the Android 11 update for the OnePlus 7 series, which was expected to go live this month, has been delayed due to a few bugs. Thereâ€™s no word on when we can expect to see the update.
Oppo Android 11 update
It looks like Oppo is speeding things up this year, joining a list of companies that have released a beta build of Android 11 on day one. the company. The company has committed to releasing the first stable update by the end of the year, and it delivered on its promise. The first stable Android 11 has already been released â€” see more details below
- First stable Android 11 release: November 3, 2020
September 8, 2020: Oppo has released the beta version of Android 11 for the Find X2, Find X2 Pro, Reno 3, and Reno 3 Pro smartphones. You can apply to test out the software on the Color OS community.
September 14, 2020: Oppo has announced Color OS 11, which is based on the latest version of Android. It also revealed which of its phones will get the beta update of Android 11 and when â€” see below.
- F17 Pro â€” Q4
- Reno 4 series â€” Q4
- F11 series â€” Q4
- A9 â€” Q4
- A92 â€” Q4
- A72 â€” Q4
- A52 â€” Q4
- Reno 10X Zoom â€” Q1 2021
- Reno 3 Pro 5G â€” Q1 2021
- Reno 2 series â€” Q1 2021
- A91 â€” Q1 2021
- F15 â€” Q1 2021
- Original Reno series â€” Q2 2021
- Reno Z series â€” Q2 2021
- A5 (2020) â€” Q2 2021
- A9 (2020) â€” Q2 2021
If you donâ€™t see your device listed above, that doesnâ€™t necessarily mean you wonâ€™t see Color OS 11. These are simply the devices to which Oppo would commit.
September 30, 2020: Oppo has released what it calls a stable beta version of Android 11 for F17 Pro devices in India. To sign up for the update, head to Settings > Software update and then tap the settings icon that shows up. Then tap on the â€œApply for Beta Versionâ€� option followed by â€œUpdate Beta Versionâ€� and follow on-screen instructions â€” you can learn even more here.
November 3, 2020: Oppo has now started rolling out the stable version of Android 11 to the Find X2 series, XDA-Developers reports. The update is available in several countries including Switzerland and India.
November 12, 2020: Oppo is now shipping out the stable version of Android 11 to the F17 Pro. However, the update is only available in India for now.
Realme Android 11 update
Realme knows that fast updates are important, which is why it rolled out a closed beta version of Android 11 on day one â€” see more info below. During the launch of Realme UI 2.0, the company also shared that it will ship out the first stable Android 11 update to the X50 Pro at the end of November. Unfortunately, that didnâ€™t happen, but the company did ship it out in December.
This means that the company is speeding things up this year, as it wasnâ€™t as fast with Android 10. It shipped out the first stable update back in January, four months after Android 10 was officially unveiled.
- First stable Android 11 release: December 4, 2020
September 8, 2020: The closed beta version of Android 11 is available for the Realme X50 Pro. To try out the software, you have to submit an application on the Realme Community.
September 21, 2020: Realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11, has been announced. The company didnâ€™t officially confirm a full list of devices set to get Realme UI 2.0, but an image purportedly from the event suggests that the company will be offering an early access program in three waves, as you can see below.
From September 2020
- Realme X50 Pro
- Realme X2 Pro
- Realme 7 Pro
- Realme 7
- Realme 6 Pro
- Realme Narzo 20 Pro
- Realme Narzo 20
From Q1 2021
- Realme X3
- Realme X3 Superzoom
- Realme X2
- Realme 6
- Realme 6i
- Realme Narzo 10
- Realme Narzo 10A
- Realme C12
- Realme C15
- Realme C3
From Q2 2021
- Realme X
- Realme XT
- Realme 5 Pro
- Realme 3 Pro
- Realme Narzo 20A
Keep in mind that some of these devices may only receive a skin update and stay on Android 10, although we hope that wonâ€™t be the case.
September 24, 2020: Realme has now officially announced its Android 11 roadmap, which is more detailed than the one listed above. But keep in mind that the roadmap, which you can check out below, is for the beta version of the latest Android.
- Realme X50 Pro â€” September 2020
- Realme 7 Pro â€” November 2020
- Realme Narzo 20 â€” November 2020
- Realme X2 Pro â€” December 2020
- Realme 7 â€” December 2020
- Realme 6 Pro â€” December 2020
- Realme Narzo 20 Pro â€” Dec. 2020
- Realme X3 â€” January 2021
- Realme X3 Superzoom â€” January 2021
- Realme X2 â€” January 2021
- Realme 6 â€” January 2021
- Realme C12 â€” January 2021
- Realme C15 â€” January 2021
- Realme 6i â€” February 2021
- Realme Narzo 10 â€” February 2021
- Realme Narzo 10A â€” March 2021
- Realme C3 â€” March 2021
- Realme X â€” Q2 2021
- Realme XT â€” Q2 2021
- Realme 5 Pro â€” Q2 2021
- Realme 3 Pro â€” Q2 2021
- Realme Narzo 20A â€” Q2 2021
November 28, 2020: The beta version of Android 11 is now available for the Realme 7 Pro. However, you have to join the companyâ€™s Early Access program to try it out â€” learn more here.
December 4, 2020: The stable version of Android 11 is now rolling out to the Realme X50 Pro in India â€” learn more here.
Samsung Android 11 update
Samsung is far from the quickest company out there when it comes to Android updates, but it has gotten faster over the years. The tech giant hasnâ€™t shared a release schedule yet, but based on how it handled Android 10 updates, we expect it to release the first stable Android 11 update in select markets by the end of the year.
Related: Samsung One UI 2.5 â€” Everything you need to know
The Galaxy S20Â and Note 20 phones will be among the first to get the latest version of Android, with a bunch of other Galaxy models following soon after. Software support for older Samsung flagships like the Note 9 and S9 stopped with Android 10, so these devices wonâ€™t be upgraded to a One UI-flavored version of Android 11. Older Samsung high-end phones were only guaranteed two major OS upgrades, while newer ones bump the number up to three.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: December 2020
September 9, 2020: Samsung has kicked off its closed beta program for One UI 3.0 based on Android 11, which is aimed at developers. The program is available for the Galaxy S20 phones in South Korea and the US. But keep in mind that in the US, only unlocked and T-Mobile/Sprint phones are eligible to participate â€” learn more here.
October 15, 2020: Samsung has expanded its closed beta program aimed at developers, XDA-Developers reports. After releasing the One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11 in the US and South Korea a month ago, the company is now rolling it out in Germany as well. The update comes in at around 1.8GB.
October 27, 2020: It looks like Samsung is rolling out the One UI 3.0 beta update thatâ€™s based on Android 11 to the Galaxy Note 20 devices in the US. To test out the latest software, you have to sign up via the Samsung Members app. The update is available for unlocked phones, as well as those purchased from T-Mobile and Sprint.
November 11, 2020: Samsung has expanded its One UI 3.0 beta program to the Galaxy Note 10 series, XDA-Developers reports. The phones are already receiving the updates, but only in South Korea for now. No word on when they will get the beta update in other markets, but we probably wonâ€™t have to wait long.
November 17, 2020: It looks like Samsung has delayed the One UI 3.0 beta update for the Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note 10 family, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Z Fold 2. The reason for the delay is that the company encountered problems with the Android 11 release on the Galaxy Note 10 in a limited South Korean test. Thereâ€™s no word on when exactly the update will be released for the phones mentioned, but weâ€™ll be sure to update this post when we know more.
November 25, 2020: The One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series is now live, SamMobile reports. Users in countries including India, South Korea, and the UK can try out the update if they are signed up for the program.
December 2, 2020: Samsung has revealed its Android 11/One UI 3.0 update schedule. The first Samsung phones to get the stable update will be Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, which will get it by the end of this month. You can check out the rest of the schedule below.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy A51
- Samsung Galaxy M31
- Samsung Galaxy M30S
- Samsung Galaxy M21
- Samsung Galaxy A50
- Samsung Galaxy M51
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy A80
- Samsung Galaxy A71
- Samsung Galaxy A70
- Samsung Galaxy A31
- Samsung Galaxy A21S
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A
- Samsung Galaxy A11
- Samsung Galaxy A01
- Samsung Galaxy A01 Core
- Samsung Galaxy M11
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
- Samsung Galaxy A30
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro
- Samsung Galaxy A 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy A30S
- Samsung Galaxy A20S
- Samsung Galaxy A20
- Samsung Galaxy A10S
- Samsung Galaxy A10
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)
December 2, 2020: Verizon has started rolling out the stable version of Android 11 to the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. The unlocked variants of these devices are still stuck on Android 10 for now.
December 9, 2020: Samsung has revealed its Android 11 roadmap for Germany, which is a little different than its roadmap that was revealed a week ago â€” see above. The German timeline includes the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S10e, which will get the updates in February and January. It also includes a few members of the Galaxy A40 series, Samsungâ€™s Galaxy XCover Pro, and even the Galaxy A90. You can learn more by checking out our dedicated article at the link.
December 12, 2020: According to a few users on Reddit, the AT&T variants of the Galaxy Note 20 and 20 Ultra are now receiving Android 11. The update comes in at around 2.5GB. The unlocked versions of the phones have yet to receive the update.
December 18, 2020: According to SamMobile, Samsung has started rolling out Android 11 to the Galaxy S20 FE. This is great news considering that, according to the companyâ€™s timeline, the phone was initially planned to get the update in February. However, keep in mind the update is only available in Russia for now, but we expect it to reach other markets soon.
December 18, 2020: Sprintâ€™s variants of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are now receiving the stable Android 11 with Samsungâ€™s One UI 3.0 skin on top, SamMobile reports.
December 21, 2020: It looks like the unlocked versions of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are now receiving the stable version of Android 11 â€” learn more here.
Sony Android 11 update
Sonyâ€™s timeline reveals that the Xperia 1 II will be the companyâ€™s first phone to get the Android 11 update, followed by the Xperia 5 II, Xperia 10 II, and the slightly older Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. The update should then hopefully make its way to a few older flagships as well as a number of mid-rangers.
The company has already kicked off the update process, releasing the first stable Android 11 update for the Xperia 1 II â€” more info below.
- First stable Android 11 released: December 14, 2020
November 30, 2020: Sony has outlined when eligible Xperia phones will get Android 11. The Xperia 1 II will unsurprisingly be the first in line, with an upgrade arriving in December 2020. The Xperia 5 II and Xperia 10 II should receive their updates weeks later, near the end of January 2021. The original Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 will then follow and should get their OS revisions in February.
Thereâ€™s no mention of Android 11 releases for other Sony Xperia phones at this stage.
December 14, 2020: Xperia Blog reports that Sony has started rolling out the stable version of Android 11 to the Xperia 1 II. The update is only available in Taiwan for now, but it should make its way to other markets soon.
Vivo Android 11 update
Vivo is quite slow when it comes to updates and we donâ€™t expect that to change with Android 11.
The company rolled out the first stable Android 10 update to one of its flagship phones seven months after the OS was released. If Vivo sticks to the same timeline with Android 11, we can expect the first stable update to be released in April.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: April 2021
Xiaomi Android 11 update
Xiaomi is among the companies that released a beta version of Android 11 on the day of its release. The company has also already rolled out the first stable update to the Mi 10 phones â€” see details below.
A lot of other Xiaomi phones â€” as well as devices from its Poco and Redmi sub-brands â€” will follow soon after, although we donâ€™t know exactly which specific models will get the update.
- First stable Android 11 release: November 9, 2020
September 8, 2020: Xiaomi has released the beta version of Android 11 for the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro phones. In a statement to Android Authority, the company said that the update is available for users who participate in their beta program on Global and China ROMs.
October 20, 2020: Gizmochina reports that Xiaomi is rolling out the beta version of MIUI 12 based on Android 11 to the Redmi K20 and K30 4G. However, the update is only available in China for now.
November 9, 2020: According to various sources, the stable versions of Android 11 is hitting Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro devices, but only in China for now. The update weighs in at around 3.6GB.
November 14, 2020: The Redmi K30 Pro Zoom is now receiving the stable version of Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top, IT Home reports. The update is only available in China for now and comes in at around 3.3GB.
November 18, 2020: According to Adimorah Blog, the Indian variants of the Redmi Note 9 are now receiving the stable version of Android 11. The update comes in at around 2.3GB.
November 23, 2020: According to XDA-Developers, the global variants of the Xiaomi Mi 10 are now receiving the stable Android 11 update with MIUI 12 on top. Additionally, the Redmi K30 Pro 5G is also getting the Android 11 update, but only in China.
November 28, 2020: According to a Reddit thread, the global variant of the Poco F2 Pro has received the Android 11 update.
December 9, 2020: Xiaomi has announced that it has released the stable Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro in India.
ZTE/Nubia Android 11 update
ZTE is expected to update a number of its smartphones to Android 11.
Thereâ€™s no word on when that may happen, but based we expect the first ZTE phone to get the Android 11 update sometime in early 2021. The companyâ€™s high-end Axon phones are expected to get updated first, as was the case with Android 10.
- Stable Android 11 release ETA: January 2021
November 6, 2020: According to GizChina, Nubia is rolling out the beta version of Android 11 to the Nubia Z20. The update comes in at around 3.2GB.
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