Android 11 is coming to the OnePlus 6 and 6T, but you'll have to wait

OnePlus 6 and 6T 2020 review
OnePlus 6 and 6T 2020 review (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Android 11 beta will reach the OnePlus 6 and 6T later this year.
  • OnePlus has addressed several other community questions regarding its latest smartphones.
  • A fix is coming to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro to improve connection to Android Auto.

Android 12 is soon to end its developer preview and move into beta, which should hopefully hit some of the best Android phones like those from OnePlus. Meanwhile, the company is still working on bringing Android 11 to some of its older devices like the OnePlus 6T. In a community post (opens in new tab) on Thursday, OnePlus gave a time frame for when the OnePlus 6 and 6T would receive the update.

The Android 11 Open Beta version for the OnePlus 6 & 6T is scheduled to be released at the end of August, please stay tuned for our Community posts for more details.

While this is good news for those devices, it still means that the update is several months away. It also means that the stable version of the OS will take even more time to reach the devices, which could be long after Android 12 has dropped on some newer devices later this year. Still, it speaks to OnePlus' commitment to bringing Android 11 to smartphones released in 2018.

On the community forum, OnePlus also addressed some other frequently asked questions. The company states that the connection issues between its newer OnePlus 9 devices and Android Auto are being addressed and should be fixed in the "next stable version." The post also discusses bug fixes for the Gallery app, Weather app, and OnePlus launcher.

Any OnePlus 6 or 6T owners who no longer want to wait for the latest Android version can always consider grabbing the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Both devices offer sleek designs, great specs, and exceptional camera systems, thanks to the partnership with Hasselblad. We can help you figure out the best places to buy the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, some of which may offer trade-in deals for devices like the OnePlus 6T.

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  • August for Android 11 for the OnePlus 6 and 6T? This is a disgrace and proof that OnePlus are no longer great for updates. I expect this same treatment for my 7T, my S20 FE 5G has long since received Android 11. If you care about updates, do not go with OnePlus, go with Samsung, which I'll be sticking with Samsung from here on out, who's software is far better than Oxygen OS anyway.
  • Samsung aren't even releasing Android 11 for the Galaxy S9 though. Both released in 2018. Your S20 FE was released in 2020. It's a much newer phone to the OnePlus 6T. Sure this will be better in future but Samsung are worse than OnePlus for phones of this age. p.s. Better? Very subjective. People hate OneUI bloat. Myself included (and I'm on my third Galaxy).
  • The Galaxy S9 being left behind was unacceptable but Samsung has been on a role with updates since then and is often beating Google with security updates and the 7T came out in 2019, the same year as the S10 which got Android 11 months ago while the 7T is still stuck on Android 10 and only get its Android 11 beta this month, so Samsung is now way ahead of OnePlus in updates now and are as bad as the likes of Xiaomi when it comes to updates. Speak for yourself in what you refer to as bloatware, because most people like One UI, Samsung sells more phones than OnePlus who can only dream of selling as many phones as Samsung when have the hearts and minds of majority of Android users OnePlus will NEVER reach that level because they're Chinese.