Android 11 Beta on Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, and Realme phones: Everything you need to know
Update, June 11: Now available for OnePlus 8 series.
The first public beta of Android 11 is here, and it is limited to the Pixels. Google opened up the beta program to 12 third-party OEMs last year, but you'll have to wait a little longer to try out the upcoming version of Android if you're not using a Pixel. Thankfully, we now have confirmation from the likes of OnePlus, Xiaomi, POCO, OPPO, Vivo, and Realme over their participation in the Android 11 Beta.
For now, these are the phones that are eligible for the Android 11 Beta:
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3a XL
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4 XL
- OnePlus 8 (opens in new tab)
- OnePlus 8 Pro (opens in new tab)
These devices will be added to the list before the end of June:
- OPPO Find X2
- OPPO Find X2 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- POCO F2 Pro
- Realme X50 Pro
- Vivo NEX 3S
- iQOO 3
We don't know when the Android 11 Beta program will kick off for other third-party phones, but it is a good bet that we'll hear more in the next two weeks.
As for Pixels, all of Google's phones aside from the first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL can run the Android 11 Beta. If you have an eligible device, here's how to install the build right now. Alternatively, you can use the Android Flash Tool to manually flash the beta build to your Pixel.
Curious to see what's new in Android 11? Here's the rundown of all the new features in the beta:
Here's everything new in the Android 11 Beta
Update, June 11 — The Android 11 beta is now available for the OnePlus 8 series
OnePlus has added the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro (opens in new tab) to the Android 11 beta program. Installing the build will wipe your phone, so be careful.
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Why would anyone want an unstable version of Android OS? PS. Setting aside the fact upgrading to Android 11 isn't important if you own any Android phone, it is rediculous that in 2020, only Pixel phones can get the beta. If Pixel phones didn't exist, then Google would be making Android updates for literally nobody until manufacturers applied Android OS months later.
It's available on Pixel first, the beta will come to other select phones later... As stated in the article.
Whatcha talking bout?
Ugh. No love for the 7T? That's disappointing.
I'm disappointed too as the 7T is my current phone, but of course all the major OEMs except Google focus on their current flagships and for OnePlus, it's the OnePlus 8 series.
I have the 7T also, but I don't want to wipe my phone just to try a beta.
I agree, I did that with my Nokia 8.1 with the Android 10 beta preview last year, which turned out to be the developer preview and my Nokia 8.1 has been the same since I downgraded back to Android 9 Pie, my 8.1 hasn't been the same since because the build of Android 9 Pie o downgraded back to wasn't the same firmware that was shipped with the phone and won't make the same mistake with my 7T.
Hopefully coming to the OP7 Pro soon. :)