Android 11 Beta on Xiaomi, OnePlus, Vivo, and Realme phones: Everything you need to know

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Android 11 Hero (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

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
  • OnePlus 8 Pro

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 to the Android 11 beta program. Installing the build will wipe your phone, so be careful.

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.