Android 11: You can install the new OS from Google on these phones today. Here’s how

Android 11 is available here.

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Android 11 is ready for your phone, as long as it’s compatible. And if not, it could be soon – phone brands will want to quickly track the new OS from Google for their best phones. Android 11 update brings a plethora of new features, including Screen to control your connected devices, Redesigned media controls, improved notifications and a new messaging feature called BubblesThat you will love or hate.

As is usually the case with the major Android updatesWhen will you receive the update depends on who made your device. Google said Android 11 is rolling out in Pixel 2 And the latest phones in this range, plus OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo And Realistic who I am Phones now.

Do you own a Pixel? You are a few steps away from Android 11

Open the “Settings” app on your phone, and at least tap Pixel phone the system > Developed > system update > Checking for updates. If your phone doesn’t find the update right away, be patient. As always with Google, the update rolls out slowly, so it may take a few days before it appears on your phone – just keep checking.

Once your phone finds the update, just follow the instructions to install it as you would any other update. I recommend connecting your phone to a charger and a strong Wi-Fi connection to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.

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Android 11 will arrive just like a regular update on your Android phone.

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There is an open beta version for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

If you have OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro, The company has launched an open beta version of the OxygenOS 11 update, which includes Android 11. Anyone who wants to see new features before their official release needs to visit the OnePlus forums, where instructions and details are posted. The installation won’t force you to reset your device or lose any data, but it is a trial version so proceed with caution.

I installed the update on OnePlus 8, by following the steps shown in the post, and it took about 30 minutes to complete. You can download the file directly to your OnePlus phone and use the OnePlus file manager app to move it to the root storage folder, or download it to your computer and transfer the file to your phone for installation.

You can downgrade to a more stable version of OxygenOS if there are a lot of issues with the beta, but be warned will Wipe all data from your phone.

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Get an early look at Android 11 on your OnePlus phone.

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What about Nokia, Xiaomi and Oppo?

Not every phone maker has publicly announced plans for Android 11, but we know that Nokia has confirmed that it will release Android 11.

Oppo will officially announce the ColorOS 11 update on September 14 via a livestream, and has also opened a limited trial version for Find X2, Find X2 Pro, Reno3 (4G) and Reno3 Pro (4G).

Xiaomi posted on Twitter That Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will be the first devices to get Android 11, and the company has also launched a beta program for early adopters.

We’ll keep updating this list as more device makers announce their plans to roll out Android 11 to their phones.

What to do if you are in public beta?

You don’t have to do anything special if you are testing Android 11 on a Pixel phone through Google’s public beta. Once the update is available for your phone, you will update to the official version of Android 11 and “exit” the beta program.

You can double-check that you are no longer registered for the beta program on the beta website: your device should say “Subscribe” under it.

I’ve been testing Android 11 for a while now, and I’ve found it Some of the features that will change the way you use your phone. There is also some Major improvements to privacy features Included in the update. For more general, but great Android tricks too, Check out these hidden features.

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