Android 11: Release Date, Features & When will Your Phone


After Android 9 Pie launch, Google announced that they will follow a numerical order for their future OS versions. So after 2019’s Android 10, we are here to give you an insight on the upcoming Android 11. Recently, Google has launched its Android 11 developer preview. It is way ahead of Google’s yearly routine. Normally it takes till March for developer previews to come out, but this early release just shows how many new changes Android 11 is bringing with it. This is nowhere near what we will see later in the Q3 of 2020, when the stable version launches, but it’s a start to the next Android.

The Android 11 was announced officially on June 10, 2020. Currently, Beta 1 build of Android 11 has been released for all eligible phones which includes Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, and 4 XL devices.

Android 11 Builds Release Timeline
Developer Preview 1 February 19, 2020
Developer Preview 2 March 18, 2020
Developer Preview 3 April 23, 2020
Developer Preview 4 May 6, 2020
Beta 1 June 2020
Beta 2 July 2020
Beta 3 August 2020
Final Build Q3 2020

Android 11 schedule update

Android 11 schedule update

The “Beta Launch Show” event which was set to take place on June 3 has been cancelled due to protests in the US over the killing of George Floyd. Google confirmed that they will unveil the Android 11 at that event. But, Google had postponed the June 3rd event.

Finally, On June 10, Google has launched Android 11 through short-form videos and web pages.

The first Android 11 beta will roll out in June 2020 followed by the second beta in July 2020. The third beta update will release in August 2020. In Q3 2020, We will get the final stable version of the next OS.

The pixel devices are always the first ones to come with the official Android updates, following which other brands start rolling out Android for their devices. Last year it was Oneplus to follow google, this year anyone else might take that crown. After Android 11 is up and running on pixel devices, it will be distributed for any manufacturer to use and provide software updates to all the other latest smartphones.

Android 11 Update Tracker

Developer Preview

Google released the first developer preview on February 19, 2020, second developer preview on March 18, 2020, and third developer preview on April 23, 2020. Now, the company has started rolling out fourth Developer Preview for upcoming Android 11. If you’re already running Developer Preview on your device then you will receive an OTA update.

The second Preview update brings Improved Call screening service, Hinge angle for foldable devices, Scoped storage updates, Support for Variable refresh rate, Synchronized IME transitions and more. The third preview update arrives with a build number of RPP3.200230.017, April 2020 security patch and Google Play Services 20.12.14. It also includes several new features, a set of productivity improvements and bug fixes. In Preview 4, we see an incremental update for stability and performance.

The OS Preview is available on Google Pixel 4 / 4XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL. If you have a Pixel device and you are a developer then you can download the Developer Preview system image and flash it to your device by clicking here.

One can install this developer version of Android, but it will be extremely buggy for normal use. It’s an OS version, intended specifically for developers and that’s what should happen.

Besides, the features that are currently available with this version might change in the stable version and many other new features will make their way into Android 11 too. So till now, what are the notable features we will see in Android 11? Let’s take a brief look into it.

  • Mute notifications during recording
  • Improved touch sensitivity
  • Native screen recording
  • Scrolling screenshots
  • Back gesture tweaking
  • Improved support for curved displays
  • AirPlane mode won’t turn off Bluetooth
  • Share menu App pinning
  • Improved notification shade conversations
  • Chat bubbles
  • Dark mode scheduling
  • One time permissions
  • Scoped storage
  • Better handling of older notifications
  • Project mainline enhancements
  • Reverse charging
  • Motion controls for certain phones

android 11 features

android 11 features

Mute notifications during recording:

It is pretty annoying when you are trying to make an awesome video of the scenery around you, or you want to capture a family moment and a notification pops up. Now with Android 11, you will have uninterrupted video recording with all notifications turned to mute during recording.

Improved touch sensitivity:

This is something that many of us will appreciate. No matter how much stronger the glass is on a phone, we always end up applying a tempered glass to make sure the real glass is never damaged. Sometimes with average quality tempered glasses we face issues of miss swipes and touches but not anymore. Google will incorporate better touch sensitivity on the software side, which will result in flawless touches all the time, even if one has a tempered glass installed on to the device.

Native screen recording:

Screen recording is something Android users have always wished for and here it is finally. We heard rumours about it making it to Android 10 but it failed to do so as it was not yet ready. But with Android 11 that’s a new feature we will have for sure. We will no longer need any additional apps to record our screens.

Scrolling screenshots:

We will finally see scrolling screenshot support in Android with the 11th version. This is easily one of the most anticipated features for Android users.

Back gesture tweaking:

With gestures controlling movements in Android 10, users faced the issue of listing out certain apps menu, when they tried to go back. But with Android, we will see sliders that will allow the user to control the sensitivity of the back gesture. There will be two sliders, one for the left-hand side of the screen and one for the right.

Improved support for curved displays:

Curved displays surely make the device appealing but with curved displays, one can face quite some issues with accidental touches. Now and then unintentional touches end up ruining the experience. But now in Android 11, Google has come up with a new API. This will allow developers to specify the screen area for interaction.

AirPlane mode won’t turn off Bluetooth:

In previous Android versions, we had Bluetooth killed off when Airplane mode was turned on. Then we had to turn Bluetooth on the back again. This is an issue especially considering how popular Bluetooth earphones have been in recent times. So now even when someone toggles on the Airplane mode, the Bluetooth won’t get turned off and keep functioning perfectly.

Share menu App pinning:

There was a feature in Android before, that let users pin their most frequently used apps in the share menu. It was removed but now we have it back on the Android 11.

Improved notification shade conversations:

When a new notification pops up, specifically speaking a text, you have the latest one on top and you can pull it down to tap in the reply. With Android 11 you will be able to do way more than just opening up the topmost latest text to reply. One will even be able to send picture messages right from the notification tab.

Chat bubbles:

Google had this feature for the Android 10 but not many developers or OEMs adopted it. They are not backing down though as this has been pushed out again as a stand out feature of Android 11 so that the OEMs can take a second look at it and implement it further in their Android skins.

Dark mode scheduling:

We will see a dynamic system-wide dark mode in Android 11. This will change the setting on the device between dark mode and normal mode depending upon the time of use, that is depending on the fact as to whether it is day or night or evening time. This came in from Google as a response after other OEMs already made this feature available in previous Android skinned versions.

One time permissions:

Previously on Android 10, we had the feature to allow permission to access location, camera or microphone data only while the app is open. But with Android 11 we will have a one-time permission setting that will enable usage permission only for a single time.

Scoped storage:

Apps will now have access to only certain parts of your filesystem, better protecting a user’s private data. This will basically “silo” apps for data protection. This has already caused a stir though in the development society, and Google has announced that they won’t release this feature in the stable if there are any issues regarding security and access.

Better handling of older notifications:

Presently stable android versions don’t make it easy to access older notifications once they have been swiped off, even sometimes by mistake. But with Android 11 we will have separate setting by the name “Notification history”, that will keep all the information about the older notifications and even new notifications.

Project mainline enhancements:

Android 10 meant users could download Android update parts directly from the play store. This will receive an improvement with even more android parts being pushed out through the play store. This will result in fewer OTA updates.

This might just be a tip of the iceberg though, and we will probably see more features making it to the stable version that will release in the Q3 of 2020.

Reverse charging:

In Android 11 we will see an option to share battery, which means that future Pixel devices will come with reverse wireless charging, and Pixel 5 will be the first one among them.

Motion controls for certain phones:

The Pixel 4 comes with sensors that track air movement. And now we will finally see updates from Android that will make the complete use of this future hardware. Pixel 4 users with Android 11 will be able to interact with apps without really touching the screen if the bugs don’t cause any major issues here.

List of phones eligible for Android 11 update

Brand Eligible Phones
Google Google Pixel 4/ 4 XL
Google Pixel 3/ 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a/ 3a XL
Google Pixel 2/2 XL
Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi Note 10/ 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10/ 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite/ Youth Edition
Redmi K30
Redmi K30 Pro/ Zoom
Redmi 10X 4G
Redmi 10X 5G
Redmi 10X Pro 5G
Redmi K30i 5G
Redmi K30 Racing Edition
Redmi 9
Redmi Note 9
Redmi Note 9S
Redmi Note 9 Pro
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Redmi K20
Redmi K20 Pro/ Premium
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer/ Transparent Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi A3
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
Xiaomi Black Shark 3
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Xiaomi Mi CC9
Xiaomi Mi CC9e
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
Huawei Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
Huawei Mate 30/ 30 Pro
Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche design
Huawei Mate 20/ 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 X (5G/ 4G)
Huawei Mate 20 Porsche RS
Huawei Mate X
Huawei P40 Pro/ P40 Pro+
Huawei P40/ P40 Lite
Huawei P30/ P30 Pro
Huawei Nova 6/ 6 5G
Huawei Nova 5T
Huawei Nova 5/ 5 Pro
Huawei Nova 5Z
Huawei Nova 5i/ 5i Pro
Huawei Nova 7/ 7 Pro/ 7 SE
Huawei Enjoy 10/ 10S/ 10 Plus
Huawei MatePad
Huawei MediaPad M6
Honor Honor 30
Honor 30 Pro
Honor 30 Pro+
Honor 30s
Honor X10 5G
Honor 9A/ 9C/ 9S
Honor V6
Honor V30 Pro/ View 30 Pro
Honor V30/ View 30
Honor V20/ View 20
Honor 20
Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Youth Edition
Honor 20S
Honor 9X
Honor 9X Lite
Honor 9X Pro
OnePlus OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus 7T
OnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus 6
OnePlus 6T
Realme Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme 6S
Realme X50 Pro Player
Realme Narzo 10
Realme Narzo 10A
Realme X50 Pro 5G
Realme X50 5G
Realme X50m 5G
Realme 3 Pro
Realme 5 Pro
Realme 6 Pro
Realme 6
Realme 6i
Realme C3
Realme X2
Oppo Oppo Ace2
OPPO Find X2/ Find X2 Pro
Oppo Find X2 Lite/ Find X2 Neo
Oppo F11/ F11 Pro
Oppo F15
Oppo Reno3 Pro (5G)
Oppo Reno3 (5G)
Oppo Reno3 Youth
Oppo Reno2/ Reno2 F/ Reno2 Z
Oppo Reno Ace
Oppo A9 (2020/ 2019)
Oppo A9x
Oppo A92
Oppo A92s
Oppo A52
Oppo A72
Vivo Vivo S6 5G
Vivo Z6 5G
Vivo iQOO Z1
Vivo X50 Lite
Vivo Y70s
Vivo NEX 3S 5G
Vivo NEX 3 5G
Vivo NEX 3
Vivo V19
Vivo Y50
Vivo Y30
Vivo iQOO
Vivo iQOO Neo
Vivo iQOO Neo 855
Vivo iQOO Pro
Vivo iQOO Pro 5G
Vivo iQOO Neo3 5G
Vivo iQOO 3 5G
Vivo NEX Dual Display
Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing
iQOO Neo 855+
iQOO Neo 855 Plus
iQOO Neo 855s
Nokia Nokia 1.3
Nokia 2.3
Nokia 2.2
Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 3.1 A (AT&T)
Nokia 3.1 C (Cricket)
Nokia 8.1
Nokia 7.2
Nokia 6.2
Nokia 4.2
Nokia 3.2
Nokia 8.3 5G
Nokia 5.3
Asus Asus 6z
Asus Zenfone 6
Asus ROG Phone 2
Sony Sony Xperia 1
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 1 II
Sony Xperia 10 II
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S10/ S10e
Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy S20/ S20+
Galaxy S20 Ultra (5G)
Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10+
Galaxy Note 10 5G
Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Galaxy Z Flip
Galaxy Fold (5G)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy A01
Samsung Galaxy A11
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Samsung Galaxy A21
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A30
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A41
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50s
Galaxy A51/ A51 5G
Samsung Galaxy A70
Galaxy A71/ A71 5G
Samsung Galaxy A80
Samsung Galaxy A8s
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
Samsung Galaxy M30s
Samsung Galaxy M31
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Galaxy M11
Samsung Galaxy M40
Galaxy Xcover 4s
Galaxy Xcover Field Pro
Galaxy Xcover Pro
Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019)
Galaxy Tab Active Pro (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Galaxy Tab S6 (5G)
Motorola Moto G Pro
Moto Edge
Moto Edge+
Motorola Moto G Stylus
Motorola Moto G Power
Motorola Moto Razr 2019
Motorola One Hyper
Motorola One Action
Motorola One Vision
Motorola Moto Z4
Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Essential Essential Phone (PH-1)
LG LG V50 ThinQ
LG V50S ThinQ
LG V60 ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ
LG G8 ThinQ
LG G8X Thinq
LG Velvet
LG V60 ThinQ 5G
LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW
Poco Poco X2
Poco F2 Pro

Note: The above list is not official. The list is prepared based on the company’s software update policy and previous track records. We will keep an eye on the official announcement and update the list. However, you can rest assured that the devices included in the Eligible column have a high chance of tasting the Android 11 update. Additionally, we have compiled an unofficial list(below) of devices that may not be eligible for the next OS upgrade.

These devices may not receive Android 11

Brand Not Eligible
Google Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel C
Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Redmi 8/ Redmi 8A/ 8A Dual
Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S
Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8T
Xiaomi Mi Play
Xiaomi Black Shark
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
Redmi Y3/ Y2/ Y1/ Y1 Lite
Redmi 7/ 7A
Redmi 6/ 6 Pro/ 6A
Redmi Note 6 Pro
Redmi Note 5/ 5 Pro
Redmi 5/ 5A
Redmi 4/ Note 4
Mi 6
Mi 6X
Huawei Huawei Mate 10/ Mate 10 Pro
Huawei Mate 10 Lite
Huawei Mate 10 RS Porsche Design
Huawei P20/ P20 Pro
Huawei P Smart 2019
Huawei P smart 2020
Huawei P Smart Z
Huawei Nova 4/ 4e
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
Huawei Y9 2019
Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
Huawei Y7 2019
Huawei Y7 Prime (2019)
Huawei Y6 2019
Huawei Enjoy 9/ 9S/ 9e
Huawei Maimang 8
Honor HONOR View 10
HONOR 10/ 10 GT
HONOR 10 Lite
HONOR 10 Youth Edition
HONOR Note 10
HONOR 8X/ 8X Max
Honor 7X
HONOR Magic 2
Honor 9N (9i)
OnePlus OnePlus 5
OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3T
Realme Realme 1
Realme 2
Realme 3
Realme 5
Realme 5i
Realme 5s
Realme C1
Realme C1(2019)
Realme C2
Realme U1
Oppo Oppo Find X Series
Oppo Reno
Oppo Reno 5G
Oppo Reno 10x zoom
Oppo Reno Z
Oppo Reno A
Oppo A91
Oppo A5 (2020)
Oppo R17
Oppo RX17 Neo
Oppo RX17 Pro
Oppo R15
Oppo R15 Pro
Vivo Vivo S1/ S1 Pro
Vivo Z5/ Z5i/ Z5x
Vivo X30/ X30 Pro
Vivo X27/ X27 Pro
Vivo U3
Vivo Y9s
Vivo V17/ V17 Pro
Vivo V15/ V15 Pro
Vivo V11/ V11 Pro
Vivo X23
Vivo X21s
Vivo U20
Vivo U10
Vivo Z3/ Z3i
Nokia Nokia 7.1
Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 6.1
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Nokia 1 Plus
Nokia 3.1
Nokia 3.1 Plus
Nokia 5.1
Nokia 1
Nokia 5.1
Nokia 2.1
Asus Aus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2
Asus ZenFone Live L2
Asus ZenFone Live L1
Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2
Aus Zenfone Max Shot
Asus ZenFone 5Z
Asus ZenFone 5
Sony Xperia 10
Xperia 10 Plus
Xperia 10
Xperia 10 Plus
Xperia XZ2
Xperia XZ2 Compact
Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xperia XZ3
Xperia XZ2
Xperia XZ2 Compact
Xperia XZ2 Premium
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9+
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Galaxy A10e
Samsung Galaxy A10s
Samsung Galaxy A20
Galaxy A20e
Samsung Galaxy A6/ A6+
Samsung Galaxy A60
Samsung Galaxy A6s
Samsung Galaxy A7
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
Samsung Galaxy A8, A8+
Samsung Galaxy M10
Samsung Galaxy M10s
Samsung Galaxy M20
Samsung Galaxy M30
Samsung Galaxy A9
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018)
Galaxy J7 Duo (2018)
Galaxy J7 Prime 2 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018)
Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 (2018)
Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy J3
Samsung Galaxy J4 Core
Samsung Galaxy J4/ J4+
Samsung Galaxy J6/ J6+
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018)
Motorola Motorola P30
Motorola One Power (P30 Note)
Motorola One (P30 Play)
Moto E5 Cruise
Moto E5 Plus
Moto X4
Moto G8 Play
Moto G7
Moto G7 Play
Moto G7 Plus
Moto G6 Play
Moto G7 Power
Moto G6
Moto G6 Plus
Moto E6
Moto E6 Play
Moto E6 Plus
Moto E5
Moto E5 Play
Moto E5 Play Go
Moto Z3
Moto Z3 Play
HTC U19e
HTC Desire 19s
HTC Desire 19+
HTC Wildfire X
HTC Wildfire R70
HTC U11 Life
HTC U11+
LG K30
LG K50
LG K61
LG Q60
LG Q51
LG Q70
LG Stylo 6
LG Q61
Poco Poco F1
Pocophone F1

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