Today Google is showing off the new Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G during the “Launch Night In” event, which is Google’s fall hardware event. At the same time, the company is rolling out the stable version of Android 11, but not all phones running the OS will get the update collectively.
Of course, the first devices that will get the new Android 11 will be the Pixel phones but also selected OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme devices will be among the first to receive the latest version of the OS.
Most manufacturers haven’t made an official announcement on when they will start running on Android 11, but we can take a safe guess judging on past updates. See when your phone might get the new OS:
Samsung was never the quickest to update its OS to the latest version, but in recent years it has gotten better at it. The first devices to receive the Android 11 update will be the flagship Galaxy S20 and Note 20 phones, followed by other Galaxy models soon after. We can expect the stable version of the OS to reach selected markets by the end of November.
Xiaomi was one of the first to roll the beta version of Android 11 on its devices. There is no official date for when the stable version of the OS will be available, but the Mi 10 phones are likely to get Xiaomi’s MIUI with Android 11 build by the end of September or at the beginning of October.
In the past, OnePlus was quick to update its operating system, and this is set to continue with the latest version. The company will most likely start with the OnePlus 8 Series, followed by the Nord and 7T Series. The new Android 11 will most likely be available by the end of the month or at the beginning of October.
Oppo was also one of the first to release the beta version of Android 11 on its phones, so we can expect to see the stable version update sooner rather than later. The company is committed to releasing the first stable update by the end of the year.
Realme was one of the first in line to put the beta version of Android 11 on its devices, as it understands the importance of quickly updating its OS. During the launch of Realme UI 2.0, the company also shared that it will ship out the first stable Android 11 update to the X50 Pro at the end of November.
Because of the US trade ban, Huawei is prevented from using Google services, so the situation here is a bit complicated. Most Huawei phones will get Android 11, but some of them will come without the Play Store, Gmail, and the rest of Google apps. We can expect the first stable update of its EMUI skin with Android 11 to be released around two months after the initial launch. Huawei usually released its updates in China first, with a global release following shortly after.
For the last OS update, Asus was one of the first to update its Zenfone 6 smartphone with Android 10. This year we can expect the same to happen with the Zenfone 7 series, which are set to receive the update sometime in November. We can’t say the same for the ROG Phone 3, the previous ROG Phone 2 took more than six months to get the latest version of Android 10 at the time.
LG phones are expected to get Android 11 in December, the LG V60, and G8 to be among the first to run on the latest OS. Bear in mind the company usually releases updates in South Korea first, before expanding them to other markets.
The first Sony device to run the stable Android 11 will be the latest Xperia 1 II, followed by the slightly older Xperia 1 and Xperia 5. There is no official date for when this will take place, but we can expect the update sometime in December, just like it did with Android 10.
Other manufacturers will be releasing the new Android 11 on their devices at different times. The first ZTE phone to get the Android 11 update will be sometime in early 2021. Motorola usually releases its updates in Brazil first, followed by the rest of the world sometime later. This is expected to happen by the end of this year. Nokia has always been quick to renew its OS, the company will most likely push out the first stable Android 11 update sometime in October. HTC, on the other hand, isn’t as good with updates as other manufacturers. For Android 10, the company took six months to renew its OS, so the new Android 11 will most likely take its time to reach your HTC device.