Android 11 Release Date, Features, Phones List | Android 11 Version Update

Android 11 version update: Check out Android 11 Release Date, Features, eligible Android 11 phones list & Android 11 Developer Previews.

It has become customary for Google to launch a new Android version every year and there is synergic anticipation from the Android users as well. The search engine giant is preparing to launch yet another Android version after the Android 10 version aka Android Q version(as rumored earlier). Believe me, Android 10 update is gradually penetrating the mid-range devices from the flagship phone updates since the start of the year. Alright, let’s take projection into the future as there will be the next Android version in 2020. It will be called Android 11 aka Android R, because R comes after letter Q and Google follows that trend while naming the new Android versions. So let’s give equal weightage to Android R as well because the Android 11 name is not yet finalized.

So here we go through Google Android 11 release date, features, developer preview, download rumors, leaks, news and everything about the Android 11 version. We have also extended the article to bring out a list of eligible phones to get Android 11 update (Android 11 phones list).


–> Android 11, the next subsequent update after Android Q version.

–> Android 11 to release in April/May 2019.

–> Android 11 developer preview to be available by January 2020

–> A total of four Android 11 developer previews will be available for Pixel and other qualifying phones.

–> Android R update to arrive for more than 100 smartphones. The race will begin soon.

–> The update release will begin roll-out to flagship devices starting from September 2020.

–> Still has a long way to go, no development still happened.

–> Nokia Android 11 update phones list is usual. It’s not rocket science to which phones will get it or not.

–> The same goes for Google’s Pixel lineup.


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What is Android 11?

Statistically, it’s will be the 18th version of the Android mobile Operating System and 11th major release since the first debut.

Android 11 Version | Android R Version

Android version is believed to be the 11th Android version release interview of Android in early 2008.

Android 11 Release Date

It has become customary for Google to release a new Android version every year and it most probably happens at the Google I/O. For this year the event is likely to be scheduled in the first week of May 2020.

The known Android version release trend

Android 11 Release Date: 12 May 2020

Android 11 Name

Google has always followed a trend while naming its Android version, they have always named their Android version based on desserts name starting with an English alphabet. For example, the Android 8 version was named as Android Oreo and the Android 9 version is called the Android Pie.

These are the Android versions officially launched –

Android 1.5 – Cupcake
Android 1.6 – Donut
Android 2.0 and 2.1 – Eclair
Android 2.2 – Froyo
Android 2.3 – Gingerbread
Android 3.x – Honeycomb
Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 to 4.3 – Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 – Kitkat
Android 5.0 & 5.1 – Lollipop
Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
Android 7.0 & 7.1 – Nougat
Android 8.0 & 8.1 – Oreo
Android 9.0 – Pie
Android 10 version – Android 10

Source: ComputerWorld

Android 11 Developer Preview

There will be definitely a few developer previews available before we have an official name to Android 11 and just as we talk, on 20 February marks as the official launch date to the first Android 11 Developer Preview.

Developer Preview Release Date
Google Developer Preview 1(Already available) February 2020
Google Developer Preview 2(Already available) March 2020
Google Developer Preview 2.1(Already available) March 2020
Google Developer Preview 3 April 2020
Google Developer Preview 4 May 2020
Google Developer Preview 5 June 2020

Android 11 Version

The Android R versions will have the following incremental updates after the initial version 11 update. The following versions will be available –

  • Android 11.0.1
  • Android 11.0.2
  • Android 11.1

The Android 11 version will be rolled out later in 2020 and it will be intermediate update mostly bug fix.

Android 11 Features

As of now, it’s hard to comment on the Android 11 features but it’s believed to be more orientated on dual display smartphones extended support. Several features are in development and Google is making them available one by one in through developer previews.

Here are the features of Android 11 versions & the expected changelogs –

Adjustments to Biometrics SettingsBiometricPrompt now supports 3 different authenticator types with different levels of granularity — weak, strong and device credential. Decoupled the BiometricPrompt flow from the app’s Activity lifecycle to make it easier to integrate with various app architectures, and to improve the transaction User Interface. All apps using biometric auth should move to the BiometricPrompt APIs, which are also available in AndroidX for compatibility with earlier versions of Android.

Android Seamless Updates – Google has put a new rule that the Android 11 update will support “seamless update” feature and this is a compulsory addition. Read more

Insert images into notification replies – if your app supports image copy/paste, you can now let users insert assets directly into notification inline replies to enable richer communication as well as in the app itself.

Bokeh modes – Apps can use metadata tags to enable bokeh modes on camera capture requests in devices that support it. A still image mode offers the highest quality capture, while a continuous mode ensures that capture keeps up with sensor output, such as for video capture.

5G – Dynamic meteredness API – with this API you can check whether the connection is unmetered, and if so, offer higher resolution or quality that may use more data. Extended to include cellular networks, so that you can identify users whose carriers are offering truly unmetered data while connected to the carrier’s 5G network.

5G – Bandwidth estimator API – Makes it easier to check the downstream/upstream bandwidth, without needing to poll the network or compute your own estimate. If the modem doesn’t provide support, it makes a default estimation based on the current connection.
New screen types – Pinhole and waterfall screens – Apps can manage pinhole screens and waterfall screens using the existing display cutout APIs.

Dedicated conversations section in the notification shade – users can instantly find their ongoing conversations with people in their favorite apps.

Bubbles – Bubbles are a way to keep conversations in view and accessible while multi-tasking on their phones. Messaging and chat apps should use the Bubbles API on notifications to enable this in Android 11.

Neural Networks API 1.3 – Quality of Service APIs support priority and timeout for model execution, Memory Domain APIs reduce memory copying and transformation for consecutive model execution, Expanded quantization support, signed integer asymmetric quantization where signed integers are used in place of float numbers to enable smaller models and faster inference.

One-time permission – For the most sensitive types of data – not just location but also for the device microphone and camera – users can now grant temporary access through one-time permission. This permission means that apps can access the data until the user moves away from the app, and they must then request permission again for the next access.

Scoped storage – Several enhancements, such as opt-in raw file path access for media, updated DocumentsUI, and batch edit operations in MediaStore. Along with these technical changes, based on your input, more time to make the migration and the changes will apply to your apps when they target Android 11.

Platform hardening – Expanded use of compiler-based sanitizers in security-critical components, including BoundSan, IntSan, CFI.

Shadow-Call Stack. Heap pointer tagging for apps targeting Android 11 or higher, to help apps catch memory issues in production. HWAsan to find and fix many memory errors in the system, and we now offer HWAsan-enabled system images to help you find such issues in your apps.

Secure storage and sharing of data – Apps can now share data blobs easily and more safely with other apps through a BlobstoreManager. The Blob store is ideal for use-cases like sharing ML models among multiple apps for the same user.

Identity credentials – Android 11 adds platform support for secure storage and retrieval of verifiable identification documents, such as ISO 18013-5 compliant Mobile Driving Licenses. We’ll have more details to share on this soon!

Minimizing the impact of behavior changes – Minimize behavioral changes that could affect apps by closely reviewing their impact and by making them opt-in, wherever possible, until you set targetSdkVersion to ‘R’ in your app.

Easier testing and debugging – Many of the breaking changes are toggleable – meaning that you can force-enable or disable the changes individually from Developer options or adb. With this change, there’s no longer a need to change targetSdkVersion or recompile your app for basic testing. Check out the details here.

Updated greylists – Lists of restricted non-SDK interfaces are updated

Dynamic resource loader – As part of their migration away from non-SDK interfaces, developers asked us for a public API to load resources and assets dynamically at runtime. Added a Resource Loader framework in Android 11

New platform stability milestone – Android 11 gets new release milestone called “Platform Stability”, which is expected in early June. This milestone includes not only final SDK/NDK APIs, but also final internal APIs and system behaviors that may affect apps.

Call screening service improvements – Call-screening apps can now do more to help users. Apps can get the incoming call’s STIR/SHAKEN verification status as part of the call details, and they can customize a system-provided post call screen to let users perform actions such as marking a call as spam or adding to contacts.

Wi-Fi suggestion API enhancements – Extended Wi-Fi suggestion API to give connectivity management apps greater ability to manage their own networks. For example, they can force a disconnection by removing a network suggestion, manage Passpoint networks, receive more information about the quality of connected networks, and other management changes.

Passpoint enhancements – Android now enforces and notifies about expiration date of a Passpoint profile, supports Common Name specification in the profile, and allows self-signed private CAs for Passpoint R1 profiles. Connectivity apps can now use the Wi-Fi suggestion API to manage Passpoint networks.

HEIF animated drawables – The ImageDecoder API now lets you decode and render image sequence animations stored in HEIF files, so you can make use of high-quality assets while minimizing the impact on network data and apk size. HEIF image sequences can offer drastic file-size reductions for image sequences when compared to animated GIFs. Developers can display HEIF image sequences in their apps by calling decodeDrawable with a HEIF source. If the source contains a sequence of images an AnimatedImageDrawable is returned.

Native image decoder – New NDK APIs let apps decode and encode images (such as JPEG, PNG, WebP) from native code for graphics or post-processing, while retaining a smaller APK size since you don’t need to bundle an external library. The native decoder also takes advantage of Android’s process for ongoing platform security updates. See the NDK sample code for example.

Muting during camera capture – Apps can use new APIs to mute vibration from ringtones, alarms or notifications while the session is active.

Low-latency video decoding in MediaCodec — Low latency video is critical for real-time video streaming apps and services like Stadia. Video codecs that support low latency playback return the first frame of the stream as quickly as possible after decoding starts. Apps can use new APIs to check and configure low-latency playback for a specific codec.

HDMI low-latency mode – Apps can use new APIs to check for and request auto low latency mode (also known as a game mode) on external displays and TVs. In this mode, the display or TV disables graphics post-processing in order to minimize latency.


The Android 11 Generic System Images are now available for download for –
ARM64 + GSM
ARM64
x86+GSM
x86_64

You can download then from Developers.Google.com site.

Android 11 Version Phones List

We are happy to see more than 6 dozens of phones have received the Android 10 update and the roll-out still continues. Here is the list of smartphone expected to get this Android version update (we have divided the post in category-wise) –

Google Android 11 Update

Google for that pixel smartphone software update support for about 2 years +  3 years of Android security update from the launch of the device. Based on that the following Android smartphone will get Android R update –

  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL

The system images are now available for download from here.

Nokia Android 11 Phones List

Nokia Android phones use a pure Android version on their device and after Google, Nokia is the next OEM that cares about software upgrade delivery. Most of the Nokia Smartphones are part of Google’s Android One program.

Here are the Nokia phones that are accepted get the Android 11 OTA update –

  • Nokia 5.3
  • Nokia 1.3
  • Nokia 8.2 5G
  • Nokia 9 PureView
  • Nokia 6.2
  • Nokia 7.2
  • Nokia 2.3
  • Nokia 2.2
  • Nokia 4.2
  • Nokia 3.2
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia 1 Plus
  • Nokia C1

Samsung Android 11 Phones

The Samsung Galaxy S20, S10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will receive the Android 11 update and here is the full list –

  • Samsung Galaxy S20/ S20 Plus / S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10/ 10+/ 10+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S10/ S10 Plus/ S10e/ S10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
  • Samsung Galaxy A10/ A10s/ A10e
  • Samsung Galaxy M20
  • Samsung Galaxy A50/ A50s
  • Samsung Galaxy A30/ A30s
  • Samsung Galaxy A90/ A90 5G

This will be delivered through OneUI 3.0 update. So, that’s all about the Samsung Galaxy phones Android 11 list.

Xiaomi MIUI 12 Update Release Date, Phones List

The MIUI 12 will be based on the Android 11 version and Xiaomi phones have their own UI. The Chinese smartphone giant is still making a comment on MIUI 12 version.

  1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
  2. Redmi Note 8
  3. Redmi K30 Pro
  4. Redmi K30 5G
  5. Mi Note 10
  6. Mi Note 10 Pro
  7. Mi CC9 Pro
  8. Mi Mix Alpha
  9. Mi 9 Pro 5G
  10. Mi 9 Pro
  11. Redmi K20 Pro Premium
  12. Black Shark 2/ 2 Pro
  13. Mi A3
  14. Mi CC9
  15. Mi CC9e
  16. Mi 9T Pro
  17. Mi 9T
  18. Redmi Note 8
  19. Redmi Note 7 Pro
  20. Redmi Note 7
  21. Poco F1
  22. Poco X2
  23. Redmi 7A
  24. Redmi 8
  25. Redmi 8A
  26. Redmi Y1 & others

So that’s a total of 26 and counting.

Huawei Android 11 update

When it comes to software updates, the famous Chinese Huawei brand is a global front runner in delivering them. Surely there are more than a dozen of Huawei Honor devices will get the upgrade.

The following is the eligible Huawei Phones list for Android 11 version –

  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30 Lite
  • Huawei P30/P30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20X
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Edition
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro/ Mate 20X/ Mate 20 RS Porsche Edition
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Honor 9X/ 9X Pro
  • Honor V20/ View 20
  • Honor 20/ 20 Pro
  • Honor 10 Youth Edition
  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor 20i
  • Honor Nova 5 Pro

OnePlus Android 11 Update

The following OnePlus mobiles are eligible –

  • Oneplus 8
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 6T

This will be called as the OxygenOS 11 update.

Oppo Android 11 Phones List

  • Oppo Reno
  • Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
  • Oppo Find X
  • Oppo Reno 2
  • Oppo Reno 2F

Realme Android 11 List

  • Realme 3/ 3 Pro
  • Realme 5/ 5 Pro
  • Realme X
  • Realme X2 Pro
  • Realme XT
  • Realme 3i
  • Realme 2 Pro

Android One Smartphones Android 11 Update

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T-Mobile Android 11 update

Some of the phones have already been mentioned above but the following T-Mobile carrier-locked phones will get the upgrade –

  • Google Pixel 4 (Android 11 beta update already available)
  • Google Pixel 3a (Android 11 beta update already available)
  • Google Pixel 3a XL (Android 11 beta update already available)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
  • LG G8 ThinQ

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Android 11 Launcher

With every version of Android, there comes a new launcher, and this time it’s Android 11 launcher. It’s available for download and port to your existing mobile phone.

Android 11 Custom ROMs

Since the official build hasn’t been released, we advise you to check out this section later on.

Android 11 GApps

The GApps will be soon available for download.

Android 11 Stock Wallpapers

With the release of developer preview there comes the new Android 11 default wallpapers. Yes you can download them and use it on your mobile phone and lock screen wallpaper of background wallpaper.

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