Android 11 is ready for public release. Google announced on Tuesday, after a long beta program for developers and the general public.
The update provides one, redesigned media controls, enhanced messaging, and a new messaging feature called Bubbles, that you will either love or hate.
As is usually the case with major Android updates, when you get the update depends on who is making your device. Google has said that Android 11 will roll out to or newer along with , , po and phones right now.
You are a few taps from Android 11
Open the Settings app on your phone and tap at least on a Pixel phone The system > Advanced > System update > Check for update. If your phone does not find the update immediately, be patient. As is always the case with Google, the update rolls out slowly, so it may take a few days before it appears on your phone – just keep checking.
OnePlus owners must open settings > The system System update. If there is an update, you will be prompted to download and install it.
Once your phone has found the update, just follow the instructions to install it as if you were doing another update. I recommend that your phone is connected to a charger and a strong Wi-Fi connection to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.
What do you do if you were in the public beta?
You should not have to do anything special if you have tested Android 11 on a Pixel phone via Google’s official beta program. When the update is available for your phone, you will update to the official version of Android 11 and “exam” from the beta program.
You can double-check that you are no longer registered in the beta program on the beta site: your device should say “Select” below it.
If you’ve tested Android 11 from another manufacturer – in this example I’m using OnePlus – I suggest you visit their Android 11 beta site for instructions on how to handle the transition.
I have been testing Android 11 for a while now and have found. There are also some included in the update. For more general, yet equally good, Android tricks, .