Google has officially kicked off the public release of Android 11. There’s a number of devices capable of receiving the update already, including the Pixel 2 along with smartphones from a handful of other manufacturers.
It’s been almost three months since the first public beta for Android 11, giving Google plenty of time to iron out any of the wrinkles in the early builds. And we’re looking forward to taking all of the new features for a spin.
Here’s a look at which devices are able to download Android 11 along with a quick overview of some of the highlights of Android 11.
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Which devices are getting Android 11 today?
Some devices from Xiaomi, Oppo, and RealMe will also be receiving the Android 11 update today.
While Samsung, LG, Motorola and others will be updating some devices to Android 11 as well ultimately, none are ready to go right now.
This is a rolling update, so even if you are using one of the devices listed above, it may be a day or two until it is available on your device. However, if you aren’t automatically prompted to update then you can still check for the update yourself by following these steps:
- Navigate to Settings
- Tap System
- Select Advanced
- Tap System Update and then Check for Update
- Follow the prompts to complete the update.
What’s new in Android 11?
Longtime Android fans will be aware that Android over the last several years has separating certain features from the operating system itself, instead delivering them as part of updates to the Google apps. This means that sometimes even major OS updates can go largely unnoticed by users. But that isn’t the case this time around with quite a few feature changes that can have a big impact on how you use your Android smartphone.