Google introduced the Android 11 beta last week and this will now be available for preview on more smartphones which are not Pixel devices. Although the rollout has been gradual, it is happening across platforms. There are smartphones that include OnePlus that have already released an update for the people who have their latest phones. Also, a few of the other countries have announced plans which will support the new OS.
The beta version introduces a number of features to texting, notifications, better privacy tools as well as a new quick control screen, and these pop up when you long-press the power button.
Hence, if you are now tempted to try out this Android 11 before it officially launches later this year, you will have to sign up for the Android Beta program. However, you should know that at this initial stage, the OS is filled with bugs and there are a lot of issues as a lot of features are still being rested. You can sign up, but then prepare yourself to deal with random app crashes, poor battery life among other issues.
As things stand right now, this Android 11 beta functions best on Pixel devices, so if you have a Pixel which includes the Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, you will be download the beta version immediately.
However, if you do not have a Pixel you can still try it out, but you have to patient as the entire process is still in the works and there will be a lot of bugs.
These are the phones which have already announced releasing Android 11 beta builds for their phones: OnePlus (for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro), Xiaomi (for the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro), Oppo (for the Find X2 Series) and Poco (for Poco F2 Pro).