Update, August 24, 2020 (02:45 PM ET): Although most Pixel phones have had access to Android 11 since the first developer previews, the newest Pixel is just now getting in on the fun. The Android 11 beta is now available for the just-released Google Pixel 4a.

As with all other Pixels (aside from the original), all you need to do to install Android 11 on your Pixel 4a is opt-in to the beta program. You can’t use the web-based flashing tool or install manually yet as Google hasn’t posted the proper images. This will likely change very soon.

Android 11 will likely make its debut in September, so Pixel 4a owners won’t need to worry about being on a beta for much longer.

Read the original article below to find out more about the devices that work so far with Android 11.


Original article, June 10, 2020 (1:00 PM ET): Last year, for the Android Q beta (which eventually became Android 10), you could install the early version of the operating system on nearly two dozen phones. This year, though, for the Android 11 beta, that is decidedly not the case.

With the initial launch of the first beta, only the most recent Google Pixel devices supported it. That meant all Pixels except for the original Pixel and Pixel XL.

Unfortunately, we didn’t see phones from Asus, LG, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sony, Vivo, or Xiaomi on the initial list of devices that could get the update. All those brands had phones within the Android Q beta program last year.

Thankfully, a couple of OEMs have since revealed that the Android 11 beta is coming to their phones, namely OnePlus, Oppo, and Xiaomi. You can check out the supported models below.

Android 11 beta phones:

Hopefully, more brands are able to hop on the Android 11 beta bandwagon very soon, such as Asus, LG, Nokia, and maybe even Samsung. We will update this article with direct links to installation instructions for each device as soon as they become official.

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