The latest and maybe biggest news is the new Android 11 Beta 1 is now being released officially by Google and you can download it on devices such as Vivo Nex 3s as well as the iQOO 3 4G/5G as well. While Oppo was the first company to reveal the release while being followed by OnePlus, Xiaomi, Poco and then Realme, the aforementioned devices can now run the Android 11 Beta 1 with breeze if you own one, you can find the download link at the end of this post.
Meanwhile as for Google, the search giant had tried to involve with OEMs over the Android Beta program since the times of the Android Pie in which devices are tested to track issues and bugs. The released software is usually the AOSP from manufacturers to users although that changed last year when majority of these OEMs began creating their own skins on the AOSP customizing it to suit their brands hence, MiUI, OxygenOS and so forth.
With the Android 11 Beta 1 being released for download, if you own Vivo Nex 3s as well as the iQOO 3, the software is now available as customized Android which means FuntouchOS built on Android 11 Beta 1 and iQOO UI – you got the point.
Also the release will only be going to Asia in particularly, China and India where the iQOO 3s 5G are being sold. Meanwhile Vivo had announced it would be releasing a second build later on by July while Google work on a stable release once the Android 11 stable release is officially presented by Google in August.
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So if you really want to have the experience beforehand, there is room to do just that by switching especially if you’re in India or China but again you can just hold on till August altogether you have nothing to lose.
As a matter of fact, the current build will not be suitable for all users due to issues including bugs as well as feature implementations such as the under-screen fingerprint sensors. But if you’re just as adamant as I am, then you can grab yourself a copy of the new Android 11 Beta 1 download using the link below to get it on your device.
Before installing the Android 11 Beta 1 on your smartphone, do ensure you have your valuables backed up to the cloud as the update could wipe clean your data files. Once you download the file, ensure to head to the Settings > System Update > Local update where you can browse to locate the downloaded software to update from your current Android 10 to the latest unstable Android 11 Beta 1.