The first Android 11 beta was released a month ago and was available for all Google Pixel phones except the Pixel and Pixel XL which released back in 2016. Since then, Google has also released the beta 2.5 version as well.
But Google’s not the only vendor that has released the Android 11 beta update for its devices. OnePlus was one of the first non-Google companies to announce and release the Android 11 developer preview program for the OnePlus 8 series.
Not much later, companies such as Xiaomi and Realme also followed suit and released the beta for their flagships. In fact, towards the beginning of July, Android 11 was already available on 13 devices from 7 vendors. Following the lead of major brands, even Tecno Mobile kick-started a beta program for the Tecno Pouvoir 4.
This is the first time we’re seeing multiple OEMs release a beta program for an upcoming Android version alongside Google. Thus, there’s no doubt that Google and participating vendors are doing a good job to speed up the update process.
But there are still some hurdles that need to be jumped over. Carriers such as Bell often delay software updates on carrier-branded phones to conduct their own testing before pushing it to users. As a result, users with carrier-branded devices often receive software updates a bit later than users with unlocked units.
Nevertheless, Bell offers a bunch of devices that may be eligible for the Android 11 update. So if you’ve been wondering which phones from Bell will get the Android 11 goodness, we’ll be answering just that.
Bell Android 11 update: Eligible devices
It’s become fairly easy to predict which phones may receive an upcoming OS update and which won’t. This is because most major Android OEMs release at least two OS updates for their devices, with the exception of Google and OnePlus who offer three.
Thus, taking into account past trends and OEM update cycles, we’ve curated a list of Android 11 eligible devices offered by Bell. Here’s a list of them:
– Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL (Beta available)
– Google Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL (Beta available)
– Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL (Beta available)
– Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL (Beta available)
– Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
– Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
– Samsung Galaxy S10+
– Samsung Galaxy S10
– Samsung Galaxy S10e
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
– Samsung Galaxy A71
– Samsung Galaxy A51
– Samsung Galaxy A50
– Samsung Galaxy A70
– Samsung Galaxy A20
– Samsung Galaxy A10e
– Huawei P40 Pro
– Huawei P30 Pro
– Huawei P30
– Huawei P30 Lite
– Huawei Mate 20 Pro
– LG V60 ThinQ 5G
– LG Velvet 5G
– LG G8X ThinQ
– TCL 10 Pro
– TCL 10L
– Motorola Edge+
– Motorola G Fast
– Motorola One Vision
– Motorola Moto E
[Note: The Moto E is eligible, but going by the trend, the E series are not really offered an OS update. All they get is security patches. So don’t be surprised if the device isn’t upgraded]
These are the devices offered by Bell that might get the Android 11 update. While we are confident with our predictions, it does not guarantee that all the phones mentioned here will get the update. In fact, it’s also possible that a device not mentioned here may get the update.
Unfortunately, it’s too early to provide an ETA for the stable Android 11 rollout for any of the devices. Once the vendors begin releasing the update, users with eligible Bell-branded phones can expect to receive it within a month, possibly more.
To know more about the rollout, you can check out our Android 11 update trackers for OEMs such as Xiaomi, Vivo, Huawei/Honor, OnePlus and Realme. Further, we’ve also listed Android 11 eligible devices from carriers such as Fido, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, and TELUS.
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