Android 11 Beta (Developer Preview) update now available on 13 devices from 7 vendors

Every year for more than a decade, Google rolls out a new Android version at the Google I/O event followed by an official roll out later that year. This year, the upcoming Android 11 (formerly known as Android R), was about to launch at Google I/O 2020 event that was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But the version was officially released with four developer previews followed by two beta candidates released at the time of writing this.

According to Google’s timeline, its first Android 11 Developer Preview 1 arrived in February 2020 and it was available for all Google Pixel lineup including Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Last month, Google rolled out the first beta candidates for Android 11 that were made available across all Pixel devices. This time around, non-Google smartphone manufacturers joined the wagon rolling out Android 11 Beta to a handful of devices. To be specific, 13 smartphones across 7 vendors have already intercepted Android 11 Beta 1 and will be a part of further beta updates.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were the first non-Google phones to intercept the beta upgrade followed by Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro among others. Here’s the list of non-Google smartphones that are part of the Android 11 Beta testing phase.

Android 11 Beta 1

Vivo iQOO 3 4G

On June 12, VIvo iQOO 3 4G and 5G intercepted the Android 11 China beta developer preview bearing version number PD1955F_EX_A_20.06.11. According to the company, it will be upgrading the beta version in July 2020 and once the Android 11 officially releases, it will roll out a stable version.

  • Download iQOO 3 4G Android 11 Beta DP ROM (China): Click here
  • Rollback to Android 10 China Stable ROM: Click here

Vivo iQOO 3 5G

Just as its 4G version, the iQOO 3 5G too intercepted Android 11 Beta Developer Preview as early as June 12. Released via OTA in China, you can download the software bearing version number PD1955F_EX_A_20.06.11. The smartphone maker will release the next update to iQOO 3 5G in July 2020.

  • Download iQOO 3 5G Android 11 Beta DP ROM (China): Click here
  • Rollback to Android 10 China Stable ROM: Click here

OnePlus 8

Although Xiaomi made the first announcement, OnePlus was the first to get Android 11 beta developer preview on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro back on June 12. The Chinese OEM did mention that the OS is buggy and provided the required resources to retract to Android 10 if required.

  • Download Android 11 Beta DP ROM: Click Here
  • Rollback to Android 10-based OxygenOS 10:

OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus released the Android 11 beta developer preview for the OnePlus 8 Pro along with its vanilla version on June 12. As said, the OS is still buggy so user discretion is required.

  • Download Android 11 Beta DP ROM: Click Here
  • Rollback to Android 10-based OxygenOS 10:

Oppo Find X2

Last year, we had Oppo Reno take charge of Android Q beta while other manufacturers had multiple devices in the beta program. This year, Android 11 Beta DP ROM was released for Oppo Find X2 and Oppo Find X2 Pro on June 22 bringing the Android 11-based ColorOS 7.2 UI onboard for developers. Here’s a quick list of the download files.

Oppo Find X2 Pro

On June 22, Oppo Find X2 Pro finally got its Android 11 Beta DP upgrade in a limited batch for devices with models CPH2023 and CPH2025 of Pro and vanilla Find X2.

Realme X50 Pro

Realme made it official when it released the Android 11-based Realme UI beta for X50 Pro just a couple of days ago. The method of upgrading to Android 11 is manual download and installation that you would find information about below.

  • Download Android 11 Beta 1 Trial Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “yovk“)
  • Download Android 10 Benchmark Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “cr8x“)
  • Rollback to A.20 (Realme UI 1.0) Standard Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “j9j5“)

Realme X50 Pro Player Edition

Just like Realme X50 Pro, the Player Edition which is almost an identical phone with a few changes in the specifications has finally received Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 beta, and a stable rollout is expected in Q4 2020.

  • Download Android 11 Beta 1 Trial Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “br49“)
  • Download Android 10 Benchmark Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “i92u“)
  • Rollback to A.20 (Realme UI 1.0) Standard Version: Click Here (Use extraction code “7wbn“)

Sharp Aquos Zero 2

Although Sharp Aquos Zero 2 isn’t a commonly known phone, it has achieved the status of 13 devices running Android 11 Beta DP ROM for the first time. Sharp released the developer preview 1 for developers on July 8 and it is up for download now.

  • Download the Android 11 Beta DP ROM 1 for Sharp Aquos Zero 2: Click here

Vivo NEX 3S

Just a day after Vivo iQOO 3 4G/5G devices got their Android 11 Beta DP ROM, Vivo NEX 3S too got its upgrade in China bearing version number PD1950_A_20.06.11.

  • Download the Android 11 Beta DP ROM (China) for Vivo NEX 3S: Click here

Xiaomi Mi 10

Xiaomi announced that it will roll out Android 11 Beta 1 for its Xiaomi Mi 10 although the post didn’t have any ETA. Cut to June 16, users were welcomed with the update with a manual download available bundled with MIUI 12 Beta 20.6.14. By June 28, Xiaomi had rolled out the OTA update for Mi 10 bundled with MIUI 12 beta 20.6.28 that was rolled out to a limited number of users.

  • Download Android 11 Beta for Xiaomi Mi 10: Click here

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Just as Xiaomi Mi 10 users got their Android 11 Beta 1 DP ROM upgrv20.6.28.ade on June 16, Mi 10 Pro got their part of the upgrade on June 17 as a manual download. A week later, Xiaomi introduced an OTA upgrade for both MI 10 series devices bundled with MIUI 12 Beta 20.6.28.

  • Download Android 11 Beta for Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Click here

Poco F2 Pro

Just like Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, Poco F2 Pro which is also known as Redmi K30 Pro in China was confirmed to get Android 11 beta and on June 22, it intercepted the update in China allowing users to upgrade from Android 10 stable to Android 11 beta as it is a beta rollout. The update is up for manual download and installation.

Update as of July 30: The Chinese Redmi K30 Pro is finally getting the much-anticipated Android 11 Beta 2 DP with MIUI 12 beta 20.7.30 as of today. The update should arrive on your phone soon although it is limited to Chinese variants only just like the previous beta update. [Source]

No doubt more devices will be added in the coming weeks before the Android 11 is officially released sometime in September (say September 9 as per a source). There are manifold devices that are compatible to get Android 11 and we have a dedicated list for all popular brands here on GetDroidTips.

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