Download: iQOO 3 5G, iQOO 3 4G, Vivo Nex 3S 5G receive Android 11 Beta builds
It’s raining Android 11 Beta builds! First, the main announcement for Android 11 Beta 1 dropped builds for the supported Google Pixels, namely within the Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 series. Next, OnePlus followed up with builds for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Other OEMs have also promised builds in the near future, increasing the device coverage to OPPO Find X2, OPPO Find X2 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, POCO F2 Pro, and the Realme X50 Pro. Now, Vivo is offering its customers a treat by releasing Android 11 Beta 1 builds for the Vivo Nex 3S and the iQOO 3.
The Vivo Nex 3S 5G is one of Vivo’s current flagships in China, launched in March 2020. To the best of our knowledge, the device has not made its way out of China, despite coming with some killer specifications and a waterfall display design. But still, having Android 11 Beta 1 available on this device will help out developers in the Chinese region to ensure that the apps and games they develop will remain flawlessly compatible with the latest Android version when it rolls out for the public.
Similarly, Vivo has also released the iQOO 3 in China, coming only in a 5G variant. iQOO operates as a Vivo sub-brand in China, but it claims to operate as an independent brand within India. For the Indian market, iQOO launched the iQOO 3 4G and iQOO 3 5G, with the Snapdragon 865 on both the variants. What really helps the iQOO 3 stand out is the fact that it is the cheapest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 smartphone in the Indian market, helped by the recent price cuts offered by the brand. For perspective, the base variant of the iQOO 3 (4G) costs the same as the base variant of the OnePlus 7T.
Android 11 Beta 1: Vivo’s Update Schedule
Vivo mentions that there will be two Betas for Android 11 for the Nex 3S, the iQOO 3 (China), and iQOO 3 5G/4G (India). The first Beta build has been released, and the second beta will be released in late July 2020. Vivo expects Google to release the public version of Android 11 in August 2020, at which time, Vivo will halt further releases and concentrate on stable releases.
Download Android 11 Beta 1 for iQOO 3 and Vivo Nex 3S
You can download the builds from the links below. Downgrade builds are also mentioned:
- Vivo Nex 3S 5G:
- Vivo iQOO 3 (China)
- iQOO 3 5G/4G (India)
To update, download the file mentioned for your device and place it on the root directory on your phone. Use the local update method (Settings > System Update > Local Update) and choose the downloaded file. Downgrading instructions remain the same, with the difference being in the package downloaded.
The following bugs are known to exist on these builds:
- Under-display fingerprint sensor does not work
- Status bar icons sometimes overlap
- Google Chrome does not show any existing Google account sign-in on first boot
This is not a comprehensive list, and other bugs may also persist. Nonetheless, if you need to install Android 11 for testing apps, this presents itself as a decent option to do so.