Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, POCO F2 Pro to get Android 11 Beta with MIUI soon

Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, POCO F2 Pro to get Android 11 Beta with MIUI soon

Update 2 (6/11/20 @ 1:35 PM ET): We have been informed that the POCO X2/Android 11 beta image is a hoax. We regret this error and have updated this article accordingly.

Update 1 (6/11/20 @ 12:10 PM ET): The POCO X2 may also be getting an Android 11 beta with MIUI.

Google has released the first Android 11 Beta, enabling not just developers but also curious users to try their hands at the upcoming version of Android. Clearly, the first Android 11 Beta is far from the final release candidate build, but it is much more stable as a daily driver than the previous Developer Preview builds. Although the beta build is currently limited to Google’s own lineup of Pixel devices, many other manufacturers are likely to follow in the footsteps and release Android 11 betas for their devices – just like OPPO announced the Android 11 Beta for the Find X2 and the Find X2 Pro flagship smartphones. Now, Xiaomi has confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi 10 (review), Mi 10 Pro (unboxing & hands-on), and the POCO F2 Pro will also be getting Android 11 Beta builds.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Forums ||| Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Forums 

Curiously, the announcement for the Mi 10 series comes from the official Twitter handle of MIUI – Xiaomi’s custom Android skin – instead of Xiaomi’s own handle. This makes it more than evident that the upcoming beta release for the Mi 10 series will run with MIUI on top. Similarly, OPPO had also confirmed that the Android 11 Beta for the Find X2 series will come with the company’s custom Android skin i.e. ColorOS on top.

Alongside MIUI, Xiaomi’s spin-off brand POCO has also announced the Android 11 Beta for its recently announced flagship – the POCO F2 Pro, which is a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro.

Neither Xiaomi, nor POCO, nor OPPO have clearly mentioned the versions of their respective custom overlays that will be part of the Android 11 beta program. Thus, we cannot confirm whether the beta from Xiaomi involves the older MIUI 11 or the very recently introduced MIUI 12, which is currently in the beta testing phase itself.

Download the MIUI 12 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices

The support for custom Android skins, however, is a new and interesting initiative since previous Android beta builds (for Android P and Q) were simply AOSP-based versions i.e. came with stock Android interfaces, overriding the software experience manufacturers usually offer.

Android 11 News on XDA


Update: Possibly POCO X2

 

In an allegedly deleted tweet, POCO India may have revealed that the POCO X2 will also be getting an Android 11 Beta with MIUI. Since the tweet was deleted, this was presumably a premature announcement, but it could mean we should expect to see this officially announced soon.

The tweet that was alleged to have been posted by POCO India is now believed to have been fabricated. Thus far, Xiaomi has only confirmed the beta for the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and POCO F2 Pro.

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