Xiaomi, OPPO, and Huawei are recruiting beta testers for their respective Android 11 updates
OEMs prepare for Google's next big Android update
After a long period of testing, Google is just a few expected days away from rolling out the stable version of Android 11 for its own range of Pixel smartphones. While the next major version of Android will be available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 on September 8 as per previous leaks, it’ll likely take longer to reach compatible smartphones from other manufacturers. OEMs have been busy running their own closed betas based on the Developer Previews in preparation for an eventual rollout. Xiaomi, OPPO, and Huawei have this week launched respective beta testing programs for their upcoming Android 11 updates.
Xiaomi is giving owners of the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and POCO F2 Pro handsets until September 9th to apply and take part in its beta testing scheme for the Android 11-based MIUI 12 update. As part of its recruitment process, Xiaomi has released a form that asks users to provide their email address, Mi ID, IMEI number, the name of their device, and a Telegram username in order to participate in the scheme. The company says its beta testers must have a compatible smartphone and be able to “actively participate in the stable version test, feedback, and suggestion.” Curiously, the Mi Note 10/CC9 Pro is missing from this list, even though it has also received its first Android 11 build with MIUI 12.
Meanwhile, Oppo is looking for people to take part in a beta test for a new version of its ColorOS that is powered by Android 11. The update will be available for the Oppo Find X2, Find X2 Pro, Reno3 4G, and Reno3 Pro 4G. Oppo hasn’t released much information about its beta test at this time, but users can apply from September 7th. Expect to hear more information about supported countries and the number of beta testers on this date.
Finally, Huawei is on the lookout for users of the P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series to test out its Android 11-based EMUI 10.1 software update. Between September 1st and September 8th, it’ll be recruiting 2000 users per model.