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Verizon's OnePlus 8 5G now receiving OxygenOS 11 update

Verizon's OnePlus 8 5G now receiving OxygenOS 11 update

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were released about a year ago, and alongside the carrier-unlocked models, OnePlus partnered with Verizon to sell a special OP8 capable of using Verizon's mmWave 5G network. Android 11 started rolling out to the regular OP8 and 8 Pro earlier this month, and now the same update is arriving on Verizon's model.

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Sony Xperia 5 II owners are getting a major update with Android 11

Sony Xperia 5 II owners are getting a major update with Android 11

Sony's latest compact flagship may not be a phone we'd recommend to most people, but current owners of the Xperia 5 II are already in for a major upgrade. Last year, the company shared its estimated Android 11 update timeline and now Sony is rolling out Google's newest OS to the Xperia 5 II right on schedule.

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Google can’t seem to fix an Android 11 issue that breaks support for gaming controllers

Google can’t seem to fix an Android 11 issue that breaks support for gaming controllers

Touchscreens are great for many things, but gaming is not one of them. A better way to play games on smartphones is with the help of controllers and gamepads, and with the dawn of cloud gaming, they've sort of become essential for a console-like gaming experience on the go. Unfortunately, for some users, Android 11 is acting funny with controllers, and in certain cases refuses to recognize them or let them be remapped.

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Unlocked, T-Mobile, and Verizon Galaxy S20 FE now receiving Android 11-based One UI 3 update

Unlocked, T-Mobile, and Verizon Galaxy S20 FE now receiving Android 11-based One UI 3 update

Android 11 is slowly starting to make its way to Samsung phones on US carriers, with the Verizon Galaxy S20 FE being the latest recipient. The update started hitting global S20 FE variants around a month ago, making its way stateside last week on the AT&T model. Now, it's Big Red's turn to send the OTA out.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G on AT&T now receiving Android 11-based One UI 3 update

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G on AT&T now receiving Android 11-based One UI 3 update

Samsung has been testing its Android 11-based One UI 3.0 software for months, and now it looks like another device is beginning to receive its official stable channel update. Owners of the 5G-enabled Galaxy Z Flip might be getting an OTA treat just in time for the holidays.

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Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 11 update no longer bricks phones, but some issues persist

Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 11 update no longer bricks phones, but some issues persist

You should think that Xiaomi has learned its lesson when it comes to Android updates as the manufacturer has long been battling faulty releases that brick or otherwise affect phones left and right. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Over the holidays, the company tried to roll out Android 11 to the Xiaomi Mi A3 running Android One, and owners report on Reddit and the company's own forum that it bricks their phones. Now the company has released a revised version of the update, though that comes with problems of its own.

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OnePlus Nord jumps on the Android 11 bandwagon with its first Open Beta

OnePlus Nord jumps on the Android 11 bandwagon with its first Open Beta

As the OnePlus 7/7T’s Android 11 update hangs in the air, only two OnePlus phones — the 8 and 8T — have so far received their stable builds. Last week, the company confirmed that more of its older and budget offerings would soon be updated with the latest OxygenOS version, and it sure seems that it's keeping its word. It has finally released the beta version of OxygenOS 11 to the Nord, bringing everything that’s new about the software skin to the budget champ.

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Asus ZenFone 6 Android 11 update released for European and global variants

Asus ZenFone 6 Android 11 update released for European and global variants

Asus was among the first brands that got a head start with their Android 11 beta trials back in September, closely following the official release for Pixels. But the company took far too long to patch everything up and ready the final builds, which it's only just doing now. Asus has just begun rolling out the Android 11 update to its older flagship ZenFone 6, with its home market of Taiwan getting it first.

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Android 11 rolls out widely to US unlocked Galaxy S20 series

Android 11 rolls out widely to US unlocked Galaxy S20 series

Slowly but surely, Samsung is rolling out its Android 11 update (also known as One UI 3.0) across its product lineup. In the United States, most carrier variants of the Galaxy S20 series started receiving the OS upgrade in December, and now the carrier-unlocked models are joining the party.

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Galaxy S10 Lite Android 11 update now more broadly available in India

Galaxy S10 Lite Android 11 update now more broadly available in India

According to Samsung’s own release timeline, Android 11 was supposed to reach older Galaxy flagships only starting this month. But the company gave Galaxy S10 Lite owners an early treat as the One UI 3 build started rolling out a couple of days before Christmas in India. Now the update is reaching even more users, as Samsung appears to be moving towards a broader release.

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