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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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January 2021 patches are here for Google's Pixels, with fixes for auto-rotation, automatic brightness, and sound

January 2021 patches are here for Google's Pixels, with fixes for auto-rotation, automatic brightness, and sound

January patches for Google's Pixels are now live, together with a decent set of functional patch notes. Outside your usual security improvements, that means Pixel owners can also look forward to a handful of fixes, including some sound fixes for the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G, better automatic brightness on this year's phones, plus call improvements on certain MVNOs, and auto-rotation improvements across the whole currently supported Pixel lineup — no longer including the Pixel 2.

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OnePlus 7/7T series and Nord are next in line for OxygenOS 11

OnePlus 7/7T series and Nord are next in line for OxygenOS 11

OnePlus used to be known for speedy Android updates, but those days have long since passed. While Samsung has already started updating most of its recent flagships to Android 11, the same update has only arrived on two OnePlus phones (the 8 and 8T). OnePlus has now shared a status report on the OxygenOS 11 rollout, providing a rough timeline for the months ahead.

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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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Android 11-based One UI 3.0 headed out to Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Android 11-based One UI 3.0 headed out to Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

When it comes to pushing out software updates, Samsung sure is on a roll as of late. The South Korean giant has been on track with its Android 11 rollout schedule — even ahead of time in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series. Now, shortly after the Galaxy Z Flip 5G received the update, the Galaxy Z Flip (SM-F700F) is getting a taste of Android 11.

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LG Wing receives system update with new screen-swapping features

LG Wing receives system update with new screen-swapping features

The LG Wing is one of the weirder phones released lately, with a swiveling design that yields two usable screens (though one is smaller than the other). LG is still working on new ways to utilize the dual-display layout, and now an update going out to Verizon subscribers includes some of the company's new ideas.

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Samsung Galaxy Note10 series receiving Android 11-based One UI 3 update

Samsung Galaxy Note10 series receiving Android 11-based One UI 3 update

Samsung's been at the top of its game when it comes to software updates lately, and most recently that's taken the shape of bringing One UI 3.0 to the Galaxy family. Hot on the heels of the Note 20 series getting a taste of Android 11, Samsung is now rolling out One UI 3.0 to the Notes of yesteryear — the Note10 and the Note10+.

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Several Realme phones get a taste of Android 11 via early access program

Several Realme phones get a taste of Android 11 via early access program

Keeping its promise, Realme is now opening up its Realme UI 2.0 early access program for four of its smartphones — the Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, Realme X2 Pro, and Realme Narzo 20 Pro. Since this is early access software, users will have to sign up to receive the update.

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OxygenOS 11.0.6.7 for OnePlus 8T introduces more bugs than it fixes

OxygenOS 11.0.6.7 for OnePlus 8T introduces more bugs than it fixes

The OnePlus 8T launched running Android 11 out of the box, and to date, the 8 series is the only one rocking the latest OxygenOS build. While its predecessors anxiously await their turn, the 8T continues to march forward with a series of incremental updates released in its relatively short lifespan. Now the latest OxygenOS release is headed out, complete with a long list of network and system fixes.

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