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Nokia 2.2 updated to Android 11 as HMD continues its hot streak

Nokia 2.2 updated to Android 11 as HMD continues its hot streak

The Nokia 3.2 was blessed with an Android 11 update in March, and earlier this month, the previous flagship 8.1 and the budget 2.3 could join the party. Now the Nokia 2.2 is also in for the Android 11 update, as reported by TechMesto. The new firmware is rolling out to 24 countries, predominantly in Europe and Asia, while people living in other areas will still have to wait a while.

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Verizon LG Velvet gets its Android 11 update

Verizon LG Velvet gets its Android 11 update

LG swears that at least some of its current phones will be getting updates, some up to the upcoming Android 12, as it bids the smartphone market goodbye. We can't speak to the likelihood of that outcome (well, we could, but we're being nice), but at least one more current model is getting updated to Android 11. The Verizon version of the LG Velvet is starting to get its Android 11 OTA this weekend.

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Asus is updating the ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro to Android 11 around the world

Asus is updating the ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro to Android 11 around the world

The Zenfone 7 is a unique device, bucking the trend of hole punch cameras with a flip-up rear camera module. A lack of timely updates remains a sore spot for Asus hardware (something that is decidedly not unique), but the company's flagship is now getting Android 11 after a long beta process. The update should be ready for all ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro models now, no matter what territory they're being used in.

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LG's Android dreams may be dead, but software support shall live on

LG's Android dreams may be dead, but software support shall live on

When LG shut down its mobile division last week, a few details remained unclear about its existing products. We initially speculated that the latest flagships should be in for at least another big upgrade to Android 12, but now LG has shed some light on its plans going forward. It pledges to update most of its flagships for up to three years.

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Motorola has started bringing Android 11 to the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power

Motorola has started bringing Android 11 to the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power

Motorola's reputation for software updates isn't exactly sterling, with most of its devices only receiving two software updates over the course of their lifespan. Last December, Motorola announced 21 of its phones would be receiving updates to Android 11, though in the three months since, we've only heard about a single update starting to arrive. You now can mark two more devices off that list, as Android 11 updates start heading out for both the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power.

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LG support site details a very pokey Android 11 update plan

LG support site details a very pokey Android 11 update plan

So far, the only notable LG devices we've seen updated to Android 11 are the V60 and the Velvet (in South Korea, anyway). According to a support page on LG's German site, a few more phones will get the big software bump ... just don't expect them to be especially timely. Why would you, at this point?

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Motorola thinks it's 2019, rolls out Android 10 update for Moto One Macro

Motorola thinks it's 2019, rolls out Android 10 update for Moto One Macro

You'd think that Motorola, with its comparatively light Android skin, would be quicker at delivering software updates, right? Well, you couldn't be more wrong. If its flagship phone, the Edge+, ranks poorly on our update tracker, it's best not to expect too much from its budget devices. However, the company has managed to fall short of even the lowest expectation by only just releasing Android 10 for the Moto One Macro in 2021.

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OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 brings Android 11 to OnePlus 7 and 7T series

OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 brings Android 11 to OnePlus 7 and 7T series

OnePlus hasn't been quite up to the mark with software updates, as its inability to push the Android 11 update to its 2019 flagships, among other instances, reflects. Last month the company announced it wouldn't be able to get that update out to the 7 and 7T because of an issue it encountered during software development. While stable Android 11 still isn't within sight, the company has just announced Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 7 and the 7T series.

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Samsung's first update for the Galaxy Buds Pro is already here with new features and tweaks

Samsung's first update for the Galaxy Buds Pro is already here with new features and tweaks

Samsung announced its newest pair of wireless earbuds last week. They're sounding pretty solid so far, but it looks like the company is already pushing out an update for the buds with new features and tweaks in tow, making the Galaxy Buds Pro an even more attractive option for potential buyers.

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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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