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Original story (from October 12) follows:
The new version of Android, Android 11, is officially here, having been officially unveiled a month ago.
As expected, Google’s own Pixel devices already run this version of Android and if you’re lucky, your device already has a ‘semi-stable’ build of Android 11 courtesy of the developer community.
Not to be completely outmatched by the custom ROM makers, we have seen some impressive progress from various Android OEMs who are hard at work, building, and testing their respective custom Android 11 skins.
We have a dedicated Android 11 tracker here to keep tabs on all the progress going into making this new version of Android available to eligible devices.
OnePlus has already rolled out Android 11 in form of OxygenOS 11 to the OnePlus 8 devices which begs the question, what about older OnePlus devices?
OnePlus has not shared its official timeline for Android 11. We, therefore, still have no clue on when the likes of OnePlus 7 and 6 series (eligible devices) are slated to get updated to Android 11-based OxygenOS 11.
Today, it has been revealed by a community forum moderator that OxygenOS 11 update will not be ready for the OnePlus 7 series (that is, OnePlus 7/Pro and 7T/Pro) until 2021.
If this is the timeline for the OnePlus 7 series of devices, we can only imagine how long it’ll take the company to make OxygenOS 11 available for the other eligible devices such as the OnePlus 6 series of devices.
While this info comes to us from a moderator, it is not the final word and OnePlus users might want to look out for the company’s official Android 11 roadmap.
OnePlus 8 series has been updated a month after the official launch, we would expect the same pace to be carried over in updating other eligible devices.
We shall continue to keep an eye on this story and update as and when we get more details. With that, you might want to stay tuned to our dedicated OnePlus section for more.
Update 1 (October 13)
When asked by a user about our coverage on the matter, the forum moderator clarified that this is by no way an official timeline, something which we clarified in our original story as well.
For the record, here’s what the mod said:
Please do not take my post as the official timeline. I have mentioned a speculated ETA by when the 7 series owners could expect, though it could be by end of this year too, just a matter enough feedback and testing for Android 11 builds for 7 series.
7 Series owners can expect a rollout anytime between Q4 2020 – Q1 2021 IMO based on the previous release cycles for a major Android release
Also, the article owner did not check with me before quoting my post so it’s purely, speculation not an official announcement.
Update 2 (October 15)
OnePlus has now confirmed with Android Authority that the company plans to roll out the OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 7 series this year itself in December.
Update 3 (November 02)
IST 12:20 PM: OnePlus Chinese forums now have an official post announcing that the next public beta build for the OnePlus 7 series of devices will be based on Android 11.
This is inline with this unofficial timeline we shared recently. So it looks like OnePlus is on track to deliver OxygenOS 11 to OnePlus 7 series users before the end of this year.
Update 4 (November 27)
IST 03:10 pm: T-Mobile has shed some light on the current status of the Android 11 update for the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T. According to the carrier, the update is currently in its development phase on both devices.
Update 5 (December 01)
IST 03:30 pm: According to a staff member on the OnePlus community forums, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series will get the Canvas and Insight AOD modes with the upcoming OxygenOS 11 update. Full story here.
Update 6 (December 04)
IST 12:50 pm: While responding to one of the inquirers, a OnePlus staff member recently mentioned that the Android 11 or OxygenOS 11 update release is nearing for the OnePlus 7T devices. Head here for the details.
Update 7 (December 08)
IST 01:50 pm: While recently a staff member revealed that the Android 11 release for the OnePlus 7T devices is nearing, now a community head moderator has shared that the update is still under development and there’s no ETA for the arrival.
Oxygen os 11 is still under development for your device model by OnePlus. It will be released when it is ready.
There is no ETA.
It’s worth mentioning that a moderator may not always know as much as a staff member, so, we’d suggest you take this information with a grain of salt.
Update 8 (December 11)
IST 04:05 pm: According to a staff member on the company’s community forum, OnePlus may delay the Open Beta program for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series since the company is migrating the Open Beta channel from Android 10 to Android 11. Head here to know more.
Update 9 (December 17)
IST 12:30 pm: New developments indicate that the OxygenOS 11 update based on Android 11 may get delayed for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T devices. Head here to know what may cause this delay.
Update 10 (December 26)
IST 10:41 am: It seems that OnePlus has finally released the HydrogenOS 11 (Android 11) internal beta update for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series devices in China. Also, the OEM might start the public beta program soon in the home country.
Dear people, the OnePlus 7/7T series hydrogen OS 11 beta has been released today. We will update the progress in this post in the future. Please keep your eyes on the community announcement, thank you.
Update 11 (December 30)
The YouTube channel TechiBee has shared alleged screenshots of a OnePlus 7 Pro running on Android 11. He claims that this is a closed beta build but we are not so sure. More on that here.
Update 12 (January 03, 2021)
13:55 pm (IST): Going by the latest information coming from OnePlus, the Android 11 update for the OnePlus 7 & 7T devices – that is currently undergoing the closed beta testing- shall soon get to see the open beta. Here’s the exact statement:
As you may have heard, when porting Android 11 to the 7 and 7T series, we encountered a data decryption issue in these devices. We worked closely with Qualcomm and, with their support, we are already running a Closed Beta test. We expect to release the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series shortly after.
They further added that the schedule may vary for the carrier-specific variants like Verizon, T-Mobile, EE, and others.
Please note that the above schedule may vary for models purchased from our carrier partners, including Verizon, T-Mobile, EE, and others.
Update 13 (January 12)
03:10 pm (IST): A leaked video of Oneplus 7T allegedly showcasing the OxygenOS 11 Closed Beta has now surfaced. Since the staff recently confirmed that the OnePlus 7 series is currently testing the closed beta, device users may be interested in this glimpse of Android 11 on OnePlus 7T.
Update 14 (January 13)
12:10 pm (IST): New reports indicate that second internal test builds for HydrogenOS 11 for the OnePlus 7 series of devices was rolled out back on January 7. Public Beta builds should be made available soon.
At present, OnePlus 7/7T has released the second version of the internal test on January 7. The public test version will be released to everyone as soon as possible in the final repair and delivery stage. Thank you for your support!
Update 15 (January 16)
01:38 pm (IST): As you wait for official OxygenOS 11 to rollout for your OnePlus 7/7T series device, we have compiled a list of Android 11 custom ROMs that perform just as well. You can check it all out via this link.
Update 16 (January 17)
01:32 pm (IST): OnePlus has pushed the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Open beta update for the OnePlus 7 devices in China. The OxygenOS 11 public beta shouldn’t be far now.
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