[Update: Update rolling out] Asus ROG Phone 3 Android 11 beta program might start soon
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on Jan. 09) follows:
Asus is slated to commence an Android 11 beta program for the gaming-centric ROG Phone 3 soon judging by some new developments on the forums.
Now, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 may arguably still be one of the best gaming phone money can buy, it has a fair share of problems. For example, we highlighted ghost touches and overheating issues in the past.
I also got the red dot and notification and I was able to register to beta program successfully. Hope we will start getting beta updates in a week or so
A few users report that they recently got a notification about a beta testing program for the ROG Phone 3. The same can also be accessed by heading over to Settings > System > System update.
Next, click on the settings icon atop to reveal a new option that says “Enroll in the beta test program”. For a video demonstration, check this out.
However, there is a catch here. It seems that not everyone is able to enroll for the same as a user stated that they did get the notification but upon heading over to the enrollment section, it simply fails to load.
Perhaps, the program is only open to a few users for now and has already reached its maximum capacity. But again, this shouldn’t really be the case as there is no official confirmation from Asus about an Android 11 beta program for the ROG Phone 3 in the first place.
It is worth mentioning here that Asus doesn’t exactly have a clean track record when it comes to software updates. The poor Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is yet to receive a stable version of Android 10 after almost a year since beta rolled out.
By this, it is not unsafe to assume that the Android 11 update could go anywhere from here. For now, one can only hope that the OEM won’t repeat the mistakes it made with the Max Pro M1.
That said, if interested, be sure to check out our dedicated Asus Android 11 update tracker for more information like this.
Update 1 (January 12)
IST 11:35 pm: While responding to user queries, a forums moderator recently revealed that the Android 11 Open beta program for Asus ROG Phone 3 is currently being worked on.
The Open beta is currently under works and you might not able to access for time being. More information will be provided or announced soon.
Update 2 (January 21)
IST 12:20 pm: Asus might be gearing up to kick-start the Android 11 beta program for the ROG Phone 3 today according to a ZenFone team member. Head here for all the details.
Update 3 (January 30)
IST 07:03 pm: Asus has apparently started the recruitment for the Android 11 beta program for the ROG Phone 3. More on that here.
Update 4 (March 24)
IST 02:32 pm: Asus has now started rolling out the first Android 11 beta update to ROG Phone 3 testers. It bears a version number of 18.0410.2101.80 and is around 1.1 GB in terms of download size. For more details, head here.
Update 5 (April 09)
IST 10:15 am: Asus has pushed another Android 11 beta update for the signed-up users which bears version 18.0410.2102.96. The stable update is still a step away.
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