[Update: Aug. 14] Optus Android 11 (Android R) update tracker & list of eligible devices

NOTICE: We’ve compiled a comprehensive Android 11 update tracker for all the major OEMs and carriers, and will be updating it continuously.

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 12, 2020) follows:

Optus is currently the second largest wireless telecommunications provider in Australia and offers several Android phones that are expected to receive the Android 11 update. But before checking out the list of eligible devices, let’s first take a look at a few details regarding the release of Android 11.

Google was set to release Android 11 at its Google I/O event which was originally scheduled for May 12–14. But citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the search giant ditched the in-person event and released the first Android 11 beta update alongside a brief post on Reddit.

Soon after Google made the update available for its Pixel devices, OnePlus also released the Android 11 developer preview for its 2020 flagships. Next in line to release the beta were OEMs such as Xiaomi, Realme, and Oppo.

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Google Pixel 4

By the beginning of July, the Android 11 beta program was already available for 13 devices from 7 vendors. But that’s not all, other brands such as Tecno Mobile also joined the beta party. Thus, it appears more major players in the industry have begun to take OS updates a lot more seriously than a few years ago.

A few days ago, Google also released the Android 11 beta 3 update for its Pixel phones. So we can expect to see the stable Android 11 update arrive soon. That being said, it’s now time to check out the Android 11 eligible devices from Optus in Australia.

Optus Android 11 update: Eligible devices

Predicting which smartphones will receive an upcoming Android OS update has been pretty easy. Many OEMs stick to providing two major OS updates for their devices. Samsung was one of such OEMs but it surprised everyone during its UNPACKED event by announcing that it will provide 3 OS updates for its flagships moving forward.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

NOTICE: We’ve compiled a comprehensive Android 11 update tracker for all the major OEMs and carriers, and will be updating it continuously.

Further OnePlus and Google are one of the few brands that provide 3 OS updates for their phones. So taking past trends and OEM update cycles into account, we’ve curated a list of phones and tablets offered by Optus that might get the Android 11 update.

– Google Pixel 4
– Google Pixel 4 XL
– Google Pixel 3a
– Google Pixel 3
– Google Pixel 3 XL
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S20 5G/4G
– Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
– Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
– Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
– Samsung Galaxy S10
– Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 5G/4G
– Samsung Galaxy S10e
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
– Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
– Samsung Galaxy A51
– Samsung Galaxy A50
– Samsung Galaxy A30
– Samsung Galaxy A21s
– Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
– Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
– Huawei Mate 20 Pro 4G
– Huawei P30
– Huawei P30 Pro
– Huawei P30 Lite
– Oppo Find X2 Pro 5G
– Oppo Find X2 Lite 5G
– Oppo Reno 5G
– Oppo Reno Z

These are the devices from Optus that we expect will get the Android 11 update once it’s rolled out via their respective vendors. Keep in mind that this is by no means an official list by Optus. Therefore, it’s possible that a couple of devices mentioned here may not receive the update.

It’s also possible that a few devices that may not be listed here will bag the Android 11 update. Nevertheless, Android 11 will first be released for Google’s Pixel smartphones after which it will begin rolling out to other eligible devices from different OEMs.

To help you keep track of the Android 11 rollout, we’ve created dedicated trackers for OEMs such as Xiaomi, Vivo, Huawei/Honor, OnePlus, Samsung, and Realme.

Furthermore, you can also check out eligible devices from other carriers including Fido, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, TELUS, O2, Three, EE, Vodafone UK, Vodafone Australia, Telstra, and Bell.

New updates will be added in the section below and the tracker follows after that

Update 1 (January 14)

05:15 pm (IST): Optus has released the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra in Australia. Head here for all the details.

Update 2 (January 15)

12:28 pm (IST): The carrier has updated its software update page to reflect that Android 11 is currently being tested on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Note 10+ 5G, and Galaxy A90 5G. Therefore, we can expect these phones to bag the stable update soon.

Update 3 (January 23)

10:08 am (IST): Optus has updated its software updates page wherein it has listed the Android 11 (One UI 3.0) update for the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10 5G as under testing.

Update 4 (January 27)

03:45 pm (IST): Fresh reports from users indicate that Optus has started seeding the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in Australia. The carrier’s official software updates page does not reflect the rollout yet.

Update 5 (January 29)

05:15 pm (IST): Optus has apparently completed the testing of One UI 3.0 (Android 11) for the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G. It suggests that the stable update may go live soon. Check out the full story here.

Update 6 (February 10)

06:23 pm (IST): As per details shared by Optus on its software updates page, the carrier has completed the Android 11 and Google CVE (Jan) testing for the Galaxy S20 FE.

Update 7 (February 26)

12:23 pm (IST): As per Optus’ software update page, the One UI 3.0 update is available for the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and S20 FE 5G in Australia.

Update 8 (March 02)

07:25 pm (IST): Optus has confirmed that it is currently testing the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy A51 along with the January patch.

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Update to Android 11 (Ros) + Google Scurity updates (Jan) (Source)

Update 9 (March 24)

05:45 pm (IST): Optus Australia has confirmed that it is testing the One UI 3.1 update based on Android 11 for the Galaxy A50. Thus, users can expect to get the update shortly.

Update 10 (April 16)

05:14 pm (IST): According to details available on the carrier’s software updates page, the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G and Oppo A72 is currently under testing. Both phones have bagged the update in a few other regions.

Update 11 (May 11)

02:31 pm (IST): Optus’ update tracker has been updated to indicate that the testing for Android 11 update for Oppo A72 is now complete.

06:50 pm (IST): It appears that Optus has released the Android 11 update for the Galaxy A71 5G in Australia and is currently testing the new OS for the Galaxy A12s too.

Update 12 (August 14)

11:40 am (IST): Optus has updated its Android software updates page and it seems the One UI 3.1 update based on Android 11 might be rolling out to its Samsung Galaxy A21s variant. The OS update also appears to bring the March 2021 security patch to the device in question.

Optus Android 11 update tracker table
Sr. No. Device name Release status
1. Google Pixel 4 Released
2. Google Pixel 4 XL Released
3. Google Pixel 3a Released
4. Google Pixel 3 Released
5. Google Pixel 3 XL Released
Sr. No. Device name Release status
6. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Released
7. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Released
8. Samsung Galaxy S20 5G/4G Released
9. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G Released
10. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Released
Sr. No. Device name Release status
11. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
12. Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
13. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Testing
14. Samsung Galaxy S10 Testing
15. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 5G
Sr. No. Device name Release status
16. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Testing
17. Samsung Galaxy S10e Testing
18. Samsung Galaxy Note 10
19. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Released
20. Samsung Galaxy A90 5G Testing completed
Sr. No. Device name Release status
21. Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Released
22. Samsung Galaxy A51 Under testing
23. Samsung Galaxy A50 Testing
24. Samsung Galaxy A30
25. Samsung Galaxy A21s Testing complete
Sr. No. Device name Release status
26. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
27. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
28. Huawei Mate 20 Pro 4G
29. Huawei P30
30. Huawei P30 Pro
Sr. No. Device name Release status
31. Huawei P30 Lite
32. Oppo Find X2 Pro 5G
33. Oppo Find X2 Lite 5G
34. Oppo Reno 5G
35. Oppo Reno Z
Sr. No. Device name Release status
36. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Testing
37. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Released
38. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Released

NOTICE: We’ve compiled a comprehensive Android 11 update tracker for all the major OEMs and carriers, and will be updating it continuously.

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