Google has released the next iteration of its Android mobile OS (called the Android 11) along with its source codes. It comes with many new anticipated features, leaving many other smartphone manufacturer users wondering whether or not they will receive the update in the future. The Taiwanese brand Asus is known for its wide variety of value-for-money devices. Their smartphones always end up being one of the most popular ones in the price segment they are launched. This is due to the hardware they provide for the price. But a smartphone is not about hardware alone, as the software is also responsible for bringing it all together.
Asus is generally frequent with its updates, with a plan of two major updates along with regular security updates. So, any Asus device that came with Android 9 Pie out of the box will surely receive the Android 11 update coming later this year. So, if you are an Asus smartphone user and you are wondering whether or not you will get the upcoming Android 11 on your device, then this is the right article for you.
Asus Android 11 Update Tracker
|Android 11 Status
|Asus Zenfone 6
|Close Beta Released
|Close Beta Released
|Asus Zenfone 7
|Beta Recruitment Begins
|Asus Zenfone 7 Pro
|Beta Recruitment Begins
September 24: The Asus ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro Android 11 beta recruitment program is now live and will end on October 5, 2020. Select users will receive the latest firmware from FOTA and experience the Android 11 OS features.
September 16: Asus Zenfone 6 users who signed up for the beta testing can now install Android 11 beta. The update comes with 18.0610.2009.37 version number and weighs about 1.3GB in size. It brings all Android 11 features and minor improvements to the ZenUI.
List of Asus Phones Eligible for Android 11
- Asus 6z (Zenfone 6)
- Asus ROG Phone 2
- Asus ROG Phone 3
- Asus ZenFone 7
- Asus ZenFone 7 Pro
The list of Asus devices to receive the Android 11 update looks very short, but there is a reason behind this. In 2019, Asus only launched a handful of Android smartphones, precisely speaking five devices in total. We had the flagships Asus 6z (Zenfone 6) ROG Phone II and three other budget devices: ZenFone Live L2, Max Plus M2, and Max Shot. The three budget devices came out with Android Oreo out of the box, which is a shame for a device launching in 2019. So Android 10 is the best that they will do even though they have not yet received the Android 10 update. Surely, they will receive the update in the future, but that will be the end of the line for them as far as software updates are concerned. Also, ZenFone 5Z, ZenFone 5, ZenFone Max Pro M1, ZenFone Max Pro M2, and ZenFone Live L1 Android 10 will probably be the last major upgrade.
The Asus 6z (Zenfone 6) and Asus ROG Phone II both came with Android 9 out of the box. They are now even updated to Android 10. Since it’s a two-year promise from Asus, these two devices will surely receive the Android 11 update.
This year, Asus has brought three devices, which include Asus ROG Phone 3, Zenfone 7, and Zenfone 7 Pro with Android 10 OS. So, all of them are eligible for Andoird 11. If 2020 Asus comes up with more new launches, we can add them to the list of devices to receive the Android 11 update.
- The stable Android 11 update for eligible Asus devices will be released in December 2020.
Although the official final version of Android 11 is out, Asus has not disclosed anything regarding its Android 11 timeline. So, we cannot pinpoint a specific date. But going by Asus’s track record, we can expect it to release a stable Android 11 update for their smartphones by the end of 2020.
Beta Tester Recruitment
Asus has announced the Android 11 beta tester recruitment program for Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro. Sign up for the program by heading over Settings> System> System update > Gear Icon> Enroll in the Beta Test Program. It should be noted that Asus cannot guarantee full functionality and a bug-free experience with this Beta build.
Remember, though, that there is no official word from Asus about which devices (except Zenfone 6) will receive the Android 11 update. But as per their track record and promise of two major OS updates, we have narrowed it down to five devices as of now. Hopefully, this article answers your query on whether or not your device will receive the Android 11 update. For more useful information like this, be sure to check out our other articles on the site.