For most smartphone manufacturers running Android, updates are extremely optional. Obviously, many of them sincerely believe that there is nothing reprehensible in not releasing a fresh update for a proprietary device. But if some at least pretend that they do not adapt the update due to technical limitations imposed by the hardware stuffing of the device itself, then others – such as Huawei, for example – can afford to simply stop updating even the flagships without explaining reasons for their behavior. Against this background, the list of branded smartphones of the Chinese brand looks unusually wide, which this year Android 11 shines.
Huawei, despite tensions with Google, will still update its flagships to Android 11
Despite the fact that all of the information below about devices that will update to Android 11 has not been officially confirmed, it is quite likely that they will all receive the update. In any case, based on Google's position that manufacturers must update branded smartphones within two years. Another thing is that, as we well remember, Huawei is one of those companies that perceive the recommendations of the search giant as optional, and therefore allow themselves not to follow them and sometimes stop supporting only a year after the release of the branded device.
Supported Smartphones Android 11
Android 11 will be released in September, but for smartphones Huawei – not earlier than November
- Huawei Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro / Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro / Mate 20 X (4G / 5G) / Mate 20 Porsche RS
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei P40 / P40 Pro
- Huawei P30 / P30 Pro
- Huawei Nova 6 / Nova 6 5G
- Huawei Nova 5 / Nova 5 Pro / Nova 5Z / Nova 5i / Nova 5i Pro / Nova 5T
- Honor V30 / V30 Pro
- Honor View20
- Honor 20 / 20Pro / 20s / 20 Youth Edition
- Honor 9X / 9X Pro
This is a fairly wide list, however, most likely, it will expand as new devices of the brand are released. Despite the fact that the compilers have already included Huawei P40 and P40 Pro, as well as Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G, it is obvious that the company will not limit itself to them and will present several more models of medium and the initial price segment. True, usually the Chinese prefer not to update openly budget devices, and therefore we would bet on the fact that Huawei will continue to adhere to this principle, especially since under pressure from Google it will be the easiest for her .
When will Android 11 come out
The release of Android 11 is likely to take place in early September, which means that it will not start updating its smartphones Huawei until November, as was the case with Android 10. Therefore, the company will still have time to finally decide on the list of devices to be updated and be able to correct the above list.
Despite the fact that more than half a year remains before the update is released, we already know about some of the innovations of the new OS version. It is known that it will add support for scrolling screenshots to compatible devices, a mechanism for automatically activating the night theme depending on the time of day, the function of digitizing and safe storage of documents, as well as the Scoped Storage toolkit, which creates a separate cell in the smartphone's memory for each application, within which they can function. Thus, developers want to protect users from software accessing information from protected sections of other programs.