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Google Pixel users in India have to wait till next week for Android 11, says company exec

“We're working on making sure the Android 11 update is compatible with Indian ecosystem requirements, and expect it to begin rolling out next week,” said the spokesperson.

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A recent report pointed out that Pixel smartphone users in India won’t be getting the Android 11 OS update along with everyone else in the world. Some users confirmed this on the Google’s support forum as well. But now it has been confirmed that Indians might not have to way for a long time. Rather, they will be receiving it by next week. This was confirmed by a company spokesperson in a statement. It was added that Google was working on making Android 11 compatible with Indian system requirement – due to which it took some extra time.

“We're working on making sure the Android 11 update is compatible with Indian ecosystem requirements, and expect it to begin rolling out next week,” said the spokesperson to Android Central.

At the time of the roll out Google’s OTA images page mentioned that the Android 11 update is available for all carriers except in India. “11.0.0 (RP1A.200720.011, Sep 2020, all carriers except EMEA, SG, and IN),” Google wrote in the notes for a Pixel 4a model. A similar note is available for Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

That said, Google today unveiled Android 11 (Go Edition) for entry-level smartphones. 

The new Android 11 (Go edition) will launch apps 20% faster that the previous Android 10 (Go edition). It also comes with features that were introduced for Android 11. This includes clubbing all notifications from different messaging apps under one dedicated space in the notification section.

Besides this, Android 11 (Go edition) is getting enhanced security features. Users can grant apps one-time permissions for specific sensors like the phone’s microphone, camera or location. It will also pause permissions for apps that haven’t been used for a long time. Google will notify users of the change, and permissions will have to be re-granted when that app is opened.

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