Android 11 Update to Reach Google Pixel Phones in India Next Week

Android 11 is coming to eligible Google Pixel telephones in India subsequent week, the search large stated in a press release to Gadgets 360. The newest Android replace was launched earlier this week, and it was rolled out to the Google Pixel 2 and later fashions globally following the official debut. However, Google restricted the rollout of Android 11 for all of the eligible Pixel telephones in the Indian market due to compatibility points. Android 11 brings options resembling Conversations and Bubbles in addition to one-time and auto-reset app permissions.

“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,” a Google spokesperson stated in the assertion emailed to Gadgets 360.

Multiple Pixel customers in India complained concerning the unavailability of the Android 11 replace shortly after its rollout passed off in the worldwide markets. Some customers additionally took the difficulty to Google’s Pixel Phone Community boards.

Alongside delaying the rollout, Google talked about on its OTA photos web page that the Android 11 secure builds for all of the eligible Pixel telephones can be found for “all carriers except IN.” That additional restricted the provision of Android 11 for Indian Google Pixel customers.

Google hasn’t revealed the precise motive behind the delay. However, as famous by Android Central, it’s probably to be associated with the eSIM performance of Google Pixel units as Airtel and Jio each (*11*)supply eSIM help for Pixel telephones. Vi, earlier often called Vodafone Idea, additionally launched eSIM connectivity in the nation, although it’s restricted to newer iPhone fashions.

This is notably not the primary time when Google has taken a selective strategy pertaining to the Indian market. The firm final 12 months announced that it had determined not to launch the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in the nation. “We determine availability based on a variety of factors, including local trends, and product features,” a Google’s spokesperson had stated at the moment.

Similarly, Google launched the Pixel 4a final month that will not debut in India earlier than October. The firm additionally made it clear that its next-generation telephones — the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 — will not launch in the nation.

Google would not have a great presence in the Indian smartphone market, owing to an unlimited number of choices out there at varied aggressive worth factors. Nevertheless, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL that had been launched final 12 months acquired some heat welcome by Indian customers.


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