INTRO: The stable Android 11 release started rolling bent Pixel users earlier in the week. it’s brought along a boatload of latest features, including a native screen recorder, bubbles for chats, and an improved permissions model. While most Pixel owners are already enjoying the newest features, those in India are still expecting the Android 11 update rollout with bated breath.
First spotted by Android Central, Google hasn’t made the Android 11 update – both the OTA release or factory image – readily available to Pixel users in India. The OTA image listing for all of the Pixels available in India, including the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3a series, clearly states that the update is for all carries except India.
One of the main reasons for users to choose Pixel phones over the other device is that the timely update rollout. You get the stable Android release the day it goes official. That, however, doesn’t seem to be the case this point around and users have taken to Pixel support pages to precise their anguish.
As for the rationale behind the delay, Google is yet to supply any explanation for an equivalent. the corporate doesn’t have any carrier partnerships in India and sells only unlocked phones within the country. the sole plausible explanation is that carriers in India, Jio and Airtel, seem to be holding back the stable Android 11 update for extra testing for features like eSIM and Wi-Fi calling.