Back in September this year, Google finally unveiled the full-fledged version of Android 11 for its Google Pixel smartphones. With the launch, the company also published the full source code for the new Android version. It allowed many companies to finish the development of their Android skins. Currently, we have several companies almost ready to publish their Android 11 versions. Nubia, on other hand, has just started the Android 11 Beta update program. The company’s first public beta is arriving on November 6th for the Nubia Z20. The new update brings a V3.09 version number and has a total size of 3.2GB. As expected, the update introduces all the features present on the latest flavour numbered version of Android. It namely includes the new improved permission settings and better notifications management. Obviously, the update also brings a set of Nubia exclusive features for its UI. It includes tweaks for the picture in picture mode, a revamped app cloning feature, new avatars for the back panel. The update also brings some refreshments for the Game Space mode.
The biggest controversy in this update is that it brings only September 2020 security patch. We’re already in November, and companies will start to push the respective November security patches. It’s weird to see a new Android 11 Beta carrying a two-month-old security patch. Perhaps, Nubia was testing this beta internally for quite some time and, now, is pushing the same build for testers. Hopefully, the company will provide an updated security patch in time for the official release.
NUBIA Z20 ANDROID 11 BETA UPDATE CHANGELOG SYSTEM
Update: Google security patch updated to 2020.09
Optimization: Power consumption strategy in multiple scenarios
Optimized System stability
Improvements for Overall system performance
New: Split screen function, support for starting in the control centre or multi-tasking
New: Clone Function, support WeChat, QQ, Weibo, Taobao, Jingdong, and other applications.
New: UI style overall upgrade.
Crosshair assist function.
New: One-click combo function, Picture-in-picture function, support WeChat, QQ, Douyin, Bilibili, and other applications.
New: Dark mode
New: Quickly turn on the flashlight under the lock screen.
New: WiFi QR code sharing function
Optimization: WiFi links Support hotspot sharing in the state.
Optimization: the effect of some application scenes.
Optimization: improve the screen quality, increase the horizontal and vertical screen recording function.
Fixed call silent problem in some scenes.
HOW TO INSTALL THE UPDATE The process for getting this Android 11 build to run on the handset is quite simple. Just make sure to have at least 50% battery life. After all, this can be a demanding process.
Download the Update Here
Download the ROM, and move the file to the root of your internal storage.
Go to Settings -> System updates
Tap the menu icon (three dots) at the top-right corner and select the Local Update option
Select the ZIP file which you download in the first step and click Install now
Reboot the device.
After the process, you’ll be running the latest Android 11 Beta on your Nubia Z20. Take in mind that this is an unfinished product, so it may contain bugs. That said, we’re not recommending this for your daily usage, so install at your own risk.
Important Note: This ROM is optimized for Chinese Users. The ROM will work on any Z20; even the global version. However, this ROM has no Google Services such as Play Store, Gmail, etc. These can be flashed through a TWRP method which you can find here.
If you decide to flash this ROM, all user data will be lost, so make sure to back-up your device beforehand. Here at ERA Reviews, we don't hold any responsibility if anything goes wrong.
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