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Update as of April 24: Turns out Verizon has updated its software update page according to which the Motorola One 5G UW is now getting upgraded to Android 11 with March 2021 security patch and RPN31.Q1-51-30-1 firmware attached to it. [Source]
Update as of April 10: Verizon is now pushing out Android 11 update on LG Velvet 5G UW in the United States. The update carries software version number G900VM20a and has a March 2021 security patch on-board. Users are required to go to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Updates to check out if they have received the update or not. Also, since the update is arriving via the OTA method, it would still take some time as OTA updates could take days or even weeks to rollout across all the units in the country they arrive. [Source]
Update as of April 9: It is a good news for Verizon Samsung Galaxy A51 users as the update is now arriving on the device via OTA. The incoming update carries version number A515USQU5CUC4 and has a March 2021 security patch level. The update is arriving on both Verizon-locked units as well as Samsung unlocked units as a whole in the United States. [Source]
Update as of April 6: Looks like the U.S. major telecom carrier Verizon is now sending out OneUI 3.1 update on Samsung Galaxy A50 in the country. The update was recently spotted on Verizon’s website with version number A505USQBDUC2 and carries a March 2021 security patch on-board. The update is arriving via OTA as usual. [Source]
Update as of March 25: The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is now picking up Android 11-powered OneUI 3.1 update on-board Verizon locked devices in the United States. The incoming update comes with FUC1 software version number out-of-the-box and has March 2021 embedded with it. [Source]
Update as of March 24: The major telecom carrier in the U.S. aka Verizon is now releasing Android 11-powered OneUI 3.1 update on Samsung Galaxy A51 5G. The airborne update brings on-board March 2021 security patch level and comes with a series of features including Priority Mode, Game Booster, Wireless DeX, among others. You should be getting a software update version DUC1 on Verizon-locked Galaxy A51 5G units. [Source]
Update as of March 17: Well, major US telecom carrier Verizon is now seeding out Android 11-powered updates on Microsoft Edge+ models in the United States. The update with build number RPB31.Q1-19-19-11-2 has a March/February 2021 security patch with it. [Source]
Update as of March 17: There are plenty of reports that confirm that the Android 11-powered OneUI 3.1 is now arriving on Samsung Galaxy S10, S10, S10e, Note 10, Note10+, Note 10 5G in the United States. This is for those units that are locked with Verizon where the S10 series has firmware version number GUBH while the Note 10 series has FUBH firmware version. The incoming update brings the March 2021 security patch with it as well and a tonne of new features, changes, optimizations that Samsung and Verizon worked on w.r.t the respective smartphone series. [Source]
Update as of February 26: If you are a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G or Note 20 Ultra 5G user in the United States locked with Verizon, you are now getting Android 11-based OneUI 3.1 update with build number DUB7 and DUB57 respectively. Both the updates are airborne and are arriving with a February 2021 security patch associated with it. [Source 1, 2]
In a separate update related to Android 11-based OneUI 3.1 skin, it has been spotted in the United Kingdom with units locked with Sky network as well as units in Portugal have reported intercepting the update as well. [Source 1, 2]
Update as of February 27: According to the latest update put forth by the telecom carrier itself, it is rolling out Android 11-powered update on LG V60 ThinQ in the United States. Verizon updated its software update page to reflect the incoming update. The update has a software version V600VM20a with January 2021 security patch level. [Source]
Update as of February 13: Based on the latest intel, U.S. major telecom carrier Verizon is now releasing an Android 11-backed OneUI 3.0 update on Galaxy A71 5G at the time of writing this. The update bears build number CUA3 and it is arriving in the United States via OTA. [Source]
Update as of February 10: Based on the latest piece of info available, Verizon is now rolling out OneUI 3.1 powered by Android 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G in the United States. The update bears firmware version number BUA9 and comes with January 2021 security patch as well. [Source]
Update as of February 8: As per the latest information coming from Samsung’s software updates page and Verizon in the U.S, the Galaxy A51 5G is now getting upgraded to Android 11-powered OneUI 3.0 at the time of writing this. The update arriving with the January 2021 security patch has a build number CUA3 and arriving on model number SM-A516V to be specific. [Source]
Update as of February 5: U.S. major telecom carrier Verizon is now releasing Android 11-powered OneUI 3.0 update on Galaxy S10 5G. The incoming update bears build number ETLN with January 2021 security patch. [Source]
Update as of January 29: A major U.S. telecom carrier Verizon is now rolling out Android 11-powered OneUI 3.1 update on the Verizon-locked Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G in the country. The update bearing build number BUA9 arrives with a January 2021 security patch attached to it. You can read about it here. [Source]
Update as of January 28: Verizon is now sending out Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 on OnePLus 8 5G UW. The update brings the software version IN2019_15_210110 and with November 2020 security patch. Verizon updated its software update page that you can find here.
Update as of January 23: Based on the latest information coming from Verizon, the U.S. telecom giant is now seeding OneUI 3.0 powered by Android 11 on Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e. The update is released in a OTA fashion bears build number FTLN and comes pre-loaded with the latest January 2021 security patch appended on it. The update is releasing in a batch-by-batch manner so a certain amount of delay is expected. [Source 1, 2, 3]
Update as of January 20: According to the latest update, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 users unlocked with Verizon telecom carrier in the U.S. is now intercepting OneUI 3.0 powered by Android 11. The update is released via OTA. [Source]
Update as of January 19: Well, if you are a Verizon Galaxy Z Fold2 user, you are in for a treat. According to the latest information, the device locked with Verizon is now intercepting Android 11-based OneUI 3.0 with software version number F916YSQU1CTLL and it is an airborne update releasing in a batch-by-batch manner to the Galaxy Z Fold2 users.
Update as of January 16: Verizon in the U.S. is now seeding out Android 11-flavored OneUI 3.0 on both Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ releasing the same with build number ETLL. We don’t have much information about it at the moment although we know that the update is rolling out via OTA and in a batch-by-batch manner.
Update as of January 14: Based on the latest information available, Verizon in the U.S. is now feeding OneUI 3.0 updates to Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW in the country. The update arriving as OTA with build number CTLC and December 2020 security patch appended on it is releasing in a batch-by-batch manner and thus, you will have to wait just a little more time to get your hands on the update right away. [Source]
Update as of January 9: Google’s Rich Communication Services (RCS) was launched a few years ago and has revolutionized SMS messaging on smartphones. Verizon’s RCS was released on a plethora of devices, however, it did have some issues. According to the latest update, Verizon customer support has responded to a user about the RCS feature being worked upon on Samsung devices stating that it is currently in phased approach stage.
This means Verizon has planned to launch RCS throughout this month i.e. January although not all phones may have it at this moment. A system update is likely in the works and Samsung devices will get the update pretty soon although there’s no exact ETA available at the moment. Meanwhile, Verizon has suggested users use Verizon Message+ as a temporary alternative until the RCS is not available. [Source]
Update as of January 6: A new Android 11 build on Samsung Galaxy A50 with Verizon has been spotted in the U.S. It was spotted on CheckFirm according to which Verizon is rolling out Android 11 with build number DUA1 as an upgrade to the current BTJ7. [Source]
Update as of January 03: As per the update, OnePlus is soon releasing Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Open Beta this week. However, since carriers usually release updates later than the unlocked versions, Verizon’s OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for OnePlus Nord is likely to differ. This was cleared by OnePlus itself. [Source]
Update as of December 22: AS per a latest update featuring firmware checking and downloading site CheckFirm, a new version is being tested on its Verizon variant with build number DTL1. It is probably based on Android 11 as the BTJ7 stands for OneUI 2.1, CTL1 is for OneUI 2.5, and thus, DTL1 is for OneUI 3.0. [Source]
Update as of December 19: If you are a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or Galaxy Note 20 Ultra user, you are in for a treat. The Verizon locked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is now intercepting Android 11-based OneUI 3.0 in the U.S. Watch out for the OTA notification that should arrive pretty soon. [Source]
Update as of December 17: After AT&T, it is now Verizon in the U.S. which is gearing up to roll out Android 11-based OneUI 3.0. As per the projected ETA, the update is highly likely to arrive by the end of this month on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. We are about to enter the last leg of this month which means the Android 11 update on Galaxy Note 20 series is not that far.
Update as of December 8: Sprint hasn’t released the Android 11-based OneUI 3.0 across Samsung Galaxy S20 series yet. This means Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra users are still elusive of the update. But an user on Reddit found an easy workaround to trigger the update.
If you have a T-Mobile SIM and it doesn’t matter if it is working or not, you can trigger an update. For this to work, simply remove the Sprint SIM card off your Galaxy S20 series device, slide in the T-Mobile. Now, this will trigger an update on your Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra. Simply download the firmware and upgrade to Android 11-based OneUI 3.0 and it is done. Remove the TMO SIM card and place your active Sprint SIM card back. This way, you get OneUI 3.0 on Sprint and it works. Apparently, a user report confirmed that the stable OneUI 3.0 is now rolling out for Sprint users who are a part of T-Mobile Network Experience (TNX) program. [Source 1, 2]
Each year, Google launches a new Android version usually named after a delicacy but changed to a numbering system since last year. These major Android OS versions bring a lot to the table overhauling the entire navigation, user interface, list of features, and improving the security & privacy of the users.
Talking about Android 11, Google released the first-ever developer preview in February and has since followed the timeline coined by Google to date. It released its first Android 11 beta in June that was soon made available on all Pixel 2/2XL, 3/3XL/3a, and 4/4XL. Also, this marked the first time Android 11 beta was made available to participating devices. 13 smartphones from 7 vendors upgraded to Android 11 beta 1.
Usually, Google releases the major OS update to OEMs that in turn tweak it and push it to eligible devices. However, this process is not as smooth as that of iOS rollout which means the updates are often delayed due to one or other reasons. Moreover, carrier-branded devices have an additional layer that users have to wait until it is approved and the update is pushed while adding to the overall delay in the rollout.
Verizon Android 11 Update Tracker: Eligible Devices
Here, we have listed Verizon-branded smartphones that are eligible for Android 11. The list is based on recent trends and overall updates on these smartphones intercept. This isn’t an official list but we will add info once Verizon releases its list of Android 11 eligible devices soon.
- Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2XL (beta available)
- Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3XL (beta available)
- Google Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL (beta available)
- Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4XL (beta available)
- Samsung Galaxy S20 series
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note10+
- Samsung Galaxy S10 series
- Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy A51
- Samsung Galaxy A50
- Samsung Galaxy A21
- Samsung Galaxy A20
- Samsung Galaxy A11
- Samsung Galaxy A10e
- Samsung Galaxy A01
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
- Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro
- LG V60 ThinQ
- LG V50 ThinQ
- LG G8 ThinQ
- LG K51
- LG Q70
- LG Stylo 5
- OnePlus 8
- Motorola Moto G Fast
- Motorola Moto G Power
- Motorola G Stylus
- Motorola Moto Z4
- Motorola Edge+
- Motorola Razr
- Nokia 3V
Note that this isn’t a complete list and thus, more smartphones may be added here that are enrolled under the Verizon brand. Usually, carrier-branded phones get the major Android upgrade a month later than the unlocked version gets it but there are plenty of factors that influence the timeline such as region, model number, etc.