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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dave_M, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Dave_M

    Dave_M Lurker
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    Hello. I recently updated my system from Android 7 to Android 10. It was like some two months ago. Still, I had only minor updates till now, won't I get an update to android 11?

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    That would depend on your manufacturer and possibly your carrier. It is surprising you got an update from 7 to 10 already. What phone do you have?
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    plus most manufacturers only support the phone thru no more then 3 updates.....sometimes less depending on who makes the phone.
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    if you really want android 11......if your phone is rootable, you can root it and flash an android 11 custom rom.
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  5. Dave_M

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    A Samsung Galaxy A50. I mean, I've never updated it since recently.
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    More than surprising: although Samsung someones re-use model numbers I can't find any sign that they've done that with the A50 (there is an A50s, but that came out at the same time so wouldn't account for what you see). And there is nowhere that suggests that the A50 ever had Android 7, and given that it was released in 2019 it would seem incredibly unlikely that it would come with a 2016 operating system (Chinese "fake" phones do that sort of thing, but they never get any updates at all so I think we can rule that possibility out).

    Are you absolutely certain that you didn't misread "9" as "7"? I know that sounds almost insulting to ask, but it honestly seems the most likely explanation. Especially since I've never heard of an over the air update skipping multiple Android versions in one go.

    As for A11, you are lucky enough that there does seem to be one planned. There's nothing unusual about OEM handsets getting updates many months or even more than a year after a particular Android version is released, assuming they get them at all. If you want the latest version when it comes out then you need to buy a Pixel, otherwise you wait until the manufacturer decides that it's your handset's turn to get the update (updates have to be built and tested for each model, so how long you wait depends on what resources the manufacturer is willing to devote to getting updates out, and for most manufacturers speedy updates aren't a priority).
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  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i agree with @Hadron. i have my doubts that it was android 7 that your phone came with, unless you have the wrong model number of your phone.

    anyways you should see an update soon.

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