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Original story (published on July 10, 2020) follows:
Realme is one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the world right now. With only a couple or so years in business, the company is doing what some big tech companies like LG have often failed to achieve despite years of experience in the smartphone business.
Timely software updates are unheard of on LG’s little smartphone island. But that’s untrue with Realme phones. Perhaps it’s the close ties with OPPO, which has years of experience making smartphones but with a hardly decorated software update history (policy).
Or maybe it’s just sheer dedication from the Realme team to ensure that device owners have the latest software update available. For now, we’ll hang on to the latter course and hope Realme doesn’t become complacent, just like it’s already happening with the Android 11 update.
The company revealed in March 2020 that Realme UI 2.0 development was already underway. Not long after, the Realme 2 Pro was ruled out of contention for the big update, which will also bring Android 11 to multiple devices.
In May 2020, recruitment into Realme UI 2.0 beta officially started. And in June Realme dropped the bomb, confirming that Android 11 beta will be ready for Realme X50 Pro units in July.
True to its word, Realme has released the first beta version of Android 11 for early adopters who own the Realme X50 Pro. But that’s not the only device getting updated to Realme UI 2.0. We have a potential list here.
As for this moment, though, these are the Realme smartphones that have picked up the beta or stable update to Android 11 (Realme UI 2.0).
New updates will be added in the section below and the tracker follows after that:
Update 1 (August 27)
While Android 11’s official release is approaching faster, all OEMs including Realme are engaged developing their own custom skins based on Android 11. Realme has recently opened up in a Q&A session on their new Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) customization options, stock Android apps, Super nighttime standby feature, and more. Read the full coverage, here.
Update 2 (September 02)
IST: 11:52 am: The clock is ticking and Android 11 is not far away from its official release. All the OEMs including Realme are busy developing their own skin of the upcoming Android version.
When asked about Realme’s Android 11 plans, CEO Madhav responded “Our Realme UI 2.0 version was developed based on Android 11. We will announce our timeline once Google makes its announcement.” Read the full story here.
Update 3 (September 08)
IST: 02:46 pm: Realme CEO — Madhav Sheth — took to Twitter to tease fans with an image of the Realme X50 Pro running on Android 11 alongside the upcoming Realme UI 2.0 skin. Head here to see the teaser and more details.
Update 4 (September 09)
IST: 10:22 am: Google has officially announced the release of Android 11 to the public. It has also stated that Android 11 will also be released for select Realme devices amongst devices from a few other OEMs.
Android 11 will begin rolling out today on select Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and realme phones, with more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months
Of course, we will update the tracker once Android 11 begins rolling out for Realme phones so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
IST: 06:30 pm: Many users have got their hands on the Android 11 preview alongside Realme UI 2.0 on the Realme X50 Pro thus you can now see the most of the new changes via a video shared on Twitter. Head here for more details.
Update 5 (September 11)
IST: 04:30 pm: Glimpse of Realme UI 2.0 (or Android 11) beta running on Realme X50 Pro along with a comparison with Realme UI 1.0 has surfaced in videos. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 6 (September 14)
Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) beta update changelog has now surfaced.
Personalize the user interface to make it your own Third-party icons for apps on the home screen are now supported.
Three Dark mode styles are available: Enhanced, medium, and gentle; wallpapers and icons can be adjusted to Dark mode, and the display contrast can be adjusted automatically to ambient light.
– High Efficiency
Optimized the editing page of Smart Sidebar: Two tabs are displayed and the order of items can be customized.
– Improved Performance
Added “Optimized night charging”: An Al algorithm is used to control charging speed at night to extend battery life.
You can now determine a time period when Do Not Disturb is on. ·
Added weather animations to provide you with a more interesting experience.
Optimized “Auto brightness”
You can now remove a folder or combine it with another one.
Added filters for “Drawer mode”. You can now filter apps by letters, install time, or usage frequency to quickly find an app.
– Security and Privacy
Added System cloner”: You can create a system clone from your main system and use different fingerprints to enter different systems.
You can now turn “App lock” on or off in Quick Settings
Optimized “Permission manager”: You can now choose “Allow only once” for sensitive permissions to better protect your privacy.
Added Immersive mode which reduces disturbances while gaming so you can stay focused.
Added the Buffed Match Stats feature which generates game statistics for your matches (only certain games are supported)
You can change the way to summon Game Assistant
You can share your personal hotspot with others via a QR code.
Added the Cloud Sync for Private Safe feature which allows you to sync the photos in your Private Safe to the cloud
Optimized the photo editing feature with upgraded algorithms and more markup effects and filters.
Added shortcuts to instantly share and edit photos or videos you just took.
Added the inertial zoom feature which makes zooming smoother during video shooting.
Added the lens stain detection feature.
Added the level and grid feature to help you compose videos.
Update 7 (September 16)
IST 12:34 pm: Responding to a user’s query regarding the availability of Android 11, a Realme mod has suggested that the Public Beta for Android 11 should arrive soon. Currently, Android 11 for select Realme devices is available via the Closed Beta program.
IST 04:34 pm: Realme has shared the list of third-party apps that aren’t yet compatible with the Realme UI 2.0 beta version. The OEM has also addressed some of the feature requests sent by the users. You can read the complete coverage here.
Update 7 (September 18)
IST 12:28 pm: Realme, via an announcement on the company community form has unveiled its plans for the availability of Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. The skin will be unveiled alongside the Realme Narzo 20 series which will be released on September 21. See the full story here.
Update 8 (September 21)
IST 02:37 pm: At today’s launch event for the Realme Narzo 20 series, the company unveiled its plans for the rollout of Android 11 for the Realme X50 Pro, which is expected to get the stable update by the end of November. Catch all the details here.
IST 05:23 pm: For unknown reasons, it appears Realme removed coverage of the Early Access timeline it shared during the launch event, however, we’ve got our hands on screenshots from the event showing the timeline for several eligible devices. Check it out here.
Update 9 (September 22)
IST 05:52 pm: In a new post on Twitter, Realme CEO, Madhav Sheth, has claimed that the Realme UI 2.0 update features have been categorized according to Creativity, Sociability, and Productivity. Madhav also describes it as the most customizable skin for Android. Check out all the details here.
Update 10 (September 23)
IST 1:40 pm: At the launch event of the Realme Narzo 20 series, Realme shared an Early Access timeline for Android 11 for several eligible devices. However, the company also shared a more detailed version of the timeline on Twitter which it deleted soon after. Check it out here.
Update 11 (September 24)
IST 10:09 am: It seems that Realme has re-introduced Pseudo Base Station Blocking support with the release of Realme UI 2.0. This feature is listed on the Realme Narzo 20 page stating that it will prevent fraudulent messages and advertisements. More details here.
IST 12:38 pm: Realme has finally released the detailed Early Access roadmap for Realme UI 2.0. Based on the roadmap, the Realme X50 Pro will be the first device to get the update and the Realme 7 Pro and Narzo 20 are next in line. More details here.
IST 01:35 pm: As Realme had planned, the Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) update early access recruitment has started for Realme X50 Pro and Realme X50 Pro Player Edition. At present, the recruitment is only live for the Chinese variants of both devices. See the full story here.
IST 04:59 pm: A new report suggests that Realme UI 2.0 will launch in October in China. Further, Realme is planning to launch a brand new device along with its latest skin in the country. At present, Realme UI 2.0 is available to a limited number of users in China on the X50 Pro and X50 Pro Player Edition.
Update 12 (September 25)
IST 01:36 pm: Realme has kick-started the recruitment for the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 Early Access program for the Realme X50 Pro in India. Interested individuals can apply for the Realme UI 2.0 Early Access program by heading here.
Update 13 (September 28)
IST 04:05 pm: While Realme is yet to release a stable build for its Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 skin, the beta is already available for the Realme X50 Pro. As a result, a video comparison between Realme UI 1.0 and Realme UI 2.0 is now available, check it out here.
Update 14 (September 29)
IST 12:13 pm: Realme has officially released the rollback package from Android 11 (Realme UI 2.0) to Android 10 (Realme UI 1.0) for the Realme X50 Pro 5G in China. Keep in mind that it’s only available for the Realme X50 Pro and not the special Player Edition.
IST 04:32 pm: Based on new information shared in a new weekly Q&A, Realme claims that it will be bringing a few features found on Realme UI 2.0 to devices that are running on Realme UI 1.0. See all the details here.
Update 15 (September 30)
IST 11:12 am: Realme has made an announcement on its community page calling on users to vote for their favorite Realme UI 2.0 features. In case you wish to vote for your favorite feature introduced in Realme UI 2.0, head here.
IST 11:37 am: In a new weekly FAQ post on the Realme community, the company has confirmed that it will not be developing Realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 10. Thus, devices that aren’t eligible for Android 11 will not get Realme UI 2.0. More details here.
Update 16 (October 14)
IST 04:30 pm: A new report (in Chinese) suggests that Realme has begun internal beta recruitment for testing Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11). Users with the Realme X50 Pro, Realme X7 Pro, and Realme X2 Pro can participate.
Update 17 (October 19)
IST 12:20 pm: Realme has released a new Realme UI 2.0 beta update for the Realme X50 Pro which brings several fixes and optimizations to the device according to a report. The update is available as version C.13 in India. We’ve added the changelog below:
– Optimized the power consumption in some scenarios
– Fixed the probabilistic noise of the voice channel when gaming
– Fixed the response issue of the swipe upward gesture right after a swipe upward to go back to the home screen
– Fixed the screen flicker when the wallpaper of the lock screen is set to white
– Fixed the probabilistic display issue of the screen-on time when the battery is fully charged
Update 18 (October 26)
IST 07:05 pm: Realme has now shared its Realme UI 2.0 Early Access timeline for its devices in sold in China. According to the timeline, the Realme X50 Pro and Realme X50 Pro bagged the Early Access update in September.
Next in line is the Realme X7 Pro which is expected to get the update in November. The Realme Q2 Pro, Realme X7, and Realme X2 Pro will get it in December. And in January, the Realme Q2, Realme V5, Realme X2, and Realme X50 /X50m will get it.
Then the Realme Q, Realme X, and Realme X Youth Edition will get the Early Access beta in the second quarter of 2021.
Update 19 (October 28)
IST 06:20 pm: In episode 22 of #AskMadhav, the company’s CEO explains that providing major Android updates takes times and Realme is doing its best to release the Realme UI 2.0 update as soon as possible.
Further, Madhav shared that the Night filters will be available for several devices with the update to Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11). Check out all the details here.
Update 20 (October 29)
IST 06:51 pm: Realme has released a new Realme UI 2.0 beta update for the Realme X50 Pro and Realme X50 Pro Player Edition in China as version RMX2071_11_C.14. Head here to check out what’s new.
Update 21 (November 02)
IST 01:34 pm: The Realme 7 Pro and Realme Narzo are set to get the first taste of Realme UI 2.0 this month. We are tracking all the related developments here.
Update 22 (November 04)
IST 06:45 pm: In the latest Q&A session, Realme developers revealed details about the new lockscreen features and are also considering adding new features based on user suggestions. Check out all the details of the latest Q&A here.
Update 23 (November 05)
IST 10:20 am: Realme has now begun recruiting Realme X7 Pro 5G users for the Realme UI 2.0 Early Access program in China. Users must be on version A.14 to be able to install the beta update if they are selected.
IST 11:06 am: The Realme UI 2.0 Open Beta program is now live for the Realme X50 Pro. Any user who is interested in checking out the company’s new skin over Android 11 and does not mind encountering a few bugs can apply for the beta. More details here.
Update 24 (November 07)
IST 02:51 pm: Realme has now kick-started the Realme UI 2.0 Open Beta program in China. Interested users can enroll for the beta to get a chance to experience Android 11 alongside Realme UI 2.0 on their Realme X50 Pro and Realme X50 Pro Player Edition.
Update 25 (November 16)
IST 01:08 pm: Realme has confirmed that the Realme UI 2.0 Early Access program for the Realme 7 Pro will begin by the end of November. Therefore, users who successfully enroll for the Early Access program will get the update this month itself.
Update 26 (November 23)
IST 01:40 pm: The Realme UI 2.0 alpha testing program is now live for the Realme 7 Pro. Only 50 users will be selected for the program and will get quick updates according to the company. More details here.
Update 27 (November 24)
IST 02:10 pm: The Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) Early Access program is now live for the Realme Narzo 20 in India. Interested users can enroll in the beta program starting today. More details here.
IST 04:05 pm: In its latest weekly FAQ, Realme has shared some details on new features that come with the Realme UI 2.0 update and ones that will not be added. Head here to check out all the details.
Update 28 (November 28)
IST 01:50 pm: Realme has started rolling out the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 beta update to those users who enrolled for the Early Access program. Head here for more details.
Update 29 (November 30)
IST 04:00 pm: Realme recently held another Q&A session with its deves responding to queries regarding decimal charging, missing remaining charging time, charging animation, and more in Realme UI 2.0. For a detailed coverage, interested readers may head here.
Update 30 (December 04)
IST 12:15 pm: Realme X50 Pro devices are now receiving the stable Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 update now. For a detailed coverage, head here.
Update 31 (December 05)
IST 11:25 am: Realme has kick-started the Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) Early Access program for the Realme X2 Pro in China. There is a 200 user quota and users can sign up for the program until December 6.
The list of selected users will be revealed on December 8 and the beta will be pushed on December 10.
Update 32 (December 08)
IST 05:30 pm: According to Realme support on Twitter, the Realme UI 2.0 Early Access program for the Realme 6 Pro will kick-start by the end of December. Head here for more info.
Update 33 (December 09)
IST 04:40 pm: Realme’s India Support team on Twitter has shed some light on when certain smartphones will get the Early Access program.
For the Realme Narzo 20 Pro and Realme 7, it will begin by the end of December and as for the Realme 6, it will begin by the end of January. Further, the company has also stated that the stable Android 11 update for the Realme 7 Pro is coming soon.
Update 34 (December 14)
IST 09:35 am: Realme 7 Pro users who are part of the Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) beta program have received a new software update that carries a few optimizations and bug fixes. Head here for more details.
Update 35 (December 15)
IST 04:25 pm: Responding to separate user queries regarding the availability of the Realme UI 2.0 update, Realme India Support has confirmed that the Early Access program will go live for the Realme X2 Pro and Narzo 20 Pro by the end of December.
Update 36 (December 18)
IST 01:35 pm: We have created a dedicated Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) update bugs/issues tracker so be sure to check it out to get the latest updates on the topic.
IST 06:55 pm: Apparently, the Realme UI 2.0 update has begun rolling out for the Realme X2 Pro in a “staged rollout manner” according to Realme India Support on Twitter. See all the details here.
Update 37 (December 19)
IST 10:30 am: A new episode of the YouTube series, AskMadhav, aired recently where the CEO at Realme India, Madhav Sheth, discussed the Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) Early Access and Open Beta programs for all eligible devices and much more. Head over here to find out more.
Update 38 (December 21)
IST 11:27 am: Realme India Support has stated that Realme 7 Pro has started receiving the stable Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) update in stages. However, this is yet to be confirmed as there have been no user reports on the matter so far.
Update 39 (December 22)
IST 06:20 pm: Apparently, the stable Android 11 update alongside Realme UI 2.0 has begun rolling out in stages for the Realme 6 Pro and Realme 7 as per Realme support on Twitter. Check out our detailed coverage here.
Update 40 (December 24)
IST 10:21 am: Realme held the 38th session of its Weekly Solutions FAQs where Realme Community administrators addressed several user queries. Head over here to check out the full coverage.
IST 12:05 pm: Realme X7 5G users in China can now sign up for the Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) early adopter version. Users have till January 7, 2021 to register and the early access version will be rolled out in two batches with a quota of 1500 users per batch.
The first batch will will start getting the said update from December 28, 2020 but the OEM is yet to announce the date for the second batch. Interseted Realme X7 5G users in China can register themselves by using this direct link.
IST 01:50 pm: The Realme 7i and 6i were scheduled to get the Realme UI 2.0 early access update in February 2021 but no exact date was provided by the OEM. Now, Realme India Support has stated that both devices will get the said update by February-end.
Hi, The Early Access for realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 for realme 7i will start to roll out by the end of February 2021 for selected users only.
The Early Access for realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 for realme 6i will start to roll out at the end of February 2021 for selected users only.
Update 41 (December 25)
Update 42 (December 26)
IST 03:37 pm: Realme UI 2.0 early access registration is now open for users of Realme Q2 Pro 5G in China. Registration is open till January 8, 2021 with a quota of 1500 users for two batches each.
The first batch is expected to get the early access version from December 29 and the second batch rollout date is yet to be announced by the OEM. Interested users can use this link to sign up for the early access program.
Realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) update tracker:
NOTE: The table below is being regularly updated to reflect the latest releases of Realme UI 2.0.
Of course, expect this article to receive regular updates whenever a new Realme device picks up an update to Android 11, beta or stable.
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