Usually Google launches the first public beta of a new Android version at its Google IO event in May, but this year the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused Google IO to be canceled, leaving the Android 11 beta release date unclear. Now though, we have a date for it
Google has delayed the launch of Android 11 operating system’s first beta version due to the coronavirus crisis. The Android 11 Beta 1 will now go official on June 3 through an online event. Meanwhile, the technology giant has released a fourth developer preview of the upcoming operating system for the developers.
Here are some of the key changes in the new schedule:
- Google is releasing a fourth Developer Preview on May 6 for testing and feedback.
- Beta 1 release moves to June 3. Google includes the final SDK and NDK APIs with this release and open up Google Play publishing for apps targeting Android 11.
- Beta 2 moves to July. Google reach Platform Stability with this release.
- Beta 3 moves to August and will include release candidate builds for final testing
We don’t know a whole lot about Android 11 yet, but developer previews have revealed some features, such as new security options that allow you to grant permissions to apps ‘just this once’, improved memory read speeds, and tweaks to the notification bar, recent apps screen, and button sizes.