Google has postponed the launch of the Android 11 Beta program. The Beta launch show was scheduled to happen on 3rd June through a video conference, but Google postponed the show due to valid reasons.
In a recent tweet, the company stated, “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June 3rd event and beat release. We’ll be back with more on Android 11, soon.”
The launch was postponed by keeping in view the pandemic and the protests by people all over the US. Google had previously postponed the release of Android 11 with the statement that they need extra time. The new date was fixed in February, but there was a change in plans. The organization stated that they are collaborating remotely and prioritizing the well-being of our friends, families, and colleagues.
However, our wait was finally over when Google announced that the Beta program for Android 11 would be released on 3rd June. The program would have started at 8 AM with an hour-long keynote, followed by a live Q&A session. The viewers could ask questions by using the hashtag #AskAndroid.
Dave Burke, VP of engineering at Android, was asked to host the event and organise everything. However, the change in plans has changed everything. Moreover, Google assures that there is no change in the stable version of Android 11 or Q3, which has a fixed schedule date. As we know, Google always released the new Android version in September. We can still hope that Q3 will be launched during that time if everything goes out well.
Furthermore, Google has already released the developer previews of Android 11 earlier this month, hence allowing the developers to test and use the new version and report any flaws. For now, we don’t know the exact date when Google will launch the beta version of Android 11, as the news of postponing was updated just a few hours back.
However, we do know some of the features of the latest Android version. As developers are already using it, they already know what all features are there in the Android 11. One of the most intriguing features of Android 11 is that it will support the 5G network and even allows the app to see whether the user is on a 4G network or Wi-Fi connection. It will help in stopping unnecessary wastage of data.
Besides, this version of Android even allows the user to enable dark mode to their desired schedule. While the previous Android version had the feature where the user had to grant permission for all-access, for using a specific app, it won’t be the same in Android 11. In Android 11, the user can grant permission “just this once” for a specific app, so they might know if the app is accessing any information without notice. It seems Google is serious about security now.
However, if you do want to use the beta version of Android 11, then you need to have a Pixel phone, as the beta version is only available on Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 only. While the Android 10 beta version was available in OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, it seems Google is going to contain the beta version to itself for now.
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