INTRO: Google was expected to announce the first beta of Android 11 at Google I/O, which was originally scheduled to take place from May 12-14 and had to be entirely canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Falling behind the initially-proposed update timeline.
First Beta Version of Android 11 Announced By Google
Google will be announcing the first Android 11 beta on the 3rd of June in an online event it calls “#Android11: The Beta Launch Show”.
Android VP Dave Burke wrote in a blog post: “While the circumstances prevent us from joining together with all of you in-person at Shoreline Amphitheatre for Google I/O, at our annual developer conference, we are recently organizing an online event where we can share with you all the best of what’s new in Android.”
New Features releasing in Android 11
Alongside with all the announcements, the event will also have a Q&A session with Android VP Dave Burke and with the Senior Director of Product Management Stephanie Cuthbertson. “ So please join us as we bring out the new features packed inside the next release, Android 11, as well as updates for developers to help them get the most out of modern Android development.”, reads a blog post from the Android 11 developers website.
Get Your Answers Live From the Event
If anyone of you is curious and have some Android-related questions, you may tweet with the hashtag #AskAndroid and ask to stand a chance to get them answered live in the event by Android experts.
In an official blog post, Google has confirmed that it will include the finalized SDK and NDK APIs with the beta release and would open Google Play Store for letting developers publish apps targeting Android 11. Beta 2 has been moved to July while Beta 3 will be released in August. Take a look at the updated timeline below.
Meanwhile, Google released an unexpected developer preview 4 earlier today that brings minor updates and bug fixes ahead of the beta release.