Android 11 Beta Launch Show

Android 11 Beta Launch Show taking place June 3

Google will launch the first public beta of Android 11 on June 3. The company plans to roll out the new release following an online-only event called the Android 11 Beta Launch Show. 

As part of the show, Google will also host a live Q&a and you can now start tweeting them your questions using the hashtag #AskAndroid for a chance to see them answered live during the live Q&A session.

There will also be talks shared on topics from Jetpack to Android Studio to Google Play, talks that Google had originally planned for Google I/O.

“Our industry moves really fast, and we know that many of our device-maker partners are counting on us to help them bring Android 11 to new consumer devices later this year,” Android VP David Burke said.

“We also know that many of you have been working to prioritize early app and game testing on Android 11, based in part on our Platform Stability and other milestones.  At the same time, all of us are collaborating remotely and prioritizing the well-being of our families, friends, and colleagues.”

At 4 p.m. GMT on June 3, Android engineering VP Dave Burke will host a keynote to share “all the best of what’s new in Android.” He will be joined by Stephanie Cuthbertson (Senior Director of Product Management) and other speakers.

Compared to the earlier developer previews, regular users will be able to sign-up online and install using a simple OTA. Anybody can sign-up for Android 11 Beta Launch Show updates here.

Due to COVID-19, Google has made some key changes to the Android 11 schedule:

  • Google are releasing a fourth Developer Preview today for testing and feedback.
  • Beta 1 release moves to June 3, which will include 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, bringing Platform Stability with this release.
  • Beta 3 moves to August and will include release candidate builds for final testing.

The schedule change adds some extra time for developers to test apps for compatibility and identify any work needed.

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