Google today announced that it is extending the preview period of Android 11 by about a thirty day period. So alternatively of launching a beta this thirty day period, as it experienced beforehand prepared, it’ll release a fourth developer preview right now rather. The initially beta will officially start on June 3, during an Android-centric on the internet event it’ll maintain in lieu of its I/O developer convention.
“When we started scheduling Android 11, we didn’t hope the varieties of improvements that would obtain their way to all of us, across nearly every single region in the entire world,” Google’s Android staff writes right now. “These have challenged us to keep flexible and obtain new methods to perform alongside one another, specially with our developer group. To support us fulfill people challenges we’re announcing an update to our release timeline.”
Google notes that it desires to satisfy the requirements of the Android ecosystem, which has definitely began perform on early app testing for Android 11 based mostly on the company’s advice, with the existing environment all through the coronavirus pandemic and the other priorities that come with that. Delaying the release by a thirty day period appears like a fair approach in this context.
Google claims builders really should goal the Beta 1 launch date of June 3 for releasing a compatible application to acquire feed-back from the larger group of Android Beta consumers. And that team will be more substantial since, like with previous releases, Google will make over-the-air updates out there to customers who opt in to the beta and have a suitable device. The list of compatible equipment for the beta stays to be witnessed, but it’ll probably include all current Pixel phones, starting with the Pixel 2.