Google currently announced that it is extending the preview period of Android 11 by about a thirty day period. So as an alternative of launching a beta this thirty day period, as it had earlier prepared, it’ll release a fourth developer preview today as an alternative. The very first beta will officially start on June 3, through an Android-centric on-line occasion it’ll hold in lieu of its I/O developer conference.
“When we started off organizing Android 11, we did not assume the sorts of changes that would uncover their way to all of us, across almost each individual area in the earth,” Google’s Android team writes now. “These have challenged us to remain flexible and discover new ways to operate jointly, specifically with our developer group. To assistance us satisfy individuals problems we’re announcing an update to our release timeline.”
Google notes that it would like to fulfill the demands of the Android ecosystem, which has certainly commenced function on early app tests for Android 11 primarily based on the company’s advice, with the existing surroundings throughout the coronavirus pandemic and the other priorities that appear with that. Delaying the launch by a thirty day period appears to be like a acceptable tactic in this context.
Google says builders must concentrate on the Beta 1 release date of June 3 for releasing a suitable app to assemble opinions from the greater group of Android Beta people. And that group will be much larger for the reason that, like with former releases, Google will make about-the-air updates out there to people who choose in to the beta and have a compatible product. The checklist of compatible gadgets for the beta continues to be to be witnessed, but it’ll most likely consist of all latest Pixel telephones, starting with the Pixel 2.