Android 11 Beta released with new updates

Android 11

Android 10 is the current stable version of Android and with it not even officially released to 10% of Android devices out there, Google has already released the first developer preview of the next version of Android, Android 11, a bit earlier than expected.

Usually, Google releases the developer previews of newer versions of Android somewhere at the beginning of March, however, this time around it is released a couple of weeks earlier than the anticipated date.

The first developer preview of Android 11 could now be manually installed on all of your Pixel devices except the original Google Pixel that was released back in 2016. However, be warned that this is a released focussed only on developers and it might not be stable enough to use on a daily basis.

As always the developer preview does not have any major changes with regards to the user interface or the design of the operating systems, however, there are a ton of behind the screen changes that come with this new release.

Android 11

Google seems to mainly focus on improving the privacy and security like better and more focussed app permission requests and also making the operating system more compatible across all device types like foldable phones, flip phones, and even the ones with waterfall notches and edge display with Android 11.

Android 11 will also concentrate on how to fully utilize the 5G connectivity and the high-speed internet that comes with it. This is evident from the fact that Google has updated the existing APIs to let apps decide what kind of connection they have access to, be it WiFi or 5G.

If you are interested in installing and testing out the first developer preview of Android 11 on your supported Pixel device, which includes the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and the Pixel 4 XL devices, you can download the official OTA image for your device from this link.

You can also submit your feedback and suggestions about the update here, anything ranging from system bugs or app compatibility issues that you might come across.

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