Android is undoubtedly the most dominant mobile operating system in the world. The majority of the smartphones in the market runs in Android OS. With the New Year, Google is all set of unveiling the new Android operating system, Android 11. Back in February, Google released the first Android 11 Developers Preview, second Android 11 Developers Preview on March, third Preview in April, and now they have released the fourth preview in May. As per the officials, there will be #Android 11: The Beta Launch Show will be kicking off at 11 AM ET on June 3.
#Android 11: The Beta Launch Show
The Android 11 Developers rescheduled the development of the Android 11. From February to May they have released the Developers Preview. By Early June they will be releasing the Beta version till June/July. After that, they will test the final platform stability and release the final version. You can try the recently released Android 11 Preview Builds on Google Pixel 4 / 4XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL only.
|February||Developer Preview 1||Early baseline build focused on developer feedback, with new features, APIs, and behavior changes.|
|March||Developer Preview 2||Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behavior changes.|
|April||Developer Preview 3||Incremental update for stability and performance.|
|May||Developer Preview 4||Incremental update for stability and performance.|
|June||Beta 1||Final APIs. Play publishing opens.|
|July||Beta 2||Platform Stability milestone. Final system behaviors.|
|August||Beta 3||Release candidate builds.|
|Q3||Final Release||Android 11 release to AOSP and ecosystem.|
What will be the Android 11 name?
We all are familiar that Google used to name the Android OS after a delicious dessert. But after the Android 9 (Pie) we simply have Android Q/ Android 10. This may indicate a direction from Google for its mobile OS. This registration of the name is quite expensive for Google. We can assume that the conventional naming of Android mobile OS after dessert is over.
|Android Version||Android Name|
|Android 1.5||Android Cupcake|
|Android 1.6||Android Donut|
|Android 2.0||Android Eclair|
|Android 2.2||Android Froyo|
|Android 2.3||Android Gingerbread|
|Android 3.0||Android Honeycomb|
|Android 4.0||Android Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Android 4.1 to 4.3.1||Android Jelly Bean|
|Android 4.4 to 4.4.4||Android KitKat|
|Android 5.0 to 5.1.1||Android Lollipop|
|Android 6.0 to 6.0.1||Android Marshmallow|
|Android 7.0 to 7.1||Android Nougat|
|Android 8.0 to Android 8.1||Android Oreo|
|Android 9.0: Android Pie||Android Pie|
|Android 10.0||Android 10.0|
|Android 11.0||Android 11.0|
Android 11 Features
When we get the final version we can expect the following features. There will be more features added shortly.
- Messaging improvements
- One-Time Permissions
- Support for new screens
- 5G Support
- Faster Screen Refresh Rates
- Call Screening Improvements
- Mandatory Seamless Updates
As the Coronavirus pandemic has canceled all the tech events, most of them are rescheduled or held online. For the Android 11 Beta Release, there will be an online event hosted by Dave Burke kicking off at 11 AM ET on June 3. You can ask anything related to #AskAndroid via twitter. As of now, you can test the latest preview, Fourth Android 11 Preview. It is available for Pixel 2 or later. For the latest updates, you can sign-up here.
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