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Google started rolling out first developer preview build of Android 11



Google has released the first developer preview build of Android 11. It brings enhancements for foldable phones and screen types, camera capabilities, privacy-centric tools and more. If you are a developer, you can now download Android 11 preview build and start testing your applications.

 

Google also publishes the Android 11 release schedule. Continue reading to know about the release schedule and download the latest Android 11 build.

 

Download Android 11 Developer Preview Build 1

 

  • Google released Android 11 Developer Preview 1 on February 19, 2020.
  • The first public beta of Android 11 is expected to release in May 2020.
  • The final build of Android 11 is scheduled to release in Q3 of 2020.

 

Android 11 comes with enhancements for foldable phones and screen types, privacy-centric tools, convenient app behaviour, 5G-related improvements, new camera capabilities and more. Google said that the first Android 11 Developer Preview build can be installed to Google Pixel 4 / 4XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL devices at this moment.

 

Google made it clear that the early baseline build is made for developers only and not intended for daily or consumer use. However, the beta testing will soon be opened to regular Android users on an invitation basis.

 

When will Android 11 be released?

The Android 11 final build is expected to be released in Q3 of 2020. You can also expect a public Beta release of Android 11 in the month of May 2020. The first developer preview build of Android 11 has been already released in the month of February 2020.

 

Here is the timeline/schedule of Android 11 release:

  • Android 11 Developer Preview 1: February 2020
  • Android 11 Developer Preview 2: March 2020
  • Android 11 Developer Preview 3: April 2020
  • Android 11 Beta 1: May 2020
  • Android 11 Beta 2: June 2020
  • Android 11 Beta 3: Q3 2020
  • Android 11 final build: Q3 2020

 

How to download Android 11 developer preview build?

If you are using either of Google Pixel 4 / 4XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL device, you can visit the Android 11 developer site and download the latest Android developer preview build and flash your device manually.

 

How to uninstall Android 11 developer preview build?

If you want to uninstall a preview version from a device that is enrolled in the Android Beta program, visit the Android Beta site and unenroll. Your device will soon receive an update to the latest public release for your device.

 

Warning:
Uninstalling an Android Beta system image prior to the end of the program requires a full device reset and removes all user data on the device.

 

 


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