Previously today, the Android Developers official YouTube channel launched a brief video teaser where it announced a new launch date of June 1 for the official release of Android 11 Beta. Typically, Google would launch the Android Beta as soon as Google I/O kicks off (which would have taken place on May 12, 13, and 14), however COVID-19 required the significant event to be cancelled completely.
Google is going to be beginning a virtual conference beginning with #Android 11: the Beta Introduce Show. The show begins at 8AM Pacific (11 AM EST) on June 1 and will hold discussions on the subjects that were anticipated for Google I/O.
For Android 11, we were anticipating 3 Developer Sneak peeks, and 3 Beta constructs, however Google went on and launched a 4th build of the Preview and pressed back the Beta release schedule. Beta 1 comes in June, Beta 2 in July, and Beta 3 in August. The final release is then anticipated at some point after, however not after the #MadebyGoogle event, which is typically where Google reveals the next Pixel gadget, at some point in October.
The 4th Developer Preview of Android 11 does not bring any new features – particularly considering that Developer Preview 3 was launched just under 2 weeks back. Instead, it offers developers more time to get their apps all set for the Android 11 Beta. The Developer Preview 4 is an “incremental update for stability and performance “.
If your Pixel gadget is currently running a previous build of the Android 11 Preview, your gadget will pull the latest build OTA. Otherwise, you need to flash the latest image by hand.