Google had to cancel its I/O 2020 keynote due to the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. Like every other year, the Mountain View giant was expected to make a host of announcement including Android 11, Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A XL, Nest products and more. However, since the event stood cancelled, there was uncertainty about when Google will make these announcements.
If it weren’t for the pandemic, Google would have released the Android 11 Beta 1 at the Google I/O event scheduled from May 12th to May 14th. Now, the search engine giant has shared a teaser video announcing an online event called “#Android 11: The Beta Launch Show.” As the name suggests, Google will announce Android 11 Beta 1 at the upcoming event.
Android 11: The Beta Launch Show details
The company has shared the video embedded above on the official developer’s website. The online-only event will be held on June 3rd at 8.30pm IST. Dave Burke, VP of Engineering at Google will be hosting the event and announcing all new features of the Android 11. The event will be wrapped up with a post-show live Q&A, where questions from users around the world will be answered. Users can ask their questions using the #AskAndroid hashtag on Twitter.
Google Android 11 rollout timeline
Since the Android 11 Beta 1 rollout has been pushed to June, Google has rolled out a fourth Developer’s Preview build of the Android 11 today to fill the gap. Usually, there are only three developer previews before the update moves to the Beta phase. The Beta 1 update that will rollout on June 3rd will include the final SDK and NDK APIs. Google will also start accepting Play Store submissions for apps targeting the new Android 11 with the Beta 1 build.
The Beta 2 release, which usually rolls out in June, will come in early July this year. The Beta 2 is a ‘Platform Stability’ release, where the developers determine the stability of apps and features on the new Android version. The final ‘Release Candidate’ update, Beta 3 will roll out in August and is almost identical to the stable build. Speaking of which, the Android 11 stable rollout is scheduled for Q3 2020.