Android 11 beta launch postponed indefinitely


Google announced Saturday that it will delay the unveiling of its new Android 11 operating system.

The event was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate.

To recall, Google released Android 11 Developer Preview 1 back in February, whereas the latest Android 11 DP4 is the newest and last developer preview as per the company's Android 11 road map.

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Everything was planned for Google to present new features for Android 11 on June 3, something that would also coincide with the availability of the beta version. Moreover, it will include talks on topics related to many other features from Google.

The reason for this delay was not mentioned explicitly, but it's pretty clear what Google meant. Here's the hope we get to see those, as well as the sooner rather than later Beta Launch series. The Google I/O was canceled due to COVID-19 and it was anticipated that the launch of the next Android version will be done at that event. The first Android 11 beta was slated to roll out on June 3.

The location services icon no longer shows in the status bar while location services are not in use. However, what's sure is that the final release date of Android 11 will be happening in the third quarter of this year.

A revised timeline pushed all this back by a month, the beta was rescheduled for June but a Q3 release window remained. But as per a fresh leak, the power button menu in Android 11 will look a lot different after receiving a major design and functional overhaul.