It is that time of the year where we get to see the new version of the Android operating system being rolled out for the developers. And finally, Google has made the Android 11 (Android R) Developers Preview 1 available for the developers. Note that there will be a total of six updates before the stable version rolls out for the public according to the official timeline shared by Google regarding Android 11 update. The good thing is that all Pixel devices, except the first generation, have been included for testing out the Android 11 Developers Preview. The essential phone has also been excluded from the list as the company has decided to call it quits from the smartphone industry.
In fact, in total, there will be a total of 3 Developers Preview update and 3 Beta updates before the stable Android 11 update. Developer Preview is meant for the developers to make apps compatible with the next version of Android. This program will run from February 2020 until the final release in Q3 2020, just like the timeline we had with the Android 10 update. There are quite a few new features or tweaks that have been made a part of the Android 11. Moreover, this program is free, and developers interested in testing out Android 11 in the aforementioned devices can download the latest system images from below:
Supported Devices are:
- Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL
- Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL
Download Android 11 System Images
Google will begin the beta sign up for the Android 11 operating system in May 2020 and till then there will be two more Developers Preview to furnish all the issues and make apps compatible. Besides, in June 2020, app, game, SDK, library, and game engine developers can make use of the Platform Stability to plan final compatibility testing and public release. We will keep you updated regarding further developments in this regard. Let us know in the comments below if you have flashed Developers Preview on your Pixel device and what all new features that it brings.