Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11 and it is now available for developers to download and test. Google usually let developers build new Android versions in March, but the first developer preview of Android 11 has been released before the regular release cycle. Talking about the features, it brings enhancements for foldable phone and screen type, new camera capability, privacy-centric tools, convenient app behavior, 5G-related improvements and more. In addition to releasing the first Android 11 developer preview, Google has also outlined a rollout timeline for the upcoming stable release.
Google says that GSI files are available for download for Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 along with the system image, as well as the first Android 11 developer preview. Google makes it clear that the preview build is strictly for developers. And is not suitable for regular users. However, beta testing will soon be opened to regular Android users on an invitation basis, and nominations for the same will open soon.
Android 11 release schedule
- Android 11 Developer Preview 1: February
- Android 11 Developer Preview 2: March
- Android 11 Developer Preview 3: April
- Android 11 Beta 1: May
- Android 11 Beta 2: June
- Android 11 Beta 3: Q3 2020
- Android 11 final build: Q3 2020