At present, many Android OS-based smartphone vendors have begun releasing updates to the Android 10 system for the smartphones they release.
This happens because Google already requires that Android smartphones released in 2020 must already be using Android 10, so smartphones released the previous year also begin to get an upgrade to Android 10 gradually.
As we know, if now Google has prepared the next version of Android, which is Android 11, which was first announced on February 19 2020.
If we see pictures from the timeline of the release schedule for Android 11 above, there are several release paths from Android 11 that are released in stages, Developer Preview 2 on March 18, 2020, Developer Preview 3 on April 23, 2020, and the last preview on May 6, 2020.
Then, this month (June 2020), the first Beta for Android 11 will be released for Google’s device, the Google Pixel series. This Google release smartphone will get the most recent Android 11 beta update on June 10, 2020, for the list of devices available from Google Pixels 2, 3, 3a, and 4.
Of course, in this latest version, there will be a lot of new features that we can meet, but since this is still in beta, we will always encounter a variety of bugs.
Just for information, a bug in the beta test stage is usual, so if you don’t want to try the beta test, it’s a personal decision for each user.
If you are curious about the official release path of Android 11 for the stable version, here we describe the details as follows:
- Developer preview 1: Early baseline build focused on developer feedback, with new features, APIs, and behaviour changes.
- Launched: February 19, 2020
- Developer preview 1.1: Early maintenance update with bug fixes and performance improvements based on feedback thus far.
- Launched: March 4, 2020
- Developer preview 2: Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behaviour changes.
- Launched: March 18, 2020
- Developer preview 2.1: Early maintenance update with bug fixes and performance improvements based on feedback thus far.
- Launched: April 2, 2020
- Developer preview 3: Incremental update for stability and performance.
- Launched: April 23, 2020
- Developer preview 4: Incremental update for stability and performance.
- Launched: May 6, 2020
- Beta 1: Initial beta-quality release, over-the-air update to early adopters who enrol in Android Beta. Play publishing opens.
- Launched: June 10, 2020
- Beta 2: Platform Stability milestone. Final APIs and behaviours.
- Expected launch date: Early July 2020
- Beta 3: Release candidate build.
- Expected launch date: Early August 2020
- Final release: Android 11 statement to AOSP and ecosystem.
- Expected launch date: End of August, early September 2020
At this time, there is no further information regarding the release of the Android version of Stable / consumer. But if you look at the description above, there is a possibility that Android 11 will be released in August / September.