24 April 2020
Google had originally planned to release Android 11 Beta in the month of May but has now announced a delay. It will now release the public beta on June 3rd during a special event named Android 11: The Beta Launch Show. It will be an online-only event due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and is also expected to offer announcements originally meant for Google I/O 2020.
The change in plans has resulted in the release of Android 11 Developer Preview 4. It means the fourth preview build of the next upgrade has arrived for testers to explore. The original release timeline included three developer builds and three beta builds but now an extra developer preview build has been added to the calendar.
The new release date for Android 11 Beta is June 3rd that is early next month. It is time when Google will make final SDK and NDK APIs available for developers. It is also time from when developers will be able to submit their apps targeting the new Android version to the Play Store. In all honesty, the beta build will be the closest to the stable version that we will get to see in September.
The launch video teaser confirms that while Android 11 will be the main focus, it will not be the only topic of discussion. Google's team will offer updates on various other topics including products and services. The video event hints at the launch of a new smartphone that could be the rumored Pixel 4a series.