02 June 2020
Android 11 public beta that was meant to release on June 3rd during an online-only event named Android 11: The Beta Launch Show has now been delayed. Google has announced via Android Developers’ account on Twitter that the event has now been postponed as this is “not the time to celebrate.”
Google has not explicitly commented but this is apparent that it made the announcement in reference to the protests going on in the US against police brutality towards late African American citizen George Floyd in the US.
We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release. We'll be back with more on Android 11, soon.— Android Developers (@AndroidDev) May 30, 2020
Google says it will be back with more on Android 11 soon but did not reveal what that might be or a possible timeframe where we could expect the beta of the next OS version to go on the surface again. We assume Google will announce the Beta Show again in the coming weeks.
The public beta version of an OS is the closest to the stable version. It might include some bugs but this version is not as buggier as its previous unstable versions that are mostly released to developers. According to the timeline that Google had released before, the final or stable release of Android 11 should happen in July or Q3. But the delay may push everything further. So, it is still expected that we will see the final release in the third quarter of 2020 but not exactly at the beginning of Q3.
Android 11 will bring chat bubbles, wireless debugging, screen recorder, revamped notification center, and a lot more. Let’s wait for Google to make a new announcement on the release.