Google has recently kicked off its open beta test of Android 11. The beta test came into effect about a month later than was expected; as Google had to shut its Google I/O developer conference in May due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
It had already decided to stream the “Android 11 beta launch show” event on June 3. However, George Floyd’s murder and resultant worldwide Black Lives Matter marches brought about the cancellation of that event.
As anticipated, Google’s brand new Android adaptation comes with a wide array of unique highlights, user-friendly interfaces, and other improvements. The Android 11 open beta, as of now, comes with selective handsets, all Google Pixel’s smartphones. The beta version is expected to be available on other phones as well. Oppo has even affirmed that its upcoming Find X2 will have the Android 11 Beta version the following month.
Another major highlight in Android 11 is Bubbles, which Google initially needed to incorporate in Android 10. It works similar to that of Facebook Messenger heads; where it’s a particular alternate route to a discussion that remains persistent on the screen as you do other multiple things. You’ll move the bubble around, tap on it to open the discussion, stack them, etc.
The Key focus is on three specific areas; individuals, controls, and security. The new android update builds upon the foundation that Google laid with Android 10; particularly when it comes to client security, and makes it indeed more grounded.
Android 11 will prioritize individuals and discussions in notices. There will presently be a devoted “conversations” area in your notice board that will lie on the top of the present alert and noiseless tabs. Conversations will club all your messages from all your informing apps like WhatsApp and Telegram at one place in your notice board. Also, new update will let you prioritize a chat, so it’ll continuously show up at the top of the list.
Android 11 will bring all your keen domestic controls specifically inside the control menu. This will permit you to control and access all your smart domestic gadgets (powered by Google Home); by long press on the control button. The new control menu will moreover house your computerized installments. And data such as your flight details acting as a “pocket” for your digital wallet, keys, and more.
Android 11 will coordinate your media controls with the speedy settings on your notice board. When completely extended, all your music controls will show up at the best, over the speedy settings, for simpler access. Additionally, a new button will permit you to control your sound out in case you’ve got numerous gadgets associated with your phone.
How to join Android 11 Public Beta?
Follow the following steps in order to enroll yourself for Android 11 Public Beta :
- Firstly, you need to go to google.com/android/beta to sign-up for the Android Beta Program.
- Sign in with your respective Google account by entering your credentials.
- All your eligible devices will be shown on the page. And thereafter, you have to click on enroll in the Beta program.
- Now, go to Settings -> System ->Advanced->System Update to check the required downloads. They will show up in a few minutes.
In case you’ve used the Android Beta Program sometime recently the rollout of new public beta; you’ll have to re-enroll your phone. Once you’re selected, you’ll proceed to be updated to each new adaptation of the Android 11 beta consequently.
The devices on which the first and foremost Android Public Beta is applicable are Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. There’s an expectation that maybe sometime later in the future, this feature would be available for more third party devices.