The latest Android 11 Developer Preview which is 3rd preview was released on 23rd April 2020. If you are interested in looking into the latest preview. Follow these steps:
- Download Android Studio.
- Open Android Studio and Open SDK Manager from Tools.
- Click on Android 11 Developer Preview and select a system image.
- Now you’ll be able to see the latest Android on your Android Emulator.
- Install it and create a new Android Virtual Device.
- After creating it, launch it.
- Preview is now on your screen.
Google was going to unveil Android 11 features at Google I/O which was going to happen in May. However, it is no longer happening because of COVID-19. Google officially announced that they are now going for numerical names, so it will be called “Android 11”. Most of the features are revealed through the Android Developer Preview.
The new Android will be getting the Native Screen Recording feature this year. Apple already has this feature in iOS 11, iOS 12, and iOS 13, which means Google is not introducing a new feature. Another feature new Android Update is going to have is, muting notifications while using Camera, precisely while making a video. A very beneficial feature that they introduced in Android 11 is, notification history is accessible. In case you cleared the notifications from your phone’s home screen, it will still be available in the notification logs.
Airplane Mode will no longer affect Bluetooth anymore. Also, the latest Android OS update will make Android phones more secure. Now you can choose between granting an application to access your information “Just this once” or allow it forever. Another great feature they introduced is you can enable auto-on Dark Mode that will auto-activate or deactivate Dark Mode detecting the time of the day.
Most of the features introduced in Android 11 are already available on iOS. Also, Google is copying Apple’s privacy features.
Anything Google can do to restore confidence among consumers, developers, and the security community is a good move.
Android 11 Release Date
Beta versions will start rolling out soon, probably this month or June. However, the official release is not going to roll out before September 2020.
List of Phones getting Android 11
Android 11 update will be first rolled out to Google’s Pixel series as usual, following Pixel phones are getting the update.
|Pixel 4/ 4XL||September 2020|
|Pixel 3A / 3A XL||September 2020|
|Pixel 3 / 3 XL||September 2020|
|Pixel 2 / 2 XL||September 2020|
OnePlus is one of the most customize able Android Phone series. Following One Plus Android Phones will be getting Android 11 Update
|One Plus 7 Series||November 2020|
|One Plus 8 Series||November 2020|
Let’s not forget Samsung, they provide mostly two major Android updates. Most of the Samsung phones only get updates for two years. After that Google stops rolling out updates to those phones. Note 9 and S9 recently got Android 10, and most probably it was the last update on those phones. Following Samsung phones will be getting the update
|Galaxy S 20 Series||November 2020|
|Galaxy S 10 Series||January 2021|
|Galaxy S 9 Series||TBD|
|Galaxy Note 10 Series||November 2020|
|Galaxy Fold Series||January 2021|
|Galaxy Note 9||TBD|
|Galaxy A 71 and A 70||March 2021|
|Galaxy A 80||March 2021|
|Galaxy M 30||June 2021|
|Galaxy M 40||March 2021|
|Galaxy Tab S6||January 2021|
|Galaxy Tab S5e||June 2021|
Xiaomi Phones that will get Android 11
|MI 10 Series||June 2021|
|MI 9 Series||Late 2021|
|Mi Mix Alpha||Late 2021|
|Mi A3||September 2020|
|Redmi K30 Series||Late 2021|
|POCO X2||January 2021|
|Mate 30 Series||March 2021|
|P30 Series||March 2021|
|P40 Series||January 2021|
As Google is introducing some major changes in Android 11, it is wise not to directly update to the latest Android. There will be many bugs in the latest Android.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games