Google released the first Android 11 developer preview on Wednesday
Why? Not only is the installation process complicated, but the firstbeta is likely to have bugs and other issues that can make the phone you rely on daily virtually unusable.
for users and developers. For example, there is a new conversation tool that contains last year, improved security features, and support for new screen types.
The first developer preview is just that for developers.
The only way to install Google’s developer preview is to manually flash the factory image or OTA files using ADB and command line tools. If none of this makes sense to you, you should stay away from installing Android 11 until later (more on this in some cases).
Installing the preview will reset your phone to factory settings during the upgrade. And if you decide to go back to Android 10, you'll have to wipe your device again. Not to mention that you can easily damage your phone if something goes wrong during the installation process.
Even if you are familiar with the installation method, there are bound to be errors and problems that can make your phone or certain apps unusable. For example, last year the Android 10 beta broke all of my banking apps for at least a couple of updates and at some point prevented me from sending or receiving text messages (something I haven't noticed for several days).
It's a good idea to wait for Google to get Android 11 free from early errors.
However, there is good news.
We have a pretty good idea of when Google will release future updates, including the launch of the public Android Beta program.
Google has published a detailed release plan on its developer page shown here.
As you can see from the schedule, we can expect preview updates for developers in March and April. The beta versions start in May.
Waiting for Google I / O
Google’s annual developer conference will take place this year from May 12th to 14th. The opening day keynote is when the company is likely to release its first public beta.
In recent years, Google has used the conference to launch a public beta for the next update under the Android Beta program and to announce which of its hardware partners will participate in the beta test of the upcoming version.
While developer beta is limited toonly, the first public beta will likely work on devices from companies like OnePlus, Asus, Sony and Huawei.
In addition to fewer bugs and problems, the public beta is installed via wireless updates so that it is accessible to anyone with a compatible phone.
We are a few months from final publication.
The final release of Android 11 will take place sometime in the third quarter, most likely (if the story is a guide) in August or September.
My advice? Resist as long as possible before installing Android 11, even after Google released its first beta in May. Sure, this build will have fewer problems and bugs than the developer previews, but it won't be perfect. The longer you can wait for more updates to be released, the better.
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