Google Releases Android 11 Beta 3

Posted on August 6, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Dev with 4 Comments

Google today released the third and final beta of Android 11 and says that the final Android 11 release is coming very soon.

“As we put the finishing touches on the new platform, today we’re bringing you Beta 3, our last update in this year’s preview cycle,” Google vice president Dave Burke writes in the announcement post. “For developers, now is the time to make sure your apps are ready, before we bring the official release to consumers.”

Android 11 Beta 3—which is alternatively referred to as a release candidate, since the product reached platform stability at Beta 2—ships with the final Android 11 SDK and NDK APIs, plus the Exposure Notifications System, which it created in partnership with Apple to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Android 11 Beta 3 is available on Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 handsets, and will be available soon on Pixel 4a as well, Burke notes. The official Android 11 launch is “coming in the weeks ahead,” he adds.

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