In February this year, Google made available the first Android 11 developer preview with the timeline for the release of that 3 developer previews and betas. As per the timeline, it should release the first beta this May. Everything was according to the plan, but due to this ongoing pandemic, the company has to delay the release of Android 11 beta, which the Pixel users can install if they are enrolled under the Android Beta Program.
Today, Google has shared a promotional video where they officially announced that there will be a show for the release “Android 11: The Beta Launch Show,” which will be held on June 3 at 11 a.m. E.T. The company’s goal was to introduce the Android 11 Beta at Google’s I/O 2020 developer conference, but that was canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As the beta release delayed, the Search Engine giant has released the Developer Preview 4 (DP4) today though it was not planned in the program. The DP4 doesn’t have much to offer; it focuses on performance improvements and a couple of bug fixes. Below are fixes included:
- The location services icon no longer shows in the status bar, while location services are not in use.
- Icons in the status bar no longer run over the edge on certain devices.
Users already on Developer Preview can get this via OTA, and if not, you can flash it on your Pixel device. For more details on DP4, you can check the release notes here.