Google has released the third and final beta version of Android 11. Further beta versions are not planned before the release of the final version of Android 11.
After Platform Stability was achieved with the second beta, Google is now calling the third beta a release candidate. This means that there will be no significant differences between the final version and the third beta.
The second beta was already largely finished, in the third development version a few small bugs were fixed. This would give developers everything they need to get their apps ready for Android 11, as Google writes in a blog post.
Just minor changes
In the third beta, changes were made to the exposure notification system – i.e. the interface that is used, among other things, for the Corona warning app. Otherwise there are no new features compared to the second beta version, which was released in July 2020.
The third beta version of Android 11 is available for devices in the Pixel 2, Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 series, including the new Pixel 4a. The developer version is not yet available for Google’s latest smartphone, but it should appear soon.
Anyone who has already installed a previous developer version of Android 11 on their smartphone can download the new variant wirelessly. Anyone who has not yet participated in the beta program can Sign up here. Alternatively, the images can also be installed with a flash tool. If you don’t have a compatible smartphone, you can use Android 11 in the Android Studio emulator and test your apps there.
Google did not announce an exact date for the release of Android 11 in its latest announcement.