Whereas tech firms are nonetheless experimenting with launch merchandise within the age of social distancing, Google has introduced that the primary Android 11 public beta will arrive on June three in a reasonably conventional approach: a YouTube stream.
Replace 6/1: After protests broke out throughout the U.S. following the loss of life of George Floyd, Google announced on its Android Developers Twitter account that it will be suspending the occasion, saying “now will not be the time to rejoice.” It hasn’t introduced when the brand new date can be however promised to “be again with extra on Android 11, quickly.”
Our unique article, which was revealed on Could 6 when the occasion was teased, continues beneath.
As uncovered by Android Police, Google has posted a video teasing the “Android Beta Launch Present,” that includes a voice-over by George Takei, greatest identified for taking part in Hikaru Sulu within the unique Star Trek collection. Whereas it’s not clear whether or not the occasion can be dwell or pre-recorded, Google is enjoying it up as an I/O-style gathering with out the stage and the crowds.
The occasion beta launch present guarantees “information, updates, and bulletins on connectivity, controls, security, safety, productiveness, accessibility, and an entire bunch of stuff we’re not able to let you know about but.” Takei quips that Google “hopes that doesn’t leak,” a reference to the spoilers which might be normally posted by followers earlier than most main tech occasions.
Google launched the Android 11 developer preview in early February, nevertheless it has few shopper options but. The discharge will carry assist for brand spanking new display sorts, comparable to foldables and “waterfall” shows, in addition to 5G and quicker refresh charges, all of which we’ve already seen on third-party telephones. One other developer characteristic that can presumably make it into the ultimate launch is notification bubbles that may populate the display with messages and alerts outdoors of the notification shade.
You could find details about the Android 11 and the launch at g.co/android11.