Google had little choice when it comes to the current situation in the USA amidst protests and pandemic issues. The company clarified that it is not the time to celebrate and clarified that the Android 11 beta release date which was originally set for 3rd June, 2020 has been postponed.
The company didn’t clarify when they actually plan to reveal the beta because it will take a couple of months before the full version gets launched towards the end of the year. When it does, developers and smartphone manufacturers like Samsung has to work on Android 11, so as to customize it to suit their own ecosystem that leads to rollouts to flagships in 2021.
While it is not all bad news that Google decided to not bring out Android 11 now, it does delay the process further. They clarified with a simple tweet that when something new is getting launched, it is supposed to be a celebration. The grim mood that prevails in USA and the rest of the world create a situation where it is not possible to talk about the features in a mobile operating system.
However, the upcoming launch will definitely be an exciting one. Google is moving towards a more Apple iOS-like approach where the devices and the software will work hand-in-hand so as to deliver a smooth experience. When companies like OnePlus, Samsung and Xiaomi could achieve it with their own skin on Android operating system, it shouldn’t be such a difficult task for the original creators of the open source operating system.
We could probably expect an announcement on Android 11 beta release date in the month of July after which towards the end of the year, it will get its full version launched on the new Pixel smartphones. They are not the best phones around but continue to be the platform for newer OS versions to be revealed.