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Android 11 Developer Preview lands, install it now on Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4

This is a Developer Preview, so don't try to use it as your daily driver quite yet.

Published onFebruary 19, 2020

Google just dropped the Android 11 Developer Preview. This is essentially “Beta 1” for Android 11, which will be the 2020 version of the operating system.

You can download and install the Android 11 Developer Preview on your compatible Pixel smartphone. That includes the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Pixel 3a and 3a XL, and Pixel 4 and 4 XL. This is the first year that the original Google Pixel has been ineligible for a DP.

The Android 11 logo is a dial with ten notches on it and then the number 11. This is a reference to the classic scene in the film This is Spinal Tap in which faux rock star Nigel Tufnel explains how his amplifier works. Check out the scene here for context.

If you decide to install the Android 11 Developer Preview you will no doubt face tons of bugs and problems. This is decidedly not a daily driver. What’s more, if you decide to flash back to a stable version of Android 10, you will need to wipe your entire device. As such, proceed with caution.

We will have more information on what to expect from Android 11 based on this Developer Preview soon. Stay tuned!

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