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Update: September 8, 2020 at 2:45 p.m. ET: It’s official! Google officially rolled out Android 11 to Pixel devices on September 8. Be sure to check out more coverage below to learn all about the new operating system.


Original article: August 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET: Google released the first Android 11 beta in June 2020. We’ve been digging into that release for about a month, and going hands-on with all the new features. Early July saw the release of the second Android 11 beta, and the company launched the third and final Android 11 beta on August 6. Now, Google has confirmed that the Android 11 release date is September 8, with the update rolling out to Pixel devices as we speak.

Before the official Android 11 release date, Google outlined the four developer previews and three Android 11 beta builds in the Android 11 release cycle. Check out the details below:

  • Developer preview 1: Early baseline build focused on developer feedback, with new features, APIs, and behavior changes.
  • Developer preview 1.1: Early maintenance update with bug fixes and performance improvements based on feedback thus far.
  • Developer preview 2: Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behavior changes.
  • Developer preview 2.1: Early maintenance update with bug fixes and performance improvements based on feedback thus far.
  • Developer preview 3: Incremental update for stability and performance.
  • Developer preview 4: Incremental update for stability and performance.
  • Beta 1: Initial beta-quality release, over-the-air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta. Play publishing opens.
  • Beta 1.5: Early maintenance update with bug fixes and performance improvements based on feedback thus far.
  • Beta 2: Platform Stability milestone. Final APIs and behaviors.
  • Beta 2.5: Early maintenance update with bug fixes and performance improvements based on feedback thus far.
  • Beta 3: Release candidate build.
  • Final release: Android 11 release to AOSP and ecosystem.

That’s right — you can now install the stable version of Android 11 on your Pixel phone. Don’t have a Pixel? A handful of third-party companies have announced their Android 11 updates will roll out shortly. Stay tuned to Android Authority for more details on Android 11.

 

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