Google has laid out in open access the first beta of the next major update of the Android operating system. To install a test build of Android 11 (Beta 1) now can everyone, not just developers. Also from today the Google Play store has begun to accept applications that are tailored to the new OS.
so far Beta 1 is available only on smartphones of its own line of Google: Pixel 2 and XL 2, Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Pixel 3A and 3A XL, Pixel 4 and 4 XL. In the coming weeks, the list of compatible devices will be enriched by the models of OnePlus, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Sharp, and Transsion Realme.
download Links Beta 1 will be available soon on the official website of Google. It is important that the development of Android 11 is not complete, so the beta version is installed on your own risk: some applications may not work correctly, maybe faster discharge of their battery, performance will suffer or experience a loss of data.
Beta 1 adds several new features that were not present in assemblies for developers (and there have emerged four). In particular, the instant messengers you can now fold in the “bubbles” and positioned anywhere on the screen, including on top of other apps, and long press on the power button will allow you to control household appliances, lighting, garage door and other electronics for smart homes.
in addition, Beta 1 allows you to give the app credentials to access the microphone, camera, GPS coordinates and other key device features. What else is new Android 11 will bring to smartphones, you can learn from the material Вестей.Ru.
the final version of the Android 11 it is expected in the third quarter of the year. In accordance with the previously approved schedule releases up to August, the company will release three beta versions of the new OS. List of smartphones, which with high probability will be updated to Android 11, can be viewed at this link.