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google pixel 4 xl oh so orange display home screen 1

Google dropped the first Android 11 developer preview today (Wednesday, February 19), and there’s surprisingly a lot to dig into considering this is a very early build of the OS.

If you don’t want to install the Android 11 preview on your phone just yet, we wouldn’t blame you. This is a very early build, so you’ll likely run into bugs and performance issues.

So, you’re probably wondering when the official, consumer-ready Android 11 release date is happening. Google has outlined the three developer previews and three Android 11 beta builds that it expects to release over the coming months. Check out the details below:

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

You’ll notice that the Android 11 Beta 2 contains something called a Platform Stability milestone. Google says it wants developers to use this milestone as a target for planning final compatibility testing. By this point, Android 11 will have reached final internal and external APIs, final app behaviors, and final non-SDK graylists.

Google has also provided a rough Android 11 release date timeline:

android 11 release date timeline
android 11 release date timeline

Although it’s likely Google will stick to this Android 11 update timeline pretty closely, anything can happen in the development process.

To learn more about Android 11, check out our related coverage below:

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