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Android 11 Developer Preview

February 20, 2020.

Android 11.

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Google has released the first developer preview for Android 11, the next version of its mobile operating system. It comes fully loaded with big promises: improved support for 5G, better privacy features and new messaging interfaces. This first preview is coming to the Pixel 2, 3, 3a and 4, and it can only be installed with a full flash that will wipe all your data. But remember: the current Android 11 developer beta is a very early version of what we’ll be getting later this year, so don’t get your hopes up for any major new features or big redesigns just yet — expect Google to have plenty more to say on that front when Google I/O rolls around in May. Google is planning on releasing a new preview every month.

YouTube, “Android 11 developer preview first look.”

The Verge, Chaim Gartenberg, “The most interesting new Android 11 features so far.”

Ars Technica, Ron Amadeo, “Google launches the Android 11 Developer Preview today.”

Ars Technica, Ron Amadeo, “Android 11 Preview hands-on—Notification changes, dark mode options, and more.”