Google broadcasts new beta plans for Android 11


Android 11 was moved to Developer Preview four this week, and beta 1 has been moved to June third to coincide with the corporate’s on-line developer occasion known as #Android11: the Beta Launch Present.

Developer Preview four comes with the most recent bug fixes, API tweaks, and options for builders to attempt of their apps. Further particulars on the modifications can be found right here.

As well as, Google has determined so as to add further time to the Android 11 launch schedule. Beta 1 and all subsequent milestones are moved out by a couple of month to offer everybody extra room, however to additionally hold the ultimate launch for later in Q3.

Beta 1 on June third will embrace the ultimate SDK and NDK APIs and Google Play publishing for apps concentrating on Android 11 will probably be opened. 

Subsequently, Beta 2 will probably be moved to July and can include Platform Stability and system behaviors and non-greylists may even be finalized. Beta three will transfer to August and can embrace launch candidate builds for closing testing. 

“The schedule change provides some further time so that you can take a look at your app for compatibility and determine any work you’ll must do,” Dave Burke, vice chairman of engineering for Android, wrote in a weblog put up“We suggest releasing a appropriate app replace by Android 11 Beta on June third to get suggestions from the bigger group of Android Beta customers who will probably be getting the replace.”

Google additionally added that builders can start to do compatibility exams on a Pixel 2, three, 3a, or four machine, or use the Android Emulator. They only must flash the most recent construct, set up their present manufacturing app, and take a look at the person flows. 

“Make certain to overview the habits modifications for areas the place your app could be affected,” Burke added. “There’s no want to vary the app’s targetSdkVersion presently, though we suggest evaluating the work since many modifications apply as soon as your app is concentrating on the brand new API degree.”