Google has released the first preview for developers of Android 11 on Wednesday
Why? Not only is the installation process complicated, but the first beta is also likely to have bugs and other issues that make the phone you rely on every day practically unusable.
for users and developers. For example, there is a new Conversation tool with last year, improved security functions and support for new screen types.
The first example of the developer is exactly that for developers
The only way to install the examples from Google developers is to manually flash the factory image or OTA files using ADB and command line program & # 39; s. If that makes no sense to you, then that's exactly why you should install Android 11 later (more on this in some).
If you install the preview, your phone will be reset to the factory settings during the upgrade. And if you decide to go back to Android 10, you must erase your device again. Not to mention that something goes wrong during the installation process, you can easily put your phone in the brick.
Even if you are familiar with the installation method, you will certainly encounter problems and problems that may make your phone or certain apps unusable. For example, last year, the Android 10 beta broke all my banking apps for at least a few updates, and at one point it prevented me from sending or receiving text messages (something I didn't realize for a few days).
It is a good idea to wait until Google has removed Android 11 from the early bugs.
There is good news, however,
We have a pretty good idea when we can expect that Google will release future updates, including the launch of the public beta program for Android.
Google published a detailed release schedule on its developer site, shown here.
As you can see in the diagram, we can expect developers to preview updates in March and April, with beta releases starting in May.
Wait for Google I / O
Google's annual developer conference runs from May 12 through May 14 this year. The keynote on the opening day is when the company is likely to release the first public beta.
Google has used the conference in recent years to launch a public beta for the next update under the Android Beta program and to announce which of its hardware partners would participate in the beta test of the upcoming release .
This means that although the beta for developers is limited to onlythe first public beta release is likely to work on devices from companies such as OnePlus, Asus, Sony, and Huawei.
In addition to having fewer bugs and problems, the public beta is installed via wireless updates, making it accessible to anyone who has a compatible phone.
We are a few months away from a final release
The final release of Android 11 will take place at some point in the third quarter, probably (if history is a guide) in August or September.
My advice? Resist as long as you can before installing Android 11, even after Google released the first beta in May. Of course, that build will have fewer problems and bugs than the developers' examples, but it won't be perfect. The longer you can wait for more updates, the better.
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