Prior to Android 11 public release in September, Google has now released the final Android 11 beta (Android 11 Beta 3) for all eligible devices.
Android 11 beta 3 comes with minor changes and mostly focuses on optimizing and fixing several issues in the previous beta versions. Amongst the new changes, the Exposure Notifications System on Android 11, used for contact tracing apps can now run without requiring users to enable the device’s location settings.
For those who do not know, the Exposure Notification is a platform developed by both Google and Apple that allows official health organizations to create contact tracing applications for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apart from that, Google has added a new Android 11 Easter Egg, the animation takes a telephone turning dial effect, after multiple turns, it displays a cat emoji. Now, users have to go find “Cat Controls” on the revamped Power menu to begin a game of finding cats on Android.
Other changes includes Android 11 power button now on the very right and tapping brings up a full-screen kind of a menu.
Google is expected to release its final Android 11 public build in early September, reportedly on September 8th. But as we all know, the tech giant hasn’t been able to deliver things on time this year, thanks to Coronavirus. From cancelling this year’s Google I/O event to delaying the release of Android 11’s first beta.
It has been a bumpy ride for Google, but we hope the Android 11 public release do not face the same situation as earlier.
Androi 11 beta 3 will be available to all eligible Pixel devices via OTA update but users who can’t wait can simply download the system images here.
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