Android 11 Beta accidentally released for some Pixel users
Google had said it had stalled the launch of Android 11 public beta due to the ongoing protests in the US.
Google may have accidentally rolled out the new Android Beta 1 to some Pixel owners. The company had said it delayed the launch of Android 11 Beta in the wake of mass protests across the US.
According to XDA Developers' Mishal Rahmaan, Android 11 Beta 1 with build number RPB1.200504.018 has come to a handful of Pixel users. The update appears to have arrived for other Google devices as well. The roll-out, however, was not rolled out to a lot of users.
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“This update will install a beta version of Android R (RPB1.200504.018) on your devices. This pre-release version may contain errors and defects that can affect normal functioning of your device. Downloading updates over cellular data or metered Wi-Fi networks may lead to additional charges,” read the update prompt.
Rather than be super vague about this, I'll just say it up front:— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) June 1, 2020
Two people DMed me saying they got the Android 11 beta OTA update on their Pixel 4 XL.
Build #: RPB1.200504.018
The Android 11 Beta 1 is roughly 736MB in size.
According to 9to5Google, the latest beta update also had some unique features which were not spotted in the developer versions. For instance, there's a new developer mode to enable media controls in quick settings, new app suggestions, and new icon options for apps. The Bubble notifications have also been included in the new update.
Earlier, Google said it had postponed the launch of Android 11 saying “now is not the time to celebrate”.
“We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release. We'll be back with more on Android 11, soon,” said the company.