Google has launched the first developer preview of Android 11, which is presently available as system images for Google’s own Pixel devices, beginning with the Pixel 2. And as of now, the updates cannot be installed over the air and we expect that to come at a future date.
If you did not know, the first releases are not meant for normal users, rather, they are available for developers to test their apps and use the new features in the operating system.
Google VP of Engineering, Dave Burke, had this to say, “With Android 11 we’re keeping our focus on helping users take advantage of the latest innovations while continuing to keep privacy and security a top priority. We’ve added multiple new features to help users manage access to sensitive data and files, and we’ve hardened critical areas of the platform to keep the OS resilient and secure. For developers, Android 11 has a ton of new capabilities for your apps, like enhancements for foldables and 5G, call-screening APIs, new media and camera capabilities, machine learning, and more.”