The primary Android 11 Developer Preview landed simply final week, bringing the adventurous an early style at Google’s (at present incomplete) imaginative and prescient of the platform’s future. Even with a handful of recognized points and restricted gadget compatibility, we all know our readers: A few of you could have in all probability already put in it. Whether or not you are ready for a extra secure launch, or simply hoping your cellphone will get in on the later betas, are you going to attempt the Android 11 previews this yr?
In case you are not acquainted, a part of the Android growth cycle lately consists of early public releases, giving builders extra time to repair any points with their apps or discover new options. The primary model Google releases is normally and deliberately a bit more durable to put in — so common people do not find yourself leaping into an unstable expertise — but when historical past is any indicator, later Beta Program releases will make issues simpler, and broaden to help approach extra units.
Proper now, I might strongly urge most of our readers curious to attempt Android 11 to attend for a later launch. Bug experiences are fairly quite a few, and extra anecdotally, I’ve run into a couple of issues with standby battery life and notifications. However if you’re keen to ship good bug experiences, have a spare Pixel 2 or later, are conversant in ADB, and needn’t fear about stability (or troubleshooting if/when issues go incorrect), the bleeding edge could be enjoyable to play with.
So are you planning to take a look at Android 11 early? If not, you’ll be able to at all times meet up with our feature-level protection within the meantime.