- Google will keep the Android 11 beta program open after it is released.
- You will have wireless access to future Android 11 updates.
- You can still provide feedback.
Usually, Google closes its Android beta program as soon as the finished software is available to the public, but with Android 11 it breaks that tradition. The company has announced this (via 9to5Google) that the Android 11 beta program will continue in the “next few months”.
If you stay registered, you will automatically receive wireless updates for upcoming pre-release versions of Android 11. You don’t have to wait as long as normal users to try out new features. You can continue to provide feedback, although you will likely need to use the AOSP Issue Tracker as a beta issue tracker and the Feedback app will be closed soon.
According to Google, testers reported over 25,000 issues with Android 11 before it was released.
The company didn’t say what beta users could expect. How 9 to 5 However, this does not mean that you will receive important updates. You may only see minor improvements, bug fixes, and security patches. This is primarily intended for early adopters and developers who are curious about what’s coming.
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Still, it is a significant step. For everyday Android users, testing isn’t an option for most of the year – developer previews can be especially rough, and the official betas are usually only available for a few months. If you’re ready to take the risk, now is your chance to spend much of the year pre-release software.
The simple question is whether or not this will continue for Android 12 and future versions. That might depend on the recording. However, it should come as no surprise if this becomes a recurring option as it may help Google improve Android versions long after they were first released. Don’t be surprised if upcoming software is so much more reliable and reflects real world experience.