Google released the first beta version of Android 11 just a few weeks ago. We’re talking about the preview, which comes before the formal introduction of the brand–new Android version. Usually, the reveal happens in May. However, the first public beta often hits the market a few months before the final version does. But we know how 2020 has been so far a pretty stressful year, and that the new virus has changed everything around the world. Google was forced to shut down all of its events, including this year’s I/O. As a result, the Pixel 4a launch has been pushed back, so the reveal for Android 11 has also been pushed back.
Google was supposed to announce Android 11 on the 3rd of June 2020, a month later than they would typically have, but it seems that that won’t happen either. The recent wave of protesters in Minneapolis, after the murder of George Floyd, has changed things entirely. Google has made a statement: “”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.””
Google doesn’t talk about the recent events, but the delay is probably related to the events which have escalated after the death of Floyd and many other black individuals who were unarmed, who were killed by the police in the past few months.
The protests against police brutality in Minnesota have intensified after the recent events. We’ve even seen the police arresting CNN reporters who were covering the story about protests.
Right now, we’re waiting to hear more about the Android 11 release date.