From beta to beta, but from desktop to mobile: if a while ago we told you about the public beta of macOS Big Sur, now it is the turn to do so of what is scheduled to be the latest development version of Android 11, the next big update to Google’s operating system.
There have been a total of six minor updates published by Google since it announced the launch of the first beta of Android 11 at the beginning of the year, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic turned the world upside down and causing some delay more than desirable. . Still, the development cycle is coming to an end and this will be the last previous version, before the stable sees the light.
Android 11 Beta 3
As for the novelties of Android 11, they are a few and cover the main areas of the system, as you can read in the previous link, an article in which we collected everything after Google released the first beta of Android 11. The The second came very recently in comparison, a sign that development is nearing its end.
With the second beta of Android 11 we did the same, adding the news that was added in the time elapsed between one launch and the other, but already with the third and last beta, the addition of new features and functions has stopped short, and it is that what prevails now is to polish and stabilize the system.
The highlight of this third beta of Android 11 is the exposure notification system for COVID-19 alerts, “Designed in such a way that applications using it cannot infer the location of the device through Bluetooth scanning. To protect the privacy of the user, all other applications will continue to be prohibited from performing Bluetooth scans unless the device’s location settings are activated and the user has granted them location permission, ”they explain in the Android developer blog.
The rest of the news in Android 11 Beta 3 is reduced to minor changes, corrections and information directed to application developers. Are you interested in going ahead and trying it? As in the case of macOS, it is not recommended, but it is within your reach as long as you sign up for the Android beta program and, of course, you have one of the compatible devices, which for the moment are limited to the Pixel family (from 2 to 4 XL).
The release of the final and stable version of Android 11 expected for fall, although knowing how the issue of updates works on Android, when it will reach your device, if it does, is another story that, it must be mentioned, does not depend on Google.