The Android 11 reveal is no longer happening on June 3.
The delay was confirmed in an overnight Friday-Saturday tweet from the mobile
operating system?s official account. There?s no specific reason given for the
change in plans, beyond a general sense of acceptance that ?now is not the time
> 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.
? Android Developers (@AndroidDev) May 30, 2020
[https://twitter.com/AndroidDev/status/1266589514937466880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] Don?t expect anyone to argue. Between the?ongoing pandemic?and the protest
actions that have unfolded in the wake ofGeorge Floyd?s death
[https://mashable.com/article/justice-for-george-floyd-minneapolis-support-protesters/] , no one?s going to miss a tech-centric press conference. Better to just wait.
While the reveal was sure to bring at least a few surprises, we already know
plenty about Android 11. New privacy featuresare coming
[https://twitter.com/AndroidDev/status/1266589514937466880]that will give users
a finer degree of control over location sharing. There?s also evidence that the
OS update will bring a content sharing feature?not unlike Apple?s AirDrop.
In fact,?developer previews of Android 11?have already offered a sense of the
bigger picture changes coming in the version update. While developer preview
features don?t always make it into the final release, there?s still a lot of
information out there about what the revised OS could contain.
As of now, there?s no sense of what more details might be coming on the
rescheduled reveal and beta release. Google is presumably watching the headlines
just like everyone else. The expectation all along has been a September launch
for Android 11 and there?s no reason at this point to think that might change.