After facing a couple of bumps in the road, the?Android 11 Beta 1?is finally
here for?Google Pixel devices. The Android 11 update isn?t a visual overhaul but
is more about tweaking Android 10 to make the user experience more efficient.
Obviously, there are some new notable features too; the revamped notification
centre and new media controls being a couple of them.
If you?re itching to try all that Android 11 has to offer, and have either of
the following devices: Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel
3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL; you can install the Android 11 Beta 1 on your phone
There are a handful of ways you could go about installing the Android 11 Beta 1
on your Pixel device. But if you don?t? want to get into the hassle of
connecting the phone to your laptop and entering a bunch of commands, there?s a
hassle-free way you could use to get a taste of Android 11.
What you need to know before installing Android 11
* This is beta software and although it?s been quite stable in my personal
experience, you may face some issues.
* Installing the Android 11 Beta 1 won?t erase data on your phone but it?s
always recommended to take a back up before you install it.
* If for some reason, you decide you want to downgrade and install Android 10
again, you?ll have to wipe all locally saved data from your phone.
Being a part of the Android 11 Beta 1 program, Google says you can expect to
receive up to 8 beta updates before you get the final stable update. If at any
point you want to step out of the Android 11 Beta program, you can head over to
the Android beta page and tap on ?Opt out?. After doing so, you?ll receive an
OTA update that will restore Android 10 to your Pixel device. But keep in mind
that doing so will wipe all the data from your phone.
If you don?t own a Pixel, you?ll have to wait for your respective smartphone OEM
to announce a beta program for your device. At the time of writing,?OPPO?has
already announced its Android 11 Beta program for the OPPO Find X2 that is
expected to go live by the end of June. Expect announcements from other
smartphone companies soon.