Android 11: The Beta Launch Show Delayed Amid Protests in the US

Tuesday, 02 Jun, 2020

Google was supposed to hold an online event for unveiling the features of its upcoming Android 11 operating system on June 3. The Cupertino-based tech giant will discuss iOS 14 during WWDC in June (which has already been moved online due to the health crisis), with a public beta likely to go live shortly after the event.

Now it's not the time to celebrate, says the Android Developers Twitter handle as a reason for the indefinite postponement.

The tech giant was due to preview the latest iteration of its OS, followed by a beta launch, at an event on June 3, but made a decision to push it back over the weekend. Google will apparently be "back with more on Android 11, soon". Earlier in May, Google announced that COVID-19 related environment has led to the delay of Android 11 Beta launch.

Although the reference is not explicit, it is clear that Google is talking about the George Floyd case, which led many Americans to protest. Google, the company behind the operating system, was getting ready to share the new features finally. "We'll be back with more on Android 11, soon". Many employees of the Mountain View company are located in the Bay Area, one of the areas affected by the protests. Android 11 stable update would release in the Q3 of 2020, as per schedule. However, what's sure is that the final release date of Android 11 will be happening in the third quarter of this year. Here's wishing we reach see those, along with the Beta Launch Show faster instead of later on.