Android 11: The Beta Launch Show livestream now set on June 3rd

Android 11: The Beta Launch Show livestream now set on June 3rd

The Android 11 Beta launch party is set to include the 12 talks, which should compose of binge-worthy topics.

Android 11 Beta has been delayed to roll out this June 1st, and Google scheduled a Launch Show for June 3rd. Due to the current situation which prompted stay-at-home orders by the authorities, the show will be exclusively live streamed as Google I/O, the tech giant’s annual developer conference, has been canceled.

The livestream event will start at 15:00 UTC and is expected to last for about an hour. It will shed some light on the new features offered in the upcoming Android 11, and what’s new for developers. A live Q&A session will follow after the show, and anybody can participate by tweeting their Android questions with the hashtag #AskAndroid for a chance to witness them answered by Google’s Android experts.

Android 11 Talks

In addition to the live launch event, Google will also host 12 talks, which were supposedly scheduled to be shown for the canceled Google I/O 2020. Android’s developer page listed these 12 binge-worthy Android development topics:

1. What’s new in Android

2. What’s new in System UI

3. All things privacy in Android 11

4. Storage access with Android 11

5. The state of Kotlin on Android

6. Get Composed

7. What’s new in Android Jetpack

8. What’s new in Android Development Tools

9. What’s new in Design Tools

10. What’s new in Google Play

11. What’s new in Play Commerce

12. Screens – large, small and foldable

What we know of the Android 11

The upcoming Android version promises to enhance the security and privacy of the users’ data in addition to the support for next-gen technologies. Several new APIs have also been implemented to improve connectivity, support various 5G networks, and a lot of quality-of-life improvements to the Android ecosystem.

Here is a list of some of the new features that are set to be introduced:

Messaging improvements

Privacy and Permissions

Built-in screen recorder

Support for new screens

5G support and support for other technologies

Improved refresh rates

Improvements for streaming services

Dark Mode scheduling

Improving touch sensitivity

Developers already have access to the Android 11 beta, and the wait is just around the corner until the rest of Android users can update to Google’s latest version of their mobile operating system. And it’s an exciting time again for Android aficionados to witness the beta launch event during the livestream.

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