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Android 11 Beta 3 rolling out for Pixel 4a in Beta Program — downloads available

Android 11 Beta 3 rolling out for Pixel 4a in Beta Program — downloads available

Google's Pixel 4a just picked up their first OTA and factory images, but that's not the only thing they're getting today. Google is also making them eligible for the Android 11 Beta Program, and lucky owners can opt-in for the latest beta release, expected to be the last before stable lands, barring any last-minute bug-fixes, which Google likes to do now.

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Android 11 Beta 2.5 is here with a fix for the Pixel 4 screen flicker

Android 11 Beta 2.5 is here with a fix for the Pixel 4 screen flicker

Google's habit of pushing out bug-fixing releases for the Android 11 Developer Previews and Betas continues. Today we're getting Android 11 Beta 2.5, which delivers a small pile of bug fixes on top of the existing Beta 2 release, including the long-awaited fix for the low-brightness flickering issue that affected the Pixel 4.

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Android 11 Beta 2 is out — just one more beta planned before release

Android 11 Beta 2 is out — just one more beta planned before release

Android 11 Beta 2 officially lands today. For developers, that means we've reached a milestone called "Platform Stability," so everything they need to care about when it comes to making apps compatible is now final — the platform won't change before the stable release in Q3. For consumers, that means there's only one more beta before Android 11 is formally released, and we'll probably see a few more features and tweaks in this latest version.

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This is how to get the Android 11 Beta on your Pixel phone

This is how to get the Android 11 Beta on your Pixel phone

The Android 11 Beta is now official, and the era of Developer Previews are over. While Android 11 isn't "done," the switch to betas is a sort of milestone for stability as we approach a final release. There are still risks, but Google's transition to a beta branding means you probably shouldn't run into any serious deal-breaking bugs — though there's still some risk. Part of this change also means you don't need to manually install Android 11 via ADB, like you had to with prior Developer Preview releases. In fact, getting it on your Pixel phone is a snap, and here's how to do it.

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The first Android 11 Beta lands today

The first Android 11 Beta lands today

After several delays, the Android 11 Beta is officially landing today, together with a formal announcement of Android 11's key features and "themes." While you're probably already familiar with many of the new release's features, Google has a few new ones to reveal with this release, with a new set of logical groupings for each.

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Bonus Android 11 Developer Preview 4 lands today

Bonus Android 11 Developer Preview 4 lands today

Today we're getting a surprise: Android 11 Developer Preview Four. Previously, Google said there would only be three Android 11 Developer Preview releases, but the company is making a few changes to its Android 11 release schedule, and that includes this unexpected additional developer preview. The next beta release has been moved to June 3rd, where it will be dropped as part of a new Beta Launch Show online event, details for which Google published earlier today. All of the following betas on the original schedule have also been pushed back a month.

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