With the launch of Android 11 getting nearer, Google in the present day launched the third and ultimate beta of its cellular working system forward of its normal availability. Google had beforehand delayed the beta program by a few month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since Android 11 had already reached platform stability with Beta 2, a lot of the modifications listed below are fixes and optimizations. As a Google spokesperson famous, “this beta is concentrated on serving to builders put the ending touches on their apps as they put together for Android 11, together with the official API 30 SDK and construct instruments for Android Studio.”
The one exception is a few updates to the Exposure Notification System contact-tracing API, which customers can now use with out turning on system location settings. Exposure Notification is an exception right here, as all different Android apps have to have location settings on (and person permission to entry it) to carry out the form of Bluetooth scanning Google is utilizing for this API.
Otherwise, there aren’t any surprises right here, on condition that this has already been a reasonably prolonged preview cycle. Mostly, Google actually needs builders to verify their apps are prepared for the brand new model, which incorporates fairly just a few modifications.
If you’re courageous sufficient, you may get the newest beta over the air as a part of the Android Beta program. It’s out there for Pixel 2, 3, 3a, four and (quickly) 4a customers.
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