Google Postpones Android 11 Beta Event

Yolanda Curtis
June 1, 2020

It's against this backdrop and, seemingly, for this reason that Google has cancelled its Android 11 unveiling and beta, which was due to kick off later this week.

Google announced that it is postponing next week's scheduled Android 11 Beta event because of protests around the U.S.

"We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate", Google said in a message posted on its Android developers website.

The delay was confirmed in an overnight Friday-Saturday tweet from the mobile operating system's official account. In its announcement for the virtual event earlier this month, Google has teased that it will introduce a "host of other things" as well.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has activated "full mobilization" of the National Guard after four straight nights of violent protests in the USA state's biggest city of Minneapolis over the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody. It remains to be seen whether the full release of Android 11 will still launch as planned in the third quarter of 2020.

We're getting far too used to postponed events and cancellations this year.

Google released the first Android 11 beta version a few weeks ago, but that's just the developer preview that usually precedes the formal introduction of a new Android version.

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