Even though the Launch Event was postponed, Android 11 is still being distributed

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Google recently decided to postpone the launch of the operating system (OS) Android 11 initial version ( beta ). The decision was taken in honor of mass protests in a number of areas in the United States over the death of George Floyd.

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However, despite being postponed, the Android 11 operating system is rumored to have been distributed to some users, especially the owners of Pixel phones.

This was first discovered by Twitter user @MishaalRahman. In his tweet, Mishaal claimed that there were a number of Pixel 4 XL users who had already gotten Android 11 Beta 1 updates .

This update comes with a code number ( build ) RPB1.200504.018 and can be downloaded over-the-air (OTA).

“This update will install a beta version of Android R (RPB1.200504.018) on your device,” the update statement said. Based on screenshots shared by the @MishaalRahman account, the update file size reaches 736MB.

However not yet known the reason why Google still poured this update to a number of Android users. It is possible that Google accidentally released Android 11 update to a number of Pixel 4 XL users.

For information, Android 11 Beta 1 version itself is actually different from the Android 11 version of Developer Preview 4 (DP4) which was released early last May. The number of features absent in Android 11 DP4 and now present in version Beta 1.

Features included the media controller on the notification bar, setting button power , until the notification feature shaped bubble , as summarized from 9to5Google , Thursday (4/6 / 2020).

However, Google itself has not provided further information related to when the actual Android 11 Beta 1 version can be felt by beta users and general users. We wait.

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