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Download Android 11 Beta for Google Pixel and other devices

Google has officially kicked off the Android 11 Beta Developer Preview program, just five months after the stable release of Android 10.
The global community of Android developers has always been a powerful force in shaping the direction of the Android platform.
Google is starting things a little earlier prior this year (the first Android Q beta dropped in March).
If you’re curious about the next version of Android, you can download Android 11 right now for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL (the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL are not officially supported).

Android 11 Beta


Primary Focus Of Android 11

The first beta of Android 11 focused on three key themes: People, Controls, and Privacy.

People:  Google is making Android more people-centric and expressive, re-imagining the way we have conversations on our phones, and building an OS that can recognize and prioritize the most important people in your life:

  • Conversation notifications appear in a dedicated section at the top of the shade, with a people-forward design and conversation specific actions, such as opening the conversation as a bubble, creating a conversation shortcut on the home screen, or setting a reminder.
  • Bubbles help users to keep conversations in view and accessible while multitasking.
    Messaging and chat apps should use the Bubbles API on notifications to enable this in Android 11.
  • Consolidated keyboard suggestions let Auto-fill apps and Input Method https://developer.android.com/preview/overview#timeline Editors (IME’s) securely offer context-specific entities and strings directly in an IME’s suggestion strip, where they are most convenient for users.
  • Voice Access, for people who control their phone entirely by voice,now includes an on-device visual cortex that understands screen content and context, and generates labels and access points for accessibility commands.

Controls: The latest release of Android can now help you can quickly get to all of your smart devices and control them in one space:

  • Device Controls make it faster and easier than ever for users to access and control their connected devices.
    Now, by simply long pressing the power button, they’re able to bring up device controls instantly, and in one place.
    Apps can use a new API to appear in the controls.
  • Media Controls make it quick and convenient for users to switch the output device for their audio or video content, whether it be headphones, speakers or even their TV.
    You can enable this today from Developer Options, and it will be on by default in an upcoming Beta release. 

Privacy: In Android 11, we’re giving users even more control over sensitive permissions and working to keep devices more secure through faster updates.

  • One-time permission lets users give an app access to the device microphone, camera, or location, just that one time.
    The app can request permissions again the next time the app is used. 
  • Permissions auto-reset: if users haven’t used an app for an extended period of time, Android 11 will “auto-reset” all of the runtime permissions associated with the app and notify the user.
    The app can request the permissions again the next time the app is used. 
  • Background location: In February, we announced developers will need to get approval to access background location in their app to prevent misuse.
    We’re giving developers more time to make changes and won’t be enforcing the policy for existing apps until 2021. 
  • Google Play System Updates, launched last year, lets us expedite updates of core OS components to devices in the Android ecosystem. In Android 11, we more than doubled the number of updatable modules, and those 12 new modules will help improve privacy, security, and consistency for users and developers.

Developer friendliness: We want to make it easy for developers to take advantage of the new release, so to make compat testing easier, we’ve:

  • Gated most breaking changes until you target Android 11 (so they won’t take effect until you explicitly change your manifest)
  • Added new UI in developer options to let you toggle many of these changes for testing
  • added a new Platform Stability release milestone where all API and behavior changes will be complete, so you can finalize your app updates knowing the platform is stable.

This Blog will serve as an archive for all the Android 11 developer preview/beta releases.
You can learn how to install the Android 11 developer preview with our guide for Pixel devices here.

Android 11 Beta Developer Preview 1

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Pixel 2LinkLink
Pixel 2 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3LinkLink
Pixel 3 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3aLinkLink
Pixel 3a XLLinkLink
Pixel 4LinkLink
Pixel 4 XLLinkLink

GSI Downloads

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Android 11 Beta Developer Preview 2

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Pixel 2LinkLink
Pixel 2 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3LinkLink
Pixel 3 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3aLinkLink
Pixel 3a XLLinkLink
Pixel 4LinkLink
Pixel 4 XLLinkLink

GSI Downloads

ARM64+GMSLink
x86+GMSLink

Android 11 Developer Preview 3

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Pixel 2LinkLink
Pixel 2 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3LinkLink
Pixel 3 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3aLinkLink
Pixel 3a XLLinkLink
Pixel 4LinkLink
Pixel 4 XLLinkLink

GSI Downloads

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Android 11 Developer Preview 4

DeviceOTASystem Image
Pixel 2LinkLink
Pixel 2 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3LinkLink
Pixel 3 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3aLinkLink
Pixel 3a XLLinkLink
Pixel 4LinkLink
Pixel 4 XLLinkLink

GSI Downloads

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Android 11 Beta 1

Android Beta releases have a few extra ways that you can install the updates.
The easiest method is to go to google.com/android/beta and enroll your device in the program.
You can also use the Android Flash Tool, which will handle many of the flashing steps for you.
Below you will find the files for manual flashing.

DeviceOTASystem Image
Pixel 2LinkLink
Pixel 2 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3LinkLink
Pixel 3 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3aLinkLink
Pixel 3a XLLinkLink
Pixel 4LinkLink
Pixel 4 XLLinkLink

GSI Downloads

x86+GMSLink
ARM64+GMSLink
x86_64Link
ARM64Link

Android 11 Beta 2

Android Beta releases have a few extra ways that you can install the updates.
The easiest method is to go to google.com/android/beta and enroll your device in the program.
You can also use the Android Flash Tool, which will handle many of the flashing steps for you.
Below you will find the files for manual flashing.

DeviceOTASystem Image
Pixel 2LinkLink
Pixel 2 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3LinkLink
Pixel 3 XLLinkLink
Pixel 3aLinkLink
Pixel 3a XLLinkLink
Pixel 4LinkLink
Pixel 4 XLLinkLink

GSI Downloads

x86+GMSLink
ARM64+GMSLink
x86_64Link
ARM64Link

Android 11 Beta 3

Android Beta releases have a few extra ways that you can install the updates.
The easiest method is to go to google.com/android/beta and enroll your device in the program.
You can also use the Android Flash Tool, which will handle many of the flashing steps for you.
Below you will find the files for manual flashing.

Device, Codename, XDA ForumsOTASystem Image
Pixel 2 (walleye)Download LinkDownload Link
Pixel 2 XL (taimen)Download LinkDownload Link
Pixel 3 (blueline)Download LinkDownload Link
Pixel 3 XL (crosshatch)Download LinkDownload Link
Pixel 3a (sargo)Download LinkDownload Link
Pixel 3a XL (bonito)Download LinkDownload Link
Pixel 4 (flame)Download LinkDownload Link
Pixel 4 XL (coral)Download LinkDownload Link
Pixel 4a (sunfish)Download LinkDownload Link

GSI Downloads

x86+GMSDownload Link
ARM64+GMSDownload Link
x86_64Download Link
ARM64Download Link

After following the above mentioned steps you will be able to upgrade your phone to the latest Android 11 beta version

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