Google just started the Android 11 Beta program to Pixel smartphones after 4 different developer previews. Android 11 brings many more features to your smartphone, like screen recorder, updated Voice Access, improved performance, and an improved share menu that makes it easier to share content from your phone. Google is also pushing a Modern Android Development initiative with new developer tools. You can now download the Android 11 Beta on your Pixel phones.
Which devices are eligible?
- Google Pixel 2
- Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3a
- Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 4
- Pixel 4 XL
Android 11 Beta: What’s New?
- Conversation notifications
- Chat bubbles
- Screen recorder
- Power button UI
- On-device Voice Access
- New media controls
- One-time permissions
- Auto-reset permissions
- Wireless debugging
Download Android 11 Beta: (via 9to5google)
Android 11 Beta 1 (RPB1.200504.018) system images are available for:
- Pixel 4 XL: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 4: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 3a XL: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 3a: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 3 XL: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 3: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 2 XL: Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 2: Factory Image — OTA
Installing Android 11 Beta using the Android Flash Tool
- Go to the Android Flash Tool site.
- Allow the site to access ADB in your browser.
- Enable Developer Mode on your device.
- Enable USB Debugging in the Developer Settings.
- Enable OEM Unlocking on your device.
- Now connect your device to a USB port on your computer.
- Select the device from the pop-up and follow the instructions to install the beta.
(Android Flash Tool: A web-based version of the ADB developer tool, to install the Android 11 beta onto your phone.)
How to sideload Android 11 Beta on Google Pixel
- Download the OTA file
- Boot into Recovery mode
- Navigate to ADB sideload
- Connect the handset to a computer with ADB tools installed
- Enter the sideload command
- Reboot your phone