Android 11 stable update may be announced on September 8

Joanna Estrada
July 9, 2020

At yesterday's "Hey Google" Smart Home Summit, a video was shown that contained a slide that is presumed to point at the launch date of Android 11 stable.

Hopefully, Google will keep working on this before Android 11's final public release.

Without Google coming out and announcing it definitely will be the 8th, this is as close as we'll likely get to an official release date announcement right up until the platform is finally ready for mass consumption. Just last week we got a sneak peek of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra on Samsung's website, more than two months before its reveal, and now Google chose to join in on the fun with a leak of its own.

This fits in line with what we were anticipating, following Google's "11 weeks of Android", which seemed to be a countdown to launch, right around the first or second week in September.

Clocking in at almost an hour and a half, the Smart Home Summit unsurprisingly focuses on how smart home devices are taking advantage of Google Assistant, but Android Police spotted a surprise at around the 18-minute mark.

Developers with a Google Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4 can get Android 11 Beta 2 by enrolling online, but those who have already configured a device for an earlier release will get Beta 2 via an over-the-air update.

The slide has the heading "Checklist for September 8th Android 11 launch" which means the new version of Android should be announced on that day. He now resides in NY writing for BGR.

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