Android 11 Beta

Beta 3 is now available for your testing and development, our last update before the official release coming in the weeks ahead. Try it today on your Pixel device or Android Emulator!

Here you can find technical resources about the new features and capabilities in Android 11 and the changes you should prepare for in your apps.

See #Android11 Beta launch for more about Android 11, and watch for new content each week in the 11 Weeks of Android.

What's in Android 11

System changes that may affect your app when it's running on Android 11.
New safeguards to protect user privacy that you'll need to support in your app.
APIs for 5G, sharing, connectivity, media, NNAPI, biometrics, and more.

Get started with Android 11 Beta

  1. Review the program and timeline - read the Overview for key dates and details.
  2. Set up a runtime environment - see Get Android 11 to flash a Google Pixel device or set up an emulator.
  3. Set up Android Studio - try the preview SDK and tools - see Setup Guide for steps.
  4. Learn about what's new - review the privacy features and behavior changes that may affect your app.
  5. Test your app - run through all flows to look for issues. Toggle behavior changes at runtime to isolate issues.
  6. Update your app - targeting Android 11 if possible, test with users via beta channels or other groups.

Tools and resources

Toggle top behavior changes, debug with integrated logging - no need to change targeting.
Follow this checklist of steps to get your apps ready for Android 11.
Your feedback and issue reports are critical! Use our main issue tracker or feature-specific channels.

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