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How to download Android 11 Beta for Google Pixel and other Android devices

Google has officially kicked off the Android 11 Developer Preview program, just five months after the stable release of Android 10. They're starting things a little earlier 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...

Android 11 Beta 3 is here, removing the location requirement for COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Google released Android 11 Beta 2 last month, pushing the new update for the Android OS to "platform stability" status. This was followed by the Beta 2.5 release, which is more of a bug-fix release instead of a proper increment. Between each release, there are a lot of announced and unannounced changes to spot, just...

August 2020 security update rolls out for Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S20, and more Samsung phones

It’s the first Monday of a new month, which means it’s time for a new round of Android security updates from Google. The search giant on Monday published the latest Android Security Bulletin and Pixel Update Bulletin for August 2020. The update is rolling out now for Google Pixel devices, of course, but several Samsung...

Android 11 reaches Platform Stability with Beta 2, out now for Google Pixel phones

Google started the Android 11 developer preview program in February, ahead of the usual release schedule to give developers more time to adapt their apps to the new platform behaviors and APIs introduced in the new Android OS version. However, the overall release cycle was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the first Android 11...

Google may release the stable Android 11 update on September 8th

The first Android 11 Beta was released about a month ago, which means the next update should be coming very soon. Google shared its release timeline with the first Developer Preview, noting that the first two beta releases would come out in June and July. Subsequent releases, however, are scheduled vaguely for "Q3." Google may...

July 2020 security update goes live for the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S20

We're already 6 days into July, but since today is the first Monday of the month, that means it's time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google has published the latest Android Security Bulletin for the month of July and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL,...

Android 11 Beta goes live for Google Pixel phones with Device Controls API, Bubble notifications, and much more

Android 11 is the next major Android version update, and the first public beta for the update was scheduled to be released following an online event on June 3, 2020. Because of the current civil unrest in the U.S., Google chose to postpone the online launch event, although the first beta accidentally ended up arriving...

June 2020 Android security update rolling out for Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

Another month is in the books which means it's time for a new Android security patch update. Today being the first Monday of the month, Google is rolling out the June 2020 security patches to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel...

Google Pixel Feature Drop #3 brings Adaptive Battery enhancements, Recorder and Docs integration with Assistant, and new Personal Safety features

Today, Google is releasing details on the next "Feature Drop" for Pixel devices. This third Pixel Feature Drop is bringing a considerable number of new features, some of which will be very welcomed by Pixel users. Adaptive Battery is getting smarter, the Google Recorder app is getting new integrations, and the Personal Safety app is...

May 2020 Android security patches rolling out for Google Pixel devices

In keeping with its tradition of rolling out Android security patches on the first Monday of each month, Google has now started pushing the May 2020 Android security patches for its Pixel devices. The update is now rolling out to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3...

Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is live with ADB Incremental support, Wireless Debugging, and more

Back in February, Google released the first Android 11 Developer Preview for Pixel smartphones (except for the 2016 Pixels). The company aimed to release two more Developer Previews before opening up the beta for non-Pixel devices. Google released the second Android 11 DP in March, and today, they're following up with Android 11 Developer Preview...

Google publishes April 2020 Android Security Bulletin and patches for Pixel devices

Google has a monthly tradition of releasing new updates for its Pixel devices as well as publishing a new Android Security Bulletin. While the world around us seems to have come to a halt due to various lockdowns imposed by governments and authorities to contain COVID-19, Google is keeping up with this tradition. Google's April...