Test drive Google’s upcoming mobile operating system.
After multiple delays, Google has officially rolled out the beta for Android 11, offering a bunch of under-the-hood features as opposed to various visual changes. Most of the improvements have focused on navigation, messaging, and privacy, which Google has been improving with each major release of Android.
Google is also letting everyone with a compatible device test out the Android 11 Beta by signing up on g.co/androidbeta. If you’re keen on checking out the beta, note that there might be a few bugs along with some incompatibilities with some of your installed apps so proceed with caution.
The Android 11 Beta is compatible with the Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL, and Pixel 4/4 XL.
Follow these steps to install the Android 11 Beta:
Head on to g.co/androidbeta and sign in with your Google account and select ‘Get the Beta’.
On the next page, scroll down and look if any of your devices are compatible. Then select ‘Opt in’.
Go to the smartphone where you enrolled in the beta. Head to ‘Settings’ and then look for System.
Inside System, head to ‘System update’.
Refresh the page and you should see an update asking you to download and install the Android 11 (Android R) Beta.
Let the installation finish and then restart your device. You should now be running the Android 11 Beta on your smartphone.
Did you try out the Android 11 Beta? Tell us what you think about Google’s next operating system in the comments!