Google was originally scheduled to make some announcements on June 3 that were on hold due to the canceling of Google I/O. It was also supposed to release the Android 11 Beta on June 1 for the public (Android 11 is still under an extended “Developer Preview” phase). The event was recently postponed due to the ongoing tension across the United States.
Rather than be super vague about this, I'll just say it up front:
Two people DMed me saying they got the Android 11 beta OTA update on their Pixel 4 XL.
Build #: RPB1.200504.018
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) June 1, 2020
Despite Google’s decision to postpone the event and release of the Android 11 Beta, it seems that the update was inadvertently pushed to some small number of Pixel devices. This, as reported by @mishaalRahman on Twitter. It’s unclear whether the users were on the most recent Developer Preview or if they were running official software.
Some new features of Android 11 were found in the new Beta. Here’s everything new that user’s who downloaded that better found:-
Several new icon shape overlays:
This is the new “power menu” settings in Android 11. This will control the cards & passes and Controls feature that I tweeted about earlier today.
passes and controls individually Screenshots of these 3 icon shapes
Remember the wild media player in Quick Settings experiment we found in DP1?