Google accidentally posts Android 11 dev preview page, then takes it down

  • Google accidentally posts Android 11 dev preview page, then takes it down

Google accidentally posts Android 11 dev preview page, then takes it down

How close are we to seeing the first Android 11 Developer Preview?

It's unclear if a new Developer Preview is actually coming soon or if this was all just a big mistake. Sadly, all the external pages it links to have yet to be updated, including the list of changes present in Android 11 and the page to register devices. Time to dust of your Pixels and get them ready to test out some of the new goodies that Google will bring with Android 11.

Now none of the "Behavior changes" or "Privacy features" or "New features & APIs" links work.

Google's website dedicated to Android previews certainly seemed to suggest so earlier today, with the folks at Android Police catching several references to the Android 10 successor on the page. This was a deliberate change.

This could indicate that a rollout of the very first Developer Preview for Android 11 is imminent, but it would be way ahead of last year's schedule, if so.

Also, RIP, Android R. We completely ditching letters now in favor of numbers from day 1? Sad.

The appearance of this page does not tell us much apart from the fact the dev beta of Android 11 isn't far off, and that someone at Android HQ is a little trigger happy. You can see what it looked like below.