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Global Android 11 release date confirmed; headed to Pixel smartphones on September 8

The planned arrival of Android 11 is on September 8. (Image source: Google)
The planned arrival of Android 11 is on September 8. (Image source: Google)
Google has revealed the planned launch date for Android 11, its next-generation OS. Currently undergoing public beta tests, Android 11 will arrive "everywhere" on September 8. This is probably only true for Pixel smartphones though, as have proven the case with past releases of Android.
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Today's "Hey Google Smart Home Summit" did not, contrary to rumours leading up to the event, showcase any new hardware. So, the wait for the company's new "Sabrina" streaming stick and Nest-branded "Prince" smart speaker continues. Instead, Google focused on informing developers about changes, including Android 11.

Google has already moved onto the public beta stage of Android 11, with the company having issued two beta builds to Pixel devices so far. Android 11 packs a bunch of changes from Android 10, including improvements for how notifications are handled, better multimedia controls and a persistent space for controlling smart home equipment. For a full rundown of what is new, we would recommend watching The Verge's video if you have not done so already.

As the screenshot below states, all these features should be headed to Pixel devices as of September 8. You can view the slide at around 18:00 minutes into the video, which we have embedded below. Google stresses that it is launching Android 11 "everywhere" on September 8, so that should be irrespective of region. With that said, it may take OEMs several months to deliver Android 11 to their devices, as has been the case with Android 10 and past versions of Android.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07- 8 (Update: 2020-07- 8)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.