Google announced this weekend that it was delaying its planned release of the public beta model of Android 11 andThe Beta Launch Display, a live streamed occasion to novel major Android updates and announcements. In a tweet announcing the information, Google said that “now may possibly be no longer the time to celebrate.”
The company made the announcement in gentle of the protestssweeping the U.S.andthe realmover the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minnesota who was shown on video gasping for breath as a white police officer kneeled on his neck.
Google originally planned to release the Android 11 beta andhost its occasion on June 3.
“We are wrathful to inform you more about Android 11, nonetheless now may possibly be no longer the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June third occasion and beta release. We’ll be back with more on Android 11, soon,”the company said.
After canceling its physical developer conference, Google I/O 2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic, Google determined to host The Beta Launch Display.According to 9to5Google, the online occasion would have featured a talk from Dave Burke, Android vp of engineering, and Stephanie Cuthbertson, senior whisper of product management, among others.
In addition to the keynotes, the occasion also planned a live Q&A with the hashtag #AskAndroid on Twitter. Google planned torelease various talkson topics such as storage access, state of Kotlin and Android Jetpack, among others, the day of the occasion.
9to5Google reportsthat the postponement is no longer going to change the final release date for Android 11, which is scheduled for the third quarter of this year, for app builders and partners.