May 28, 2022

Google responds to leaked Android 11 release date rumor (Updated)

It looks like the rumored Android 11 release date could be false.

Android 11 launch date via Smart Home Summit

  • A Google representative revealed a potential Android 11 launch date.
  • Google confirmed to Android Authority that this was an error, and that plans have yet to be finalized.
  • The rumored September 8 launch date is roughly in line with the Android 10 schedule last year.

Update: July 8, 2020 at 1:41 PM ET: It looks like the rumored Android 11 release date could be false. Google confirmed to Android Authority that the September 8 Android 11 release date was an error, and that the launch date is not yet confirmed.

That doesn’t rule out a September 8 launch date completely, but for now, the company claims the release date has yet to be finalized.

Original article: July 8, 2020 at 10:09 AM ET: Android 11 beta versions have been available for a while now, giving users a taste of the next Android update. We usually have a few months to wait until the stable version hits devices, and now it looks like Google may have accidentally given us the final launch date.

According to a video posted from Google’s Smart Home Summit (h/t: PhoneArena), Android 11 will launch on September 8. Skip to the 18 minute mark in the video below to get a look at the apparent confirmation, or check the image up top.

The Android 10 update launched on September 3 2019, so the September 8 date is clearly in a similar time frame. Going back even further, Android 9 Pie launched on August 6 2018.

Nevertheless, one thing you can count on is that this update won’t hit a ton of smartphones at once. Generally speaking, the update first comes to Google Pixel phones, with other devices waiting a while. The Essential Phone received a day one Android 9 and Android 10 update, but it won’t be getting a stable Android 11 update though.

We’ve contacted Google for more clarification regarding this apparent launch date and will update the article accordingly when/if they get back to us.

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