September 20, 2020

Google postpones Android 11 ‘Beta Launch Show’ amid protests

While tech companies are still experimenting with how to launch products in the age of social distancing, Google has announced that the first Android 11 public beta will arrive on June 3 in a fairly traditional way: a YouTube stream.Update 6/1: Goog...

While tech companies are still experimenting with how to launch products in the age of social distancing, Google has announced that the first Android 11 public beta will arrive on June 3 in a fairly traditional way: a YouTube stream.

Update 6/1: Google has announced that it is postponing the June 3 launch of the Android 11 beta.

As uncovered by Android Police, Google has posted a video teasing the “Android Beta Launch Show,� featuring a voice-over by George Takei, best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series. While it’s not clear whether the event will be live or pre-recorded, Google is playing it up as an I/O-style gathering without the stage and the crowds.

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