Google releases Android 11 Beta 2, final version coming on September 8

Android 11 release date scheduled for 8 September

Google credits the faster adoption rate to improvements the company has been making over the years, like Android Oreo's Project Treble and Android 10's Project Mainline, which makes it easier for hardware companies to produce new updates.

According to new numbers released by Google, Android 10 was already running on 100 million devices 5 months post its launch. The OS for non-smartphone Android devices may not be all that simple to integrate, however, as Google has said that these devices are not tied to the Android OS framework. This was 28% faster than the time Android Pie (9.0) took to reach a similar milestone. A release made on the Android Developers blog Thursday shows that Android 10 recorded the fastest adoption of any Android update till date. The company didn't release any data which revealed how many devices are running on which Android version. It's up to OEMs to integrate security patches and new versions of the OS with their customizations and roll updates out to devices, but that's expensive. This effort sped up the adoption of Android Pie by 2.5X.


Google is nowhere near Apple in terms of updating smartphones with the latest Android operating system, but it seems to be getting closer. That's significant for Android given that apart from Google, every manufacturer has to work like insane to get its Android skin ready for release. In addition, you can get the downloadable packages available for Pixel phones that can be flashed using the Android Flash Tool. But it is really considerably less of a challenge with every main update, and that is culminated with past year's Android 10 release. When the fools write up stories today comparing Android to Apple, please laugh at them. The company normally uses Google Play Services to update its own apps, like Gmail and Maps, and to push changes like a new app icon. Some of the Android 11 highlights include "enhanced permissions components" that standardise user and developer access to privacy controls, the NNAPI (neural networks API) component that helps optimise performance and assured consistent APIs across devices and then there is the tethering component for better interoperability.

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