Late on Friday night, Google announced that the launch of the Android 11 Beta this week would be postponed in light of widespread protests across the United States. The team felt that “now’s not the time to celebrate.” A few Pixel owners confirmed receiving the Android 11 Beta on Monday afternoon.
Per XDA’s Mishaal Rahman reports, Android 11 Beta 1 carries the build number RPB1.200504.018. It has rolled out to at least two owners of Pixel 4 XL and possibly other Google devices, but is still not widely available.
In the past, a similar situation arose with the path of “confidential Googlers-only OTA.” It’s last happened in 2018 with a small Android 9 Pie patch, while a more prominent case was an updated version of Android 7.0 on the Nexus 6P before the official launch of Nougat in 2016.
However, in today ‘s case, there is no similar message warning that the update is “only internal confidential.” Rather, this seems to be a fairly straightforward and public screen for “Android R beta version.”