What you need to know
- Google today released Android 11.
- The company did not unveil a physical statue, as it had done in years past.
- Instead, Google has now rolled out a 3D statue, viewable wherever you'd like and powered by AR.
Google today released Android 11, the next major release of Android. Breaking with tradition, a physical Android statue celebrating the new release wasn't unveiled. To be fair, there's a very good reason for that. In typical Google fashion, the firm now has a version of the Android statue that you can carry around in your pocket and view wherever you'd like. You can check it out in this link to see it with your own two eyes.
Oh, and point your Android phone at https://t.co/oXeWGRAwVn to see the Android 11 AR statue!Oh, and point your Android phone at https://t.co/oXeWGRAwVn to see the Android 11 AR statue!— Dave Burke (@davey_burke) September 8, 2020September 8, 2020
Hopefully, Google unveils another physical Android 11 statue when it's time to go out and congregate safely, but this a nice way of continuing a beloved tradition while being socially responsible.
Reviewing Android 11 itself today, we noted:
The update is now available for Pixel devices, with other manufacturers like OnePlus supporting it in the next couple of weeks.
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