In addition to posting the factory images, the Pixel 4a can now be enrolled in the Android 11 Beta. This was promised at the start of August, and comes as the upcoming version of Android is nearing a public launch. 

The Pixel 4a first showed up on the Android Beta for Pixel site and “What devices are eligible?” list at around 10 a.m. PT. It is the easiest way to install Android 11 as all users need to do is “Opt in” and wait for the OTA to download.

As of 2 p.m., the OTA (1.58GB) is rolling out to those that signed up, while the factory image and OTA have also been posted.

Pixel 4a users are seeing the same Android 11 Beta 3 (Build: RPB3.200720.005) that launched at the start of this month. That is the final release, with the next version being the public launch. As expected, it’s pretty stable and bug-free.

Features like Google Pay are fully working, while there are not too many app compatibility issues. That said, Google warns how:

You may opt out of the program at any time to return to the stable, public version of Android. If you opt out when your device is running a beta version of Android, all user data on the device will be wiped. If you choose to stay enrolled until the end of the program, you will graduate from the program and receive an update to the stable public release of Android 11. Your device will not be wiped.

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