“Android 11 has arrived!” shared Dave Burke, Vice President, Android Engineering through his blog post on Tuesday. The new OS version packs in some cool upgrades and features for your Android smartphone. Luckily, the tech giant is releasing the OS not just for the Pixel smartphones but also for a ton of select smartphones from other phones.
Gadgets 360°has reported that the new Android 11 will be available on flagship models from various brands including Oppo, Xiaomi, Realme and OnePlus. The four firms are reportedly releasing final Android 11 based beta ROMs for their individual User-interface.
While Xiaomi will be rolling out a beta ROM based on Android 11; Oppo and OnePlus will also release new beta versions of Android 11-based Colour OS and OxygenOS 11 respectively. For now, major smartphones getting the Android 11 beta update include OnePlus 8 series, Oppo Find X2 series, Oppo Reno Ace 2 series, Mi 10 series, Poco F2 Pro and Realme X50 Pro.
In case, your smartphone brand hasn’t yet made to the list; Google assures it will be up with Android 11 soon. The tech giant has said that more smartphone manufacturers will be launching Android 11 for their devices in the upcoming months.
New Android 11 Features We Are Excited About
- Improved Dark Mode
- Bubble app heads
- Priority notifications
- Native screen recording
- Quick audio output selection
If your phone does appear on the above list and will soon be receiving the Android 11, there are good reasons you should be excited about. Let’s just begin with the issue of the year, user privacy. To be fair to the Google OS, privacy controls have definitely come a long way through various Android updates. Privacy settings receive further updates with the new Android 11.
For instance, Android 11 gives user the ability to grant a specific permission to an app only once. It is expected to prevent rogue apps from misusing permissions. Furthermore, permission settings will also be revoked if a particular app hasn’t been used in a long time. Moreover, it is also bringing in updates such as more enhanced dark mode as well as native screen recording.
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Furthermore, Thanks to Android 11; bubble app heads are finally coming to several messaging apps including the likes of WhatsApp. The bubble app heads feature will allow messaging apps to float around your screen during a conversation even as you switch between apps (just the way you do it with Facebook Messenger).
If any of you are those updated news geeks, “priority notifications” feature in Android 11 is definitely going to be a huge help. The new OS version allows you to select priorities for different notifications to make sure you can focus on the more important ones first. Besides, under the quick audio output selection feature, users will get a quick selection button on the notifications panelusing which you can select the output medium of audio on your phone.
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If you do own a Google Pixel phone, you are up some more additional perks with the Android 11. Users who are currently using Google Pixel 2 or above models will also get certain exclusive features including Live View with Location Sharing in Google Maps, more customisation options as well as the new smart reply feature.
What is the coolest feature or upgrade coming up with Android 11 that you are most excited about. Share with us in the comments below.