THE Google released the final version of Android 11 This Tuesday (8): updates that focus on chats, message bubbles, quick access to your music and connected home devices, as well as privacy improvements . The update is being distributed for Pixel phones and will be arriving soon on select devices from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, and Realme.
One of the changes in Android 11 is notifications: messaging apps have a section dedicated to you to manage conversation WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram Direct and other apps in one place. You can also set the priority for specific contacts.
Besides, Media control has been redesigned, becoming prominent in the notification tray. There’s an option to switch between headset and Bluetooth speaker with one touch.
Google’s system has integrated a feature similar to the chat icons on Facebook Messenger. Friend balloon (Bubbles) place the icon of a person or group above the interface so you can reply to messages from your contacts without changing apps.
Another feature incorporated by Android 11 is screen recording – hallelujah! It is very basic, allowing you to record the sound of the microphone, the system or both. This is already possible with Samsung and Xiaomi customizations, such as using third-party apps.
The menu that appears when holding the power button is different: it takes up the entire screen with options control smart devices in your connected house, like plugs and lights; in addition to the role of quick access to Google Pay.
And if you have a car, here’s the potential good news: Android 11 phones do Android Auto wireless. Compatible media and 5 GHz Wi-Fi enabled device required.
Android 11 brings privacy improvements
Google has implemented a number of important privacy improvements on Android 11. User can grant Right “only once” for applications that use microphone, camera and / or location; Next time, the app will have to request for re-authorization.
Android will also authorization reset automatically if you don’t use the app for a long time. This means it won’t have access to your files or the cell phone’s sensors unless you decide to redistribute it.
For security and privacy reasons, the apps will only be able to activate, Google said standard camera Android 11 for taking pictures and recording videos. Other camera apps can still be installed, but it’s not possible to open them from third-party apps – just by the user directly.
Have some Other improvements below, including more integration with 5G, native support for displays with variable refresh rates, and interfaces tailored for displays of different formats (e.g. with camera holes or curved edges ).
And support for The main line of the project has been extended: it allows you to update parts of the system through Google Play Services. In Android 10, there are thirteen Mainline modules; on Android 11, there are 25.
Well, it depends on your phone manufacturer: Samsung, Motorola, LG, Asus and other companies are expected to announce their upgrade to Android 11 in the coming months.
Android 11 is finally being delivered to the following Google phones:
- Pixel 2/2 XL
- Pixel 3/3 XL
- Pixel 3a / 3a XL
- Pixel 4 / XL
- Pixel 4a
Also, these beta test phones are getting another preview – not the final Android 11 yet:
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Poco F2 Pro
- Oppo Find X2
- Oppo Find X2 Pro
- Oppo Ace2
- Oppo Reno3 4G
- Oppo Reno3 Pro 4G
- Realme X50 Pro