Android 11: Features and everything else you need to know

Google is turning out Android 11 to the general public, following a long time of beta testing and updates to the mobile operating system

The over-the-air software update brings various new highlights including Message bubbles, upgraded notifications, another power menu with intelligent home controls, a media playback gadget, a resizable picture-in-picture window, screen recording, improved work profiles, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

When will Android 11 be available?

Google accidentally uncovered that its next significant programming update for cell phones would show up on 8 September 2020, following a long time of designer and public beta testing. The fourth and last form of the update is undoubtedly now accessible.

Which phones will get Android 11?

The product update is accessible to owners of Google’s Pixel gadgets (Pixel 2 and more current) just as gadgets from OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Realme.

Pixel 2 and more current

OnePlus 8

Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro

Realme X50 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

Poco has likewise reported Android 11 will go to the F2 Pro.

The most effective method to get Android 11

We speculate it may take some time for you to get Android 11 on the off chance that you don’t have one of the gadgets recorded above, or if your gadget is longer than a year old.

Here’s the manner by which to check if the update is accessible to you:

Open your phone’s Settings application.

Close to the base, tap System > Advanced > System update.

See your “Android version” and “Security patch level.”

What’s more, here’s the manner by which to really get the most recent Android update:

At the point when you get a warning about an update, tap the update activity.

Or then again, on the off chance that you unintentionally cleared your warning, follow these means:

Open your phone’s Settings application.

Close to the base, tap System > Advanced > System update.

You’ll see your update status. Follow the means on your screen.

Google additionally has a FAQ page here with more details on the most proficient method to refresh your Android gadget.

Message bubbles and ‘priority’ conversations

At the point when you get a message through the standard messages application, you can have it appear in a floating bubble on the screen like how Facebook Messenger’s Chat Heads functions.

At last this will be accessible to other outsider applications, yet right now it’s simply the one. To use it, simply long-press a message notice and tap “show in bubble”, and now you get your bubbles.

Starting here on – until you eliminate the bubble from the screen – any new messages will pop up as a window from this bubble . We assume this equivalent strategy will apply if and when designers for applications like WhatsApp and Telegram actualize the capacity in their applications.

Likewise, when you get a message from a contact who you like talking with frequently, you can long-press the warning and imprint that specific discussion as a need. That implies you’ll get their notices in any event, when your telephone is on ‘Don’t Disturb’.

Redesigned notifications

What’s cool is that Android 11 breaks out and sorts notices into significant gatherings, so discussions – like the previously mentioned SMS messages – show up at the top in their own simple to understand area, making it simpler to rapidly answer and continue with your undertakings. Parting them away from the other stuff you most likely couldn’t care less comparably much.

At that point others are part of alerting notifications and silent notifications. The previous is for system notifications where something may be running out of sight. The last is for applications that get heaps of alarms that you don’t really have to see or hear constantly. So online media and email fit into here pleasantly.

Just as that, the genuine visual interface of the warnings has been modified and created all through the Android 11 see stage. There’s some additional straightforwardness and inclinations in the latest update, giving it somewhat more artfulness.

New Power Menu with keen home controls

With Android 11 the interface that shows up when you long-press the force/rest button as an afterthought is much more valuable. It not just shows you the typical force, restart and crisis contact choices, yet in addition simple admittance to GPay and savvy home controls so you can rapidly turn your shrewd home items on or off, or long press their gadgets to change them in a more granular design.

New Media playback gadget

Any application playing media on your gadget will make a gadget in your brisk settings drop-down menu, complete with shading coordinated background to the collection album art. We’ve tried it with Tidal, however it’ll work with practically any media application. As a little reward, when you tap the play/stop button, you get a decent wave movement.

Just as that, there’s a simpler method to switch media yield so you can change it to play on the gadget, in your earphones, cast it to a TV or sound decoration.

Resizable picture-in-picture window

At whatever point you close a video application like YouTube or Netflix in Android it consequently places that video in a little gliding window on top of all the other things, and continues to play the video. In Android 11’s designer see, Google added the choice to resize that image in-picture window.

Screen recording

One cool new element which some other Android phones as of now do – like the OnePlus 8 and 7T arrangement telephones – is simple screen recording. Drop down the fast setting conceal, and the choice is in that general area.

When you tap on the screen recording fast setting tile there’s a popup window requesting that you affirm whether you need to begin recording. Before beginning you can choose on the off chance that you need to record sound through your receiver, or on the off chance that you need to record the gadget’s sound directly.

When affirmed, it’ll record whatever you’re doing on your telephone before you choose to pause and save the recording. You can likewise drop the account any time.

Brilliant application proposals?

At the point when you originally set up Android 11 you’ll get a popup inquiring as to whether you need to use Google’s auto-produced application dock. This implies, rather than you picking the four or five applications you need at the lower part of each home screen, Google populates that region with what it thinks you need access to. Up until now, it’s not been too helpful, however it’ll probably improve with time as the telephone learns to use designs.

New Recent applications screen

There’s a captivating change to the new applications screen in the most recent designer review, which disposes of brisk application proposals, and replaces it with a screen capture/share choice. Additionally, the cards showing thumbnails of any new applications have been made greater as well.

In the fourth designer review, Google additionally added a ‘Select’ button to the baseline of symbols on the new applications screen to make it all the more evident that you can – in fact – physically select content or pictures from the application thumbnail card.

What’s more, when you swipe a card away to dismiss it/clear it from memory, there’s a fix choice that allows you to bring it back again when you’ve swiped it coincidentally.

Back gesture sensitivity

At the point when you’ve enacted Android’s gesture navigation, swiping in from the edge replaces the ‘back’ button. In Android 11 you can change how touchy you need this signal to be, this will be useful in case you’re in an application with its own devoted controls and motions close to the edge of the screen. You can even independently change the setting for each side of the showcase.

iPhone-like screenshot visuals

Like how other Android makers – and undoubtedly the iPhone – do it, when you take a screenshot, you’ll see a little thumbnail of that screen capture show up in the base corner of the presentation. It has a little ‘x’ to dismiss it, just as ‘share’ and ‘edit’ alternatives. That implies it no longer takes up a full warning at the top point of the screen.

Dark mode scheduling

Dark Mode originally showed up as a system wide setting on Android 10, and with Android 11 you can plan and automate it. Set the time you need it to turn on or off every day physically by setting the time inside the settings.

Like so numerous applications and other Android telephones you can likewise decide to have it gone ahead at dusk, and switch off first thing in the morning.

Single time application permissions

Single time permissions is maybe one of the greatest protection based highlights. It allows you to tell an application it can just access your area simply that one time you’re using the application, rather picking between ‘all the time’, ‘only when I’m using it’ or ‘never’. It gives you a lot more control.

Voice access – controlling your gadget with your voice

One pretty savvy availability includes the capacity to control your telephone with your voice using Google’s Voice Access. With it initiated, you can do anything essentially by talking. So on the off chance that you need to launch an application you can, or even create a message, send a tweet, see your photographs. It assigns numbers to certain control components inside the UI as well. That implies, for example, if the number ’12’ is over the ‘X’ in the corner or the number ‘1’ over the ‘delete’ button, you can simply say those numbers and it’ll activate those orders as though you’d squeezed them on screen.

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