Google finally announces the next iteration of Android with the all-new Android 11 today. After successful three Developer Preview and three Beta updates, we finally got the final Stable update of the new Android 11 today. The new Android 11 comes with some new features but no major changes in the UI this year too.
The new Android 11 brings some new features majority for messaging and notifications. Now with Android 11 one can expect much clearer notification where it shows separate section for messaging apps. The new Android 11 will also bring a new feature called Bubbles aka Facebook Messenger as Chat heads for messaging apps. Yes, all the messaging apps will now support the Bubbles feature aka floating messages.
Finally, after almost 10 years of launch, Google has now added the native Screen Recording feature on the new Android 11. The new Android 11 brings all-new Power button menu which shows smart home devices when one press and hold the Power button. There is also a shortcut for NFC payments under the Power menu.
It also brings new iOS styled media controls on the notification panel. The new Media player under notification panel will help one to switch the audio output between speaker and phone, or Headphones or Chromecast. With Android 11 we get new Android Auto than bring Wireless Audio system.
The new Android 11 will also bring two new Privacy features like grant one-time access to permissions to apps. This will help one to allow certain specific permission just for one time. The other feature Android 11 will automatically revoke its permissions so it doesn’t keep accessing data in the background.
With Android 11, Google will increase the number of Privacy and Security updates which will hit your device directly through Google Play Store. The new Android 11 for Pixel devices gets additional app suggestions on the home screen based on your daily routines, and new overview actions which are inspired by OnePlus Oxygen OS.
Currently, the Stable Android 11 update is being hit to Google Pixel devices right from Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4a series. So do check out the update through About the device under the setting panel. Apart from Google, some brands like Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi are also rolling out the Android 11 early update but its still Beta phase for now.
The list of non-Pixel devices getting the Android 11 Beta update is OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, Realme X50 Pro, Oppo Find X2, Oppo Find X2 Pro, Oppo Reno3, Oppo Reno3 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro.