The 11th version of Android has officially arrived, Android 11 can help you to manage your conversations, connected devices, privacy, and much more. On the launch day, Android 11 is rolling out to select Google Pixel’s devices, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Realme phones. Android 11 will also support more devices in the coming months.
In Android 11, conversations across messaging apps will be moved to a dedicated space in the notifications section, that will allow you to easily manage your conversations in one spot. You will able to prioritize conversations from the key people in your life so now you will never miss an important message.
The new Bubbles feature allows you to pin conversations so they always appear on the top of the other apps and screens. Now you can respond to important conversations without having to switch back and forth between what you’re doing and your messaging app.
Android 11 has now a built-in screen recording after a long time awaits, this will allow you to capture and share whatever you want. You can record with sound from your mic, device, or both.
Let’s move to connected devices and media. With Android 11, you can now access all your smart devices in one place, just simply by long-pressing the power button. This will allow you to control your connected devices without opening multiple apps. This will save you time.
The media controls have been redesigned, now you can quickly switch the device your media is playing on, so you can take your music with you from your headphones to your speaker without missing a beat.
Android Auto now works wirelessly for all phones running Android 11 as long as you have a compatible vehicle. So you can bring the best of your phone on every drive while skipping the cable, get a direction with a tap, talk to send a text, play your favorite media content and get help from Google Assistant.
Looks like Google is keeping focusing on privacy, just like Apple does (not that way forget my words about saying though). The one-time permissions will allow you to grant single-use access to your most sensitive permissions: microphone, camera, and location. When you open an app next time the app needs access to the sensors, it will again ask for your permission.
The new interesting “auto-reset” feature in Android 11. If you haven’t used an app that you installed on your device in a while, you may not want it to keep accessing your data. Android will now “auto-reset” permissions for your unused apps and notify you accordingly. So you can always decide to re-grant the app permissions the next time you use the app.
Additional changes to Google Play system update-modules, now it will send security and privacy fixes from Google Play to your phone, in the same way, your apps update. So you’ll get these fixes as soon as possible when they’re available, without leaving to wait for a full system update.
For Android Enterprise users, Android 11 brings the privacy protections you get on a personally-owned device to your company-owned device. The work profile gives your IT department tools to manage a device without monitoring your personal profile data or activity on your phone.
You get more additional features if you are using a Pixel 2 or later phone. Features like you can organize and manage your phone, like app suggestions on the home screen based on your daily routines, and new overview actions that allow you to take a screenshot of an app and select text and images, and more.