The new android is finally here! Google released Android 11 on Wednesday and the beta mode is available for all the smartphones now.
Even though we could not find any notable changes in the new android but still, it does come with new shortcuts that will make managing the notifications and other applications more efficient.
The Android was supposed to be unveiled during the annual Google I/O Developer conference but the company had to cancel it due to the pandemic. So here are some updates that we found in the new Android 11.
In the notification bar, you will now find all your messaging apps grouped together as conversations. The priority button is present so any important messages will appear on the home screen if you enable it.
Messenger used this feature long ago so just like its chat heads, you will now have “bubbles” in Android 11. So, the conversation can be paused and the bubble will appear on the home screen and can be moved around as per your wish.
A menu for controlling connected devices that you can launch just by pressing the home button
You will now be able to manage all the connected devices to your Android by just clicking on the home button. If you long-press the power button, a tiled up menu will appear on the screen that will indicate the running state of smart devices like door locks, lights, lamps, televisions, etc.
New control for switching between devices
With Android 11, you can now switch the audio output between different connected devices like earphones and soundboard. So if you tap on the currently connected device in the media player above the notifications, it will open a small window near the bottom of the screen.
Granular control over app permissions
One of the defining features of Android 11 is its privacy settings. Now, when any application will demand access to your privacy, you can allow location data, microphone or phone’s camera one time rather than just giving them access indefinitely.
So if you want to try out any of these features, go to Google’s Android Beta website, click on the “Devices” section of the page and then sign in to your Google account to gain access. You can opt-out the beta version anytime you want.