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
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
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.