Its launch was postponed for a week, but it is here: the beta version of Android 11 is now available and brings great news for your mobile operating system. Check out all the details below.
Unlike what was to be the original launch of the beta version of Android 11 as a live stream, they shared a series of videos and online resources for everyone to watch at their own pace.
This update is focused on making it easier for people to communicate: Android 11 will move all conversations from multiple messaging apps to a dedicated space in the notification area. This makes it easy to see, reply to, and manage conversations, all in one place.
In addition, users can mark them as a priority to give them preference on the phone and never miss an important message. These featured conversations appear on the unlock screen and can even show notifications even when the phone is in the "Do not disturb" setting.
Android 11 also incorporates Bubbles, a new feature to help them respond smoothly and engage in important conversations without having to switch between their current task and the messaging app. They can open a bubble for their conversation directly from the notification screen and continue doing their homework without missing a thing.
Also, when they write using Gboard on Android 11, they will get relevant and automatic suggestions for both emoji and text. This is possible thanks to intelligence techniques that take advantage of federated learning and that run safely on the device without Google being able to see anything that is being written.
On the other hand, they can now quickly access and control their smart devices in one place by long pressing the power button. From adjusting the temperature or turning on the lights to unlocking the main screen, these are some of the tasks that can now be done with one touch and without opening multiple applications.
Your device's controls will appear handy along with other things they need, such as forms of payment. Many associate it as a "pocket" for the digital wallet, keys and more.
They also include new multimedia controls in Android 11, making it faster and more convenient to change the device on which the audio or video is being played. Now it will be easier than ever to bring music from your headphones to your speakers or even to your television.
In addition, it incorporates new privacy and security controls that allow them to decide how and when data is shared on their device. One-time permissions will allow apps to access your microphone, camera, or location, in one go.
If an app is not used for an extended period of time, they will automatically "reset" all permissions associated with that app and send you a notification. The next time they open it, they can re-issue permissions.
Finally, Android 11 adds many more features to your smartphones, such as a screen recorder, a Voice Access update, improved performance, and a sharing menu that makes it easy to send content from your phone.
The beta version of Android 11 is now available on Pixel 2 or higher phones and other devices in the coming weeks. To do this, you must register in the official Android beta program from the official website. Once done, you must access with a compatible phone and it will appear on the web that we have a phone associated with the Google account that is compatible with the beta. Just click on sign up for the beta under the phone that appears. From there it will be necessary to wait for a notification to arrive on the phone as there is a new version of the operating system ready to install. And ready!