Normally Google will release a preview of the Android operating system is coming in March. But this year, they did it earlier than usual when they recently released a preview for Android 11 on Pixel phones. This is also the first preview for developers.
The highlight of this preview is for feature development rather than a major change in the UI or UX interface compared to previous versions. And also because it is a developer version, if you want to try it out, you will have to manually flash the image file of this preview to your device, like Pixel 2, 3, 3a, to test it.
The operating system is called Android 11, although you’ll sometimes see it called as Android R in some places. Anyway, Google’s new policy is that the product code names will be for engineers within the company.
This preview includes system level updates with many new technologies. It identifies better with 5G band and parameters, improves the folding screen, supports automatic call recognition from marketers, better low-latency video decode to support translations. game streaming services such as Stadia, better support for HEIF files, and a new version for Google’s artificial neural networks API and wireless reverse charging.
In addition, Android 11 promises to add many other interesting features.
For example Android 11 will support what Google calls “Conversation area reserved for notification area“Just like with iMessage, this could mean that the notification bar will show more messages in the chat stream when you reply directly to it. It may also include the chat chat feature for for messaging apps too.
The reputation chat bubble will support more apps in Android 11.
Another important security feature also appears in Android 11: the option to turn on location access once for an app, instead of allowing the app to access your location every time it is opened. . This means that location apps will always need your permission whenever it wants to determine your location, but it also means your location will be more secure.
There are also many other improvements in security capabilities to make Android 11 more seamless. For example, it has the ability to offer different levels of biometric security and support for secure storage of personal information such as driver’s licenses. In addition, Google also added system-level components to Project Mainline, allowing the company to update each part of the system through Google Play instead of updating the entire operating system.
There is still a long list of new changes on Android 11 and for our users, this means there will be many more coming this year. If you want to test these changes soon, you can install the preview yourself as in this link. If you are not a developer, it is still too early to install them when it is sure there will be a lot of bugs.
Refer to The Verge