Android’s new update Android R
Google has released the first preview of next version of the wildly famous Android mobile operating system that is Android 11. If you familiar with android updates so you know google adopted number strategy from its last update Android 10 also known as Android Q that means a coming update of android is Android 11 known as Android R.
The Android 11 is now available to download and test for the developers. Android 11 has a lot of new features lets talk about those features, The first major change in Android is that Android 11 coming with 5G support, more powerful camera capabilities, powerful security features new messaging interface and also it brings enhancements for foldable phones and screen types.
The System images and GSI files for the first Android 11 Developer Preview are now available to download for the Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, and the Pixel 2, you can simply download it on virtual device in Android Studio if you don’t know how to do it so just google it.
Android 11 release schedule
Full release timeline for Android 11 builds revealed by Google is here
Android 11 Developer Preview 1: February
Android 11 Developer Preview 2: March
Android 11 Developer Preview 3: April
Android 11 Beta 1: May
Android 11 Beta 2: June
Android 11 Beta 3: Q3 2020
Android 11 final build: Q3 2020
New features in Android 11
Android 11 brings support for a wider range of screen types like waterfall and hole-punch. Developers can now optimize their apps to allow them to use the curved regions for creating meaningful interactions. There’s now a fanatical conversations section within the notifications shade where users can find their ongoing conversations across all apps. Android 11 also introduces the Bubbles API on notifications, which brings chat bubbles to the table in order that users can easily keep conversations insight while multi-tasking.
Another very convenient feature that Android 11 adds is that the ability to insert images via copy/paste to notification inline replies. Users can copy images from Chrome and paste it via Gboard into their quick replies starting with the primary Android 11 Developer Preview.
Talking about privacy and security, Android 11 introduces a replacement one-time permission feature that lets users grant temporary permissions to apps for accessing their location, mic, or camera. The remake of Google’s mobile OS also expands biometrics compatibility and adds platform support for securely storing and retrieving verifiable IDs like driver’s licenses and more such documents.
Other minor, but a convenient feature, provided by Android 11 is that apps can now use new APIs to mute ringtones and vibrations for alarms or notifications while using the phone’s camera. Bokeh mode enhancements, a native image decoder, and therefore the ability to decode and render image animations from HEIF files have also arrived. The latter is claimed to drastically compress file size for image sequences.
On the connectivity front, Android 11 brings call screening improvements, Wi-Fi API enhancements, and more scope for 5G-related improvements. Google says it’s added a replacement API to let users check whether a connection is unmetered in order that the standard of streaming content and determination are often increased, although it’ll use more data. There’s a tonne of developer-facing improvements that are introduced with Android 11 too, and you’ll read all of them on the official Android Developer Blog.
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