Google has began pushing out Android 11 for all Pixel smartphones, besides the unique. This means which you can get the replace should you personal a Pixel 2, 2XL, 3, 3XL, 3A, 3A XL, 4, 4XL, or the 4A. Other smartphone producers together with OnePlus, Oppo, Realme and Xiaomi are additionally providing the brand new replace on choose units through a beta replace beginning at the moment.
The new replace doesn’t look like a giant one because it principally focuses on purposeful adjustments to make the working system extra consumer pleasant. We’ve already spoken about this previously through the numerous beta builds that have been launched. The largest one is how the system handles notifications. There’s the addition of a brand new system referred to as ‘Bubbles’ which has similarities to Facebook Messenger the place you get a chat head of the particular person you’re speaking to, letting you drag it round and maintain it on prime of different apps. Android 11 additionally updates the drop-down notifications by holding your messaging app conversations separate from different notifications.
The power-menu has been reworked and now makes house for fast entry to your sensible house units. By lengthy urgent the ability button customers will be capable of management their sensible lights, thermostats, and different IoT units that you will have round your home. In phrases of privateness, Android 11 gives restrictive entry to apps and providers the place customers can now select to offer entry to, say their location, or the digicam, at only one time. This is just like what iOS has been providing for years.
You additionally get improved media controls the place now you can change between the audio units extra simply. For occasion, when you have a Google Home or an everyday Bluetooth speaker at house, there’ll now be an choice to shortly change out of your cellphone’s speaker to the speaker proper from the media controls sitting in your notification shade. Makes it far more handy than going by way of numerous settings.
Apart from these, there are numerous different smaller adjustments throughout. For occasion, when you have a Pixel machine then you definitely get the Live View with Location Sharing function that gives a turn-by-turn route to succeed in your buddy or member of the family who shared their location with you. The enjoyable half is that it makes use of the cellphone’s digicam to offer you an AR expertise. Google can be including new methods to edit screenshots and even copy textual content from locations you couldn’t earlier than.
The new Android 11 replace is at the moment rolling out through OTA (over the air) replace and we have now managed to replace our Pixel 3A XL in addition to the OnePlus eight that will get the brand new replace through a Developer Preview. If you have got any of the eligible units, be sure you head to the Settings and go examine for System Updates.