The latest mobile operating system from Google, Android 1
Early pre-release versions of Android – as with any operating system – are interesting because they can point in the direction the company is moving and allow you to test new features before they become widely available. But pre-release versions can also be picky, with some apps not behaving as expected, while a company is working out the cracks. And it's best not to get attached to pre-release software, because some apps and services may appear for a while and then disappear.
This first pre-release version of Android 11 is intended to give developers a flying start in creating apps for the upcoming operating system and is not intended for early adopters to download and check out – the version of. But if you are curious about what Google is planning for its mobile operating system, here's what's new.
More control over permissions and stricter security
Android 10 gave us awhere you can determine which permissions apps have access to. Android 11 goes further and offers you temporary, one-time access, so that an app can, for example, use the location of your phone or camera.
Android 11 will expand where the operating system uses biometric data (face, iris and fingerprint data) to verify apps and services. And Google said that Android 11.
Designed for 5G speeds
felt more like a promise than reality in 2019, but 2020 should be different, with and available. Google plans to lay the foundation for the broader application of 5G with Android 11: it lets developers build apps that benefit from 5G networks by checking that the phone has an unmeasured 5G connection so that it can stream more data or can use a higher resolution for videos.
Works with different types of screens
Google said that Android 11 will work better with different screen types, includingand .
Improved chat notifications
We've just caught a glimpse ofbut Google wants to extend calling to chat and message apps to help you see your messages quickly without much hassle. are placed above other apps and windows and you can tap the bubble to continue a chat. You can also add images in a quick reply in a chat notification.
Muting sounds and vibrations while taking a photo
In Android 11, the app mutes the vibrations and sounds of notifications when you use the camera, so you will not be disturbed while taking the picture.
Comes later this year
Remember that this first version of Android 11 is designed for developers to view new features and change their apps. Google said the first beta will come in May, timed for this year's. More beta's will follow and the final release is expected in late summer or early fall. For more information about when Android 11 comes and when it is safe to install the beta, see .
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