Android 11 has finally arrived, on Tuesday, with new features after it was announced in February. Initially available only for Google’s Pixel smartphone, this new Android update is also going to be available to some other users in the coming weeks. Many smartphone brands such as Oppo, Xiaomi, One Plus are trying to incorporate new versions in their new models. According to reports, Android 11 update will launch apps at a speed of 20 percent more than before.
The update of Android 11 became available for developer preview from February this year. Whereas, Android 11 public beta update is available from June. It was a beta version so it was not made available to everyone.
Now that Android 11 has come out of beta version, users using compatible Android phones can easily use it. However, in third party devices such as OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme, users will get beta updates, which have to be used with caution.
New Features Of Android 11 That Make It Special
1. Screen Recording
The screen recording feature is similar to a screenshot, in which the user can record their screen movements like a video. However, even before this update, this feature was present in many smartphones. With the built-in pre-installed screen recording option, users can easily create tutorial videos with the help of the phone.
2. New Controls
Smart Home Device: Some features of Android 11 will help more people who control devices like home AC, fridge, and TV from the phone itself. In the new version, users can open this option only by long-pressing the power button.
Talking about the house, a new feature Bedtime mode has also been included. If the user turns on this feature at night, then do not disturb mode will start and the screen of the phone will become black and white.
3. New Way Of Talking
In Android 10, when you swipe down on the screen, the notification bar used to come down. In Android 11, now this bar will be divided into two parts. The first part will have your notifications, while the second (conversation) part will contain chat. In the conversation part, there will be chat notifications for apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Twitter.
Many times our messages were suppressed between notifications. However, the new conversion part will give us information about the message. With its help, you will be able to reply only through notifications.
Not only this, but you can also prepare your chat bubble. You have already seen this bubble in Facebook Messenger. With its help, you will be able to reply while running another app.
4. Music Control
After updating the operating system to the new version, it will be easy for the user to listen to songs on the Bluetooth speaker or other device. If you start air plane mode then your Bluetooth device will be connected to the phone and you will not have to add it again and again.
5. Benefits In Security And Privacy
After the new Android update, you can allow any app of the phone like location or storage only once. Earlier we used to get two options (All the Time) and (Only While Using App) while allowing any app. If you had chosen “All the time”, then the app used to take the information of your personal data like location, storage, sensor all the time.
At the same time, when you opted for “Only While Using App”, the app could access data only at the time of use. Apart from this, if you have not been using an app for a long time, then all the permissions given to you will be automatically closed.
6. Ease To Manage Apps
Before the Android 11 update, if the user wanted to keep the app at place according to his own choice, then he had to create a folder first. With the help of Android 11’s smart folder, the phone will automatically submit apps according to their work. Such as games in the Games folder.
Which Smartphones Will Get New Update?
Stable update of Android 11 will be available only in select smartphones of Google Pixel. These include Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL to Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL and Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL. Let us know that Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are not officially available in the Indian market yet.
Android 11 beta update will be available in these smartphones
Apart from Google Pixel, only a few third party smartphones will get Android 11 beta update right now. These smartphones are:
1. OnePlus: OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro
2. Xiaomi: Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
3. Oppo: Oppo Find X2, Oppo Find X2 Pro, Oppo Ace 2, Oppo Reno 3 4G, Oppo Reno 3 Pro 4G
4. Realme: Realme X50 Pro
How To Install Android 11 Update?
For Android 11 update in compatible Android phones, users have to first go to the settings menu of the smartphone. After this, they will see the option of System and have to tap on it. Here they will get the System Update option, where the update can be checked.