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Android 11 | Release Developer Version, Features

Android 11, release date, features

Google has released Android 11 and added convenient features

Fortunately, Android 11– Google has released the first Developer version with the feature. And finally has disclosed the release schedule to appear and mentioned the important features, developer preview, latest news, location, security, etc.

It is now available to download and test for the developers.

In fact, Google generally releases new Android versions in March.

But Android 11’s first developer preview has been released previous than the formal release date.

Talking about features, it brings improvements for foldable phones and screen nature, new camera capacity, privacy-significant tools, user-friendly app behavior, 5G-related progress, and a lot more.

Android 11 download Developer Preview Version

Google announce that system images, as well as GSI files for the first Android 11 Developer Preview.

Android 11 is now available to download for the Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, and the Pixel 2.

 Google has confirmed that the preview build is strictly for developers and is not applicable to common users. Beta testing will be early opened to common Android users on an invite basis.

Android 11 developer preview version and release with features

The full release timeline for Android 11 announced by Google

Preview 1 on February and 2 on March
Preview 3: April
Beta 1 on May, 2 on June and 3 on Q32020
final build: Q3 2020


Thus, Android 11 has brought support for a large range of screen types just like a waterfall and the hole-punch. Developers are now able to optimize their apps to let them use the curved regions for creating meaningful interactions.

There is now a dedicated conversation section in the notifications shade.

Where users will be able to find their ongoing conversations across all apps. 

Android 11 has also mentioned the Bubbles API on notifications, which will bring the chat bubbles to the table.

So that users will be able to keep conversations in view while multi-tasking.

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Insert Image Via Copy Paste

And then there is another very good feature that in Android 11.

The ability to insert images with copy/paste to notification inline replies.

Users will be able to copy images from Chrome and paste it on Gboard into their replies.

Starting with the first Android 11 Developer Preview.

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Privacy and security

In privacy and security, Android 11 will bring a new one-time permission feature.

That will give users to grant temporary permissions to apps for accessing their location, mic, or camera.

The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system will also expand on the biometrics feature.

And also add platform support for the securely storing and retrieving verifiable IDs like driving license and also similar documents.

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API’s to mute ringtone and vibrations

Another important feature introduced by Android 11 is that now apps can use new APIs.

To mute ringtones and vibrations for alarms or notifications at the same time, we will use the phone’s camera.

Bokeh mode enhancements, a native image decoder, and the capacity to decode and can render the images animations from HEIF files.

Google also declared that it will drastically reduce file size for image sequences.

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Improvements on 5G

On the wireless connectivity side, Android 11 will bring call screening improvements, Wi-Fi API enhancements, and many more improvements on 5G-related.

Google announced that it has added a new API to let users check whether a connection is unmetered.

So that it will give a quality of streaming content and resolution will be increased,

But it will use more data as said by Google.

Many more developers are facing improvements that will be introduced with the Android 11 developer preview version released with features.

Chat bubbles

bubbles Bubble
Android 11 with Bubbles API for bubble notifications Source: AndroidPolice

Android 11 has introduced Bubbles API, which can now use bubbles to make conversations more accessible.

How does it work?

Well, users will now see a bubble on the screen and they can tap to open a small window where they will see the recent messages and send a quick reply without opening the app.

It will be enabled by default for all supporting apps, and users won’t have to mesh with developer settings to activate it.

And you can read more about them all on the official Android Developer Blog.

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