Android 11: Most stunning new & improved features

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Following the release of the Android 11 beta, people with the recommended Pixel phone have started downloading and trying out the new Android OS. Its installation is much easier, as with all Project Treble-supported phones. This beta version is released primarily to test run the new features attached to Android 11 and to receive feedback to perfect the development of the software. Therefore, you might not want to install this beta version on your primary device for now. A secondary or test device might be better.

The most stunning features of Android 11 are what this piece is about. We are sure you won’t hesitate to give it a try as soon as you find these features explained here.

Devices that currently support Android 11 public beta

Android 11 public beta only ‘officially’ supports Google Pixel devices as at the time of writing this article, and the devices include:

  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 3a XL
  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 4a

Stunning features you will fall in love with

You will fall in love with these features as long as your device can download and install them. Though a secondary device is best for the public beta, we are sure you might be tempted to download the software on your primary device. Highlighted below are these wonderful features you will fall in love with.

Improved notification for conversation

The notification panel has undergone a whole lot of changes and thus behaves smarter than before. Unlike the previous version of Android where notifications piled up and probably slowed down your device, Android 11 notifications are categorized into three separate tiers depending on the order of priority. The notifications panel allows you to effect changes as desired, and this is something you’d love.

When you put some notifications to silent, they will only appear below the notification shade, so when you receive a message it will wait for your interaction.

Similarly, you can shuffle messages into any of these three categories when you long-press the notification slide. Yet, some notifications can withstand quick dismissal. You can permanently remove the notification by going to the notifications settings through the phone settings icon.

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Addition of Bubbles in conversation

In addition, Android 11 has a universal chat bubble that can integrate perfectly with all the chatting apps on your device. This feature can be enabled and disabled through the settings panel in the order of Apps & notifications >> Notifications >> Bubbles.

If you have seen the behavior of Messenger with its Chat Heads, a similar circular pop-up on screen resembling a bubble can be seen in the order of their arrival whenever you have a message. This helps you converse directly as the message comes in without leaving the screen.

Segregated portion for media player

In the race to make this version better, Android 11 ensures that your media controls appear stacked next to the quick settings. Nevertheless, you will need to turn on the developer option to activate this feature. Do this by going to Settings and then About Phone. Tap several times on the build number (seven times) until there is a pop-up counting you down to developer mode. You then scroll to the media section of the Developers option (i.e., Settings >> System) whereby you enable the media resumption.

Then a reboot will be required before this feature finally starts operating. Apps like Sportify, YouTube TV, and many more video apps on your mobile websites work perfectly with this feature.

Centralized Power menu

There is a separate and new power button menu centralized on your device for flexibility. You can turn on and off your device simply by holding down the power button on the side of the phone. This appearance can be changed to your satisfaction by going to Settings >> Gestures >> Power menu.

Adjustable picture-in-picture videos

This is obviously one of the most amazing features included in Android 11. The picture-in-picture video is awesome and allows you to Google search anything based on the video you are watching simultaneously. The picture-in-picture video is resizable such that you can enlarge it or compress it without conflicting with your multitasking. Android 11 really is cute.

Dock suggestion for apps

Android 11 gives you the room to offer suggestions for apps. Just below the home screen, you will find some apps located at the bottom of the home screen. This suggestion can be disabled in your Pixel launcher setting menu from the Home Screen by long-pressing it till it directs you to the Home setting. Then you select the suggestion to put it off or on as desired.

The beauty of these features is thrilling and we can’t put all of them on book presently, but we know that you will certainly love to experience them. Download this for your device and have a great experience with Android 11.

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