Android 11 is (finally) here!

September 9, 2020

Google rolls out new Android system updates to compatible devices.

Google has officially started rolling out Android 11 to Pixel and some non-Pixel devices today. While only Pixel-branded devices (Pixel 2, 3, 3A, 4, and 4A) usually get the newest version of Android first, a wider release of the update now includes devices from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme. 

Most of the new Android 11 features focus on improving existing functionalities and managing other settings. Don’t expect big changes in design since most of it is retained from Android 10. Still, new features like Conversations now allow a more simplified way of grouping your chats, all accessible on the notification shade.

Permission settings have also been improved and are now more restrictive. Along with that, new media controls have been introduced along with an easy to access smart home control menu that can be accessed when long-pressing the power button.

Google is also introducing Pixel-exclusive features coming with the Android 11 update. This includes a new AR-location sharing feature plus a new Smart Reply functionality built right into Gboard.

You can check for the Android 11 update inside the Settings menu on your Android phone. You can check out more features of Android 11 here

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.