If you’re an Android user and you’re interested in getting the latest on offer from the company, Google announces New Android 11 phones to the general public.
The new OS should already be available for Google’s Pixel line (Pixel 2 and newer), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Realme devices.
Here’s a quick preview of some of the new Android 11 features:
- If you press and hold the power button on your Android phone, you’ll be able to view your Google Pay cards, along with the details of any Google-Assistant-connected smart home devices.
- The new OS makes screen recording possible, without the need for a third-party app.
- New media controls that relocate playback controls from the notification tray to the quick settings panel.
- Better media playback handling now allows you to change which device your audio is playing on.
- Bubbles, which are small avatars, now float on top of whatever app or screen you’re on, allowing you to go back to any previous conversations.
On top of these additions, the new OS also includes some additional privacy enhancements, including the ability to grant one-time-only access to your location, camera, or microphone. Each time you open an app that wants to use any of those, you’ll be re-prompted to grant permission for that use only.
Finally, Google’s New Android 11 phone improves the way devices handle work and personal profiles. While this won’t matter much to individual users, Enterprise users will cheer, as it provides better separation between the two, preventing your IT admin from accessing any of your data.
All told then, there is a raft of good changes here you’ll probably love. Google’s New Android 11 is available now. Be sure to check it out at your next convenience!