Yesterday, as planned, the 11th version of Android was presented. The operating system is available for phone owners of the following brand’s Pixel, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, and realme. This is not the coolest version of the operating system that Google has released, but for users who love chatting and sharing their screen records, 100% appreciate the innovations.
Google is promising that more partners will update existing models and release new devices in the coming months, so today’s announcement is likely the first of many in a series of Android 11-related updates we’ll hear in the next few weeks.
Most of the innovations in Android 11 are about messaging and displaying notifications. There is a new section, “Conversations,” for combining and grouping all notifications of instant messengers and other communication programs like Android Messages, Facebook Messenger, etc. It’s at the top of the notification curtain, right under the quick settings. There are now three primary forms for displaying notifications: conversations, notifications with sound, and silent notifications. Another prominent feature is Bubbles. It allows you to make individual messages appear as a small bubble displayed on top of other running applications. The Bubbles feature works precisely like the Chat Heads feature on Facebook Messenger (the feature debuted seven years ago) but is available for any messenger.
Now it is possible to mark some conversations as “priority” – the sender’s image is displayed on the lock screen. You can add them to exceptions through the settings so that they are shown even when the “Do not disturb” mode is activated.
Other innovations include a screen recording function, which has long been present in third-party shells, a shutdown menu, advanced privacy and security settings, and support for Android Auto wireless mode by default.
And a little more importantly, Google has made privacy changes, namely one-time permissions for applications to use the camera, microphone, and location, if you do not plan to use the application often. It is also worth noting that it is necessary to grant permission to those applications that have not been used for a long time. Google has provided a reset of configured permissions for such applications.
Each update of the operating system leads to the fact that applications created for it must also be updated. We know this from our experience since we are often asked to create applications for mobile platforms and help update those very applications. Do you want to know what trends this year for Android development or what you need to consider when creating an application from scratch? Read our articles TOP Trends in Android Development in 2020, What Dimensions & Resolution Should Be For iOS And Android App Design?
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