On September 8, after a long run of beta testings, Google officially launched its latest Android version, Android 11, which offers new features to manage your conversations, connected devices, privacy, and much more in new ways.
Below you can check the changes that come with Android 11:
In Android 11, conversations across messaging apps will be moved to a dedicated space in the notifications section, making it easy to manage your conversations in one spot. You can also prioritize conversations from the key people in your life so you never miss an important message.
You can now quickly switch the device your media is playing on, so you can take your music with you from your headphones to your speaker without missing a beat.
Now you can capture and share what’s happening on your phone. Record with sound from your mic, device or both—no extra app required.
New options to control connected devices and Media:
Control Smart Devices in one place:
You can now access all your smart devices in one place, simply by long-pressing the power button. Control your connected devices like your thermostat or smart lock with a tap.
Easy Media Controls:
Android 11 comes with better and redesigned media controls. You can now quickly switch the device your media is playing on, so you can take your music with you from your headphones to your speaker without missing a beat.
Android Auto now works wirelessly for all phones running Android 11 with a compatible vehicle. So you can bring the best of your phone on every drive while skipping the cable—get directions with a tap, talk to send a text, play your favorite media and get help from Google Assistant.
Privacy and Security:
One Time permisssions:
This new privacy setting will allow you to grant single-use access to your most sensitive permissions: microphone, camera, and location. The next time the app needs access to the sensors, it must ask you for your permission again.
If you haven’t used an app that you installed on your device in a while, you may not want it to keep accessing your data. Android will now “auto-reset” permissions for your unused apps and notify you accordingly. You can always decide to re-grant the app permissions the next time you use the app.
New Google Play system update:
This feature is super marvelous because the Android 11 provides additional Google Play system update-modules, even more security and privacy fixes can be sent to your phone from Google Play, in the same way, your apps update. So you’ll get these fixes as soon as they’re available, without having to wait for a full OS update.