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These major Android 11 features are already available on Samsung’s One UI 2.0 (2.1)

Google is preparing the next version of its Android OS – Android 11. Just like every year, the new version will come with many unique features and improvements.

Google allows smartphone makers to customize its Android OS and re-distribute as their own OS or a custom skin. There are several custom skin OS, including Samsung’s One UI, OnePlus’s OxygenOS, Huawei’s EMUI, and more. One of the best custom skin OS is Samsung’s One UI. In some cases, it is better than Google’s stock Android version.

READ MORE: Here’s the list of eligible Samsung devices that will get the One UI 3.0/Android 11

Google has released 4 developer previews and 1 beta for Android 11. So far, the company has confirmed (In Beta and DP) several new and attractive features in the Android 11. Interestingly, some of them (major Android 11 features) are already available on Samsung’s latest version of One UI – One UI 2.1. Let’s break them;-

Now, with Android 11, the native screen recorder is here. With this feature enabled, this new quick settings toggle immediately starts Android 11’s screen recorder. In Android 11, it seems Google is finally ready to release this native screen recorder. The most Samsung flagship and other premium mid-range smartphones also have this native screen recorder feature.

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Another major Android 11 feature is the Nearby Sharing feature. It is a great new tool for Android users. This will be available on any device running Google Play Services. The user interfaces have a Nearby button that allows you to quickly share photos, documents, and links with people or devices close to the user.

Samsung has its own version of file sharing — Samsung Quick Share. Samsung launched this AirDrop-like feature with the Galaxy S20 series as part of One UI 2.1 bundle. Other manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo have their own version of file-sharing software.

Android 11 is likely to add a new battery share feature for reverse charging other devices using your smartphone, which is (probably) wirelessly. As Samsung has its own reverse wireless charging feature, Samsung’s Wireless Powershare.

In addition, you are likely to see the Music Share feature of Samsung’s One UI 2.1 on the Android 11. It allows you to easily share your Bluetooth speaker or headset that is already connected to your device with others. Say your phone is connected via Bluetooth to a car stereo or portable speaker. With Music Share, instead of disconnecting your phone so someone else can pair their device and take a turn, you can simply extend your connection to someone else, and give them a turn as DJ.

Samsung’s One UI software has many features and enhancement that don’t exist in Google’s Android OS. Samsung adds new features to its smartphone users regularly, the recently launched in One UI 2.1 (based on Android 10 OS) is a decent example. You can expect more in Samsung’s next version of One UI – One UI 2.5 (Also Android 10)- which is launching with the Galaxy Note 20 series (coming on August 05, 2020).

Do you like Samsung’s One UI software? What’s your favorite feature? Let us know in the comments below.


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