Android 11 beta is now available and can be tested right now

Android 11

Recently the beta version of Android 11 was presented and it was Google who was in charge of making it known. Among the most notable changes in this beta version changes aimed at facilitating the use of the system are highlighted, in addition to that they also integrated improvements for interaction with IoT devices.

This beta version is currently available for the different Google devices, which are the Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL and Pixel 4/4 XL, although some other devices may also test it later.

What's new in Android 11 Beta

In this beta version of Android 11, in the announcement made by Google it is mentioned what have been done changes intended to simplify communication of people, since, in the drop-down area with notifications, a consolidated messages section is implemented, which view and reply to messages from all applications in one place (messages are displayed without splitting into separate apps).

Important chats can be assigned a priority status so they are prominently displayed and displayed even in "do not disturb" mode.

Besides that the concept of «Bubbles» is activated, the which basically consists of pop-up dialogs to perform actions in other applications without exiting the current program.

For example, with the help of bubbles, you can continue the conversation in the messenger, send messages quickly, keep in mind a list of tasks, take notes, access translation services and receive visual reminders, in parallel with work in other applications. .

The on-screen keyboard implements a system of contextual prompts for a quick response to messages, offering emoji or standard responses that are appropriate in meaning to the received message.

The mechanism implemented using machine learning methodsfederated learning platform, which allows you to select recommendations on a local device without resorting to external services.

An interface is proposed to quickly access the tools management of connected devices, such as smart home control systems, It is activated by pressing and holding the power button for a long time.

For example, without starting separate programs, you can now quickly adjust the settings of your home thermostat, turn on the lights and unlock the doors. The interface also offers buttons for a quick selection of linked payment systems and electronic boarding passes.

We can also find in this beta of Android 11 new media playback controls, which allow you to quickly and easily change the device through which video or sound is played. For example, you can quickly switch music playback from headphones to a TV or external speakers.

Support for granting unique permissions has been added that allow the application to perform a privileged operation once and on the next access attempt to request confirmation again.

For example, you can configure the permission request output every time you access a microphone, camera, or location API.

And along with this the ability to automatically lock that permissions requested for applicationss that have not been started for more than three months. When blocking, a special notification is displayed with a list of applications that have not been started for a long time, in which you can return authorization, delete the application or leave it blocked.

Voice Access has been modernized and it also allows you to control your smartphone exclusively with voice commands. Voice Access now understands screen content and takes context into account, and also generates labels for accessibility commands.

Finally, the release of the final version of Android 11 is expected to arrive in the third quarter of this year 2020.

In addition to that for those who are about a developer preview they have the possibility of being able to obtain the firmware without installing anything and simply doing an OTA update.

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