Google has finally decided to release Android 11 following numerous developer previews and beta programs within the last six months. The new upgrade will bring in new privacy and security features alongside tools and features including native screen recorder, easy-to-access media controls, and a new notification system.
Google will be shipping the Android 11 upgrade to its Pixel lineup except for Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Pixel users can wait for an upgrade notification or use the browser-based tool from Google for manual installation. And of course, you can perform a manual update the old way.
The new Android iteration gets notifications shade organizing all notifications and bubble conversations highlighting priority chats. It comes with new tools and features such as a native screen recorder, easy-to-access media controls, and a capable power menu to take control of smart home devices. Hence, you don’t need to hop on across apps to get things done. You can know more about the Android 11 here.
We are ultimately seeing amendments in privacy and security features as well. Now, you can choose to provide permissions to the apps every time you open it.
However, Pixel smartphones are not the only ones to see the update on the launch date or closer. The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro from Xiaomi, both Chinese and global variants are getting the update. Oppo will release its Find X2 and Reno 3 Pro series with the first public Colors OS beta atop Android 11. Meanwhile, OnePlus has started releasing the first Oxygen OS 11 open beta to its OnePlus 8 lineup. And there are a bunch of other devices receiving the update as well.