The beta version of Android 11 already exists and it is important to know everything it brings with it. For example, only a few phones are the ones that will be officially updated. However, other phones can be updated manually if they are compatible with the Beta version. Here’s what you need to know about Android 11, so you can get the most out of its features.
These are the phones compatible with Android 11
First of all, the entire range of Pixel phones will be compatible with Android 11, so it will be installed without any problem. Xiaomi phones, on the other hand, are also mostly compatible with the version. For Samsungs, the Galaxy Note 10 and 9, as well as the S9 and S10, S20, A50, A70 and A80, may be compatible with the version. Huawei Mate 20, Mate30, P20, P30, Honor 20, Honor View 20 and Honor 9X are compatible with Android 11. Motorola’s G-Range, as well as the Ones, can also be upgraded.
Everything you need to know about Android 11
Among what you need to know about Android 11 is in principle the area of privacy and security. As we well know, many of the apps within Google Play have malware, so to avoid such problems, there are constant updates to the operating system. Android 11 will have a greater restriction on app permissions as well as greater control over shortcuts.
Android 11 will update very quickly. This is because new versions of Android are increasingly updated, due to device upgrades by modules used by developers. In addition, the performance of Android 11 will be higher, no matter what type of hardware exists. Applications will be optimized and run faster. This saves programmers work because they don’t have to be modifying their app codes to have faster.
Some details you need to know about Android 11 is that there will be new utilities, such as the fact that there are simultaneous subtitles in virtually any video. You’ll also be able to find new ways to select your wallpaper, use larger windows for notifications, and have greater control over volume and sound. You’ll be able to more easily dismiss notifications, and you’ll have the great option to undo the procedure if you accidentally closed an app.
On Android 11 you can find specialized updates for the camera and also for the microphone. These are just a few features you would expect from this software, which is already in its beta version. It is expected to be released in September finally.
Another feature of Android 11 is the bubble feature, which is similar to what the Facebook Messenger app has been doing. You can simply have conversations in bubbles, visibly until they can be discarded. In the beta version you see something very similar to this, although you don’t know yet how it will actually work. Similarly, another feature you need to know about Android 11 is the notification drop-down menu, which will feature a section dedicated to conversations with friends. This facilitates communication and the fact that you can paste images, for example.
You can also mark conversations as very important or have them muted. Similarly, there is a special part that will allow you to manage calls. You’ll be able to see your preferred contacts, mark certain calls as spam, or turn off ringtone alerts, for example. There are also improvements to video cameras and photos, as well as pop-up permissions and access to your location.
Another element that improves Android 11 is 5G support, and maximum use of connectivity and fast speeds. You’ll also be able to have higher or lower resolution content depending on the device you have. There are also improvements to mobile screen types. For example, cascading screens can be used in full, improving the quality of photos.
Applications, on the other hand, will have better protection of data as well as external storage. There will be better security updates and identity documents, for example, can be retrieved more efficiently. Applications will also update faster and smoother, due to new operating system processes.
If you use your phone’s video recorder, it will come much more complete, as it will be able to make better audio or microphone captures. You will also be able to share your files without the clutter that has been taking on other versions of Android. If you want to share a certain type of file, the operating system will suggest the most appropriate application for the moment. There are also options regarding the opacity of the wallpaper, as well as when taking a screenshot.
One very useful thing you need to know about Android 11 is that bubbles with your contacts’ conversations will automatically hide when an app requests the full screen. This is very useful when we are playing or performing any particular task and do not want to be disturbed. However, notifications that we have set to “very important” will sound and appear regardless of whether the mobile is silent or if we are doing something.
Finally, if you haven’t used a particular app for a long time, Android 11 will remove the app’s permissions. You can also choose permissions that serve a single use, for example. It should be noted that the Android 11 version is still in beta and there is much to discover. Apparently the release of this update will be for September 8, but it is not fully confirmed. However, if you have some of the Pixel devices, you can access the website and download the beta version for testing.
Miui 11 on Pocophone F1
Google released Android 10 in September last year and since then Xiaomi has deployed MIUI 11 over Android 10 on a few devices like the Redmi K20/K20 Pro.
Although the company released MIUI 11 for POCO F1 in December last year, it was based on Android 9. Late last year, Xiaomi released Android 10 kernel fonts for POCO F1, Mi MIX 2s, Mi MIX 3 and Mi 8 series.
This made us think that the company was preparing the release of Android 10 for these devices and, indeed, Xiaomi has released MIUI 11 based on Android 10 to POCO F1. Now, at the moment, it’s meant only for beta testers, so you might find some bugs.