Google has released the Android 11 for Pixel 2, 3, 3A, 4, and 4A. However, it is not only limited to Pixel line-up. OnePlus has also confirmed that OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will be getting Android 11 in North America, India and Europe through open beta. Opp X2, Reno 3, and Realme X50 Pro will soon get the latest Android version. Xiaomi is another tech firm working on Android 11 build for Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.
Android 11 adds a number of notable features. The first one that you will notice after installing the OS is the new quick controls. If you long-press the Power button, it will bring up the new quick controls screen. You can add or remove connected smart home devices from this quick controls window.
Messaging bubbles have finally made its way to Android. These are similar to Facebook Messenger’s chat heads feature. You can drag the bubble around your screen or delete it by dragging it to the bottom of the screen.
The latest Android version gets all-new playback control. Android 11 offers a small box that shows up as part of the quick settings panel. You can easily skip, go back, play-pause and switch the device the music is playing on.
Screenshots have been supported on Android for a long time now. With Android 11, you get a dedicated screen record tool. Tap on the screen record icon, and select whether you want the microphone to record audio as well.
Apart from these, Pixel owners get a special feature called App Suggestions. The new app suggestions will replace the app dock on your phone. Essentially the new app suggestions will replace the app dock, leaving it to your phone to swap apps in and out of the bottom row.