Day: February 20, 2020

Google Presents the First Glimpse of the New Android 11

Do you own a Pixel phone powered by Google? 

In case you do, and you are a bit of a nerd who likes to explore the new software… then don’t hold up download the new Android 11 mobile operating system which the company is currently working on. 

If you want to download the new Android 11, click here

The fact isn’t hidden that Google isn’t interested in launching the new Android 11 for its customers, but with Google, developers sending out the preview version for other developers seem pretty convincing that Google is downright working hard to launch the new Android 11 for its Pixel phones. 

For now, here’s everything that we know about the new Android OS so far. 

When is the Android 11 Set to Release?

Google has planned to reveal some of the features for the new Android 11 operating system during the Google IO event which is going to be held in the month of May. For now, we are confirmed that Google IO will be hosted from May 12 – May 14 and will keep extending from this year to eventually the next one. Here Google’s keynote tends to happen on day 1 of the three-day developer’s conference. So not sure as of yet, but we are more likely to see the Android 11 unveiling on the 12th of May, 2020.  

Once the unveiling for the Pixel phone is done, other smartphone brands & carriers will slowly be updated to shift to the all-new Android 11. We can’t say for sure whether all smartphones are going to be updated to the new Android 11 in 2020; but by the year 2021, it is expected that all of them would. 

What are the New Features in Android 11? 

Google has been pretty secretive about its new Android 11 mobile operating system. For now, we only know about a single feature that has been confirmed by Google. This new feature is what they call, “Scoped Storage” and it is a relatively new way introduced by Google to organize information and files. 

In short, it makes memory read speeds much faster and offers improved security. It also removes the element of improving your security and stopping your need to deliver apps additional permissions. 

For now, it is the only Android 11 feature that we are aware of. For the rest of the features, I believe we simply will have to wait as it will be a while until May 2020 until we hear about the rest of the features. 

What Improvements Can We Expect in the new Android 11? 

Here are some noteworthy improvements that we expect to see in the new Android 11 which we don’t happen to observe in the current build of Google’s operating system. 

NFC File Sharing Alternative

With the launch of the new Android 10, we observed removal of the Android Beam feature which allowed our phones to share files over the NFC. File sharing became as easy as simply tapping devices on one another, but now the feature is gone. While Google thought the feature is troublesome, fans equally loved it and would like to see a more easy-to-use alternative to NFC in the coming Android operating system. With the NFC feature, Android users can share photos, videos, music, documents and just about any other file which they want to by placing two Android devices together. 

A More Interactive Dark Mode

The dark mode isn’t for everyone but if you got the hang of it, the Android 10 version of the dark mode has a few bugs up its sleeve. Apparently, many of the Google apps do not support dark mode, which ultimately kills the buzz for dark mode users as they keep switching from light user-interface to dark user-interface and vice versa over and over again. It certainly becomes quite eye-straining for users. Apps that do not support dark mode often miss out the tex color swap making the normal text invisible so even when you want to see suggested results, you do not actually get the chance to do so. 

In the new Android 11 version, fans would love to see these bug fixes resolved. In that way, they can be able to use the new Android 11 in the dark mode version without any hassles or concerns so on. 

Fans are now desperately waiting for the new Android 11 release. They have their fingers crossed, and their hopes are high regarding the new features which they are planning to observe in the New device.