10 things for Developers to explore in Android 11 Beta!
Android is the most popular open-source Operating System. It is built on Linux Kernel and is primarily designed for touchscreen devices like Smartphones and Tablets.
On February 19, 2020, Google announced its new Android Release. As the alphabetical release names were discontinued, this version is named ‘Android 11’.
Android 11 Beta is now available for development, testing, and feedback.
Android Team also introduces a program called 11 Weeks of Android.
Access to it here https://developer.android.com/11weeksofandroid
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Here are 6 things that make Android 11 more interesting than Android 10
Native Screen Recording
Lots of Developers at Google have been working on this feature right from the early days of Android 10. Now, you can find a new icon on the Quick Settings named ‘Screen Record’. So, users can now record their screens without the use of third-party applications.
Automatic Revoking Permissions
A lot of Users install many apps and allow some sensitive permissions. Even when the app remains unused for a long time, the permission remains unchanged. To overcome this security issue, Android 11 has introduced a new feature on the App Permissions section to automatically revoke permissions for unused apps.
As of Android 10, only Facebook Messenger supports Chat Heads where users can chat while using other applications. But now in Android 11, Google brought it to the forefront, such that even apps like WhatsApp and Telegram to support chat bubbles.
Pinning apps in Share Menu
Share Menu is there as from Android Nougat, but in this Android 11 release, Google fixed the mess and allowed the users to pin their most frequently used apps for sharing on the Share Menu.
Bluetooth works even on Airplane mode
Until Android 10, when Airplane Mode is turned on, it also disables Bluetooth such that users cannot use its services. But in Android 11, Bluetooth will be functioning though it is in Airplane Mode.
Have you ever been dismissed a notification mistakenly? No worries, the new Android 11 allows users to review their dismissed Notification History so that users never miss a notification.
Here are 10 things that every Android Users should explore
- Android 11 adds APIs to user support queries over one camera at a time, including front-facing and rear camera.
- It enables One-Time permission. Users can provide temporary access to a location, microphone, and camera with one-time permission.
- Adds Visibility Package. Android 11 changes how users can give background location permissions to apps.
- Android 11 includes a new Controls Provider Service API. You can use it to expose the controls of connected, external devices. These controls appear under the control of the device in the Android Power menu.
- Android 11 update on how media controls are displayed. Media controls appear next to quick settings. Sessions from many applications are organized in an interchangeable carousel. It includes local playback, remote broadcasts, such as those found on external devices or casting sessions. In the past, they could be accessed in the last playback order.
- Android 11 offers several APIs to support the display of water, which shows a wrap around the edge of the phone.
- Chat bubbles are now available to developers to facilitate more conversations throughout the program. Chat bubbles were an experimental item on Android 10 enabled with the developer option. On Android 11, this is no longer required.
- To help you control your app’s data security level, Android 11 offers many improvements in biometric authentication.
- Android 11 introduces the new Media Codec API which gives apps more control over the allocation of input and output assets. This allows your app to manage memory properly.
- Starting with Android 11, when using the camera diligently, your app can only mute the sounds, sounds, and sounds, or set Camera Audio Restriction.
Now you can try Android 11 on your Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4 devices!