Android 11's interface is still very similar to that of 10.
Only five months after the official launch of Android 10, O Google already released last Wednesday, 19, a preview for developers of the Android 11. Among the possible resources that will be available, we highlight a native screen recorder and privacy and connection options 5G improved.
The download can be done manually by users of the Pixel, a line of smartphones from Google, and aimed at professionals in the technology area. Those who already downloaded it described that the static changes in relation to Android 10 are very small which led to a real hunt for the new features that were hidden under the menus, shortcuts and programming codes.
Discreet, the tools interfere very subtly in the operating system, many of which are enhanced versions of features that went wrong in Android 10.
Curious? See below what are the possible new features of Android 11.
Enhanced features for 5G
One of the highlights of Android 11 is support for 5G. In addition to having programs and tools that are more compatible with the network, Google wants to incorporate in the system a resource exclusively dedicated to 5G, which can identify if the user connection is unlimited. In this way, it will automatically select the best resolution options for graphics and videos, according to the data package of each user.
Native screen recorder
One of the most interesting options is the native screen recorder, something that already exists in the iPhone, but that was completely ignored by Android in recent years. However, it looks like it will be officially launched in the new version of the system. In the tool, users will be able to record and share videos in MP4 format. However, so far, it seems that the tool is not yet able to capture audio, only images.
Control the sound of notifications through the camera app
Anyone who likes to record videos knows that notifications are a problem, because when they arrive, they interrupt the sound of the footage. However, by means of a native device feature, the user can manually activate an option that will prevent other programs from sending warnings while the camera app is open. That is, no distractions at the time of the photo or video.
Chat with contacts only through the notification screen
The resource, which already exists in the Whatsapp, one hand on the wheel to avoid wasting time opening applications. And on Android 11, not just the app Facebook must have the option, as well as the other mobile messaging applications. It is worth noting that in addition to texts, photos and videos, they can also be sent by users, from the notification screen. Another novelty is the pop-up cones, such as the Messenger, for example. The idea to natively extend the resource to other applications, creating shortcuts to conversations already on the device's home screen.
Dark mode activated at scheduled time
The dark mode – one in which the light background of the cell phone is replaced by shades of black – can be activated automatically at specific times and predetermined by the user. Currently, the option is only available for Samsung phones. With the tool, the user can determine that the option is turned on, for example, at the times when he uses the cell phone the most, generating greater energy savings.
Headphones will not disconnect in airplane mode
Good news for those who like wireless headphones. Yes, it is possible to use the accessory when the airplane mode is on, however, it can be an incredibly irritating process having to activate the bluetooth option to reconnect the handset, every time the mode is activated. The idea is that in Android 11, whenever a bluetooth headset connection is in progress, the device will be able to recognize it automatically and do not disable it when the airplane mode is activated. Practical, isn't it?
Pixel 5 can receive battery sharing system
Samsung fans and fans need to agree: the battery sharing system of Galaxy models is very useful, either to charge another cell phone or to give that extra charge to the South Korean wireless headphones. And it seems that Google wants to take this option to its newest smartphone, the Pixel 5 that ended up being accidentally confirmed in advance of Android 11, but should only reach the market at the end of the year.
According to the description of the Battery Share option, which was hidden inside the codes, it will be possible to recharge watches, cell phones and wireless headphones. It is worth remembering that Google launched Pixel Buds, small bluetooth headsets inspired by Samsung's Galaxy Buds, last year.
Android 11 can receive gesture control system
Called Project Soli, the initiative was an exclusive bet for the Pixel 4 (which runs on Android 10), but which did not avenge itself for being little mature. The idea is that the user will be able to skip songs, postpone alarms and silence phone calls with gestures only, through a sensor installed on the front camera. And for those who like the idea, we have good news: it seems that Google will extend the system to other devices with support for Android 11.
Anyone who has already slid their finger to the side and accidentally deleted an important notification, will really like this new feature. According to the developers noted in advance, it seems that the company is working on a native notification history, which will leave even registered notices that have been deleted by users. Currently, anyone who wants to do this needs the support of a third-party application or widget. Already with the option of Google, it will be possible to see a list with the last three notifications that were excluded, in addition to a complete history of the day.
Pin apps to the Android 11 sharing menu
When sharing a file or link, it can be quite unpleasant to have to search for the app to be used, amid a huge list of all the programs that are installed on the phone. However, with Android 11 it will be possible to pin the most used applications (or your favorites) manually, in an exclusive and separate tab, leaving them at your fingertips. It is worth remembering that the option already existed on Android 10, but that, for some reason, it was removed from the system.
Restrict app access to internal storage folders
A feature that already exists on the iPhone, but was still absent on Android. Often, applications that are installed on the phone leave leaving traces by the internal memory. However, through an option on Android 11, users will be able to define exactly which folders installed apps will be able to access, even limiting them to being restricted to their own directories only.
Allow access 'just this time'
Currently, users can already allow or deny that applications access data and personal information, such as photos, contacts, microphone and location, for example. However, Android 11 now wants to provide an option to allow just this once. Therefore, authorizations are no longer valid as soon as the user closes the application. If it returns after use, it will be necessary to allow access again. In this case, there is a clash between privacy and convenience, after all, it can also be a bit embarrassing to have to select the option every time the app is opened.
Google will select apps from the homepage
Do you know those cones that appear throughout your home screen? Although they are fixed manually, Google is considering inserting an algorithm capable of changing these apps automatically, giving suggestions of which programs should be used by the user. The option, which was the 'least appreciated' by those who accessed the Android 11 preview, seems to be restricted to Pixel users only, but no one guarantees that it will not reach other Android users. It is not yet known whether it can be activated or deactivated by the device owner.