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More privacy, 5G support and “Chat Bubbles” among the new features announced for Android 11

Although the official version of Android 11 will only be presented to the world at the next I / O conference on May 12, Google launched a first version of the new operating system for application developers. When lifting the tip of the veil in relation to new features, the Mountain View giant leaves "in the air" the promise of several new features. Highlighted are support for 5G experiences, more privacy and security and viewing modes adapted to the new folding and infinite screens.

According to Google, privacy is one of the focuses of the new operating system. Users will be able, for example, to define whether applications have permanent or temporary access to the microphone, camera or location data. If a single permission is granted, the application will only have access to information during its execution, losing it as soon as it is closed.

New permission mode for Android 11 applications credits: Google

When it comes to 5G, Android 11 will allow users to, for example, broadcast live in 4K, play mobile video games online with heavier assets or view immersive augmented reality navigation experiences in applications like Google Maps. Google says that support for fifth generation mobile networks opens up a whole new range of possibilities for programmers.

In addition to the forms of visualization adapted to new types of screens, new features such as Chat Bubbles, visible when other applications are being used, and the possibility of inserting images in the responses to notifications, may also arrive. In the "trough" there may also be a native screen recording tool, as well as a feature that can activate dark mode depending on the time of day.