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Android 11: What is already known about Google's new operating system

In February, Google announced some news for Android 11 and this month more features of the new operating system (OS) were known, whose first version is intended for application developers. The official version was due to be presented at the Google I / O conference on May 12, but in the meantime the tech giant ended up canceling the event due to COVID-19. Still, in the publication, the company guarantees that the OS should be launched in the third quarter of 2020.

According to the new information, Android 11 will allow you to synchronize the app's contents to the smartphone's keyboard, gaining animation, at a time when apps and games will be able to establish a rate for the frames for the windows.

As for software updates scheduled for the night, there are also improvements. With the new OS, the smartphone will have to restart in any way for the update to be applied, but it will not be necessary for the phone to be unlocked for the applications and messages to "return" to normal operation.

Synchronized IME transition through insets animation listener Synchronized IME transition through insets animation listener

In this update, Google also guarantees that this is the right time for developers to test applications, with the launch phase of the beta version of Android 11 approaching.

Android 11 release timeline

In a bet on privacy, one of the news already released at the beginning of the year is related to the accesses of the applications. With this new OS, in addition to location access, users can also define whether apps can permanently or temporarily access 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. In addition, Google guarantees updates on improved forms of storage that protect users.

When it comes to 5G, and as already announced, Android 11 will allow users to do live streams in 4K, play mobile video games online with heavier assets, or view immersive browsing experiences in augmented reality 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 visualization forms 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 the notifications may also arrive. The "trough" can also be a native screen recording tool, as well as a feature that can activate dark mode depending on the time of day.