Android 11 Beta is Now Available For Pixel Smartphones: What’s New

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Android 11 beta is now available, a recent announcement from Google confirms. 

This time, the company has skipped the part with the online event. It rolled out a few videos and other online resources of the recent version of the Android 11. Google says that the key themes of Android 11 are Privacy, People, and Control. Here are the latest details.

Android 11 Beta: Features and Other Details

For now, the latest Android 11 beta is compatible with Pixel smartphones, such as the Pixel 4XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2XL, and the Pixel 2. The Android 11 beta support for other Android smartphones should be available soon like Google did last year with the Android Q beta.

Google states that the Android 11 beta is aiming to be more expressive and people-centric. The version will: “Reimagining the way we have conversations on our smartphones, and building an OS that can recognize and prioritize the most important people in your life.”

The Android 11 beta emphasizing on People comprises chat bubbles, conversations notifications, voice access, and consolidated keyboard suggestions. The new beta variant also aims to offer users more Control by bringing new ways to manage connected devices with a dashboard to connect and control connected IoT devices quickly. 

Under controls, the beta version is also introducing better media control for users. It’s easier to switch the device and stream music on a secondary device such as headphones/earbuds or a smart TV. 

Android 11 Beta Privacy Improvements

Android 11 beta comes with new privacy features, such as giving access to many mobile apps. It allows users to grant only one-time access to the microphone, location, and camera for an app. So, when the access is required once again, the app will ask for permission again, offering more privacy to users. 

Android 11 beta will also auto-reset all the permissions for the apps that haven’t been utilized for an extended period. Other features include improvements for the Voice Access, performance, and shared menu. 

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