Android 11 is now available to developers … here are its most prominent features


Google does not get tired of providing and introducing new ones regarding the Android system on an annual basis, after a grinding argument last year with the Android 10 system, which we expected the company to call it a sweet name as usual, I decided in the end only to name it Android 10 and it comes with a lot of good qualities That helped Android users today who have the Android 10 update to take advantage of many features that were not available before. Today, Google announces Android 11, the developer version, in this version Google allows developers to explore the advantages of the system programmatically and what new it will provide. These features give us a little idea of ​​the improvements that Google’s new Android 11 system will bring, which Google is also expected to release late this year (maybe in the last quarter of this year, who knows). In this extremely simple and simplified article, we will tell you what Google has added in the Android 11 system for developers, but in a simplified way, not software. This method will allow every user reviewing this article to learn about the new technologies and features that Android 11 will bring and will it outperform the system. Android 10? 

 Major upgrade in UI / UX and system interface 

There is no doubt that Google will make a very big update in the system interface, why? To keep pace with the new in the smart phone industry, we are today at the gates of a new type of smart phone such as foldable phones and foldable phones like the most famous Samsung phones now, not to mention the phones that come with front camera places that may hinder use, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 that comes with the Hole camera -Punch penetrates the screen in the middle, or the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, which are folded horizontally and vertically, as it is difficult to maintain the same interface for these phones, and we also mention in our conversation on rotating and folding phones such as Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha or TCL New, then simpler phones with side bends or waterfalls. All this puts Google in an awkward position regarding the previously launched Android 10 system, as it does not support this type of interface, and the use of the system may be a hindrance here, which forces manufacturers to create custom interfaces for these phones. In order to correct all this, Android 11 will bring major improvements to the interface and this is due to its provision of the Display Cutout API, which is an API that will help developers (and companies developing the interfaces) to use it in order to determine the type of display of the phone and match the features of the system with the shape of the phone. 

We’ll see a lot of Bubbles apps 

Google has also provided developers with the so-called Bubble API, which is an API that allows developers to convert their applications into applications in the form of a bubble (such as the Messenger application for Facebook, so that only the chat appears in the form of bubbles that you can open or move it around the screen). The goal of this API, according to Google, is that the user now does not do only one work on his system, but uses many applications at once (Multitasking), which is what makes chat applications now very useful if they are converted in the form of bubbles instead of enabling access first and then messaging . Therefore, as we have seen the era of Dark Mode in the popular applications of Android 10, we will see the Bubble technology in Android 11, applications such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and perhaps Snapchat and others may all be converted into Messenger-like applications by this solution. The new API in Android 11. 

New updates to photography and image saving features: 

And I personally think that it is one of the most prominent effects that will benefit users a lot, with the emergence of smartphones such as Xiaomi Mi 10 or Xiaomi Mi Note 10 or Samsung S20 phones and other phones that come with 108MP cameras and 4K imaging resolution, it has become difficult not to take a picture now with this Technology Without a size of at least 10MB, if you have a small storage space in your smartphone, you may not be able to store all the pictures that you take with your phone at this resolution. Therefore, Android 11 will come with the ability to store images using the HEIF extension, which is an abbreviation for High Efficiency Image Format, and it is a type of extension that allows you to store images in their original high resolution with a reduction of up to 50% in image size. By providing an API called ImageDecoder, it will not be the only HEIF feature here, but rather big updates coming to the system with regard to photography and capturing pictures or videos, perhaps the most prominent of which is that it will allow the feature to silence notifications, messages and any other sounds during filming or using the camera in general. Which means that if you do a live action on Facebook or another platform, notifications or vibration will not affect the filming, as we currently find in many cases. 

Further strengthening of communication and signaling properties: 

From strengthening Wi-Fi to strengthening hardware to comply with modern communications, we are on the gates of 5G technology that is supposed to dominate the field of smartphones this year and it is Google’s duty to update its Android system in order to ensure compatibility of system features such as network and Wi-Fi Wi-Fi connection is more smooth and faster. That is why Google also launched in the Android 11 version a new technology or API related to Connectivity in general that allows developers or companies that develop interfaces to include better communications for 5G technologies and regular communication frequencies, and if the phone supports 5G in terms of hardware, it will now support it in terms of software As well.

Android 11 will revoke the permissions for unused apps: 

Once you install a specific application on your Android phone, it will ask you for a set of powers, such as access to the camera or the internal files of the phone, and because you want to use the application at that moment, you accept that, but after taking advantage of it you may not browse it until months later. Despite that, the application still has all the powers to access any content on your device. In Android 11, the system will automatically cancel the permissions for the applications that you have not visited for a while, in order to maintain your safety and from any new updates launched to the application that may cause a collapse in your privacy.

How can I try Android 11? 

At the moment there is only a Preview version for this system and it is available for download and testing on Google Pixel devices (the latest versions of it), but we do not recommend you to try it officially, as this version still suffers from many problems and obstacles, and it may not meet your current requirements in Smartphone, and only developers are recommended to try it now. 


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