ANDROID 11, the latest version of Google’s infamous smartphone software, is rolling out today.
If you’re the owner of a compatible Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi or Oppo phone then you’ll soon be using some new and exciting features.
We know that the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro will get the update as well as the Oppo X2 and Reno 3.
It’s not yet clear which Xiaomi phones will get the update today.
Exciting new features include built in screen recording and improved 5G for a more speedy internet connection.
There’s also a new power menu that users can access by holding down the power button.
New Android 11 features
Here are some of the interesting updates..
Improved 5G: Android 11 helps apps take better advantage of speedy 5G internet.
New screens: The update improves support for “waterfall” screens and displays with pinhole cutouts.
Bubbles: You can now keep a shortcut to specific chats with pals on-screen at all times, in the form of a “bubble”.
One-time permissions: Android 11 makes it so you can grant a single-use permission for an app to access something, like location or photos.
Screen recording: This is exactly what you’d imagine – an easy way to record your screen without installing a third-party app.
Improved privacy and Security.
The Android website states: “Android 11 is optimized for how you use your phone.
“Giving you powerful device controls. And easier ways to manage conversations, privacy settings and so much more.”
One of the Android 11 feature highlights listed on the website is “Privacy and Security”.
The update will make it easier to chose whether apps you download are allowed to access sensitive data.
It will give the option for you to give “one time permissions” and will “auto-rest” permissions for unused apps so they stop getting access to your data.
Faster and easier Voice Access is another interesting update as it provides better access for people who want to control their phone without touching it all the time.
You can see all the features on the Android website.
How to get Android 11
You’ll need a Google Pixel 2 or newer or one of the latest OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo or Realme smartphones.
On a Pixel phone, go to “System” and then click “Advanced”, “System update” and “Check for update”.
Android 11 is rolling out slowly but if you see the option to update then you just need to click it.
If you don’t see it, check again within a few days.
On a OnePlus phone you just need to go to your settings and then click “System System update” to check if your phone is ready for the update.
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