You can now download the final version of Android 11. We review the news and compatible phones with the latest system version.
Google has not kept us waiting too long until we can enjoy the definitive version of Android 11. As of today, the update is already available, and its news has been published on the official website of the operating system.
All those mobiles compatible with Android 11, will begin to receive the update from today, starting with the Google Pixels. Later, the rest of the manufacturers will update their mobiles based on their own update plans.
As we had seen for ourselves in the different beta versions, Android 11 arrives loaded with important news, among which we find interface changes, new tools and utilities, and other improvements in terms of privacy or notification management.
Android 11 comes first to the Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and realme
As usual, The Google Pixel They are the first mobiles to receive the update to the new version of Android.
They do it from today through OTA, so that users they will only have to accept the download of the update once it becomes available.
However, it is also possible to install Android 11 manually. To do this, you just have to follow the steps indicated in our guide to install an OTA update manually.
This update can be downloaded through the Google developer page, in the section on « downloads » for Pixel devices.
The update comes with the September security patch included, so those who upgrade will have the latest platform security enhancements, beyond the news in terms of security and privacy that the latest version of the operating system introduces.
But this time, Pixels are not alone: some phones from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme also receive the update from today.
In the case of OnePlus, the 8 and 8 Pro are the lucky ones. Starting today, the new version can be installed in North America, Europe and India.
The other terminals that are updated from today are the Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, OPPO Find X2, X2 Pro, Reno 3, Reno 3 Pro and Realme X50 Pro.
All the news of Android 11
Android 11 is not an update revolutionary as for new functions and features. However, it is a update that improves, and much, the essential aspects of the operating system to make Android an even more complete and balanced platform.
Therefore, Google has decided bundle improvements in three main categories: people, controls and privacy. Focusing on each group separately, these are the what’s new in Android 11 what will those who decide install the new version on their mobiles.
Now the notifications from messaging apps like WhatsApp will have their own section in the notification panel.
This section will appear in the top of panel, so that these types of warnings will be more important than those of other applications.
Bubble notifications, now for everyone
After several years of work developing this function, notification bubbles are finally available for all messaging apps with Android 11. It does not matter if you are from WhatsApp, Telegram or Messenger: you can have floating bubbles as notifications from which to access your chats at any time.
Automatic suggestions on the keyboard
If you use Gboard as a keyboard app on your Android mobile, after the arrival of Android 11 to your device you will be able to enjoy a new and useful function.
Google has decided to implement automatic suggestions on the keyboard, which will appear based on the context of the conversation or what you are typing. To do this, you will use a model based on artificial intelligence and machine learning integrated into the device, so the data is not sent to Google’s servers.
Enhanced voice control
Those people who use their mobiles through accessibility functions based on voice control they will have it much easier with Android 11. Now, the system will be able to understand screen context and help people who use their mobile with their voice to carry out those actions they really want to do.
Device controls and multimedia more at hand
Going from the « People » section to the « Controls » section we find two of the most important novelties of Android 11 that from today begin to reach the devices.
The first is the new digital home device control menu, accessible through a long press on the on / off button Of the device.
In this menu, we will find the controls to activate or deactivate the devices of our connected home or carry out other functions.
Also, music and multimedia content playback control has been integrated directly in the quick settings panel of the system, so that now it does not occupy space of the notification panel.
Through this panel, it is possible choose between different audio channels, control playback and even manage different multimedia content playback sources simultaneously.
Granular and single-use permissions
New version of Android, new improvement in the management of permissions. With Android 11, Google has taken one of the best functions of the permissions of the previous versions of the system, and has decided adapt it to work with other types of permissions.
In this way, it is now possible grant one-time permissions to applications that request access to microphone, camera or location just one time.
In that sense, in addition, if it’s been a long time since we last used an app, the permissions will be restored and will need to be granted again the next time we run that application.
Apart from all of the above, the new easter egg or easter-egg for Android 11.
It was beta number 3 of Android 11 that introduced this easter egg, which recovers the « Neko Cat » minigame introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop for the first time, now in a somewhat different format, since the virtual cats now they will be « hidden » in the new device control menu that we talked about earlier.
Android Auto wireless for everyone
If you have a car compatible with Android Auto but still could not enjoy the wireless version of the car platform, you’re in luck: with Android 11, all updated mobiles allow you to use Android Auto without cables.
Native screen recording, at last
Now, it is possible to record the screen of our Android devices without the need to install third-party apps. All you need is to display the quick settings panel, and touch the new option to record screen.
Even more new emojis
With Android 11, they are introduced no less than 117 new emojis that you can use on your mobile. It is possible to take a look at the new collection in the video under these lines.
These are the main novelties of Android 11 which are available from today to all owners of a compatible mobile.
Of course, the latest version of the system hides many more secrets that we will discover as the days go by, and that we will detail in depth in the future Android 11 review.
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