Google’s Latest Android 11 Update – Here is All You Should Know

Google’s Latest Android 11 Update – Here is All You Should Know

Google has finally released their newest Android 11 update for users to download and install in their phones – Here are complete details

#release

Google launched Android 11 DP1 in February ( the earliest it has ever released an Android developer preview ), Android 11 DP2 in March, and Android 11 DP3 in April.” 11
Then, on May 6, Google released a surprise fourth Android 11 preview along with an updated Android 11 beta release timeline.” 5
We ‘ve added details on Android 11 Developer Preview 4, as well as more information on the updated Android 11 beta release timeline.” 5
Google has been releasing developer previews for its new Android version within the first quarter in the past five years; however, 2019 saw the earliest release of those developer previews.” 8
In February 2019 Google launched its first preview for Android 11 preview indicating that the release of the Android 11 is on the pipeline.” 8

#changes    #debugging    #behavior

Android 11 introduces new tools for testing and debugging your app against the behavior changes in the latest version of the platform.” 10
Minimizing the impact of behavior changes – While changes we make to Android can make the OS more helpful, secure, and better performing, some of these changes can affect developers ‘apps.” 9
DP3 added app exit reasons updates, GWP – ASan heap analysis, Android Debug Bridge ( ADB ) Incremental, wireless debugging, and data access auditing.” 11
You can hire Android developer teams to help you with app upgrades or the development of new apps that work with Android 11.” 8
Like in previous releases, Android 11 has opt – in behavior changes that only affect your app when it’s targeting the new platform.” 9

#screenshot    #rate    #scrolling

Scrolling screenshots could be coming : It’s not active in the first Android 11 Developer Preview, but it looks like Google will finally bring scrolling screenshot support to Android!” 5
The Developer Preview also gives hints a new feature that Android 11 will bring and that is the new UI for screenshot along with scrolling screenshot support.” 13
In Android 11 Developer Preview 3, Google revamped the overview menu ( recent apps screen ) to show larger cards as well as two new screenshot shortcuts.” 5
It’s not active in the first Android 11 Developer Preview, but it looks like Google will finally bring scrolling screenshot support to Android!” 5
Users can now enable to show the screen refresh rate in the top corner of the device’s screen which a gamer can relate to.” 13

#updates    #Play    #allows    #Google

When you look at Android 10, you find that Google made Android components to be updatable via Google Play something that allows the company to be able to update parts of the Android operating system without the need to release full updates for Android.” 8
The Google Play Store continues to be plagued with issues and Android users often have to wait months for important updates.” 2
The Android 11 DP1 shows that the Project Mainline which allows updating the device via the Google Play Store has been upgraded and now supports 20 different system modules.” 13
Android 11 will take this even further by allowing even more parts of Android to get updates without needing to send out a full OTA.” 5
Resume on reboot : Scheduled overnight OTA software updates can be a tricky thing, but Android 11 is improving the process.” 5

#security    #privacy    #Apple    #focus

Google and Apple are old rivals, but so far it could be argued that Apple has taken the lead in the privacy and security stakes.” 2
At least on the privacy side, the new features are strikingly similar to Apple’s – which introduced multiple privacy and security controls in its latest operating system, iOS 13.” 2
Apple will of course say no, its devices will always be more secure, because the firm owns the whole ecosystem of hardware, software and apps.” 2
But as Apple tries to cement its place in the market as the company that cares about your privacy and security, Google wants to fight back.” 2
With Android 11 we’re keeping our focus on helping users take advantage of the latest innovations, while continuing to keep privacy and security a top priority.” 9

#recording    #feature    #phone

A cool new feature that some other Android phones already have, like the OnePlus 8 and 7 T series phones, is easy screen recording.” 6
Native screen recording : Google has been toying around with adding a built – in screen recorder to Android, and Android 11 pretty much confirms the feature will launch this year.” 5
Google has been toying around with adding a built – in screen recorder to Android, and Android 11 pretty much confirms the feature will launch this year.” 5
Just like the Message bubbles feature, the screen recorder feature was also supposed to be included in the final version of Android 10 but was not for some reason.” 4
So, next time you are recording a video using your phone and you are receiving notification in Android 11, your phone will mute it in the background and won’t let it disrupt your recording.” 4

#launcher    #drawer

In Android 9 Pie, the Recent Apps screen turned into a horizontally scrolling list of thumbnails with an expandable app drawer at the bottom.” 1
View more stories The downside to putting Recent Apps in the launcher is that third – party launchers couldn’t access the new app – drawer – in – recent – apps feature.” 1
Removing the app drawer from Recent Apps is a pretty interesting decision, considering just two years ago Recent Apps was rearchitected to support this access to the app drawer.” 1
If you installed a third – party launcher, the Recent Apps app drawer would just disappear, leaving you with a bare – looking screen that only showed thumbnails.” 1
The app drawer and app icons are all a part of the home screen launcher, so to make the feature work in Recent Apps, the Recent Apps were pulled out of the core System UI and made a part of the launcher code.” 1

#buttons    #support    #concept    #elements

And it carried over core system elements like on – screen buttons and a card – like appearance for app – switching.” 0
The software was the first to use on – screen buttons for Android’s main navigational commands; it marked the beginning of the end for the permanent overflow – menu button; and it introduced the concept of a card – like UI with its take on the Recent Apps list.” 0
Notably, Froyo also brought support for Flash to Android’s web browser — an option that was significant both because of the widespread use of Flash at the time and because of Apple’s adamant stance against supporting it on its own mobile devices.” 0

#Google    #building    #shortcuts    #impact

It makes sense that if the coronavirus impacted the Google developers building Chrome, it would also impact the Google developers building Android.” 11
But, automated shortcuts that can be accessed directly have been lacking and for Google, Android 11 is a great way to introduce such shortcuts.” 12
Android 10 started the path towards a more secure Google operating system, and it looks like Android 11 will build on this further.” 2
Now, Google is offering an API ( similar to the notch / cutout API ), letting developers specify the interactive area of a screen.” 5
However, Google is including it within its own wrap – up of Android 11 features, which leads us to believe Google is going to push harder for this to be adopted by more developers and OEMs.” 5

#device    #update    #partition    #VTS

Starting with the next major version of Android, the VTS will check if the device has virtual A / B partition structures to enable seamless updates.” 7
The VTS will fail if a device running Android 11 lacks virtual A / B partition structures, and VTS must be passed for devices to come preloaded with Google Mobile Services ( GMS ).” 7
Whenever the device receives a software update, it is installed in the other partition, allowing the user to use the phone even as the update is being installed in the background.” 7
It not only enables convenient background operating system updates but also saves devices from getting bricked if anything goes wrong in the update process.” 7
If something goes wrong while installing the update, an additional partition is always available as a backup to boot the OS.” 7

#Pixel    #XL    #images

The release includes a preview SDK with system images for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL, as well as the official Android Emulator.” 11
Moreover, users of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL can go ahead and get their first hands – on the latest Developer Preview of Android 11.” 13
The previews that can be downloaded at developer.android.com includes a preview SDK designed for developers having system images for Pixel 2XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 XL, and Pixel 4 in addition to the official Android Emulator.” 8

#work    #test

The developers can test for compatibility, explore APIs for apps, and provide feedback before having more details shared at the I / O 2020.” 8
Since developers have access to the preview version, they are able to test whether your app can work with the operating system.” 8
This should provide app developers with more time to test and update their libraries before these restrictions are reinstated later in the Developer Preview.” 13
Burke says it gives developers “some extra time for you to test your app for compatibility and identify any work you’ll need to do.” 11
We hope this gives developers more control, and leads to more apps working out – of – the – box on Android 11.” 9
Android 11 brings in more restrictions and for non – public APIs and developers are now required to make sure that their apps are working with the latest restrictions introduced in Android 11.” 13

#vibrations    #mute    #camera

Muting during camera capture – apps can use new APIs to mute vibration from ringtones, alarms or notifications while the session is active.” 9
Beginning with Android 11, when actively using the camera, your app can mute only vibrations, both sounds and vibrations, or neither using setCameraAudioRestriction ( ).” 13
But, that is now a gone case as with Android 11, the new APIs from the camera app will let the users mute notification sound or vibration.” 13
Android 11 also introduces a new API which will allow app developers to mute and restrict vibrations of notifications whenever the device’s camera is in use.” 4

#permissions    #location    #time    #request

Moreover, if the app targets Android 11, you can not directly request all – the – time access to background location.” 10
Android R ( Android 11 ) prevents the app from asking for repeated permissions requests if the user taps twice for specific permission.” 13
Enhanced one – time permissions : You know how in Android 10 you can tell apps to grab your location, microphone, or camera data only while the app is open?” 5
Android 11 has included three new options whenever an app is requesting permission to access something like your location, storage, or your camera.” 4
Available for the Microphone, Location and Camera permissions, it means the app will ask for the ability to, for example, track your location every time you open it.” 2

#storage    #data    #access    #manage

Secure storage and sharing of data – Apps can now share data blobs easily and more safely with other apps through a BlobstoreManager.” 9
Though there is a possibility that Google may provide more access to its file manager and backup managers, keeping other apps to scoped storage.” 12
Scoped storage : In the interest of better security, apps will now only have access to certain parts of your filesystem.” 5
Scoped storage – We ‘ve continued our work to better protect app and user data on external storage, and made further improvements to help developers migrate more easily.” 9
It allows mobile apps to read and store data only on their secure folders and that too restricted access to photos, videos, and audio.” 12
We ‘ve added multiple new features to help users manage access to sensitive data and files, and we ‘ve hardened critical areas of the platform to keep the OS resilient and secure.” 9

#notification    #message    #bubble    #conversations

Notification History : Android doesn’t make it easy for you to see previously dismissed notifications, with Android 10’s Notification Log basically hidden for users.” 5
Enhanced notification shade conversations : When you get a text, you can see the most recent message in your notification shade under a new Conversations tab.” 5
To use it, just tap and hold a message notification and tap “show in bubble “, and now you get your bubbles.” 6
Android doesn’t make it easy for you to see previously dismissed notifications, with Android 10’s Notification Log basically hidden for users.” 5
Android 11 has decided to highlight the notifications of messages and emails that you might get on your phone from different apps into a separate section on the notification panel called ‘Conversations ‘.” 4

#Studio    #Emulator    #SDK

Next, update your Android Studio environment with the Android 11 Preview SDK and tools – you can do this from inside Android Studio.” 9
After you ‘ve flashed Android 11 onto your device or fired up the Android Emulator, update your Android Studio environment with the Android 11 Preview SDK ( setup guide ).” 11
So, for the best development experience with the Android 11 Preview SDK, It is recommended that you install the latest preview version of Android Studio 4.0 Preview.” 10
This fix is included in both Android Studio 4.0 Beta 2 ( or higher ) and Android Studio 4.1 Canary 1 ( or higher ).” 13
The Android Emulator running Android 11 system images includes experimental support to run ARM 32-bit & 64-bit binary app code directly on 64-bit x86 Android Emulator system images.” 9

#mode    #time    #day    #deactivate

Context – aware dark mode : The system – wide dark mode launched with Android 10 will get a “new” trick with Android 11 : the ability to automatically activate or deactivate depending on the time of day.” 5
The system – wide dark mode launched with Android 10 will get a “new” trick with Android 11 : the ability to automatically activate or deactivate depending on the time of day.” 5
You can enable this option to activate dark mode at sunset and automatically deactivate at sunrise or even at specific times during the day.” 4
Dark Mode first appeared as a system – wide setup on Android 10, and with Android 11 you can program and automate it.” 6
The ability to automatically enable dark mode on your device based on the time of the day or based on your preferred schedule is finally introduced to Android 11.” 4

#mode    #latency    #video    #G

HDMI low – latency mode – Apps can use new APIs to check for and request auto low latency mode ( also known as game mode ) on external displays and TVs.” 9
Android 11 is going to be much better when it comes to working with new technologies, including 5 G, foldable displays, and low – latency video decoding for game streaming services such as Google Stadia.” 5
A still image mode offers highest quality capture, while a continuous mode ensures that capture keeps up with sensor output, such as for video capture.” 9
New technologies : Android 11 is going to be much better when it comes to working with new technologies, including 5 G, foldable displays, and low – latency video decoding for game streaming services such as Google Stadia.” 5

#image    #file

Neural Networks API 1.3 : Neural Networks API ( NNAPI ) is designed for running computationally intensive operations for machine learning on Android devices.” 10
Google introduced SAF ( Storage Access Framework ) with Android 5.0 Lollipop to help developers access filesystems like an image editor or file manager.” 12
Native image decoder – New NDK APIs let apps decode and encode images ( such as JPEG, PNG, WebP ) from native code for graphics or post processing, while retaining a smaller APK size since you don’t need to bundle an external library.” 9
The ImageDecoder API now lets you decode and render image sequence animations stored in HEIF files, so you can make use of high – quality assets while minimizing impact on network data and apk size.” 9

#network    #G    #bandwidth    #connected

You may not realize it but many cellular networks try to meter their data when connecting to the 5 G network.” 8
Bandwidth estimator API – we ‘ve updated this API for 5 G to make it easier to check the downstream / upstream bandwidth, without needing to poll the network or compute your own estimate.” 9
There is the bandwidth estimator API whereby Google has updated the API to align with 5 G networks something that would make it easy for a user to check upstream and downstream bandwidth and they don’t need to poll the network.” 8
We ‘ve extended the API to include cellular networks, so that you can identify users whose carriers are offering truly unmetered data while connected to the carrier’s 5 G network.” 9

#gesture    #sensitivity    #control    #touch

Customizable Gesture Sensitivity : There is a new feature where users can control the gesture sensitivity on the left edge and right edge of the device.” 3
Fortunately, Android 11 has two sliders to let you control the sensitivity of the back gesture — one for the left side of the screen and one for the right.” 5
Google added an “increase touch sensitivity” option to the settings menu that lets you, well, increase the sensitivity of your touchscreen.” 5
In Android 11, you can adjust how sensitive you want this gesture to be, this will come in handy if you are in an app with its own dedicated controls and gestures near the edge of the screen.” 6
There is a new option to increase the touch sensitivity in the Android 11 that will be beneficial to register touch responses more easily on a device sporting a screen protector.” 13

#share    #sheet    #pin    #placing

App pinning in the share menu : Android used to let you pin your most frequently used apps to the share sheet, but that option was removed in Android 10.” 5
Android used to let you pin your most frequently used apps to the share sheet, but that option was removed in Android 10.” 5
You can pin your favourite apps to the top of the share sheet so that you don’t need to scroll through all the supported apps to find them.” 4
Lastly, in our list of things that we can really show you, you are placing apps at the top of your action sheet.” 6
The ability to pin your favorite apps to the top of the share sheet whenever you want to share something quickly was a feature introduced back in Android 7, however it has been removed since only to be introduced back again the DP1 of Android 11.

#Beta    #release    #developer    #event

Because Google’s I / O developer conference, where the first Android beta typically debuts, is canceled, Google is hosting an online developer event to kick off the betas instead.” 6
Beta 1 – Initial beta – quality release, over – the – air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.” 0
Google announced its new release timeline for Android 11 on Wednesday and a beta release event that will take the place of Google I / O on June 3rd.” 15
June : Beta 1 – Initial beta – quality release, over – the – air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.” 0
There’s a new release schedule that pushes Beta 1 to June 3, Beta 2 to July, and Beta 3 to August.” 6

#video    #teaser    #Takei    #YouTube

Google uploaded a teaser video on YouTube via its official android Developers channel for the Android 11 Beta Launch Show, which will take place online on June 3.” 13
However, according to a teaser published on Android developer’s YouTube channel, the Android 11 Beta 1 release has been rescheduled for June 3.” 12
In a new video on the official Android Developers channel on YouTube, Google posted a teaser for its Android 11 Beta Launch Show scheduled to take place online on June 3.” 9
The Android 11 : the Beta Launch Show was announced on the Android Developer website, and comes with a snazzy teaser trailer as well.” 10
As uncovered by Android Police, Google has posted a video teasing the “Android Beta Launch Show,” featuring a voice – over by George Takei, best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series.” 18

#features    #improvements    #updates    #changes

Messaging improvements : Google has detailed a number of changes surrounding conversations, suggesting that chat improvements will be a major focus in Android 11.” 8
Coming back to the launch event, it will include the features packed inside the new Android 11 along with updates for developers.” 16
If there are any changes in those dates, we shall update it according to our knowledge and help you be aware of the Android 11 release.” 20
As the list of features makes clear, the Android 11 developer preview is putting the emphasis on under – the – hood improvements, with the major changes right now aimed at providing app makers with tools to get their products ready for Android 11’s final release.” 8
Android 11 is set to arrive later this year, and past updates are any guide, you can expect plenty of under – the – hood improvements and a few new features to make their way to your phone.” 8

#beta    #app    #developer

Android 11 version update : Check out Android 11 Release Date, Features, eligible Android 11 phones list & Android 11 Developer Previews.” 17
Google launched Android 11 DP1 in February ( the earliest it has ever released an Android developer preview ), Android 11 DP2 in March, and Android 11 DP3 in April.” 6
For example, the Android 8 version was named as Android Oreo and the Android 9 version is called the Android Pie.” 17
As Android 10 was termed “Android Q” in the beta before the final build was released, the Android 11 is being called Android R for now.” 26
It will be called Android 11 aka Android R, because R comes after letter Q and Google follows that trend while naming the new Android versions.” 17

#APIs    #NDK    #SDK    #include    #milestone

This milestone includes not only final SDK / NDK APIs, but also final internal APIs and system behaviors that may affect apps.” 17
Meanwhile, Google is giving developers a new “” milestone in July that will include final SDK / NDK APIs, internal APIs, and system behaviors.” 23
Meanwhile, Google is giving developers a new “Platform Stability” milestone in July that will include final SDK / NDK APIs, internal APIs, and system behaviors.” 23
Beta 1 on June 3rd will include the final SDK and NDK APIs and Google Play publishing for apps targeting Android 11 will be opened.” 24
It was announced that Beta1 would include the final SDK and NDK APIs with this release and open up Google Play publishing for apps targeting Android 11.” 11

#notification    #mute    #recorder    #options

The new software update will bring important features like Notification History log, increased touch sensitivity, a native screen recorder and the option to mute notifications while capturing videos.” 25
Muting during camera capture – Apps can use new APIs to mute vibration from ringtones, alarms or notifications while the session is active.” 17
The feature will be accessible in the Quick Settings menu, and once you ‘ve started a recording you’ll see options to pause, stop, cancel and Chromecast the recording.” 27
Based on the currently released preview builds, new Android 11 features include a new notification history log showing dismissed alerts, an inbuilt screen recorder, more touch – sensitivity options, along with the ability to turn on airplane mode without having to turn off Bluetooth.” 13

#Pixel    #XL    #camera    #release

The release includes a preview SDK with system images for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL, as well as the official Android Emulator.” 6
Starting today, the DP4 builds for the Google Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL, and Pixel 4/4 XL will be available for download.” 21
One of the most compelling things about the Pixel 3A was that it had the same excellent camera as the Pixel 3, and it would make sense for Google to pack the Pixel 4A with the same camera hardware as the Pixel 4.” 4
That may include two rear cameras ( a 12.2-megapixel standard camera and a 16-megapixel telephoto lens ) as well as an 8-megapixel front – facing camera.” 4

#G    #network    #support

One of the most intriguing features of Android 11 is that it will support the 5 G network and even allows the app to see whether the user is on a 4 G network or Wi – Fi connection.” 3
Google is also getting ready for the influx of 5 G phones in 2020, with tools to improve 5 G bandwidth and metering.” 27
Extended to include cellular networks, so that you can identify users whose carriers are offering truly unmetered data while connected to the carrier’s 5 G network.” 17
For example, they can force a disconnection by removing a network suggestion, manage Passpoint networks, receive more information about the quality of connected networks, and other management changes.” 17
On the connectivity front, the smartphone is expected to offer 4 G, VoLTE, 3 G, Wi – Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and USB Type C.” 22

#gesture    #controls    #phone    #hinge    #Duo

Pixel 4 users are getting new air gestures they can use to control the phone using the front facing Soli motion sensor chip.” 2
Microsoft, for example, which still intends to ship its Surface Duo Android phone this year, would likely be interested in Android 11 functionality aimed at detecting the angle of the hinge in foldables – the Duo having, er, a hinge and all.” 14
There’ll be a new pause gesture that works when you tap the air in front of your phone, and Android Police reports that the entire gesture controls system is being improved, and will work a lot more smoothly.” 27
In Android 11 you can adjust how sensitive you want this gesture to be, this will be helpful if you’re in an app with its own dedicated controls and gestures near the edge of the screen.” 2

#notification    #bubble    #message    #shade

To use it, just long – press a message notification and tap “show in a bubble “, and now you get your bubbles.” 2
Messages could sit separately from other notifications in Android 11’s notification shade, and you might even be able to reply to a message with a picture directly from a notification, instead of having to dive into the app first.” 27
Another developer feature that will presumably make it into the final release is notification bubbles that can populate the screen with messages and alerts outside of the notification shade.” 18
To improve messaging, there’s a new dedicated conversation section of the notification shade, while Google is pushing Bubbles and letting you paste images into apps and replies.” 23
From this point on – until you remove the bubble from the screen – any new messages will popup up as a window from this bubble.” 2

#protests    #Floyd    #police    #George

However, Google says it’s postponing the Android preview, likely in response to ongoing protests in US cities over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.” 8
This refers to the violence that broke out in several states yesterday during protests over the police – related death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis.” 19
Reports say that it could be due to mass protests in the USA due to the death of George Floyd this week.” 5
In the U.S. protests have ignited due to the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck under a white police officer’s knee.” 25
Google calls it a delay, but the reality is that whatever plans Google had for the launch have now been overshadowed by a national spread of protests spurred by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota earlier this week.” 7

#Chrome    #security    #website    #Safe

A blog post on Google’s website titled, ‘More intuitive privacy and security controls in Chrome ‘, breaks down the security updates in detail.” 1
Called ‘Enhanced Safe Browsing ‘, this security upgrade will allow Chrome to proactively detect phishing attacks, malware and other web based threats.” 1
From Chrome 79 accidentally deleting data for Android users in December 2019, Chrome 80 ‘s’ high level vulnerabilities ‘that put data at risk to the controversial deep linking upgrade in February 2020 that allegedly compromised on privacy, Chrome has often left its users worried about their safety and security.” 1
Secondly, Chrome will raise a red flag if ‘Safe Browsing ‘, Google’s technology to warn you when you are about to access a dangerous website, has been turned off.
Yesterday, Google released Android 11 Developer Preview 2, bringing in more features that should be part of Android 11’s stable build.” 8
New updates are added on March 19, 2020 : Google has released the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 for the developers.” 21
So, the Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is out and about for the Google Pixel and as expected it brings some new features for Android 11.” 4
Finally, Google has made the Android 11 ( Android R ) Developer Preview update live for the developers to make the apps compatible with this next version of this Android.” 4
In Android 11 Developer Preview 4, Google has reverted these behavior changes so it is no longer possible to use these features.” 12
Developer Preview 3 has everything you need to try the latest Android 11 features, test your apps, and give us feedback.” 7

#option    #screen    #screenshot

The Developer Preview also gives hints a new feature that Android 11 will bring and that is the new UI for screenshot along with scrolling screenshot support.” 4
The inaugural 11 preview also includes a new Screen Record option in the Quick Settings panel for capturing a full video of activity on your screen — something that could be quite handy for company demos or, y’know, in – article feature demonstrations.” 10
In this early Android 11 preview, capturing a screenshot has the potential, with a teensy bit of tweaking, to pull up a whole new interface with options to share, edit, and extend the image of your current screen surface.” 10
And of course, you get to use that nifty screen recorder option present in the Quick Settings tiles that Google has teased us every since the Android 10 Developer Preview builds!” 17

#released    #year

Google had announced the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February, followed by Preview 2, Preview 3, and recently, Preview 4.” 12
In February 2019 Google launched its first preview for Android 11 preview indicating that the release of the Android 11 is on the pipeline.” 1
Google launched Android 11 DP1 in February ( the earliest it has ever released an Android developer preview ), Android 11 DP2 in March, and Android 11 DP3 in April.” 9
Google has been releasing developer previews for its new Android version within the first quarter in the past five years; however, 2019 saw the earliest release of those developer previews.” 1
The first Developer Preview for Android 10 was released back in March last year, and we expected DP1 for Android 11 to go live right around the same period this year.” 18

#operating    #system    #future

More features in Android 11 will be added in the near future, and Google will likely share more details about the operating system as time goes on.” 0
Google’s third developer preview ( DP3 ) of the Android 11 operating system is an enticing look at the future of the platform, where new features and UI tweaks abound.” 14
The main Android 11 information we know comes from the Android 11 Developer Preview, which was unveiled for software developers in mid – February 2020, and details some of the new features of the upcoming operating system.” 11
Now with every new Android operating system release, users and tech enthusiasts like us get excited to know about the latest and new features it will pack.” 4

#work    #version    #prepare

You can hire Android developer teams to help you with app upgrades or the development of new apps that work with Android 11.” 1
Since developers have access to the preview version, they are able to test whether your app can work with the operating system.” 1
The developer can build new apps for you that work with the new operating system or they recreate the existing apps of your business to work along with the OS.” 1
Companies will need to work on their apps so that they remain compatible and work seamlessly with the new version of the operating system.” 1
The new features are mostly targeted at helping developers prepare their apps for the future Android version, which is natural since this is not a beta version for users to preview and test.” 8

#Beta    #release

There’s a new release schedule that pushes Beta 1 to June 3, Beta 2 to July, and Beta 3 to August.” 9
In a brief update on the matter today, the Android team said that Google is postponing the event and the Android 11 beta release.” 6
In fact, going by the official timeline for Android 11, Google will be releasing six releases before the stable Android 11 update rolls out for the public in Q3 of 2020.” 4
Because Google’s I / O developer conference, where the first Android beta typically debuts, is canceled, Google is hosting an online developer event to kick off the betas instead.” 9
As for the timeline of the update is concerned, the Beta 1 of the Android 11 update will be pushed on June 3, the Android 11 Beta 2 will come out on July, while the Beta 3 will be released on August.” 21

#update    #build    #device    #flash

After flashing the Developer Preview build to your Pixel device, you will receive over – the – air updates for later Developer Preview and Beta builds.” 20
Once you ‘ve flashed a Developer Preview build to your Pixel device, you’ll automatically be offered over – the – air updates for later Developer Preview and Beta builds.” 5
To flash the new build, you’ll need to do a full reset of your device, so make sure you back up all important data on your device.” 20
The update with DP3 will be automatically downloaded for those currently using a Developer Preview build, or it can be downloaded manually.” 13
Now talking about the Android 11 update DP4, it brings the May 2020 security update and is life for all the eligible Google Pixel devices.” 21

#changes    #version    #news

Let us talk about the new changes in the Developer Preview 4 when compared to the previous versions of Android Previews.” 3
All things considered, these are some of the main changes in the Android Developer Preview 4 ( Android 11 DP4 ).” 3
Previous Android 11 previews haven’t had a ton of new additions, but this version has a lot of strange and interesting UI changes for us to discuss and puzzle over.” 15
Follow our Android 11 news tag to stay up – to – date on everything we ‘ve covered so far on the next Android OS release.” 12
In the newer version of the Developer Preview, the sizes of the Battery percentage and the Time info were reduced a bit.” 3
Sadly, the page updates were not only very short – lived — references to Android 11 have now vanished — but gave us no hint of what we can expect to see in the next version of Android.” 16

#Pixel    #XL    #download    #images

These include the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL.” 14
Android 11 Developer Preview is available on Google Pixel 4 / 4 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL.” 5
Android 11 Developer Preview is now available on Google Pixel 4 / 4XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL.” 11
The release includes a preview SDK with system images for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL, as well as the official Android Emulator.” 9

#launcher    #drawer    #suggest

The Pixel Launcher contains an app suggestion row at the top, which suggests apps that you are likely to launch next based on your usage of those apps.” 12
View more stories The downside to putting Recent Apps in the launcher is that third – party launchers couldn’t access the new app – drawer – in – recent – apps feature.” 15
Removing the app drawer from Recent Apps is a pretty interesting decision, considering just two years ago Recent Apps was rearchitected to support this access to the app drawer.” 15
Android 11 removes the suggested apps and Google search bar from the recent apps page and has made the previews of the recent apps, a bit larger.” 4
This saved Google from having to make any kind of special API allowing another app to access the app drawer — everything was just bundled into the launcher app.” 15

#device    #ADB    #APK

With ADB Incremental in Android 11, installing large APKs ( 2GB+ ) from your development computer to an Android 11 device is up to 10x faster.” 21
The Android 11 DP 3 features ADB Incremental which allows for 10x faster installation of large APKs ( 2GB+ ) from your development computer to an Android 11 device.” 20
After you ‘ve flashed Android 11 onto your device or fired up the Android Emulator, update your Android Studio environment with the Android 11 Preview SDK ( setup guide ).” 9
ADB Incremental – Installing very large APKs with ADB ( Android Debug Bridge ) during development can be slow and impact your productivity, especially those developers working on Android Games.” 21
The Android 11 DP 3 makes it easy for developers to install very large APKs ( especially games ) with ADB ( Android Debug Bridge ) during development.” 20

#access    #permission    #location

Android R ( Android 11 ) prevents the app from asking for repeated permissions requests if the user taps twice for specific permission.” 4
In the security department, access to your camera and microphone will become stricter and act more like accessing your location within apps.” 2
The permission implies that the apps are able to gain access to the data until the phone user moves away from that app whereby they have to request permission again to have another access.” 1
With the Developer Preview of Android 11, we see a new permission option called Ask Every Time that adds a bit more personal touch to the permissions, meaning that the app will ask to grant permissions every time the app is opened.” 4

#notification    #panel

App crashes can be annoying, especially if you are an app developer and wanted to understand why an Android app exited in the first place.” 20
It seems like a lot of change is happening in the notification panel in Android 11, and right now, the notification panel looks uglier than it ever has.” 15
Having the notification disappear entirely seems like it would be a really bad idea, so dismissed ongoing notifications instead go to a new notification panel section called “Apps active in background,” which displays at the bottom of the notification panel.” 15
Android 10 split the notification panel into two sections : one with your main, standard alerts and then a separate section with lower – priority, silent notifications.” 10
In previous versions of Android, there was an update of inline text replies from the notification panel and extending this feature, Android 11 is coming up with a new way of sending images along with text from the notification panel itself without opening the app.” 11

#debugging    #connections    #USB

DP3 added app exit reasons updates, GWP – ASan heap analysis, Android Debug Bridge ( ADB ) Incremental, wireless debugging, and data access auditing.” 9
With limited USB ports on laptops, and a myriad of USB cables & connections to manage, the Wireless Debugging feature in Android 11 can help you be more productive.” 21
For example, for wireless debugging, Google says it has revamped the debugging experience using ADB over a Wi – Fi connection.” 7
Android 11 DP3 also introduces Wireless Debugging, eliminating the need for developers to take up the limited number of USB ports on modern laptops.” 13
Unlike the existing TCP / IP debugging workflow, Wireless Debugging on Android 11 does not need a cable to set up, remembers connections over time, and can utilize the full speed of the latest Wi – Fi standards.” 7

#G    #API    #connectivity    #networks

Google is enhancing connectivity APIs so users can leverage the superior speed of 5G. The updates related to 5 G connectivity include a dynamic metered API and bandwidth estimator API.” 19
You can use this API together with the 5 G dynamic meteredness API and bandwidth estimator API, as well as existing connectivity APIs, to take advantage of 5 G’s improved speeds and latency.” 21
It also gets a new 5 G API, using which apps that can connect to a compatible phone’s 5 G network will show a 5 G logo on the notifications bar.” 8
You may not realize it but many cellular networks try to meter their data when connecting to the 5 G network.” 1
There is the bandwidth estimator API whereby Google has updated the API to align with 5 G networks something that would make it easy for a user to check upstream and downstream bandwidth and they don’t need to poll the network.” 1

#Settings    #light    #Night    #mode    #menu

Users might experience an issue where the Android Auto UI appears in night light mode if they have night light mode enabled on their device.” 21
In Android 11 Developer Preview 3, we spotted evidence that Google is preparing a new “Schedules” settings page where you will be able to control all schedulable settings, such as Do Not Disturb mode, Night Light, dark mode, etc.” 12
Speaking of which, there seems to be no support for Night Light as well, though there is a Grayscale tile in the Quick Settings menu.” 17
We managed to surface the setting in Settings > Battery, but again, all of the text that should be there is missing currently.” 12
That’s the same set of options that’s always been available for Android’s Night Light feature, which makes your screen easier on the eyes in dim environments by reducing the amount of blue light — but for some reason, it’s been conspicuously absent in Dark Theme up until now.” 10

#look    #phone    #driver    #experience

Only then did it feel more of a complete experience to use my Essential phone as my daily driver while running Android 11 … somewhat.” 17
If you can make peace with the mentioned quirks, then you will enjoy running Android 11 on your Essential phone as your daily driver.” 17
So far, this was the only major issue I had that stood in the way of using my Essential phone as my daily driver.” 17
While the overall experience looks unscathed at first, a few niggles here and there are worth mentioning, which could potentially be a deal – breaker to some.” 17

#shape    #icon    #color    #accent

Pixel Themes lets you customize some parts of the UI such as the font, accent color, icon shape, and icon fill from a number of pre – installed choices.” 12
To switch between icon shapes, you have to disable the applied icon shape first by writing the same command and replacing “enable” with “disable “.” 17
To switch between the accent colors, you have to disable the applied accent color first by writing the same command and replacing “enable” with “disable “.” 17
Instead of the lame green accent color that is set by default, here is how to change the accent colors to orchid, black, green, ocean, purple and space.” 17
Fortunately, there is a way to change the icon shape via adb to either squircle, teardrop or rounded rectangle ( square icons with rounded corners instead of the default sharp – edged square shape ).” 17

#APIs    #apps    #NDK    #targeting    #SDK

The final SDK and NDK APIs are included with this release and open up Google Play publishing for apps targeting Android 11.” 21
Beta 1 will include the final SDK and NDK APIs with this release and open up Google Play publishing for apps targeting Android 11.” 8
We’ll include the final SDK and NDK APIs with this release and open up Google Play publishing for apps targeting Android 11.” 12
Beta 1 on June 3rd will include the final SDK and NDK APIs and Google Play publishing for apps targeting Android 11 will be opened.” 6
The first beta will include the final SDK and NDK APIs, and for apps targeting Android 11, it will make publishing to Google Play possible.” 5
The original planned Beta 1 release moves to June 3, which will include the final SDK and NDK APIs and will open up Google Play publishing for apps targeting Android 11.” 23

#protests    #beta

Amid protests in the United States following the death of George Floyd, Alphabet ( GOOG, GOOGL ) postpones unveiling the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system that was originally scheduled on June 3.” 10
Alphabet’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.” 14
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.” 0
Alphabet Inc’s ( GOOGL.O ) Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.” 20

#February    #Preview    #apps

Google kicked – off the Android 11 Developer Preview Program back in February 2020 and released few builds for the developers to test and prepare their apps and games.” 24
Google delivered the first Android R Developer Preview on February 19th, 2020, which is a lot earlier than the usual March or April release.” 3
The first Developer Preview was released earlier than we expected because Google wanted to give developers more time to adapt to their apps to the new APIs and platform behaviors.” 11
Google launched Android 11 DP1 in February ( the earliest it has ever released an Android developer preview ), Android 11 DP2 in March, and Android 11 DP3 in April.” 1
A developer preview of Android 11 arrived in February, but Google decided to push back the beta release schedule for the OS by a month to account for coronavirus – related disruptions.” 9

#XL    #beta

Beta 1 : Initial beta – quality release, over – the – air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.” 4
Beta 1 – Initial beta – quality release, over – the – air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.” 17
The first Android 11 beta is initially only available on Google smartphones, the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, 3a, and Pixel 4.” 21
June : Beta 1 – Initial beta – quality release, over – the – air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.” 17
As per the new Android 11 release schedule, Android Beta 1 will launch on June 3, Beta 2 will come in July, and Beta 3 in August.” 15
Subsequent beta releases will continue until Q3 2020 around which time Google will announce the final release of Android 11 to its Pixel phones.” 13

#launch    #event    #rumor    #July

A rumor from last week had claimed that Google was delaying the Pixel 4a launch to July despite the handset being ready to ship.” 16
The company was earlier rumored to announce the Pixel 4a smartphone at this same event but as per the latest reports, the launch event for the Google Pixel 4a has been delayed till mid – July and the sale for the same is expected to talk place in August.” 7
The event trailer had hinted at an upcoming phone launch alongside, and speculation was rife could be the mid – year Pixel 4a.” 14
The Google Pixel 4a, for example, was expected to launch during the annual keynote, but will likely have a different online – only event instead.” 19

#XL    #Preview

This includes the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.” 13
Android 11 Developer Preview is available on Google Pixel 4 / 4 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL.” 2
As usual, Developer Preview 2 is currently available for Pixel 2 / XL, Pixel 3 / XL, Pixel 3a / XL, and Pixel 4 / XL.” 13
The new Developer Preview is available for Google Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL, and Pixel 4/4 XL.” 18
The latest build is available developers on the Pixel 2 / XL, Pixel 3 / XL, Pixel 3a / XL, and Pixel 4 / XL devices.” 13

#Chrome    #security    #website    #users

A blog post on Google’s website titled, ‘More intuitive privacy and security controls in Chrome ‘, breaks down the security updates in detail.” 22
From Chrome 79 accidentally deleting data for Android users in December 2019, Chrome 80 ‘s’ high level vulnerabilities ‘that put data at risk to the controversial deep linking upgrade in February 2020 that allegedly compromised on privacy, Chrome has often left its users worried about their safety and security.” 22
Called ‘Enhanced Safe Browsing ‘, this security upgrade will allow Chrome to proactively detect phishing attacks, malware and other web based threats.” 22
Apart from introducing strong security measures to keep attackers at bay, Google has also developed a safety net for its users.” 22
When we enter a website in the address bar of the browser, it first needs to determine which server is hosting the website.

#protests    #United    #States    #postponed

Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.” 7
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.” 3
Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.” 9
Alphabet Inc’s ( GOOGL.O ) Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States.” 2

#beta    #release    #June    #launch

There’s a new release schedule that pushes Beta 1 to June 3, Beta 2 to July, and Beta 3 to August.” 16
June : Beta 1 – Initial beta – quality release, over – the – air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.” 6
Beta 1 – Initial beta – quality release, over – the – air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.” 6
Earlier this week, Google scheduled an online event called Android 11 Beta Launch Show on June 3 for showcasing its next major Android build and also releasing the first public beta version.” 5
Early this month, Google had announced that it would be hosting the Android 11 beta launch show on June 3 where it was going to reveal more details about Android 11 and launch its beta program.” 1

#developers    #preview    #release

Android 11 version update : Check out Android 11 Release Date, Features, eligible Android 11 phones list & Android 11 Developer Previews.” 4
Google had announced the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February, followed by Preview 2, Preview 3, and recently, Preview 4.” 11
Because as per a new development, Google has released the Developer Preview 3 or DP3 of the Android 11 OS for the developer.” 10
Then, on May 6, Google released a surprise fourth Android 11 preview along with an updated Android 11 beta release timeline.” 0
Google launched Android 11 DP1 in February ( the earliest it has ever released an Android developer preview ), Android 11 DP2 in March, and Android 11 DP3 in April.” 16
In February 2019 Google launched its first preview for Android 11 preview indicating that the release of the Android 11 is on the pipeline.” 14

#Pixel    #update    #device

The release includes a preview SDK with system images for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL, as well as the official Android Emulator.” 16
Google for that pixel smartphone software update support for about 2 years + 3 years of Android security update from the launch of the device.” 4
Now talking about the Android 11 update DP4, it brings the May 2020 security update and is life for all the eligible Google Pixel devices.” 10
The previews that can be downloaded at developer.android.com includes a preview SDK designed for developers having system images for Pixel 2XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 XL, and Pixel 4 in addition to the official Android Emulator.” 14

#Preview    #Developer    #suggest    #text

In Developer Preview 4, we enabled a development option that allows you to remove apps from the suggestion row by dragging them off the App Drawer and dropping them onto the “Don’t suggest app” option.” 11
Android 11 Developer Preview 3 revamped the recent apps overview by adding a “screenshot” and “share” button in place of the row of suggested apps.” 11
The Pixel Launcher contains an app suggestion row at the top, which suggests apps that you are likely to launch next based on your usage of those apps.” 11
There’s an intriguing change to the recent apps screen in the latest developer preview, which gets rid of quick app suggestions, and replaces it with a screenshot / share option.” 13
New text selection mode in overview menu : In the fourth Android 11 Developer Preview, Google added a “Select” button to the overview menu.” 0

#enable    #platform

It runs by default in platform binaries and system apps, and developers can enable it for their own apps as well.” 0
We ‘ve enabled GWP – ASan to run by default in platform binaries and system apps, and now you can now enable it for your apps as well.” 10
Android 11 swaps big – ticket updates with tweaks for security, app features offered through APIs, and compatibility with existing apps.” 15
For the chap apps and messaging, they should make use of the Bubble API for notifications in order to enable the feature on Android 11.” 14
Security options have been augmented with new support for biometric authentication using BiometricPrompt APIs, platform hardening with new “sanitizers,” and new secure storage features, including support for IDs such as mobile driving licenses.” 15

#mode    #settings    #time    #icons

Set the time you want it to switch on or off each day manually by setting the time within the settings.” 13
Multi – colored Quick Settings icons : Through some ADB commands, it turns out you can change the colors of individual Quick Settings icons.” 0
Android 10 introduced a system – wide Dark Mode, but if you don’t want to have it enabled all the time, Android 11 may allow you to set Dark Mode to switch on and off automatically at specific times of the day.” 12
In Android 11 Developer Preview 3, we spotted evidence that Google is preparing a new “Schedules” settings page where you will be able to control all schedulable settings, such as Do Not Disturb mode, Night Light, dark mode, etc.” 11

#Debugging    #ADB    #Studio

DP3 added app exit reasons updates, GWP – ASan heap analysis, Android Debug Bridge ( ADB ) Incremental, wireless debugging, and data access auditing.” 16
This fix is included in both Android Studio 4.0 Beta 2 ( or higher ) and Android Studio 4.1 Canary 1 ( or higher ).” 10
After you ‘ve flashed Android 11 onto your device or fired up the Android Emulator, update your Android Studio environment with the Android 11 Preview SDK ( setup guide ).” 16
ADB Incremental – Installing very large APKs with ADB ( Android Debug Bridge ) during development can be slow and impact your productivity, especially those developers working on Android Games.” 10
With ADB Incremental in Android 11, installing large APKs ( 2GB+ ) from your development computer to an Android 11 device is up to 10x faster.” 10

#screen    #angle    #hinge

Hinge angle for foldables – A top request for foldable devices has been an API to get the angle of the device screen surfaces.” 10
Android 11 now supports a hinge angle sensor that lets apps query directly or through a new AndroidX API for the precise hinge angle, to create adaptive experiences for foldables.” 10
Now, Google is offering an API ( similar to the notch / cutout API ), letting developers specify the interactive area of a screen.” 0
The pinhole and waterfall screen feature is meant to allow apps to manage pinhole screens as well as waterfall screens with the use of the prevailing display cutout APIs.” 14
A user may have a new API to allow them to use the all waterfall screen including edges along with insets so as to help in managing interaction near the edges.” 14

#gesture    #controls    #sensitivity    #menu    #let

Google added an “increase touch sensitivity” option to the settings menu that lets you, well, increase the sensitivity of your touchscreen.” 0
Fortunately, Android 11 has two sliders to let you control the sensitivity of the back gesture — one for the left side of the screen and one for the right.” 0
One of Android 11’s key features is the Controls API, which will let developers put home automation shortcuts in the power menu.” 11
Android’s fiddly gesture navigation system is set for some tweaks too, and Android 11 could let you increase or decrease the sensitivity of certain controls, like the back gesture, in order to make it easier to use.” 12
More granular back gesture tweaking : The back gesture can be a little frustrating at times, as you perform a similar gesture to activate hamburger menus.” 0

#video    #latency    #streaming

In support of its Stadia online gaming platform, as well as video – streaming apps, Android 11 adds low latency support in new MediaCodec APIs.” 15
Video codecs that support low latency playback return the first frame of the stream as quickly as possible after decoding starts.” 4
With video codecs supporting low latency video playbacks, they return the initial or first frame of the content stream soonest possible after the start of the decoding process.” 14
When using your device, you need to consider the low latency video aspect that is important for real – time video content streaming apps as well as services such as Stadia.” 14
Android 11 is going to be much better when it comes to working with new technologies, including 5 G, foldable displays, and low – latency video decoding for game streaming services such as Google Stadia.” 0

#screen    #buttons    #recording    #option

And it carried over core system elements like on – screen buttons and a card – like appearance for app – switching.” 8
The feature will be accessible in the Quick Settings menu, and once you ‘ve started a recording you’ll see options to pause, stop, cancel and Chromecast the recording.” 12
Notably, Froyo also brought support for Flash to Android’s web browser — an option that was significant both because of the widespread use of Flash at the time and because of Apple’s adamant stance against supporting it on its own mobile devices.” 8
The software was the first to use on – screen buttons for Android’s main navigational commands; it marked the beginning of the end for the permanent overflow – menu button; and it introduced the concept of a card – like UI with its take on the Recent Apps list.” 8

#notification    #messages    #conversation    #bubble

Notification History : Android doesn’t make it easy for you to see previously dismissed notifications, with Android 10’s Notification Log basically hidden for users.” 0
Enhanced notification shade conversations : When you get a text, you can see the most recent message in your notification shade under a new Conversations tab.” 0
To use it, just long – press a message notification and tap “show in a bubble “, and now you get your bubbles.” 13
Android doesn’t make it easy for you to see previously dismissed notifications, with Android 10’s Notification Log basically hidden for users.” 0
Messages could sit separately from other notifications in Android 11’s notification shade, and you might even be able to reply to a message with a picture directly from a notification, instead of having to dive into the app first.” 12

#access    #permission    #share    #data

Secure storage and sharing of data – Apps can now share data blobs easily and more safely with other apps through a BlobstoreManager.” 4
This permission means that apps can access the data until the user moves away from the app, and they must then request permission again for the next access.” 4
The permission implies that the apps are able to gain access to the data until the phone user moves away from that app whereby they have to request permission again to have another access.” 14
If you aren’t familiar, data access auditing lets you instrument your app to better understand how it accesses user data and from which user flows.” 10
Enhanced one – time permissions : You know how in Android 10 you can tell apps to grab your location, microphone, or camera data only while the app is open?” 0

#file    #model    #storage    #access    #media

Scoped storage – Several enhancements, such as opt – in raw file path access for media, updated DocumentsUI, and batch edit operations in MediaStore.” 4
In this release we ‘ve made further improvements and changes, such as support to migrate files from the legacy model to the new scoped storage model, and better management of cached files.” 10
Apps will be able to ask for batch permission to a bunch of media files, and new requirements for accessing root directories in both internal and external storage.” 15
Scoped storage : In the interest of better security, apps will now only have access to certain parts of your filesystem.” 0
With APEX file format, it is custom – designed to allow accessibility early within the boot process and to allow more permissions compared to APK.” 14

#networks    #connected    #G    #data

You may not realize it but many cellular networks try to meter their data when connecting to the 5 G network.” 14
You can use this API together with the 5 G dynamic meteredness API and bandwidth estimator API, as well as existing connectivity APIs, to take advantage of 5 G’s improved speeds and latency.” 10
Extended to include cellular networks, so that you can identify users whose carriers are offering truly unmetered data while connected to the carrier’s 5 G network.” 4
Wi – Fi suggestion API enhancements – Extended Wi – Fi suggestion API to give connectivity management apps greater ability to manage their own networks.” 4
Developers can now quickly check whether a user is currently connected on a 5 G New Radio or Non – Standalone network.” 0

#swiping    #dismissing    #card

For recent apps, they made it possible to “undo” dismissing a recent app card by quickly swiping down anywhere on the screen after you dismissed the card.” 11
Android 4.0 also made swiping a more integral method of getting around the operating system, with the then – revolutionary – feeling ability to swipe away things like notifications and recent apps.” 8
What’s more, when you swipe a card away to dismiss it / clear it from memory, there’s an undo option that lets you bring it back again when you ‘ve swiped it accidentally.” 13
Speaking of the revamped overview menu, you can now also undo an accidentally cleared app by quickly swiping down on the screen.” 0
Decoupled the Biometric Prompt flow from the app’s Activity life cycle to make it easier to integrate with various app architectures, and to improve the transaction User Interface.

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