On June 1st, Google accidentally released the first Android 11 beta for some Pixel devices. However, we now have confirmation that the company has officially released the Android 11 Beta 1 its Pixel devices. Currently, Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL can be early adopters of this update. According to reports, the update size is 736MB while the version number is RPB1.200504.01.
Some of the features of the Android 11 Beta 1 are as follows
The notification bar at the top of Android 11 provides a dialogue notification option. When you enter the notification, you can open it as a bubble and create a conversation shortcut on the home screen or set a reminder.
Bubbles have already appeared on Android 10 when Google included it in the developer options. On Android 11, Google has added a new sub-menu to enable bubble notifications. This sub-menu is located in Settings – Application Notification – Notifications – Bubble.
On Android 11, the keyboard can automatically fill in application-specific content, which is similar to the browser’s auto-fill password.
Media control allows users to more easily switch to other audio and video content output devices. Android 11 has added a media control center in the notification bar, where you can quickly connect with other devices, such as Pixel Buds.
Android 11 allows users to give one-time use permissions to applications that request access to microphones, cameras, and geographic locations. The application needs to request related permissions again when it needs to be accessed next time.
- New icon shapes
The new power menu preview interface mentions card & pass, and device control
Recommended settings for the application of the home screen launcher
DEVELOPER OPTIONS, MOVE THE MEDIA CONTROLS TO THE QUICK SETTINGS
Developer option to enable media controls in Quick Settings
Customize ‘Power Menu’ settings with devices controls, wallet
New app suggestions for Pixel Launcher dock
These are only some descriptions and images of the Android 11 Beta 1. This new Android system from Google obviously comes with other features. For now, only Pixel devices are getting this update. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t take long for this update to start arriving other Android smartphones. Of course, OEMs will add their own tweaks so there will be some differences from pure Android. For me, the conversation notification and keyboard tweak look great. Which of these features appeals to you? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below