The new Android 11 operating system can now be downloaded, which means that millions of people around the world will be looking to see if their phones are compatible with this new version or not.
And as usual, Android 11 will gradually reach all compatible smartphones. However, this year many mobiles can already be updated at the same time as the Pixel, which as a Google device always had an advantage over others.
Android 11 Compatible Phones
For now, the list of phones that will have Android 11 first include:
- Pixel: 2, 3, 3a and 4
- Xiaomi Mi 10 and 10 Pro
- Little F2 Pro
- Oppo Find 2, Reno 3
- OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
- Realme X50 Pro
In addition, within the Samsung range, the first smartphones to have Android 11 could be the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, Z Fold 2, and Z Flip 4G.
What’s New in Android 11
The latest version of Google’s operating system is the one that brings the most news in recent years. Many of them also, long-awaited by users. So, this is what we can find in Android 11:
The screen recording feature finally becomes native on Android 11. Until now, to be able to record what we see on screen, we had to resort to third-party apps, but that will no longer be necessary.
Priority chat and message notifications
Those who have different messaging apps will benefit from this novelty. Now all message notifications will appear in a special place to make managing and controlling chats easier.
Likewise, Android 11 incorporates new bubble notifications to avoid losing chats. Thus, for example, if we are talking to someone and we exit the messaging app, we can leave a bubble with the contact on the screen so that when we want to talk to them again, all we have to do is select the bubble and open the chat right there without having to return to the app or exit what we are doing at that moment.
In addition, users can now select the priority chat option. This way, they will continue to receive notifications even when they have the do not disturb mode active.
Multimedia controls and home automation
The smart home devices can be controlled through the off button on the mobile. All you have to do is press the mobile’s shutdown button for a few seconds, wait for the menu to come out, and choose what you want to do.
The multimedia controls between devices such as smartphone-headphones have also been improved to make it faster. You can go from listening to music from the speakers to the headphones, for example, without interruptions or connection waiting.
Security and privacy
This is one of the most important points for users. On one hand, applications will have to ask permission to access the microphone, camera, and location every time they need to connect.
In addition, now the patches and security updates become dependent on Google Play, this means that they will reach mobile phones faster since we will not have to wait for brands to launch the update, Google will do it directly.
Finally, with Android 11 it will not be necessary to connect the mobile to Android Auto by cable. It will become wireless in all cars that include this function.
How to Download Android 11
To download this operating system, go to Settings – System – Advanced – System updates. Right there, look for the latest updates. If it still does not appear, the only thing to do is wait a bit until each brand launches Android 11 on their corresponding devices, something that can take a while. But if you have one of the latest mobiles on the market, you should be able to download it now.