The eighteenth version of Android OS was released on 8th September 2020.  Android 11 is the latest version of Android to date.  Google prioritizes three areas in the recent update for improving user experience: privacy settings, behavioral changes, and APIs. Like the previous version’s release, mobile app development companies also get more opportunities to build special applications for mobiles. Application development companies can save time for app development. API integration is easier in the Android 11 environment.

The latest features introduced:

1. In-Built Screen Recording

Many users were looking for a built-in screen recording feature in the previous versions of Android. This time Google introduced a screen recorder and relaxed the users from installing 3rd party recording applications. Reducing dependency on recording applications decreases the risk of data stealing as well.

2. The Bubbly Conversations

In Android 11, you can minimize all ongoing discussions in tiny bubbles beside the screen. You can move these tiny bubbles across the screen and put them as per your convenient place—no need to stick in a particular chat application for getting notifications of new messages. You can also make bidirectional conversations between two people or more in Android 11 OS. You can enable and disable bubble notifications for different applications as per your priority.

3. Biometric Update

Google updates Jetpack biometric library to bring improvements in biometric authentication. Mobile app development company can also choose the type of authentication required for their developed application. An app development company can also check whether the user authenticates any application using biometric or other device credentials unavailable in previous versions. 

4. Convenient Notification Panel

You will get a dedicated section for new messages that arrived in the notification panel. No letters from third-party applications can interfere in this section, and your chance of confusion with different messages will decrease drastically. In this newer version, application development companies can enumerate a unique feature of sending images while replying from the notification section.

5. Privacy Policy Update

Google changes privacy policy in this latest version. As of now, when you grant permission to third-party applications for using different features of your phone, this permission lasts forever. In Android 11, when you close the application, all the previously granted licenses will be revoked, and the third-party applications cannot disturb your privacy. If you deny specific consent twice, it will be considered as “Don’t ask again” and will not bother you with the same any further.

6. The Foldable Devices

These high-tech devices create a new benchmark in the market and allow users to choose screen size and resolution as per requirement. Though you get a gist of comfort while using foldable devices, application development company face many difficulties in making applications compatible with folding devices. Android 11 OS eases this task for mobile App Development Companies as any mobile application can effortlessly run on foldable devices through this newer version.

7. Multitasking

Many users want to surf other applications while listening to songs. Controlling the media player application while surfing other apps leads to switching between applications and opening the media app again. Android 11 shifts the controls of a media application in a quick setting. You can get the control settings in the notification panel, and there is no need to switch between applications for control media.

8. The 5G Technology

Android 11 provides mobile app development companies to integrate ‘Dynamic Meteredness API’ in their application. This API can detect the presence of a 5G network and changes the quality of streaming and graphics accordingly.

9. Storage

Android 11 will store the usage data regarding any application in an encrypted format to enhance security and privacy measures. Any third-party application cannot use this usage data unless a specific coding is entered to decrypt it.

10. Accurate Reports and Bugs Identification

You may get surprised when a specific process ends without any reason. In this version of Android, an automatic notification will be generated stating the reason for completing a particular method, such as a memory issue or API problem.

Google enhances the support for waterfall displays in its newer version of Android. Older versions of Android return a safe inset for avoiding cutouts and waterfall areas. Application development companies can extend the view of their application on all edges of the screen by newly released APIs by Google. 

12. Faster Installation

In the older versions of Android, you require a long time to install large APKs, and this also hampers the streaming of other applications while installing APKs. In Android 11, the incremental APK install feature will help install large APKs quickly without interfering with other running applications. Update in such applications is also very time-consuming in previous versions; this issue is resolved in Android 11.

13. Programming Update

Google increases the support for applications based on machine learning and neural networks. Neural Networks API 1.3 helps to run machine learning-based applications more smoothly than before. In Android 11 OS, application development companies will get an extra edge while developing an application based on neural networks.

14. Database Management

Any application in android devices accesses some database to store the app data. Sometimes different mobile applications require the same datasets to perform their tasks. In the previous versions of Android, the same datasets need to be stored multiple times for various applications for the same process. Data redundancy has been minimized in the Android 11 update by allowing various applications to use the same datasets for a specific technique.

15. Easy Debugging

Android 11 allows debugging mobile applications wirelessly from a workstation by Android Debug Bridge. Workstation personnel can deploy your mobile applications remotely without connecting your device via USB.

The users will now be able to explore the next-generation devices with excellent speed and superior safety. There are no more unexpected bugs, nor are there any boring templates. These features are published in the developer preview to acquaint users with the new version. There are more hidden features in the final build of Android 11 to provide the superior experience of mobile surfing to the users.

It’s indeed a dream come true!

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