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Android 11 developer preview released: Here's what you should know about features

Google has released the first preview of Android 11 for developers

twitter-logo Ankita Chakravarti   New Dellhi     Last Updated: February 20, 2020  | 18:08 IST
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Highlights

  • Andoird 11 will release later this year
  • It will have a host of new features
  • Android 11 will reportedly support digital IDs

The Android 11 is here albeit not for the users, but the developers. Google rolled out the first developer preview of Android 11 and it is now available for the developers to download and test it. Google usually releases the first preview in March but this time the release was preponed a bit. Previews are released by Google so that the developers can try and test it. Google will then receive feedback on the software and what improvements it will require for the next version. The release of Android 11 is scheduled for later this year.

As per a report published in Android Headlines, the app will have a host of new features. Some features will change the way how you interact with your friends and family using social media apps. Here's what you can expect the Android 11 to bring along:-

Active notification panel

The Android users already had the feature to reply to messages directly from the notification panel but the Android 11 will reportedly allow users to even send images from the notification panel. Although the nature of the image has not been specified, it will most probably be JPEG, PNG and even GIF. Android 11 might have chat bubbles.
The report also states that the Android 11 will allow users to view their ongoing chat from the notification panel itself.

Stop notifications while shooting a video or clicking a picture

It gets very annoying when you are trying to capture the perfect picture or shoot a video but the notifications from the messaging apps keep popping up. It distracts you, disrupts your vision and even interrupts the video you are trying to shoot. But things will not be the same in Android 11. You can apparently disable the notifications while you are using the camera. This will mute the sounds of the vibrations from calls, messages and any other app.

Google will support digital IDs

Remember the number of times you forgot to carry your identity card? Well, worry no more because you may no longer have it carry it all the time. The Android 11 will reportedly come with support for digital IDs. In simple terms, the feature will allow users to store their Driving license, Voters ID card or Aadhar card in their phone's wallet just like they did for their credit, debit or any other cards. However, there is no clarity about how you will be able to use the feature.

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