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Features Of The New Android 11 Phone

By September 15, 2020May 5th, 2022Technology News

If you’re an Android user and you’re interested in getting the latest on offer from the company, Google has announced that they’re ready to release Android 11 to the general public.

As you read these words, the new OS should already be available for Google’s Pixel line (Pixel 2 and newer), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme devices.

Here’s a quick preview of some of the new features Android 11 has on offer:

  • If you press and hold the power button on your Android phone, you’ll be able to view your Google Pay cards, along with the details of any Google-Assistant-connected smart home devices.
  • The new OS makes screen recording possible, without the need for a third-party app.
  • New media controls that relocates playback controls from the notification tray to the quick settings panel.
  • Better media playback handling now allows you to change which device your audio is playing on.
  • Bubbles, which are small avatars, now float on top of whatever app or screen you’re on, allowing you to go back to any conversations you’re in.

On top of these additions, the new OS also includes some additional privacy enhancements, including the ability to grant one-time only access to your location, camera or microphone. Each time you open an app that wants to use any of those, you’ll be re-prompted to grant permission for that use only.

Finally, Android 11 improves the way devices handle work and personal profiles. While this won’t matter much to personal users, Enterprise users will cheer, as it provides better separation between the two, preventing your IT admin from accessing any of your personal data.

All told then, there are a raft of good changes here you’ll probably love. Again, by the time you read these words, you’ll probably be able to put your hands on the latest from Google. Check it out at your next convenience!

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.