Android 11: the 5 new features of the Google update

TECHNO- Android is back in the spotlight with, like every year, its new updates from Google. As of September 8, the new operating system has landed on the Google Pixels. With a little delay, however: the updates were scheduled for the month of May, but were delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Samsung users will have to wait a little longer for some of them, since the latest version is not yet available on all models. Samsung has indicated that the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note A51 or Galaxy Note will benefit from three years of updates. As for phones from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme, they will see their updates spread over several weeks.

More an evolution than a revolution, this latest version brings new features to better manage conversations, connected devices and personal data privacy, as you can see in the video above.

Google offers a system “closer to customers and more expressive”: conversations can take the form of bubbles, to promote multitasking. While this bubble system previously only applied to Messenger, it is now available for all messaging applications. The user can move the chat bubbles around their screen or delete them by dragging them to a corner of the screen.

In addition, the new version incorporates a native video screen recorder. No need to go through a third-party application, the user can now record their screen via the quick settings.

Several new options are also available to customize the interface, be it icons, font, wallpapers. Finally, if you think you've missed a notification, you can now turn on the reminder history to easily find it. You can also assign an “important” status to a type of notification, for a given application and contact.

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