We tested Android 11. M a lot of small practical news

Google introduced the final version of the new Android 11 last week. We were able to test it on the editorial Pixel 3. The changes are mostly small, but together the new version represents a sharp shift forward, but also a few steps to the side, which will be necessary to get used to.

Google has been preparing one Android in a beta program since the arrest of this year, as has become quite common. It wasn’t until July that it made it available for easy loading in the form of an OTA update, which was the time when Android 11 looked the way Google had blunted about the final version.

During the beta test, Google tuned some details, such as the stability of the application (such as a photo camera, here we noticed first), or the strange breeding of some functions (angry always-on display and notifications didn’t work properly).

It seems that Google has fine-tuned the overwhelming problem by the release of the final version, and at least on our test Pixel 3 it works as it should, including that always-on display or notification. At first glance, the user probably does not know the new system, the changes are in much more detail than in the basic logic of the system, its control or graphics: these changes have dominated the past two generations of Android, it is also time for a little less visual but noticeable internal changes.

Inside the system, for example, native display support with high refresh rates or flexible displays works, including noise detection systems open such a display. The novelty is that the update of many systems is performed directly from the Play Store and not via the OTA method, which depends on the manufacturer of the phone. Although the user will not receive an update to a new version of Android or a new security update of the system, the OTA process is still needed for this, however, Google manages to glue various details in this way without coordination with the manufacturer.

Theoretically, this is a great function, practically while it does it without coordination with the manufacturer, because it is a matter that is only supported by Pixel phones. But it is possible, with new devices with Android 11 in production, support support. Another feature supported by the system is the support of wireless Android Auto, there will be all phones with Android 11. A certain obligation for new phones with Android 11 is the necessary update of the system in the background.

So far, Samsungs have not really worked when updating the system for a while, the system was installed for a long time when the phone was switched on, it has its technical reason. But you will now be required to use the update method, when all you have to do is quickly reboot the phone and the user will not even know that the update is being installed, it will take place behind the scenes.

Velk zmny v notifikacch

From the point of view of the user himself, ejvt will change the notification flow system. At first glance, they look the same, but there are a lot of changes. Pedevm has gained user control over how and when notifications from individual applications are to be displayed.

It ends with two Androids in an easy and user-friendly way to get rid of annoying notification items, like you first regretted having a running Chat head bubble at Messenger as if you didn’t see it. This time, notifications can be turned off in detail, not only for entire applications and groups, but first for small details: it is possible to specify that you can notify them here and there in all applications (if the types of notifications are different) and another. nice and relatively clear access to the notification menu, even users who want to have real control over notifications, can have satiety, including the condition of cluster notifications and the like.

Of great importance is the history of notifications. It happened to me that you sometimes dropped the warning with which you wanted to work history in order to easily find such a hastily rejected notification, just click on the inscription at the bottom.

One of the big news, which we don’t want to evaluate much yet, is the priority for so-called conversations. The main idea is that conversations of various kinds are important to users notifications from other applications, they are always displayed at the top of the list of alerts. Support for this display must be built into the application, developing it gradually, but so far it’s a bit confusing, because from some applications conversations will appear at the top, some will not.

We are a little worried about the logic of the whole conversation system: what to consider as a conversation and what not? Is the email a conversation? Is this conversation you a colorful nzor on Twitter? Or should only messaging applications be in conversations? Unfortunately, the user has no control over this control and there will probably be a bit of confusion in it. The function may not be bad, so far we are a bit embarrassed, but as long as how its support will develop in practice.

According to us, a better list of priorities would be better for the Android member, only some notifications can be muted in the settings and they will then be displayed in groups at the bottom of the notification list. In conversations as such, priorities can be set as such, but only within this group.

Conversations are related to changes in the bubble called Chat heads. These were still the domain of Facebook Messenger, but in the new version of Android, I can support any chat application, so bubbles can also appear on you from WhatsApp and other applications. Bubbles can be turned on and off individually, they are grouped together on the screen under one icon. It is set that bubbles should be displayed here only for some conversations from the given application. Here, too, let’s limit ourselves to stating that the bubbles work, but it will be better, and it is your first understanding and they can get them out of it, because of course you also need support on the part of the application as such.

I have a new look of the notified folder for controlling copper. The control application in which you are currently overheating is listed at the top of the list just below the speed dials. From here, by the way, you can directly control how music can be played between the phone’s speakerphone and other connected sources. This control panel is displayed on the unlock screen during playback.

Security news

a number of other improvements in the system related to external security. Further rights have been achieved especially for individual applications. The new user can grant a single permission to use the given resource and function: you can allow access to GPS in the application only when you really need it and the application does not have to be universally allowed, for which the user has no idea what to do with such permission.

It is a bit unclear how long the one-time grant is granted, because after turning off the application and returning to it, the application will not be allowed again, but you will be there for hours.

The interesting thing is that the automatic revocation is corrected. For applications that the user has not used for some time (Google in the description of the pr msc), the system will automatically revoke the application. This is useful for applications that you use only sporadically and that update and work with old fixtures in the meantime, even if you have some new features.

It provides protection against the possibility of data misuse, when the spc application first collects it first from the user and then, after some update without the user’s knowledge, acquires and separates sensitive data, even if it did not do so at first. This option must be turned on in the settings for individual applications, we did not have the option of how to do it in the globln system.


The screen off is also new. True, this is where different manufacturers are likely to customize, but on the same Android 11, in addition to icons for shutdown, restart and this free, it also includes access to control devices in the smart home and shows the current payment card, which is ready for payment via Google Pay. . So all you have to do is turn off the phone’s power button and you can work with these functions, without having to look for the patina of the application.

Google thus added a system capability to the screen to load the phone and improved the overall work with screenshots, and in their shooting, communication, even with quick corrections. Still, Android can’t make a screenshot with a snippet, just in case you want to capture an entire article on the web in one image. This has been the case with various smartphones of other manufacturers for some time and is a bit strange that just such a trifle did not add to the otherwise relatively simple work with screenshots.

Copying text in multi-tasking screens also works at times. There are several features specific to Google Pixel smartphones. At the bottom of the application icons on the home screen, this is the series that gets static, even if you’re scrolling you may see recommendations for the applications you want to run. Oops, we don’t see much reason for that, we’d better make the screen look our way, but it suits someone for me (the phone probably has to be used for a while). Google has enhanced the ability of automatic caption sound for pixels, communicating anything to nearby devices, but it doesn’t take much for our users in our endings.

We will probably discover the next details, but this is not a day of fundamental change. This is true for the Android 11 customs. The first smartphones with Android 11 straight from production could appear in the coming weeks, but with updates it will be, as usual, a bit difficult. Manufacturers are still relatively slow in this respect and the user, even in terms of regions and uncertainties. Yes, flagship models of most brands will receive an update, but when, it’s not at all clear.

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