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Technology Google quietly revealed the first new Android 11 features

14:15  14 february  2020
14:15  14 february  2020 Source:   bgr.com

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Major Android developer previews usually arrive around March but recently Google accidentally published the developer page of upcoming Android 11 and pulled it off immediately. Here are some of the changes and new features mentioned on the web page of the Android 11 developer preview.

Google’s next major Android version is just around the corner, and I’m not talking about the highly-anticipated I/O 2020 big reveal. Google will likely release the very first Android 11 beta, the Developer Preview kind of early OS release that targets app developers, in a short while. The public beta, meanwhile, will drop only in May, and it’ll be more stable than the first developer release. You can’t quite download Android 11 DP just yet, but Google has mistakenly revealed some of the first features of Android 11, by publishing the Android 11 developers announcement a few days or weeks early.

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We’re used to seeing Developer Previews drop in March, so you could say we’ve been waiting for Android 11 to arrive all along. The first Android 11 rumors are already here, as the operating system has been spotted running on an old Pixel 2 model. Moreover, a Google-made alternative to Apple’s AirDrop sharing feature also leaked. But nothing was official, and it still isn’t, given that Google pulled the Android 11 Developer Preview announcement.

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Google 's own support page has revealed they are working on a Google Home Preview Program for those who want to try out some new features early. Firstly , this gives Google Home customers the ability to try out new features that have yet to reach the broader community.

Google has released a new app to the Play Store called Interactive Events. As the name implies, this new app is developed for events and hosted Unfortunately, we're unable to test out the features as you're required to sign-in to an event using text or QR code. Clearly Google is still working on things.

However, Android Police was quick enough to snap a screenshot of the full page, which is seen below.

The app already teases a few of Android 11’s main features that may interest developers, as follows:

Behavior changes – System changes that may affect your app when it’s running on Android 11

Privacy features – New safeguards to protect user privacy that you’ll need to support in your app

New features and APIS – APIs for foldables, sharing, connectivity, media, NNAPI, biometrics, and more.

Google is apparently going forward with plans to boost user privacy, which is excellent news for any Android user who will buy Android 11 hardware, or update their devices to Android 11. The list also confirms that native support for foldable devices is coming to Android 11, and seems to indicate that the new file sharing feature that leaked a few weeks ago is real.

That’s all we know for the time being, as Google hasn’t leaked any other Android 11 secrets. The page was quickly removed, but Google will likely release the Android 11 Developer Preview in the coming weeks.

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Android 11 preview adds privacy and under-the-hood upgrades .
Google will show off the mobile software in more detail at its developer conference in May.One new feature lets people grant apps one-time access to location, microphone and camera data, instead of getting more broad access to the information. WIth the new option, app makers will only get data until the user moves away from the app. After that, developers will have to ask for permission again.

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