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Android 11- Most important features that impact your mobile app

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Android 10 was a major leap for Google in the Operating System environment. We didn’t just finally get to work around the long-awaited Dark mode and saw a few significant changes occurring on the application permission front, we also observed the end of an era.

With Android 10, Google brought its tradition to name operating systems behind desserts to a halt. Android 10 was a demonstration of the growth and also development chart that Google has taken. Similar standards are being carried over by Android 11 developer preview now. While we are some months away from playing around with the last build, the recent developer preview is a sufficient peek into where Google needs to take the operating system.

With each new update, it isn’t only the Android application developers who get excited. The partners on the opposite side of the coin – the application owners – also sit on the edge of their seats everytime around the mid of May when a new version is announced at the Google I/O events. Before we look into the ways Android 11 changes the application area for the business visionaries who possess Android applications, let us look into the new android features that have been introduced with the Android 11 features.

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Android 11 Features-
1. Multiple Improvements for Messaging-
Passing by the Android most recent version features, a great deal is being done to improve the users’ messaging experience on Android. Here are the upgrades that have been introduced:

Chat bubbles – Android 11 chat bubbles hide all the ongoing discussions in little bubbles on the side of the screen. You can move the bubbles around and tap them to reveal the particular discussions.
To make the process of getting messages real-time, Android 11 has presented a devoted conversation section in the notification shade, offering instant access to all the ongoing discussions you are having.
With the Android 11 concept, it will currently be conceivable to send pictures when replying to a message from notifications.

2. One-Time Permission-
If you look back at Android 10, one of the ebay things regarding it was the way by which the application was dealt with. Android 10 gave the users much more control over the applications and what they could access. Android 11 keeps the train rolling.

Now, when the application requests authorization to use intricate features, the users can grant access on a one-time basis. The application will use the permission during the time you use the application. Also, the moment when you quit the application, the permission will be revoked.

3. Built-in Screen Recorder-
Since the previous few releases, the Android users have been desperately waiting for Google to incorporate a built-in screen recorder. In spite of the fact that the chances anyone would need it on a regular basis is very slim but the function is quite basic, so the wait for it to get integrated was annoying. Android 11 update will change this. Developer Preview 2 demonstrated a screen recorder which was accompanied by an amazingly polished UI and switch for recording the audio and showing the contacts in the recording.

4. Adaptation on Different Screen Types-
If we can say that true development has occurred in the Android ecosystem, it is regarding foldable devices. 2020 is going to observe various new additions in the foldable smartphone market – all running at various screen sizes and resolutions.

The OS 11 has been developed to run on the foldable devices easily. Therefore marketing the time to start working on foldable smartphones app development.

5. Preparations for 5G-
5G started making news in the second half of last year. Also, to support the smooth processing, Android 11 has included a significant “Dynamic Meterdness API”. One that would allow smartphones to take the complete advantage set that 5G brings. When the API detects that you are connected, you will have the option to access the highest possible graphics and videos quality and other intricacies that come with the 5G technology. Since we have looked into the Android new features and API, let us move the attention on how these additions would bring a change in the functionality of your existing app.

What Would Migrating Apps to Android 11 Mean for Your Android App?
1. The users can restrict when permission dialog appears-
Android 11 will discourage repeated requests for a single permission. If your users click on ‘Deny’ twice for a particular permission, it would imply ‘Don’t ask Again’. What this means is that you should clearly convey and also convince the purpose behind asking for permission in your marketing methods or through your MVP features.

2. App usage stats will be kept private-
For better securing the user’s data, Android 11 will store all the users’ application usage statistics in the credential encrypted storage. Hence, neither the application or any system can access the information except if certain coding work is done. Which, thusly, is dependent on two conditions:

Users unlock their devices the first time after system startup
Users switch to their account on the device.
In this way, until your developer knows the workaround, you will face issues in viewing the app usage statistics.

3. Lowered data redundancy-

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They better fix all the lags and bugs on Android 10 before releasing the Android 11!!!