Android 11 includes several improvements, including revamped notifications that give messaging apps their “conversations section.”
Whenever you have music playing on your Android 10 device, the album art from the music is stretched across the lock screen. The operating system even applied a slight blur effect to the artwork to make it more elegant.
Android 11 contains a fair few changes in how media playback is handled across the user experience. The first Developer Preview tested off the controversial move of shifting the music player notification up to the Quick Settings panel.
Android 11 date and updates
Android 11 has a lot of exciting features and updates in store for all Android fans. The 4GB limit for video files is gone, allowing users to record videos at 4K. As per the Notebook Check, you can record up to 8K videos even without having to worry about multiple files scattered across your gallery.
The Android 11 update also adds native screen recordings and “bubbles” that lie on top of other apps that easily let you return to chat. Media controls have also been changed and redesigned. The menu that appears when you hold down the power button now does a lot of different things too.
The next major update to Google’s very own mobile operating system is likely to begin rolling out on September 8. As far as rumors are concerned, the date was shown in a slide during a video for the company’s “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit.
At around the 18-minute mark, you can see the “checklist for September 8th Android 11 launch” right at the top of the slide. Google’s Michele Turner also confirmed this by saying, “We’re launching everywhere on September 8” while talking about the operating system update power menu that offers more convenient access to smart home controls and toggles.
List of devices
Google’s Android 11 update will start making its move to Xiaomi devices in September. It will be based on MIUI 12 and available to a host of Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco smartphones.
According to rumors, Xiaomi is already testing Android 11-based MIUI 10 on the following:
- Mi 10
- Mi 10 Pro
- Mi 10 Youth Edition
- Redmi K30 Pro
- Redmi K30
- Redmi K30 5G
- Poco F2 Pro
- Poco X2
- Redmi K30i 5G
- Mi CC9 Pro
- Mi Note 10 Pro
- Mi Note 10
- Mi Note 10 Lite
- Redmi K30
Other ‘new’ features like an in-built screen recorder, calling recording capabilities, and support for rolling screenshots already exist on Xiaomi devices. Not all Android 11 features will make it to MIUI 12, though.
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