Google unveils Android 11 Beta for secure chats, device management

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In comparison, when the first Android 10 beta rolled out, it supported about two dozen devices.

With Google recently releasing the beta version of Android 11, smartphone manufacturers have been quick to announce upcoming betas of their own.

Android 11 will automatically add all the notifications that come from text messages to the Conversations menu, and that's the first category you'll see when you check your notifications.

The Android 11 Beta is live and available to download as of today, revealing refreshed conversation tools, improved notification menu and several more upgrades over the Android 10 operating system now found in a number of new and flagship smartphones.

"Android 11 will move all of your conversations across multiple messaging apps to a dedicated space in the notification section".

We're now testing the beta on our Pixel 4 and have no major issues to report yet, but complaints will likely arise as users and developers spend more time with these early builds of the next Android OS. The feature, which has received an upgrade in Android 11, lets users control their smartphone with voice commands.

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So, if you are wondering whether you will be able to test the Android 11 Beta 1 update on your device, here's the complete list of smartphones that now support the beta and the ones that will be getting the update soon. Users also have the option to choose which apps they want this functionality toggled on for. Moreover, you can change settings on the fly for these chat notifications inside the Conversations shade.

Regarding security updates, the users' data will be encrypted right after the device reboots following an OTA update, without requiring them to input their credentials.

With one-time permissions you can grant apps access to your microphone, camera or location, just that one time.

Whatever the case we hope that it means that OPPO will be able to provide the Android 11 full release update to the Find X2 Pro in a much more timely fashion than the Reno 5G and other flagships of years past. Google wants to make communication easier and simpler on your phone. "The next time the app needs access to these sensors, it will have to ask you for permission again", said the company.

Alternatively, you can follow the instructions here to manually flash the builds. It's not the definition of discoverable for the average user, and it's unclear if it'll be on by default in Android 11's final build.

The recents screen now shows three buttons or taking a screenshot, sharing one, or selecting text and you can toggle on the fixed app dock on Pixels to show suggested apps, which bumps your docked apps up onto the first home screen. Go to System System Update.

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