20 February 2020
Android 11 first developer preview is out now and it shows what new features the latest OS version is bringing with itself. Folks over at XDA Developers have dug in the new developer preview and found out some new features.
One change in many is the Notification log which now looks cleaner than before. There is a pretty basic timeline of all the notifications that arrived on your phone. The more interesting discovery is the “Notification history” page which is now more polished. It also shows “Recently dismissed” notifications at the top that you can scroll through as a list.
Another interesting change the Android 11 DP1 brings, is the addition of a ‘dedicated conversations section’ for message apps. The new feature helps users to instantly find their ongoing conversations from messaging apps. There are also new quick actions that you can take on them. You can “Snooze” a notification, mute it, show it as a bubble, or mark “favorite.”
The Android 11 DP1 also brings a new toggle for “Screen Record” in the Quick Settings pull-down. Screen recordings do not capture internal app audio at this time. There is now a new UI for Do Not Disturb settings. This setting has basically received a reorganization.
There is a new “Ask Every Time” option in permissions which means the app will ask your permission every single time it wants to use your camera, contacts, etc. There is now a new toggle in the Developer Options to show the current display refresh rate.
Another big change is the Bluetooth which will stay connect in Airplane Mode. Android 11 may also allow pinning apps to the menu. This means your favorite app will always stay at the top and easy to find. According to AndroidPolice and 9to5Google, you now pin up to 4 apps to the share menu.
Also, you can now schedule the Dark Theme, which means you can choose when this specific them should come at. It can now be scheduled for sunset and custom time.
There are three options as per the findings of 9to5Google, these are – None, Turns on from sunset to sunrise, Turns on at the custom time. The third option lets you set a time at which you want the dark theme to get enabled.
Sleuths at XDA Developers and others have been digging into the new Android 11 DP1 to find out the changes that Google is making on its OS. You can head over to the links provided below and learn more.