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Google launches Android 11: All that you need to know

Tech giant Google released its latest update for Android Phones, The Android 11 on September 8, 2020. The update came to light after the trials of various beta tests which took place over the last year. Although it is common knowledge that all upcoming Google Phones will have the latest update, the surprise element was when Google announced that a few models of the One Plus, Oppo, Realme and Xiaomi.
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The final version of Android 11 can be downloaded on the Pixel 2, 3, 3A, 4, and 4A. OnePlus has also confirmed that the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will be getting the Android 11  in North America, Europe, and India through an open beta, followed by Oppo’s X2 and Reno 3 and Realme’s X50 Pro. Xiaomi is also rolling out Android 11 to the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.

Google promises to expect “more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months,”. Therefore, more phones are expected to roll out with the latest update and it shall also be available for download globally soon.

The features of this new update focus more on making the myriad tasks one can do won a smartphone easier and flexible rather than getting in new features by scrapping the old with the exception for a few.The updated features offer enhanced privacy and security, better communication, greater memory, easy accessibility, comfortable user interface, customized home button offering curated content and much more.

While Android 11 is available on several phones today, there are still a couple of features that are exclusive to Google’s Pixel devices, including a new AR-location sharing feature to make meeting up with friends a breeze , a built-in version of Google’s Smart Reply functionality into Gboard in more chat applications, and intelligently named folders.

Google Android 11 (Go Edition)

Yesterday Google launched the Go Edition of Android 11, which will help over 100 million entrydevices in utilizing the same features as the original version. The apps and features are built to cater to local needs with reliability and better performance.

Google claims, “On Android 11 (Go edition) apps launch 20 percent faster than they did on Android 10 (Go edition), making it easier for you to switch between apps without your phone getting bogged down”. The Go Edition will be applicable to entry level phones such as those having a 2GB RAM.

According to Google’s website “Starting next month Android (Go edition) will be available on all new devices with up to 2GB of memory. With the expansion to 2GB, apps launch up to 20 percent faster, and with an additional 270 MB of additional free memory, people can now run three to four more apps in the background. Android (Go edition) on 2GB devices also comes with up to 900MB of additional free storage space—enough to take up to 300 more selfies and download an entire movie”.

 

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