Samsung and Oppo Smartphones will be the first ones to get the latest Android 11 OS
- 1 Samsung and Oppo Smartphones will be the first ones to get the latest Android 11 OS
- 2 Notification Bubbles
- 2.1 Send Images in Notification Replies
- 2.2 Wireless Debugging
- 2.3 Improved Foldable Support
- 2.4 Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- 2.5 Better Keyboard Transition
- 2.6 See Current Refresh Rate
- 2.7 Better Battery Life at Higher Refresh Rates
- 2.8 Limited Access to Your Permissions
- 2.9 Limited Background Location Access
- 2.10 Deny Forever
- 2.11 Improved Spam Protection
- 2.12 Use Weak Biometrics to Unlock Apps
- 2.13 Better Support for Curved Display
- 2.14 Lower Latency for Stadia
- 2.15 Better Bluetooth
- 2.16 Headphone Audio Codec Support
- 2.17 Improved Gestural Navigation
- 2.18 Resume on Reboot
The testing of Android’s next major update(Android 11) has already been started. Android 11 comes with multiple features that would get you excited about it. None of the things like screen recording that Google is just now catching up on — this is the stuff you should actually care about. And if you’re wondering.
Android 11 is also known as OneUI 3.0 for Samsung and ColorOS 8 for Oppo. Below is a list of the Samsung and Oppo Android Smartphones that are predicted to receive this update. The Release of the Android 11 in Samsung smartphones is probably predicted in Q1 of 2021.
Eligible Samsung Smartphones OneUI 3.0[Android 11]:
Galaxy Note 10
Galaxy Note 10+
Galaxy S20 Ultra
OPPO Find X2 series
OPPO Reno, Reno2, and Reno3 series
OPPO Reno Ace and Reno Ace2 series
OPPO F11 series
OPPO A9 2019/2020
New Sections in the Notification Shade
Bubbles were introduced in One UI 2. In One UI 3 (running on top of Android 11), it should be turned on by default for all apps. That means you will be able to take advantage of these chat bubbles (popularized by Facebook Messenger) on WhatsApp, Samsung Messages, and more.
Send Images in Notification Replies
When you respond to a message within the notification shade by pressing “Reply,” you can now attach an image to your response.
One UI 3 will allow you to send ADB and Fastboot commands without the need to physically connect your phone to your computer. We have talked extensively about how ADB can enhance your Galaxy experience, and with wireless debugging, it just got easier.
Improved Foldable Support
In Android 10, Google added native support for foldable devices such as the Galaxy Fold and Z Flip. In Android 11, a new API lets apps determine the angle of the foldable. This addition will allow Samsung’s Flex Mode to work with even more apps.
Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
While listening to audio via Bluetooth headphones or speakers, Airplane Mode will no longer disconnect your phone.
Better Keyboard Transition
New APIs will let apps determine how the keyboard animates on and off the screen. The new set of tools makes the whole process smoother, flowing with the app better.
See Current Refresh Rate
You will now able to see how One UI adjusts the refresh rate. Hidden in Developer Options is a new setting that lets you see the current refresh rate of your phone. This isn’t the same as your frame rate, unfortunately, but it does allow you to see when Samsung’s 120 Hz is turned on.
Better Battery Life at Higher Refresh Rates
App developers will now be able to set a preferred refresh rate. For games, developers can set the refresh rate to max out the Galaxy S20’s 120 Hz, but for the camera or YouTube, it can be reduced to 60 Hz to save battery life.
Limited Access to Your Permissions
One UI 3 will come with a few changes to how apps can request permissions. First, the permission prompt has a new option, “Only this time,” which limits access until you close the app. Afterward, it needs to request access again.
Limited Background Location Access
Your location data is also better protected in Android 11. Apps will no longer be able to directly ask you to access your location in the background. Instead, they must specify why they need it, then direct you to a page in Settings where you can manually enable access.
Apps can only ask you one more time for the same permission once you deny it. After a second denial, Android will interpret this as “don’t ask again” and ignore any further requests.
Improved Spam Protection
Caller ID and spam protection features are getting better in Android 11. Call screening apps can now access the verification status from SHAKEN/STIR (a new system used by carriers in the US) to improve its ability to identify callers. There’s no word yet on whether Samsung will take advantage of this with its Phone app, but it’s a good possibility.
Use Weak Biometrics to Unlock Apps
The Galaxy S20 lets you unlock your phone using both the secure in-display fingerprint scanner and the insecure camera-based facial recognition. However, when apps implement biometrics support, the only biometrics they can access is the fingerprint scanner
In Android 11, Google has created a tier system, diving biometrics into three categories — strong, weak, and device credential. Apps can decide which strength of authentication they need, allowing less sensitive apps to use the Galaxy S20’s Face Unlock to limit entrance.
Better Support for Curved Display
Android’s Display cutout API has added support for displays with circular count (punch-hole screen) and waterfall display (where the screens bend over the entire side edge). Both types of displays are rumor to be included in the Galaxy Note 20. With this improved support, apps can take better advantage of the waterfall display, avoid text cut off by the camera cutout, and potentially allow the immersive mode to work without the inclusion of a black bar.
Lower Latency for Stadia
Two big additions are coming to Samsung devices that will help reduce latency when playing cloud gaming services such as Stadia and GeForce Now. First is the addition of low latency video decoding. Android 11 makes it easier for devices to decode this type of video, which makes these cloud services possible.
Second, Android 11 supports HDMI 2.1’s low-latency mode. This mode will, in essence, turn on game mode on your television, where lower input lag is prioritized over image processing. And since Samsung supports HDMI over USB-C, you can use this feature to play Stadia on your TV without needing a Chromecast Ultra.
Android 11 uses a new Bluetooth stack known as Babeldorsche. Little is known about this stack other than it is better than the one currently used and will improve Android 11 phones’ ability to pair and maintain connections with Bluetooth devices.
Headphone Audio Codec Support
You no longer have to remember which audio codecs your headphones support. Pair your audio device to a smartphone running Android 11, and open “Trigger Bluetooth Audio Codec Selection” in Developer Options. Only the supported will be accessible, while the others will be grayed out. Additionally, you can check the sample rate. There is even an “HD Audio” toggle, which lets you switch to the highest configuration.
Besides being able to use Android 10’s gestural navigation with third-party apps (thanks to One UI 2.5), One UI 3 will let you configure the sensitivity of the back button for either side. Ideally, you’d lower sensitivity on the left edge, making it possible to use gestures to open the hamburger menu again.
Resume on Reboot
In Android 11, you no longer have to unlock your phone to receive notifications after rebooting. Instead, apps will able to access the Credential Encrypted storage to populate your notification shade with incoming alerts. This way you don’t miss anything if your phone updated overnight.