Android 11 Developer Preview 2: What’s New + Top Features!

by birtanpublished on August 24, 2020

We're still a couple months off from the first beta of angled 11 and even further out from the finished product but Google is wasting no time already pushing out the second Developer Preview of the next-gen OS I'm Alex Madrid central and here are all the big changes in Android

11 developer preview – the biggest UI change in depth preview – is in the notification shade with changes to the spacing and sizing of the sections with silent and alerting notifications Plus if you ever accidentally swiped away a

Notification Android 11 has your back the top of the page highlights recently dismissed notifications and the other ones below them are organized by the day they were received the new screen recorder feature actually works pretty

Well in a new preview build it's activated from the notification shade then tap it on this reveals a pop-up that asks you if you want to start recording and you have toggles to record audio or show touches on the screen then

When you're done the notification pop-up lets you share your recording with others the way you choose wallpapers on pixel phones has been overhauled in depth preview – you'll find a completely revamped user interface for the

Wallpaper picker wallpapers are now presented in a sleek grid instead of the old layout with large rectangular previews you also notice the new clock button between the style and wallpaper sections there's only one option for

That right now but it does suggest that Google will allow for further customizations of the lockscreen in future Android 11 builds when face unlock first chipped on the pixel 4 it could be used even when your eyes were

Closed and now in this new developer preview that is no longer the case with the toggle for a more secure face unlock method founders of biometric settings it's great news if you want to stop others from unlocking your phone while

You're asleep or otherwise indisposed 5g is a big part of Android 11 and Developer Preview 2 adds the new 5g state API which lets developers see if a user is connected to 5g and also what kind of 5g network that is why is this

Important well desks can use it to highlight certain features or experiences that are best used with 5g only when a user is detected to be on a 5g network and in that way you can avoid overwhelming the connections of anyone

On 4G or slower Wi-Fi foldables are another big part of the feature of mobile and the new Android 11 preview adds the new hinge angle sensor API with this apps can more easily detect a hinge of a folding phone so developers can

Create experiences around it we saw Samsung introduced this concept on the Galaxy Z flip in the camera app and Google geo which changed their layout if he did a half fold of the screen and with this API we should

Hopefully see more apps follow suit everyone hates robo calls and the new API is in this latest Developer Preview let call screening apps more intelligently screen calls using standards to protect against caller ID

Spoofing and there's also the ability for these apps that users mark certain calls as spam or add numbers to their contacts fast refresh rates are also big in the Android world right now and in Android xi developers will have more

Control over which refresh rate is best for their apps for example if the dev thinks that 90 Hertz is the best option to save battery compared to 120 Android 11 will let them tell the system just that updating your firmware overnight is

Super convenient but what's super annoying is having to unlock your phone after an update to have all your apps working again in Android 11 changes to Android security will let you authorize your phone to resume on reboot meaning

Your phone will spring back to life apps and all after the updates that's it for now would you at least one more Developer Preview build before the first beta release of Android 11 likely to coincide with the Google i/o show this

May check out android central.com to see how to install this preview build on your pixel and subscribe so you don't miss future videos thanks for watching and I'll see you next time

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