Android 11 now obtainable with a concentrate on folks, management and privateness


Android 11 was launched this week with three main themes: a concentrate on controls to let customers get to and management all of their sensible units, elevated privateness, and a people-centric strategy to communication. 

The discharge additionally contains new options for builders akin to dialog notifications, gadget and media controls, one-time permissions, enhanced 5G assist, IME transitions, and extra. 

“Android 11 is people-centric and expressive, reimagining the best way we’ve conversations on our telephones, and constructing an OS that may acknowledge and prioritize a very powerful folks in our lives. For builders, Android 11 helps you construct deeper conversational and private interactions into your apps,” Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product administration for Android, wrote in a weblog put up.

Dialog notifications now seem on the high of the shade and include actions akin to opening the dialog as a bubble, making a dialog shortcut on the house display screen, or setting a reminder.

As well as, consolidated keyboard solutions let Autofill apps and Enter Technique Editors (IMEs) securely provide customers context-specific entities and strings immediately in an IME’s suggestion strip.

“New APIs allow you to synchronize your app’s content material with the IME (enter methodology editor, or on-screen keyboard) and system bars as they animate on and offscreen, making it a lot simpler to create pure, intuitive and jank-free IME transitions,” Cuthbertson wrote.

On the subject of better management over sensible units, Android 11 now permits customers to deliver up gadget controls immediately with the press of the ability button and media controls that make it fast and handy for customers to modify the output gadget for his or her audio or video content material. Builders can use these new APIs to assist customers floor sensible units and management media. 

The final main focus with probably the most new options is privateness. This contains one-time permissions for apps, extra steps from the consumer past granting a runtime permission to entry background location, permissions auto-reset, and extra. 

“In Android 11, we’re giving customers much more management and transparency over delicate permissions and dealing to maintain units safer by means of quicker updates,” Cuthbertson wrote. 

As well as, to assist builders work and develop quicker, Android additionally added new instruments like compatibility toggles, ADB incremental installs, app exit causes API, information entry auditing API, Kotlin nullability annotations, and plenty of others.